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Getting Around St Maarten

Air

Road

Side of the road

Right

Road Quality

Most roads are in good condition.

Car Hire

There are plenty of car hire firms in the city and at the airport. Chauffeur-driven cars are also available.

Taxi

There are good services on the island running from the airport, main hotels and towns. Taxis do not have meters but fares are fixed. There is a 50% surcharge after midnight. There is a taxi station at Wathey Square. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.

Bike

TriSport (trisportsxm.com) hires bikes and runs bike tours.

Documentation

A national driving licence is required.

Rail

Water

You can charter small boats for fishing trips, scuba-diving, waterskiing or visits to neighbouring islands. There are marinas at Oyster Pond, Philipsburg and Simpson Bay Lagoon.