St. Maarten

Economy

London – St maarten
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£624

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London – St Maarten
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£1706

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London – St Maarten
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£2131

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About St. Maarten

St. Maarten is the ultimate microcosmos, home to residents from over 90 different nations. The island broke out of the Antillean group of third-world economies and societies and became the exiting, active, bustling economic centre of the Northeastern Caribbean. To be sure, there are problems associated with its rapid growth, but there are also stunning success stories to be told.

 

The Caribbean’s largest lagoon is the Simpson Bay Lagoon, landlocked with the exception of two narrow channels with drawbridges. The Lagoon is large enough to have a real sail and is home to a giant fleet of yachts, which are either berthed in one of the luxury marinas or anchored in the sheltered waters. St. Maarten has become the yachting centre of the Caribbean, home port to some of the world’s most outrageous mega-yachts.

Things to do in St. Maarten

  • Speedboat charters from Caribbean marines – Take a top-of-the-line speedboat to St. Maarten’s most exotic locations and best snorkelling spots with Caribbean Marines.
  • SXM Spyder Rental – gives you a chance to explore our island on your own, using the coolest ride available!
  • Topper’s Rhum, distillery tour and tasting – Any visit to the Antillean islands is a sensual experience and what better way than to capture the Caribbean spirit with a bottle of local rum.
  • Sailing, surfing, body-boarding, wake-boarding, jet-skiing, para-sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, and now, the latest fad, ‘Kite-surfing’ or ‘Fly-surfing’.
  • Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and numerous gyms and sporting clubs.
  • Duty-free Shopping – Jewelry, artwork, wine, gold & gems, etc.
  • Late nights – Bars, lounges, club, casinos and parties.

St. Maarten Weather: Annual Averages

ST. MAARTEN FACT SHEET

Driving

Traffic drives on the right. The infrastructure comprises a ring road that skirts the island’s coastline and smaller roads linking the built-up areas

Banks

Banks on St. Martin and St. Maarten are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm on both, the French and the Dutch side. Some of the French banks close at lunchtime. ATM services are available 24 hours.

Electricity

French side : 220V / 60Hz. European sockets
Dutch side : 110V / 60 Hz. American sockets

Currency

The two official currencies on St. Martin are the Euro on the French side and the Florin (Netherlands Antillean guilder or florin) on the Dutch side. US dollars are also accepted across the island

Time & Timezones

AST (Atlantic Standard Time) UTC/GMT -4 hours

Tipping

10 % is included on hotel bills for staff gratuities, restaurants, No need for tipping if a service-fee is included in the bill.

Transport

Taxis services are the most efficient means of transport, available from the airport, and most hotels. Buses run between major areas but have no schedule or bus stop, you just watch for a bus (minivan) to approach and flag them down. The cost is either $1 or $1.50 (try to have exact change) depending on how far you go. Renting motorcycles and scooters also available.

Health & Wellness

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risk vary worldwide.

Bottled mineral water is recommended.

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