Climate: Average air temperature range between 25 – 28°C / 76 – 83°F
Water Temperature: 25 – 28°C / 77 – 83°F
Time: UTC -4:00
Language: The official language of St. Maarten/St. Martin is Dutch or French, depending on the area you are in, however English is widely spoken.
Currency: Depending on the side of the island you are on, the official currency is either the Netherlands Antilles guilder or the Euro. However, the U.S. dollar, traveler’s checks and major credit cards are widely accepted.
Electricity: On the Dutch side, the standard is 110 volt, 60 Hz, no converter is needed for travelers from the U.S. or Canada. On the French side of the island, 220 V, 50 cycles is the standard and a converter is needed.
Marriage Requirements:Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
Hyperbaric Chambers: No chamber on island. Closes is Saba University School of Medicine
The smallest island owned by two different nations, St. Maarten/St. Martin offers the best of all worlds to travelers looking for that little something extra. The residents of 90 different nations reside here, bringing with them their cultures and traditions, making the island very active. The crystal waters have an allure all their own, offering up a pure Caribbean treasure. Wrecks, reef and fish abound, making for interesting and fun dives that everyone enjoys.