Give me one good reason why I should rent a car! The following are a few very good reasons: thirty-seven (37) sandy white beaches, no two are alike and each are worth exploring; two duty free shopping towns, Marigot and Philipsburg with deals on jewelry, leather goods, electronics and more, twelve (12) exciting casinos, a nightlife of clubs and discos, more than three hundred enticing restaurants including Grand Case considered by many to be the gourmet capital of the Caribbean, numerous experiences and adventures that create memories, and millions of photo opportunities to capture every minute of the day including sunrises and sunsets which are never the same from day to day. So, these are but a few of the reasons why a car is a necessary companion during your visit to St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Both International and Foreign Driver's Licenses are acceptable for renting a car. Driving is on the right hand side, as we do in the USA. A major credit card or cash are acceptable for renting a car and most cars come with Unlimited Mileage. The main road around the island is 99% paved macadam, in good shape, and one lane in each direction. The unposted speed limit is 35 mph, which provides a relaxing ride. There are no super highways; but, you will see people speeding and carelessly passing cars in both directions. Drive carefully and obey the speed limit!
Several car rental companies have booths at the Airport Arrivals Terminal and although their representatives will be waiting there to attract your business, it is wise to reserve a car in advance, especially during the mid-December to mid-April high season. Also, make sure you rent a car with air-conditioning; you'll need it. By the way, if you seek something more adventurous, there is a Harley-Davidson dealer on the island who can provide you with some real "hogs." So, if you prefer to rent a "Monster Bike" or a scooter, make sure you wear a helmet. You can also rent mountain bicycles, vans, and even convertible jeeps. Be careful, the sun can be vicious!
Established almost 30 years ago, Summer Set Car Rental has built its reputation by providing quality customer service, which is evident by the number of repeat customers each year. It also has excellent prices. Summer Set's friendly staff will meet you and greet you at the airport or deliver the car directly to your hotel or villa; and, they'll accomplish the paperwork in minutes so that you won't waste any of your precious vacation time waiting in lines. Summer Set's inventory of air-conditioned vehicles include Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, and seven (7) passenger Mitsubishi Space Wagon, which should satisfy the needs of most tourists. Remember to reserve your car in advance of your arrival; so, please email or call for reservations.
For Reservations/Tel: 1.721.581.4238 Cell