Frequently asked questions

On what side of the road does St. Maarten drive on?


Right hand side.




Can you pay in US Dollars on the Island?


Yes you can.




Can you get around the island without a car?


The bus system will take you to the main neigborhoods on both sided of the island, but for quick and frequent trips, it's best to rent a car or take a Taxi.




What are the diffrent types of accommodation?


In St. Maarten there are many types of accommodation: hotels, guesthouses, villas, vacation residences, seasonal rentals.




What time is it in St. Maarten?


St. Maarten is in the Atlantic time zone.




When is it the best time of the year to visit St. Maarten?


May and June or between November and mid December. These select weeks are times when hotels advertise their best rates.




Is St. Maaten Dangerous?


St. Maarten is are quite safe, crimes and of opportunity like pickpocketing and purse snatching do occur.




What should I pack for St. Maarten?


Pack some comfortable shoes, clothing, a hat the night life calls for different dress code than in the daytime.




What is the differance between St. Maarten and St. Martin?


French side St. Martin is larger than the Dutch side St. Maarten.




What is it like in St. Maarten?


St. Maarten island has a tropical monsoon climate with dry season from January to April and rainy season from August to December. Dutch side St. Maarten is known for its festive nightlife, beaches, Jewelry and casinos.




Who owns St. Maarten?


Dutch St. Maarten is one of four constituent countries that is form the Kingdom of the Netherlands ( Holland). French St. Martin comprises the Collectivity and is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic.