Renting a car during your time in Simpson Bay is a recommended form of transportation. While it is not a necessity, it certainly makes getting around easier, and great driving conditions means you don't have to worry too much about driving in a foreign country.
There are a few independent rental agencies in Philipsburg, but most people find it easier to pick up their rental car when they first arrive on the island either at the airport or near the ferry or cruise ports. Most agencies also offer a delivery service for those who don't want to rent for their entire stay. In order to rent here, you need to be over the age of 25 and have an international driver's license.
Check out this table which lists the array of area vehicle rental agencies.
|(721) 545-5546||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-2885||114 Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-3665||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-2316||120 Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|Avis Reina Juliana Airport||(721) 545-2847||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay|
|Best Deal Car Rental||(721) 545-3061||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|Budget Rent-A-Car Airport Road||(721) 545-4030||94 Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-3327||Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-4017||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|Empress Car Rental||(721) 544-3637||31 Billy Folly Road - Pelican Key|
|(721) 077-1046||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-2448||25 Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-2371||17 St. Modesta Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-2056||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-4543||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|Hertz Flamingo Beach Club||(721) 545-4541||Diamond Resorts Flamingo Beach Resort - Pelican Key|
|Hertz La Terrasse||(721) 545-4541||La Terrasse - Cole Bay|
|Hertz Port de Plaisance||(721) 454-4541||Princess Port de Plaisance - Cole Bay|
|Hertz Royal Palm||(721) 545-4541||Royal Palm Beach Resort - Simpson Bay|
|Kenny's Car Rental||(721) 545-3201||2 Fan Coral Road - Beacon Hill|
|Leisure Car Rental St. Maarten||(721) 581-8577||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-2488||17 Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|Paradise Car Rental||--||Simpson Bay|
|Payless Rentals||(721) 545-3061||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay|
|Safari Car Rentals||(721) 545-3185||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-3335||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-4138||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 544-3599||24 Welfare Road - Simpson Bay|
|Thrifty SXM||(721) 545-2393||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay|
|Value Car Rental||(721) 545-5634||122A Airport Rd. Village - Simpson Bay|
The great thing about renting a car in Simpson Bay is that the price is typically pretty low. Rates start at just $30(USD) a day, though of course they go up the more features you add the higher the price will go. You can also add insurance for around $10(USD) a day. Be aware that most agencies ask you to put a deposit of about $500(USD) on your credit card to be refunded when you return the car.
Road conditions are pretty good in Simpson Bay, though the roads are narrow and locals tend to park on the side of the road. Traffic moves to the right and there are plenty of roundabout and speed bumps through town. Seat belts are mandatory and child safety seats are required as well.
There are also a few gas stations in town, and most major towns have a few so you shouldn't have trouble finding fuel when you start to run out. Keep cash on hand, though, because very few locations accept debit or credit cards.
Since you may have difficulties finding gas stations, check out the table below to get an orientation of where some of them can be found.
|(721) 590 87-7730||Simpson Bay|
|(721) 545-5019||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 544-3665||Welfare Road 69 - Simpson Bay|
|(721) 544-3665||18 Welfare Road - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) Southeast of Simpson Bay|
There are three things tourists tend to look at when the consider renting a car for vacation: how easy it is to find a good rental car, how much it costs, and what the driving conditions are like. In Simpson Bay, these three questions have answers that almost always give tourists confidence in choosing to make rental cars a top choice for them.
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