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Getting Around St Maarten
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Most roads are in good condition.
There are plenty of car hire firms in the city and at the airport. Chauffeur-driven cars are also available.
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.
TriSport (trisportsxm.com) hires bikes and runs bike tours.
A national driving licence is required.
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.