The local mail service in St. Maarten and St. Martin is pretty slow. Travelers may arrive home before the postcard they sent while on vacation, but there are other mailing options while on the island.
The main post office on the island is located in Philipsburg on Cannegieter Street and can be reached by telephone at 599-542-2298 in St. Maarten. There is also a postal branch located on the French side of the island. It takes about six weeks for mail to make it through the local post office.
For those travelers who want to send mail in a hurry, The Mailbox in Simpson Bay will put U.S. postage on your letter, put it on a plane, and have your parcel in the U.S. postage system 2 to 3 weeks faster than the local post office branches. It may be more expensive than local mail, but you will get faster service for your money. The Mailbox charges around $2(USD) per piece of mail, and if you have a lot of parcels, about $7(USD) per pound.
There are several different options when sending mail from St. Maarten or St. Martin, so travelers can send a little piece of their vacation back home.
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