Discover St. Maarten

If you appreciate gourmet food, world class duty free shopping, vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches, year-round warm climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a Caribbean twist, Sint Maarten - Saint Martin is the most exciting vacation destination in the Caribbean for you! Christoffer Columbus named it Isla de San Martín because he discovered the island on 11th of November.

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Useful Info

  • Time
    4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4). Daylight Saving Time is not observed.

  • Electricity
    110 volts (Dutch side), 220 volts (French side)

  • Language
    English (Dutch and French)

  • Currency
    US dollars, Netherlands Antilles Guilder (Dutch side), Euro’s (French side)

  • Emergency number

  • Capital
    Philipsburg (Dutch side), Marigot (French side)

  • Area
    13 square miles (Dutch side), 29 square miles (French side)

  • Climate
    St. Maarten/St. Martin has a year-round warm climate. During the annual hurricane season from July – December you can expect tropical storms.

  • Public Holidays
    -January 1: New Year's Day
    -March 25: Good Friday
    -March 27: Easter Sunday
    -March 28: Easter Monday
    -April 27: Kings Day
    -April 30: Carnival Day
    -May 2: Labour Day
    -May 5: Ascension Day
    -May 15: Whit Sunday
    -July 1: Emancipation Day
    -October 10: Constitution Day
    -November 11: St. Maarten's Day
    -December 25: Christmas Day
    -December 26: Boxing Day

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  • Address
    Princess Juliana International Airport, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten

  • Facilities
    Airport facilities include an ATM, bank, refreshments, restaurant, Business Class Lounge and duty-free shopping.

  • Internet
    The airport offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Airport taxis
    Taxis are available outside the arrivals.

  • Airport parking
    There are pick-up and drop-off areas outside the terminal. Parking is charged at US$ 1 per half hour for the first eight hours.

  • Getting to the city
    There is no public transport to and from the airport, but taxis are available.

  • Car rental
    There are many car rental agencies on the island.

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