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To rent a vehicle, the license of your home country or international driver license is accepted.
Rental car information St. Martin Sint Maarten
Your credit card usually does not cover the risks, like theft. You may have to take some insurance.
Rental car information St. Martin Sint Maarten
Don't go for the very small, low priced cars. The roads are worse than what you think!
Rental car information St. Martin Sint Maarten Gas is more expensive than in the USA. See prices

St. Maarten/St. Martin Car Rentals
- On the Roads of the "Friendly Island" -

Whether you are accommodated on the French or the Dutch side of the island, make sure to visit both countries. Don´t be afraid to get lost! There is only one main road that leads around the basically circular shaped island. Feel free to use our online maps to guide you, and our Island Tour to learn about interesting places to see.

Most island visitors require a rental car as public transport is limited and taxis are an expensive choice. More than 100 rental car companies compete for your business.

Some of the international rental car agencies are represented on St Maarten/St Martin, especially at the Princess Juliana airport (SXM), and many local rental car agents offer vehicles of various types, from compact cars, to Jeeps and 4WD´s.
When touring the island, you will notice a difference in atmosphere in the two parts of the island.

The French side has a touch of Latin, French Mediterranean ambiance with typical "savoir vivre", i.e. know to enjoy life. This is especially true for great food! Don´t miss to explore the French gastronomy, and pay a visit to one of the fine restaurants in the "Gourmet Capital" of Grand Case.

The Dutch side is noticeably influenced by the American way of life and you will feel more of a "Las Vegas"-type of atmosphere. Casinos, boutiques,, golf course, and beaches lined with bars, restaurants and watersport activities will keep you entertained. While getting around, you will see great panoramic views!

Gas prices are higher than US-prices, around $3.40/gal. or $ - $0.90/liter as of 1/2016 on Dutch side.
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Car Rental Agencies Dutch Side
From abroad, dial first the country code (721) followed by one of these phone numbers

Phone numbers car rentals on the Dutch side
Dutch Side

Car Rental Agencies French Side
From abroad, dial first the country code (590) followed by one of these phone numbers:

Phone numbers car rentals on the French side
French Side

       
ACE Rent a Car - Airport Rd. #108
identical with Panoramic Car Rental
Toll Free 866-786-227
524-4078
AAA Car Rental, Quartier d´Orléans
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
690 533-297
Adventure Car Rental, Cole Bay, 60 Welfare Rd.
544-3688
Alizes Car Rental, Nettle Bay -> Closed until further notice
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590 872-059
Alamo Car Rental Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
545-3921

Affordable Car Rental, Fr. Barbaranson Rd. #6
Simpson Bay

545-5377
Alpha Car Rental, Airport Rd Simpson Bay
545-2885
   
Arthur´s Car Rental, A.C. Wathey Pier, Philipsburg
WWW-site of company   Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
542-6260
AutoMax Car Rental, Route Orient Bay
690 354-075
Avis

Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
identical with Budget Station

545-2847
AVIS Rent a Car, Grand Case Airport
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
690-634-947
Banana Car Rental, Orient Bay -> Closed until further notice
690-719-105
Best Deal Car Rental, Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
545-3061
Budget Rent a Car, Grand Case Airport (see Avis)
590 875-060
g Airport Rd, Simpson Bay, see AVIS because of merger
545-2316

Discount Car Rental -> Open for business
Nettle Bay/Sandy Ground, C15 Galerie Commerciale

Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin

690 719-551
Coastal Car Rental St. Maarten COASTAL CAR RENTAL
2 locations on St. Maarten:
Cruiseship port and Philipsburg
WWW-site of company Email-Link to Coastal Car Rental on Sint Maarten
Toll Free
1-866-978-8361
543-0529
543-0244

Econocar$ -> Closed until further notice
223 rue du boulevard Grand-Case

Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin

590 293-832
Courtesy Rent a Car
identical with U-Save + Larry's Rental
Water Front Rd #3 Cole Bay
Website of  First Crown Car Rental on Sint Maarten St. Martin
544-2192
Escale, route de Cul de Sac
690 648-075
Empress Rent a Car, Airport Rd. #72, Simpson Bay
identical with Best Discounts Rent-A-Car and Rent-A-Wreck Website of  First Crown Car Rental on Sint Maarten St. Martin
545-2062

527-4477
Editor's Opinion
Rental cars in low season may cost as little as $20/day. You get, what you pay for. We saw some of these cars with dents everywhere, tires in unsafe condition, locks not working, and much more. Think twice! Is it worthwhile to screw your vacation for a $10/day saving? Be realistic, a reasonable car cost at least $30/day in low season, and $40 in high season!
 
Europcar International
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544-2168
EVER READY Car Rental
25 Welfare Rd. Cole Bay
544-2475
4WD Car Rental in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin  
First Crown Car Rental, Billy Folly Rd
(opposite Atrium, access Rd. to Pelican Key)

Website of  First Crown Car Rental on Sint Maarten St. Martin Email-Link to First Crown Car Rental on Sint Maarten St. Martin
520-7299
555-2525
588-2525
First Class Cars
Car Rentals, Marigot
 Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
590-295 175
Flamingo Rent-A-Way, Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
545-3665

Rental Car License Plate -St. Martin - French side
The St. Martin French license plates do not contain an identifier like on the Dutch side. The Dutch side license plates begin with the letter "R", which indicates, it is a rental car and tourist.

French license plate St. Martin
F & B Car Rental
542-3366
   
Hertz
#82 Airport Rd, Simpson Bay,  Email: Email-Link to Hertz on Sint Maarten St. Martin
545-4541
Golfe Car Rental, Z.A. Bellevue, Marigot
590 519-481
H & L Car Rental
526-3230
Helios Car Rental -> Business closed after Irma
73, Avenue du Lagon - Oyster Pond
690 656-761
Holiday Car Rental
545-2801
How does it work at the airport?
When you leave the exit gate at the Princess Juliana airport in St. Maarten, you see the sales booths of approx. 12 rental car companies. They don't do the handover of cars. In order to get the car, you either need to go for the shuttle of the rental car company, you are booked with, or you are met by the agent, when leaving the building, and you are given the car on the public parking lot. There is no rental car parking and facilities on the airport grounds. All are off site between 300 yds, and 1 - 2 miles off the airport. The agents, which give you the car "on the fly" at the public parking, they wait for you outside the terminal building. They are not allowed to wait inside the terminal.
 
Kenny´s Car Rental, Beacon Hill
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
545-3201
Rental Car License Plate -St. Maarten - Dutch side
All St. Maarten side registered rental cars have a license plate starting with "R", which stands for Rental.
St Maarten license plate
Leisure Car Rental, 24 Genip Road, Philipsburg
581-8577
Lucky's Car Rental (aka Hibiscus Car Rental)
134 Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
522-476
Hertz, Airport Grand Case
690 660-066
NASA Car Rental, 11C Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard, Philipsburg
526-6117
Kangourou, Airport Grand Case
690 770-880
National Car Rental
544-2168

Lucky´s Car Rental, Anguilla Ferry Dock, Marigot

590 522 -476
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Original Car Rental, Sister P Houtmann St.
Simpson Bay
545-2166
Next Level Car Rental
17 Rue Frederick Arrondell
Hameau du Pont, St. Martin
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin [email protected]
WWW-site of company www.nextlevelcarrentalsxm.com
Next Level Rental
24 hrs. Service:
Toll Free 1-800-488-1427
or cell: +721 522-8748
or: +590-590-877-401
Panoramic Car Rental, Wathey Harbour, Pointe Blanche
542-3754
Paradise Car Rental, 38, Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
identical with "Economy Rent a Car"
WWW-site of company Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
545-3737
   
Prince Rent a Car, Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
545-3185
Dense Traffic at Times
After you got your rental car, your patience might be challenged.On the way from the airport to most island destinations are tow bridges, which can block the traffic for a while. The traffic is dense at times, even without bridge closing!
Drawbridge in Simpson Bay on the way to Philipsburg and Marigot
For tow bridge opening times, click on photo!
Please, plan more time for driving as the distance may indicate!



The drawbridge in Simpson Bay on the way to Marigot and Philipsburg.
Rodael Car Rental, Coralita Rd #2, Mary's Fancy
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
559-8891
542-5155
Safari Car Rental
Airport Rd. #76, Simpson Bay
(high insurance rates!)
545-3185
Warning   The Guilder trick at Dutch side gas stations
All Dutch side gas stations charge gas in liters and Netherlands Antilles Guilders (NAF) and the attendant converts the total in US-$. The gas pumps are US-imports and may show the $ sign on top of the meter although it is the NAF - total! Some pump attendants use the confusion and ask for the NAF amount in US-$, which is supported by the incorrect labeling. This rip-off increases the price by 80% !
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Sidro United Rent a Car, 102 Airport Rd., St. Maarten
Toll Free
1-866-786-2278
SL Location 80, route de Cul de Sac
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
690 547-176
Summer Set Car Rental
545-4138
SXM LOC route de Cul de Sac
690 402-688

Thrifty Car Rental, 72 Airport Rd, Simpson Bay
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin

545-2393
Tropical - Tropicana Car Rental
Billy Folly Rd (access Rd. to Pelican Keys)
544-3470
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Value Car Rental, 122A Airport Road Village
Simpson Bay, 1 min. from airport Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. MartinWWW-site of company
Toll Free
1-800-650-9394
545-5634
United Rent a Car, Grand Case
590 296-772
Yellow Bird Car Rental
542-2094
Unity Car Rental, Quartier d´Orléans
590 873- 497

Motorcycles -ATV's ATV's and Quads - Scooters

 

Motorcycles - ATV's ATV's and Quads - Scooters

 
Go Scoot
544-3233
Eugène Motos, Marigot, Road to Sandy Ground, close to tourist office
590 871-397
Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson Dealer, Cole Bay
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
POST HURRICANE IRMA NOTICE: They still have bikes for island tours and do the Harley Davidson Service across the Street at the Colebayboys. Their building was completely destroyed, but will be rebuilt.

544-2704
NASA - ATV Rentals on Sint Maarten  
NASA Car Rental, 11C Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard, opposite the Shell station at Bobby's Marina (between cruise ship port and Philipsburg), rents ATV's + scooters
526-6117
Beside individual ATV rentals, organized tours are offered by some companies. ATV's are risky for inexperienced drivers! ATV's and Quads
Rodael Rental Scooters
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
542-5155
Large Rental Car Choice
There are more than 100 rental car companies actively pursuing business on both sides of the island. No real market leaders, most are small companies. Even the franchised outlets of Hertz, Budget, Avis are by far not the size as stations in the USA. There are about 12 rental car sales counters at the airport (SXM). There is no car rental parking directly at the airport.
Johnny’s Scooter and ATV Rental
26 Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard
Email-Link to rental cars on Sint Maarten St. Martin
ATV's + scooters and tours
587-0272
 
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