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st-maarten-testimonialPaula Stoffels, British Columbia

 
We arrive on Saturday to the beautiful island of St. Maarten... and we are prepared with our very own copy of the "St. Maarten Island Guide". Thanks guys you have done a fantastic job of creating the ultimate travel guide! We now know the best places to go and see... saves us hours of time researching! :) See you soon!

 

Joyce Cummings, Springfield MA  
"The tips about how to negotiate good deal save me $1200 on the new diamond bracelet I bought – thank you very much!"
 
Jan Campbell, UK
 
"A great read and so many things I didn't know after going to SXM for so many years! Well worth the $44 even without the coupons! Thank you SO much!"
 
Sara- Beth Thiesen, Little Rock , AR 
"My goodness…these coupons and discounts made my day and my husband happy…"
 
Joe, the Bachelor, USA
"I found the Adult entertainment part quite inspiring and I liked your recommendation – will visit again for sure…"
 
Jed & Clara, NY
 
"We had a really special time in St Maarten we will never forget and thanks to this guide we saved a fortune!"
 
Richard and Sharon from Seattle. 
"We have been cruising for years and only now we found a real source for information from someone who really knows what they are talking about – love your 1-day plan option – it made it so easy for us to really decide what we want to do without all the hassles. Thank you guys!"
 
Michelle, NY
"We enjoyed a great lunch in Escargot, exceptional! – thank you for the coupon!!"
 
Ben Thompson, NJ
"They did not tell us on the ship about the ‘secret beaches’ – we are glad you guys did…we had a blast!"
 
Jessica, Chicago IL
"After getting the eBook, the whole family asked me what to do, as if I was a local St. Maartener…I definitely felt like one…"

Top 5 Money Tips

Money Matters

What to watch out for.

#1 Currencies

Don’t worry about changing money into foreign currencies. Although St Maarten is half-french half-Dutch, you don’t need Euros or Guilders. The Caribbean islands have trade agreements with the US which means Dollars are accepted everywhere.

 

You can also use ATM’s on the island so don’t need to worry about travellers checks or other such ancient methods.

 

The French side may seem more expensive because everything is in Euros – which can be 30-40% more than the Dutch side. However, there are places on the French side that offer 1 to 1 Dollar to Euro so you can really make some savings. The places which do this changes from time to time, but in our e-book you will find some of the establishments that are 1 to 1.

 

#2 Hidden Costs

If you’re going on a cruise you would be best advised to budget for gratuities of $10 per person per day as well as a little extra for those people who really go out of their way to help you or impress you with their service.

 

What they don’t tell you when you pay the really low cost “$395” special is that it may not include all port taxes (which vary from $5 per head to $20 per head per port). It also doesn’t include alcoholic drinks which can send your budget way up.

 

#3 Savings & Discounts

When you get on board the ship you will be offered a large impressive-looking coupon book with hundreds of pages – all for only $25. Whilst it may seem like a good deal (and we know there ARE some good offers in there), the book includes ALL the possible stops on any itinerary.

 

Which means if you are going on an Eastern Caribbean cruise with 5 stops, you will also have coupons for a Western Caribbean cruise which you will go nowhere near. Use your judgement to see if it seems like a good deal.

 

In our coupon book we have over 40 various coupons and discounts with over $1,000 value all for St Maarten. So if you’re staying over at a hotel the book is perfect for the week, and if you’re on a 1 day stop on a cruise you can make use of the 1 day itineraries which have discount coupons for each place on the trip.

 

#4 Credit Cards

 

Before you go on vacation, make sure you tell your credit card issuer that you will be travelling and they should expect authorization requests coming in from foreign lands. If you don’t, you may find yourself stuck at a shop trying to call through to get authorization and wasting a lot of time in the process.

 

Always make photocopies of your cards (and other valuable documents) and keep a copy with a friend at home and a copy with you …just in case you need to cancel them immediately.

 

When you get on the ship they give you a ‘substitute’ credit card that is valid on board only. This way you can spend away without thinking how much you’re running up. Keep a notebook and write down all the costs as you go along – you’d be surprised how quickly it mounts up when you’re having fun in the sun with a few drinks. You don’t want to have to take out a second mortgage when you get home just to cover your credit card bill.

 

#5 Ways to reduce costs

 

If you’re staying on island and go grocery shopping, why not go to the little chinese supermarket close to your hotel/timeshare instead of the big fancy supermarkets (or the expensive hotel ‘convenience stores’, for the necessities?

 

Although the small chinese supermarket may not look as clean and inviting, they actually sell the same necessities as the big supermarkets because it’s all from the same suppliers, but often much cheaper! We’re an island, the distributors all send the same stuff from the US and then it goes to all the supermarkets.

 

If you get a list of the happy hours from our e-book, you will find a great way to bar-hop for half the price.

 

Look out for ladies nights where the drink is half price or free. The Megaplex cinema also has a ladies night every wednesday!

 

Ask for ‘local’ discount or rate – you’ll be surprised how much you can save.

 

If you use the very first coupon in the bonus coupon book, you will already have made back the cost of the book!

 

The Ultimate Insiders Guide To St. Maarten + $1,000 Coupon Book + Bonuses
The Ultimate Insiders Guide To St. Maarten + $1,000 Coupon Book + Bonuses
   

Packed with over 100 pages of well-written & researched, concise, ESSENTIAL INFORMATION that anyone looking to visit St. Maarten/ St. Martin needs to know!

 

Also find the hidden beaches,

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keep your family safe, survive a hurricane,

avoid car rental rip-offs,

where NOT to park your car,

'adult' hot spots

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