Facts

  • Climate: Sub-tropical, with trade winds from the Caribbean Sea.
    Temperature: The island has a year-round temperature of approximately 80°F (27°C).
    Time: Atlantic Standard Time, year-around
    Language: English is the predominate language in the island, however the official language on the St. Maarten side is Dutch, and is officially French on the St. Martin side. French Creole, Spanish, Papiamento and other languages are also spoken.
    Population: 41,000 people live on St. Maarten and 36,000 on St. Martin for a combined total of 77,000.
  • Currency: US dollars are accepted everywhere.
    St. Maarten: Netherlands Antilles Florin (NAF); the official exchange rate is NAF 1.77 for each US$1.00 U.S. dollar.
    St. Martin: The official monetary unit is the euro.
  • Electricity:
    St. Maarten: 110-volt AC, 60 cycles (same as U.S. and Canada)
    St. Martin: 220-volt AC, 60 cycles (requires the use of adapters and transformers)
  • Telephone:
    Calls to St. Maarten/St. Martin from the U.S. are international calls and require the following country codes:
    St. Maarten: 00599 followed by the seven-digit local number
    St. Martin: 00590, 590 again followed by the six-digit local number
  • Official Tourist Office information St Maarten:
    Vineyard Office Park, WG Buncamper Rd. #33, St. Maarten

    Tel: +599-542-2337
    Fax: +599-542-2734
    E-mail: info@e-maarten.com