Sunday, May 22, 2005

Maximize Your Vacation - Safe Time

You finally got your week off, you head for St. Maarten, and you may end up waiting at banks, supermarket cashier lanes, rental car agents, ... Not exactly, what you were planning for, right?

Here 4 tips to save precious time


  • The airport in St. Maarten has no rental car park located directly at the airport. Courtesy vans take you somewhere. The next rental agent in walking distance, less than 100 yds. from the exit gate, is Best Deal car rental with its car park right there.
  • When heading to the French side, let's say Orient Beach, don't take the road through Marigot. Traffic jams are very common. Take the road through Dutch quarter, French quarter, and this brings you faster to the Orient beach area. Maps are here.
  • Still sending postcards to friends? Nice! Post offices can be a nightmare, queues everywhere. When using the French postal system, go to the Marigot office, and look for the stamp vending machine. It works - most times. 75 Euro cents for the USA. The Dutch post office is best to see between 1:00 - 2:00 pm, and less queues than the French office in any case.
  • Keen on communicating with many different hotels, villa owners, boat operators, and the like for your trip planning? There are plenty of agencies, who assist you without extra cost, often even get you a better deal. For activities, you may stop by at Oyster Pond, next to Captain Olivers, or at various hotels, and on Front Street. On vacation rentals, click here for more.

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