“The Friendly Island” has only 88 km2 of area but contains a number of activities such as it is essential to rent a car to not miss anything. There are a large number of car rental companies on both sides of the island, so it is very easy to find a vehicle for your stay.
It is nevertheless preferable to reserve your car before your arrival on the island because, in the high season, the requests of hiring car rental companies are important. Also for you to know that the driving, on all the island, is on the right.
Despite its small size St Martin offers many sites to visit and therefore the help of car rental companies is more than necessary. How to book a rental car? Either before your departure, often by booking your plane ticket you will opt for car rental companies by anticipation so as not to have any surprise on your arrival.
On site, once installed, you can book your car rental companies, quietly, your cocktail in hand, facing the sea. For this, choose your car rental companies on the internet. Each of the car rental companies has their online booking site. Or search on an online directory (directory. saintmartinsintmaarten.com) for your car rental companies. You are ready to discover Saint Martin!
Some of you will enjoy the 37 beaches that the island offers its visitors. They are either tourist, like those of Philipsburg, Simpson Bay or Mullet Bay, for the dutch side or that of Orient Bay or Grand Case, for the french side.
Or wilder like those of Cupecoy or Baie Longue. Otherwise, for the dutch part, if you opt for shopping, Philipsburg, with its two shopping streets that are Frontstreet and Backstreet, will fulfill your craziest wishes thanks to its many jewelry stores and duty free shops. You are sure to make a good deal.
Do not miss the plane landing at Maho Beach. To give you chills and holiday memories engraved forever. See also Fort Amsterdam first fort built by Dutch settlers in 1631. And how not to stop in one of the 15 casinos that will welcome you, day and night, to exercise your talent or your luck in the game, such as, slot machines, roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps, bingo or Texas hold’em.
For the French part, like Philipsburg, Marigot the French capital has in its city center many shops offering zero-rated luxury goods. To visit, Fort Louis, built in 1789, overlooking the bay of Marigot. Do not forget the Marigot’s market with its merchants who offer local fruits and vegetables, spices, fish of the day and a large number of rum arranged.
For a local culture, visit the nature reserve. Created more than 20 years ago, it preserves the island’s ecosystems such as mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass meadows, ponds and littoral forests. Another must-see place is Pic Paradis. It is the highest point of the island with its 424 meters of altitude. Incredible view of the neighboring islands.
It will therefore be necessary to contact one of the car rental companies providing adapted 4X4 to climb this altitude . After visiting Pic Paradis, stop at Loterie Farm. It is a magical place where peace and pleasure intermingle. With its freshwater swimming pool and cabanas, Loterie Farm has everything to make your day unforgettable, even a Flyzone is at your disposal for a sports activity.
The island still has other magical places to discover.
For the choice of your rental car you have the possibility of the convertible option, with the sun present all year, this choice is wise to take full advantage of the warmth of the Caribbean.
Enjoy your ride!