Caribbean Tourism

Communication

Hurricane Luis

St Maarten was one of the islands worst hit by Hurricane Luis in Sept 1995. Six people were killed, damage of US$1bn was reported and at least 2,000 people lost their jobs in the tourist industry when hotels and about 300 yachts were smashed. The shanty towns housing Haitians and Dominicans (many of them illegal immigrants) were flattened and the Government...

Sint Maarten Communications

Postal Services: 2 safe places for holding mail are Bobby’s Marina, PO Box 383, Philipsburg and Island Water World, PO Box 234, Cole Bay. It is not possible to send a parcel by sea, only airmail which is expensive. Telephone Services: Telephone codes for the Dutch side of the island can be bought at Landsradio telecommunications office in Cannegieter St,...