Caribbean Tourism

Getting Around

Getting Around in Sint Maarten

Land Car: Foreign and international driver’s licences are accepted. Drive on the right. The speed limit is 40 km per hour in urban areas, 60 km per hour outside town, unless there are other signs. The roads on both sides of the island are very busy and full of pot holes, making them rather unsafe for mopeds or walking, particularly at night. Hitchhiking is...

Excursions in Sint Maarten

You can take a day trip round the island, visiting the ruined Fort Amsterdam overlooking Philipsburg and the French part of the island. It is well worth having lunch in one of the many French restaurants in Grand Case or the other French villages. Generally, however, there is not much of either historical or natural interest to see on the island, and most...