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St-Martin - Frequently asked questions

In this section we aim to answer a range of frequently asked questions about the island of Saint Martin.

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st martin islandSaint Martin has two main tourist seasons.
- High season runs from December to the end of April, with tourists coming mostly from North America.
- Low season is from May to the end of November, with a surge in holidaymakers in July and August, which is also the warmest and wettest time of the year.
Take with a pinch of salt any claims of a terrible hurricane season (from September to November). It does rain more often at this time, but showers are short-lived and temperatures are more comfortable.
Don’t forget that Saint Martin also has a reputation for having sunshine 364 days a year.st martin island
For more information see our st martin island WEATHER AND CLIMATE section

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st martin islandNo, fortunately there are very few harmful species here.
There are no snakes, and just a few common spiders like the ones you would typically find in Europe.
However, you should ensure that you have adequate mosquito protection. Depending on your location and the rain, the mosquitoes can be a nuisance.
You should also watch out for the scolopendra, a large centipede with a very painful bite.st martin island
For more information see the  st martin caribbean PRACTICAL INFORMATION section

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st martin islandNo, US citizens do not need a visa.
US citizens and green card holders need a valid passport to travel to Saint Martin/Sint Maarten as well as a return/continuing ticket. .
Don't forget to fully complete the immigration card which is usually provided in the aircraft, and indicate the exact place of your stay in Saint Martin.st martin island
More information is available in the  st martin island ENTRY FORMALITIES section

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st martin islandOf course!
A taxi from Princess Juliana Airport on the Dutch side of the island to Marigot will cost you $18 for two people and $5 for each additional passenger. Remember that some drivers do not accept Euros, so check before you travel.st martin island
Further information is available in our st martin PRACTICAL INFORMATION section

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st martin islandIt’s all relative.
Although July is considered part of the “rainy” season, showers are slightly more common than in the “winter” but they do not last long.
On Saint Martin rarely a day goes by without being mostly sunny.st martin island
More information is available in our  st martin CLIMATE AND WEATHER section

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st martin islandOf course!
Shops, restaurants and hotels accept payments in dollars. Most credit and debit cards are accepted on the island. Be aware that cheques from banks not on Saint Martin are only very rarely accepted. st martin island
For more information see the st martin PRACTICAL INFORMATION section

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