CAR — On St. Martin, French traffic laws are applied and driving is on the right side of the road. Drivers must hold a French or international driving licence, which covers them across the territory. St. Martin’s road system essentially comprises a ring road that skirts the island’s coastline and smaller roads linking the built-up areas.

The courtesy of St. Martin’s road users is much fabled, and it is customary here for drivers to use their horn to greet others. In spite of the odd traffic jam in the high tourist season due to the island’s inadequate infrastructure, driving on St. Martin is relatively stress-free drive.


The following are contacts for car rental agencies in Saint Martin:


Automax: 0690 35 40 75

Avis: 0590 87 50 60

Dollar Rent-a-Car: 0690 22 03 67

Economy: 0590 87 50 83

Go Car Rental: 0590 51 94 81

Golfe: 0590 51 94 81

United: 0590 58 86 85

VIP Car Rental: 0590 27 70 04


For those arriving by air into Juliana International Airport (Sint Maarten), they can call:


Avis: 721/545-2847

Dollar/Thrifty: 721/545-2393

Empress: 721/545-2062

Hertz: 721/545-4541

Unity: 721/520-5767