Marigot is one of the destinations in St. Martin where tourists can get by without a rental car, but what fun is that? The freedom to hop in the car and explore both the French and Dutch sides of the islands is worth the process of seeking out and booking a vehicle for your stay.
Rental car agencies are easily found at the airports and at the cruise ship terminals on either side of the island. Most people find it easiest to simply pick up their rental before leaving the airport and drive themselves to their accommodations, keeping the vehicle with them during their stay. Those who prefer to rent for just a day or so of sightseeing will find there are also a few companies in each town and some of them are even willing to offer to drop of the vehicle at your hotel. In order to rent in Marigot, you'll need to be at least 25-years-old and have an international driver's license.
The table below lists the rental agencies located in the immediate vicinity of Marigot.
|(059) 049-9595||Jardin D'Agrement - Marigot|
|(059) 087-5060||Z.A.C. de Bellevue - Marigot|
|(059) 029-6426||Centre Commercial Howell Center - Marigot|
|(059) 087-7764||Cripple Gate - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-2974||Rue de Hollande - Marigot|
|(059) 087-5083||191 Rue de Hollande - Marigot|
|(059) 087-9588||Les Amandiers - Marigot|
|(059) 029-2010||C.O.B. Galisbay - Marigot|
|(059) 087-8759||Agrement - Marigot|
|(059) 087-7109||Rue St. James - Marigot|
|(059) 087-7109||Low Town, St. James - Marigot|
|(059) 087-5581||Les Villages de St. Martin - Marigot|
|Golfe Car Rental||(059) 051-9481||Golfe Hotel - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-3787||Res. Sig Chevrise Batiment G - Marigot|
|(059) 087-7301||Galisbay - Marigot|
|(059) 087-5109||Rue de la Republique - Marigot|
|(059) 087-0004||Agrement - Marigot|
|(059) 029-0365||Agrement - Marigot|
|(059) 051-9792||Morne Valois - Marigot|
|Next Level Car Rental||(721) 522-8748||17 Rue Frederick Arrondell - Marigot|
|(059) 029-0545||23 St. James Low Town - Marigot|
|(059) 087-2288||Rue de Spring - Marigot|
|Unity Car Rental||(059) 087-3497||Belle Plaine Orleans - Marigot|
For the most part, local agencies offer similar price scales on their vehicles. Rates tend to start at $30(USD) a day for the most basic model without insurance, but including unlimited mileage.
Most people who have visited and driven around Marigot have reported their experience to be a stress-free one. Local infrastructure is good, and drivers are friendly and courteous. Traffic jams do exist in this part of the island and you could experience them in Philipsburg and Simpson Bay if you travel over to the Dutch side of the island, but for the most part you should be able to get around with ease. Traffic moves on the right side of the road, and roundabouts are common. Children must ride in the appropriate safety seat, and adults are required to wear seat belts in a moving vehicle as well. You'll be able to pick up road maps free of charge from the St. Martin Tourist Office if you think this will help you get around.
There are several gas station through Marigot, so you won't have to worry about running out of gas in an unknown area when you're driving around town. Do be aware, however, that most places only accept cash.
While you should not have any difficulties coming across places to refuel, it is still helpful to see the table that follows to get a picture of where some can be found.
|(590) 590 21-5179||Galisbay - Downtown Marigot|
|--||Rue de la Hollande - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-5767||La Savane - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 029-0033||Rue de Hollande - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-2805||La Savane - Downtown Marigot|
Marigot is one of the destinations in the Caribbean where renting a car is recommendable, and road conditions are good. If you're considering driving yourself around during your getaway, there are very few reasons that should hold you back.
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