The island of Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten is binational and divided into two geographical zones, the north side of the island is French, the south side is Dutch.
French side: French Overseas Collectivity
Dutch side: An independent nation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Customs clearance can be found at
- Anse Marcel
- Simpson Bay
Euro (official currency).
Netherlands Antilles Florin (NAF) or guilder.
The US dollar is also commonly used all over.
The international dialing code is + 590.
A local phone number in Saint-Martin begins with 0590 plus the 8-digit landline number and 0690 for a cell
phone plus the 8-digit cell phone number.
The international dialing code is + 1 721.
A local phone number in Sint Maarten begins with 54 plus the 5-digit landline number and 55 for a cell phone plus the 5-digit cell phone number.
French side: www.st-martin.org
Dutch side: www.vacationstmaarten.com
Taxis do not use meters but they have instead set rates.
Minibuses - No fixed schedule, in order to catch one, wait at one of the bus stops and signal the driver
by raising your hand when you see one approaching.
Traffic flows on the right side of the road, the rules on the road according to French regulations. A French or international driverís license is required to drive anywhere on the island.