Money and duty free for St Maarten
Currency and Money
US Dollars are accepted everywhere but at the moment the official currency is the Netherlands Antilles Guilder or Florin (ANG; symbol ƒ) which is going to soon be phased out and replaced by the Caribbean Guilder (CMg) by 2012-2013. Notes are in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents, 1 guilder, and 5 guilder coins. The Caribbean guilder will be pegged to the US Dollar (US$ 1 = CMg 1.79).
All major credit cards are widely accepted.
Widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars.
Mon-Fri 0830-1130 and 1330-1630. Some banks are also open on Saturday.
There are no restrictions but amounts over Æ20,000, or equivalent, must be declared.
All major currencies can be exchanged at banks on the island.
St Maarten duty free
You don't have to pay duty on any goods brought into St Maarten.