Emergency Address & Numbers: Gendarmerie: T875010. Police: T878833. Fire: T875008.
Hospitals and Medical Facilities: Hospital: T875007 Ambulance: T878625 (day), 877200 (night).
Voltage: 220 volts, 60 cycles (compared with 110 volts on the Dutch side).
Money Exchange: The US dollar is as widely used as the franc, but watch the rate. Credit card...
International flights arrive at the Juliana airport on the Dutch side. On the French side is the Espèrance airport which can only take light planes.
Airport Information: T875303.
Air Guadeloupe (see Guadeloupe Before Travelling for address) has scheduled services to Espérance from Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port-au-Prince and Saint- Barthélémy. Air...
Local Tourist Office:
Rte de Sandy Ground - Marigot
97150 Saint Martin
Tel:(590) (0) 590 87 57 21
Fax:(590) (0) 59087 56 43
Tourist Offices Abroad
675 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 646 227 9440
Fax: 646 227 9448
30, rue Saint Marc
The capital of French Saint-Martin, lies between Simpson Bay Lagoon and the Caribbean sea. (‘Marigot’ is a French West Indian word meaning a spot from which rain water does not drain off, and forms marshy pools.)
Shopping is good. Boutiques offer French prêt-à-porter fashions and St-Barts batiks, and gift shops sell liqueurs, perfumes, and cosmetics at...
The French Antilles or French Caribbean Islands form two Départements d’Outremer: one comprises Martinique, and the other Guadeloupe with its offshore group, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, La Désirade, and two more distant islands, Saint-Barthélémy and the French part of Saint-Martin (shared with the Dutch).
Geographically, the main islands form the north...
Postal Services: The Post Office will hold mail, but only for two weeks. Letters sent c/o Capiteneri Marina Port La Royale, Marigot, will be kept 4-6 weeks.
Telephone Services: There are several telephone booths on the French side but they only take telephone cards. 120 units for 90F, sold at the post office and at the bookshop opposite. There are 8...