Important Travel Information for St. Martin Vacations
We recommend renting a car on St. Martin, as it is difficult to get around without one. Jeeps and enclosed cars are available for approximately 50 to $60 per day during the high season, and slightly lower during off-season.
It is important to let WIMCO know your complete flight itinerary, or have WIMCO's Air Department help plan your flights, so that you can be met at the airport. A representative from the island management firm will be on hand to accompany you to your villa. Check-in time is generally 3:00 p.m., and checkout time is 12:00 noon. Please be considerate to the maid and the next guest by leaving the villa on time.
Layovers in St. Martin's Juliana Airport
Click here to see the new Soualiga Lounge at Juliana airport in St. Martin.
We advise checking local and international airline schedules near your date of travel, as they may change without notice. Once on-island, it is imperative that you reconfirm your returning flights 3 days prior to departure.
Provisioning for WIMCO's St Martin Villas
There is a "complimentary" starter food pack at your villa with which includes: Milk(1L UHT), Mineral Water(2 Bottles), Juice (1 Pack), 12 x Eggs, Cream Cheese (Philadelphia), Crackers, Butter, Bread, Jam, 6 x Beers, 6 x Cokes, Coffee, Tea, 1 x phone card.
If you would like us to further provision your villa in advance of your arrival, please provide us with a list at least two weeks; advance notice.
There is a US$ 50 service charge added to the cost of the groceries. You will be invoiced at the villa (cash payment is requested).
WIMCO can arrange for catering services to occasionally prepare meals in your villa, but we require sufficient notice to make these arrangements. There are also numerous excellent restaurants offering exquisitely prepared gourmet meals.
Please let us know well in advance if you require this service, as well as the hours necessary. Babysitting is difficult to arrange and have on an all day basis. Please indicate the need for a crib or an extra bed for children as well.
St. Martin is a typical slow paced, relaxed Caribbean island. Clothing should be lightweight and comfortable. Most restaurant dining does not require jacket and tie. Entering upscale shops in swimsuits is not endorsed.
The voltage on St. Martin is typically 220V, 60 cycles (not 110V as it is in the U.S.), although many villas now have 110V. If you intend to bring razors, hairdryers, chargers, etc. we suggest you bring converters and plug adapters.
Renters on St. Martin can call locally on St. Martin, St. Barths, and Guadeloupe. You can receive all incoming calls. If you want to dial internationally, you can rent a cellular phone (approximately $5 per day plus the cost of calls) or you may use an A&T Access number.
Most establishments accept credit cards, but we recommend bringing enough cash or traveler's checks for your stay. (Identification is occasionally required for credit card transactions.)
All villas include daily mad service (except Sundays and holidays). All linens, such as sheets and towels, are provided in your rental villa although you may want to bring a beach towel. The maid will change your linens at least twice a week. (You may also arrange for her to do your personal laundry for a small fee - tipping is considered good island custom.) There are laundromats and dry cleaning services located in Marigot and Philipsburg.
Maid Service 6 days per week, with Sunday and holidays off, Pool man 2 times per week, Gardeners regularly, Utilities (water, electricity, BBQ gas / charcoal), WIFI internet connection where applicable, Local land line and cell phone call, 24 Hr maintenance hot line, Concierge Services.
If you would like our local Concierge to make any special arrangements for you, such as restaurant reservations, babysitting, massage, activities, boat charters, island hopping, special occasions, please contact your villa specialist. We also have the following equipment available for rent (rental rates upon request):
- Wooden Crib
- Pack N Play
- High Chair
- Car Seat
- Baby Monitor
- Booster Seat
- Bed Rails
- Beach Parasol
- Beach Chairs
Available Services at Additional Charges
Private butler, private chef, full time maid, full time nanny, floral services, additional transfers that may be required on arrival or departure.