Saint Martin Island car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Saint Martin Island

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Top tips for hiring a car in Saint Martin Island

  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Suppose you intend to pick up your rental car as soon as you land. In that case, several car rental agencies run counters at this facility. Some well-known car rental companies at SXM airport are Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, and National. The car rental counters are situated in the arrivals area, making it easy for travelers to rent cars upon arrival.
  • Saint Martin Island experiences traffic congestion primarily during peak commuting hours in the morning (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) and late afternoon (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Some areas where traffic congestion may occur on Saint Martin Island include Marigot, Philipsburg, Airport Road, and Simpson Bay Bridge. To avoid potential traffic congestion, it's a good idea to plan your travel during off-peak hours or consider visiting attractions early in the day before the crowds arrive. Additionally, using a navigation app with real-time traffic updates can help you navigate around any traffic jams and find alternative routes.
  • Saint Martin Island is relatively small and has well-maintained roads, making it suitable for various types of vehicles. For example, compact cars are frequently used in Saint Martin. They can easily maneuver through narrow streets and squeeze into parking spaces, which can be beneficial in crowded areas like Marigot and Philipsburg. If you plan to explore more remote or rugged areas of the island or need extra space for luggage or equipment, an SUV or crossover can be a practical choice. It offers more ground clearance and storage capacity.
  • The driver and the front passengers are legally required to wear seat belts at all times while driving on Saint Martin Island. In the rear seats of the vehicle, seat belt usage may or may not be mandatory, depending on the specific regulations in place. Children are generally required to use appropriate child restraints when traveling in cars. The specific rules on child safety seats can vary, but infants and young children must be restrained in rear-facing car seats or appropriate forward-facing car seats, based on their ages and sizes.
  • Book your rental car in Saint Martin Island at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Saint Martin Island are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Saint Martin Island

  • What is the most popular car hire in Saint Martin Island?

    Mini (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saint Martin Island.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Saint Martin Island?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I rent a car on Saint Martin Island?

    Yes. Having your own rental car allows you to explore the island at your own pace. You can visit various beaches, landmarks, and attractions without being constrained by tour schedules or public transportation routes. Besides, Saint Martin Island has some beautiful, remote areas that may not be easily accessible by public transport. With a rental car, you can reach these less-touristy spots, such as Gibbs Bay, Pic Paradis, and Loterie Farm.

  • What is driving like on Saint Martin Island?

    Saint Martin Island follows the United Kingdom convention of driving on the left side of the road. If you come from a country where driving is on the right, this may take some getting used to. Exercise extra caution, especially at intersections and roundabouts. The driving culture on the island can be a bit more relaxed than in some other countries. Drivers might occasionally be more assertive, and traffic rules might not always be strictly followed. Stay attentive and patient and drive defensively.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car on Saint Martin Island?

    You must be of a minimum age to rent a car, usually 21 or 25 years old, depending on the rental company. Some companies may have a young driver surcharge for renters under a certain age. In addition, you will need a valid driver's license from your home country. Most rental car companies accept International Driving Permits (IDPs), but it's best to confirm this beforehand. Lastly, a major credit card in the driver's name is required for the rental deposit and payment. Some companies may accept debit cards, but credit cards are generally more widely accepted.

Car rental locations in Saint Martin Island

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    6 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • carwiz

    CarWiz car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • flexways

    FlexWays car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • golfecarrental

    Golfe Car Rental car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • prestigevalue

    Prestige Value Car Rental car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • rightcars

    Right Cars car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

  • valuerac

    Value Car Rental car hire locations in Saint Martin Island

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

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