Is renting a car on St. Maarten safe?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by flsparty, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. flsparty

    flsparty Earning My Ears

    Mar 25, 2006
    Our family will be cruising on DCL with our 4 and 8 year old. We have reserved a rental car on St. Maarten and plan to sight see the island. Is this a good (safe) idea? If so, where should we go on our adventures?
  2. Skallywag

    Skallywag DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2004
    We spent two weeks there a few years back and rented two jeeps for our group.

    Driving is safe but roads near the part are not good. Well worth seeing more of the Island I think rather than do the official tours.
  3. carolina_yankee

    carolina_yankee DIS Veteran

    Mar 22, 2004
    If you search Car rental in this forum, you'll find plenty of responses. People do it all the time and don't seem to have any problems. You can also check the St. Martin's forum on for more advice.

    There are several places at the end of the pier. People have very good luck with local agencies, but I think we're going to stay with Hertz for our visit on 5/2.

    Whatever you decide to do, post your experience of how it worked. It sounds like St. Martin is a great place to be on your own since you have plenty of time and the island is easy to navigate.
  4. sam_carter_7

    sam_carter_7 Earning My Ears

    Mar 25, 2006
    I've been in St Marteen 3 times with the Magic, each time we rented a car and it's a good thing to do. Like this, you can go where you want and don't worry, it's safe.
    But, be careful with the timesharing representatives, we lost all an afternoon last time because of one of them.

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