St Martin Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in St Martin
Roads are generally in acceptable condition but will be small and winding in parts.You are also likely to encounter livestock on the roads. Cows have right of way by law, so you’ll just need to wait for them to move if you encounter a herd in the road. Local driving standards may be erratic so you should drive with caution, but there are few main roads and they are generally well signed in French , Dutch and English and driving abroad here shouldn’t be a stressful experience. This website provides details of a self drive tour which may be useful.
St Martin Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, National,Avis, Dollar,and have outlets here. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as ebookers.com. or Expedia. Note that different companies use different variations of St Martin, Saint Martin, St Maarten, Saint Maarten -you may need to try all the above to bring the location up on their websites!
This well know US Company now have a branch in St Martin. They specialise in older vehicles and also have more relaxed rules on young drivers and renting without a credit card than many of the big companies.
This company have a branch in Simpson Bay –
St Martin Self Drive Rules
Cars can’t be taken off the Island but none of the companies make reference to any restrictions on taking cars between the French and Dutch parts of the Island.