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Recent reviews

Average rating: 8.3 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 6
Average rating: 8.3 / 10
Number of reviews in Philipsburg: 6
Nicolaas Bogaard Avis Philipsburg Juliana Airport
“Just good”

“A good site for a car to rent....”

15-12-2016 06:16
T. Ter Heide Thrifty Philipsburg Juliana Airport
“EasyTerra is easy.”

“"Booking through EasyTerra went smoothly. I've heard other stories about the subcontractors who actually rent out the cars. On Ibiza apparently you have to wait a long time when picking up the car, the companies try to fob you off with all kind of things and the fuel arrangement full-empty is considered unreasonable."”

31-07-2015 08:16
Ernesto Avis Philipsburg Juliana Airport
“Customer-friendly”

“They were patient finding the right deal. Excellent.”

10-03-2015 16:33

Location information for Philipsburg

Car rental Philipsburg
Car rental Philipsburg

Introduction

Philipsburg is the capital of Saint Martin, the Dutch part of the island in the Caribbean, which belonged to the Netherlands Antilles until October 10, 2010, but on that date became a separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It's a popular tourist destination, especially for Americans.

Population

Only 1500 people live in Philipsburg and the 'city' therefore has a fairly rural character.

Location

Philipsburg is located in the south of the island on a small stretch of land with a salt lake to the north and on the other side the sea. This way the salt extracted from the lake was easily shipped. The salt lake has partially been reclaimed (the Dutch, right?) to create space for the growth of Philipsburg. There are still some wooden buildings in Philipsburg dating back to the eighteenth century, including the former courthouse. Fort Amsterdam on a peninsula west of the city is also worth a visit.

Economy

Although the island is divided into a French and a Dutch part, there's no real border. Everyone on the island can do as they please. This has greatly stimulated tourism on the island. The Dutch part is most developed, with holiday resorts, timeshare apartments and casinos. The latter are lacking on the French part, but here the natural beauty of the island is the main attraction. Plus a nudist beach. Many cruise ships moor in the harbor of Philipsburg.

Airports

Saint Martin's airport is situated in the Dutch part and is called Princess Juliana International Airport. It lies directly behind Maho Beach in the west. Because of the short runway, planes skim over the beach; normally at an altitude of approximately 20 meters, but sometimes even lower. The airport lies over 10 car kilometers west of the city center and is reachable by rental car via the winding road along the south coast.

Public Transport

Philipsburg is so small that it doesn't need public transport. There's, however, good public bus transport to other places on the island, by minibuses. Most minibuses run between Philipsburg and Marigot, the capital of the French part.

Traffic and Parking

There are few parking places in Philipsburg's center and in some streets there's a parking ban at set times during the day. This isn't always clearly indicated. Cars are also quite often broken into, so don't leave any valuables in your rental car, not even in the trunk. The roads on Saint Martin are quite narrow and the road between the two 'capitals', Philipsburg and Marigot, is extremely busy.

Hotels

Saint Martin has a large choice of accommodations, but it's definitely not a budget-friendly island. During high season (December through April) the cheapest hotel rooms cost about US$ 100 with tourist and service taxes on top. Out of season prices are considerably lower.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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If you are looking for a rental car in Saint Martin, but in a city other than Philipsburg, please click through to the Car rental Saint Martin page, where you can choose in which city in Saint Martin you want to rent a car.