The main airport, Princess Juliana International (SXM), is located on the Dutch side of the island and served by several major airlines that fly from major US mainland cities. Most visitors connect directly from one of the hub cities or fly in via San Juan, Puerto Rico.
To determine what documents you will need to bring with you in order to enter the island, you can check the official St. Maarten web page at http://www.st-maarten.com/requirements.htm.
Please check with us about these requirements if you have any questions.
To get to the Resort from the airport, you can catch a taxi or rent a car. Taxis are located just outside of arrivals at the airport and will cost you about US$30. You can rent a car at the airport, too.
Our front desk has 24-hour staff coverage, so late check-ins are not a problem.
If you have any trouble with the directions, as may be the case, please feel free to call our front desk at 1-866-978-0212 and we can help you navigate your way here, or book through our on-site car rental company, Dollar/Thrifty Car Rental, who can provide you with a GPS navigation system. Call them Toll-Free at 1-866-978-0932 from the U.S. or 1-416-628-2863 from Canada.
Renting a car is the easiest way to get around St. Maarten. The Resort can help you. In fact, Dollar/Thrifty Car Rental, is located in the lobby of the Oyster Bay Beach Resort and has a new fleet of cars of over 30 models for you to choose from to fit your budget or to satisfy your desires. Book through their local website at www.thriftycarrentalsxm.com, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them Toll-Free from the U.S. or 1-416-628-2863 from Canada.
The Resort has a fitness center available to all registered guests and owners. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Your cell phone can be used by contacting East Caribbean Cellular once you arrive by dialing the operator on your cell phone. Major credit cards can be used to pay for your activation and use charges.
St. Maarten is in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. (For seafaring types, that’s 18°N, 63°W.)
For those flying in, St. Maarten is 144 miles east of Puerto Rico or about a one-hour flight.
Almost all of the hotels on St. Maarten’s Dutch side, including Oyster Bay Beach Resort, are wired with 110 volts, 60 Hz, so no converter is needed.
The dress code for the island of St. Maarten is generally casual. Jeans, shorts or even swimwear is usually accepted all over the island. When dining on the French side, you may consider dressing up a bit with your best Bermudas or some lightweight dress slacks. Nice and casual is the way to go.
St. Maarten has requirements that non-residents must follow in order to marry on the island. Couples must be at least 21 to marry, and divorced persons must provide a valid divorce certificate. Birth certificates and passports are also required.
For more information, visit http://www.gostmaarten.com/weddings.htm or contact:
Sualiouga Road # 6
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, N.A.
Phone: 011 5995 422457
Fax: 011 5995 424267
Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Jewish, Methodist, Anglican, Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh-day Adventist, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints services are offered on the Island. Ask our front desk for a schedule.
The official currency of Dutch St. Maarten is the Netherlands Antilles florin or guilder (NAfls.). In French St. Martin, it’s the Euro. But US dollars, traveler’s checks and major credit cards are widely accepted.
We offer you two ways to obtain Internet access:
If you bring your laptop computer, you can sign up at our front desk for our wireless connective service for a modest fee. The fee is charged by the day or by the stay. We also supply lap top plugs in each room.
Also, available for our guests, the Resort makes computers available in our lobby so that guests may access the Internet. Cards can be purchased at the front desk for a charge of US$11 per hour, US$7 per half-hour or US$4 for 15 minutes.