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Tips to enjoy Sint Maarten / St. Martin

Traveling to Sint Maarten / St. Martin will be very exciting by keeping in mind this following tips to enjoy. You want this to be a trip you'll always remember and not one you struggle to forget!

    Passport and Visa Information
  • U.S. citizens visiting St. Maarten up to three months need current passport.
  • Canadian citizens visiting St. Maarten for 14 days need valid passport.
  • For a longer stay less than 30 days, a certificate of admission for a temporary stay will be issued upon arrival.
  • Citizens of other countries should check with a travel agent for the appropriate documents necessary to visit.
    Departure Tax:
  • Departure tax is $30 USD.
    Electricity:
  • Hotels in Dutch St. Maarten are wired as in the U.S. (110 volts, 60 cycles). The French side of the island uses European current (220 volts).
    Currency:
  • The official currency of Dutch St. Maarten is the Netherlands Antilles florin or guilder (NAF). U.S. dollars however, are widely accepted. Nearly all prices are listed in both dollars and the local currency.
    Casinos:
  • All of the island's nine casinos are on the Dutch side. Most are open from noon until 2am, every day of the week.
    Key Facts:
  • Useful general knowledge facts and information about Sint Maarten / St. Martin are listed below; great help if this is your first time visiting:
  • Official or Native Language(s): French & Dutch (but almost everyone speaks English)
  • Currency: Euro & Netherlands Antillean guilder Population: 33,102 French side and 41,000 on Dutch side
  • Official Tourism Website: www.st-martin.org
  • Country dialing code: +599 Time Zone: GMT - 4

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  • About the island
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  • Photo gallery
  • Things to do
  • History Timeline