Concierge Service in St Martin

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An aerial view of a beach in St Martin

Between our local knowledge, bespoke concierge service and the range of accommodation in St Martin we offer, we are the preeminent choice for organising, booking and hosting the Caribbean trip of a lifetime.

However, we understand that if you have never visited St Martin then you might have a few questions. Here you can find frequently asked questions about the island, its customs and the role we can play in arranging your holiday there.

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What languages do they speak in St Martin?

Sint Maartan speaks Dutch as an official language, while Saint-Martin speaks a mixture of French and Creole. That said, English is widely spoken and understood on both sides of the island.

Are people in St Martin friendly?

Yes, they are very friendly! The Caribbean at large is known for its friendly and outgoing people – Expect especially warm customer service and for people to say hello on the street.

What is the best time to visit St Martin?

This depends on what you want to do and how social you are feeling - The peak tourist season is between November and April, during the height of the dry season. It may be busier, but it is also a great time to meet fellow holidaymakers and make new friends.

The hurricane season is between September and November, meaning that certain activities like parasailing and kitesurfing may be out of the question.

What is the currency in St Martin?

This depends on the side of the island – The Dutch side use the Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG), while the French side use Euros. Many businesses also accept payments in US dollars, so it is a good idea to have a mixture of all three depending on what you happen to be doing that day.

What are the visa requirements for entering St Martin?

British and EU passport holders do not require a visa (For stays of up to 90 days). Prospective visitors from outside the EU and UK should check in with the nearest St Martin consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date visa information.

Is St Martin safe?

Yes – Indeed, it is recognised as one of the safest places in the entire Caribbean. Official UK travel guidelines advise that petty theft and street crime can occur, but thanks to the island's focus on tourist safety this is all but negligible if you take proper precautions like not displaying valuable items and being aware of your surroundings in public.

What is the shopping like in St Martin?

Both Saint-Martin and Sint Maartan have all kinds of options for shopping. You can find plenty of handmade goods from local markets, but the major attraction is boutique shopping courtesy of St Martin's duty-free status. Just be aware of the duty-free allowances for what you're shopping for!

How warm is St Martin?

The average year-round temperature of St Martin ranges from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius, while the sea ranges between a lovely 20 to 27 degrees Celsius.

Do I need to tip in St Martin?

Once again owing to the island's joint cultures, this varies between the French side and the Dutch side. The Dutch side follow an American-style system where staff make the majority of their money through tips, so the accepted custom is a 15-20% tip of the total bill in restaurants, bars, taxis and similar services. The French side, on the other half, have a more European style where you can show your appreciation for good service with a 5-10% tip


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