IMPORTING ANIMALS You can temporarily import animals with a health certificate (dated within 10 days of your visit) and a record of inoculations, which must include a rabies shot received no more than 30 days prior to your visit. Parrots and pets from South and Central America are prohibited.
For more information contact your nearest Netherlands embassy/consulate, or the Agricultural Office, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington DC at 202/274-2718.
GETTING THERE BY AIR Flights arrive at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Airport (airport code EUX; tel 8-2620), which is about half a mile from Oranjestad. You cannot fly direct. Most flights go through Princess Juliana Airport (airport code SXM; tel 599/545-5757) located in Dutch St Maarten, where you catch a 15-minute Winair flight to St Eustatius.
Airlines that service St Maarten include Air Canada (tel 599/545-2372), Air France (tel 599/545-4212), Air Caraïbes (tel 0820-835-835), American Airlines/American Eagle (tel 599/545-2040), BWIA West Indies Airways/Caribbean Airlines (tel 599/545-4646), Caribbean Star/Sun (tel 800/744-7827), Continental Airlines (tel 599/545-2788 or 800/231-0856), Corsair (tel 599/545-4344), Delta Air Lines (tel 800/872-2881), KLM/Northwest Airlines (tel 599/545-4747 or 545-4344), LIAT (tel 599/545-2403 or 888/844-5428), United Airlines (tel 800/United-1), US Airways (tel 599/545-3053 or 800/622-1015) and Winair (tel 599/545-2568). Note: The phone numbers listed above are local access numbers for St Maarten.
BY CRUISE Some small cruise ships, such as those operated by Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, call on the island.
GETTING AROUND BY CAR There are plenty of car rental agencies on the island. Roads are generally in good condition, but they are sometimes narrow. Watch out for animals along the side of the road, especially at night.
To rent a car you will need to you bring your valid driver's license from home or an international driver's permit
Driving is on the right. Turning right on a red light is prohibited. You must wear a seat belt, and motorcyclists must wear helmets.
CAR RENTALS (country and area code 599-318) - ARC Car Rental, 2595 - Brown's Car Rental, 2266 - Fasha's Car Rental, 2543 - Nilda Rent a-Car, 2309 - Rainbow Car Rental, 2811 - Ricardo Car Rental, 2527 - Richardson Jeep Rental, 2149 - Rivers Car Rental, 2309 - Schmidt Car Rental, 2788 - Trep Car Rental, 2626 - Walter's Car Rental, 2719
BY TAXI There is a taxi dispatch at the airport. There are no taxi meters as all rates are fixed. Verify the fare with the driver prior to departure. Island taxi tours are available in addition to standard taxi service.
Disclaimer: Information is provided as a service to visitors and is updated regularly. All
information should be verified prior to travel.