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Car Rental

Flying in for our honeymoon in May and staying for a week at Oysterbay Beach Resort. Looking for a car rental to pick up at SXM Airport. What are the best rental companies and which are most conveniently located to the airport to make for easy pick up and drop off. Also, what is the best way to get from the airport to OBBR (arriving around 3 p.m.)


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We use Hertz, they have a lot two minutes from the aorport and will provide free shuttle service - they include liability coverage in any rate quoted. from any source.


Turn left out of the Hertz lot (or right out of the airport) and follow the signs to "Philipsburg", go over the small bridge and around the salt pond to the right then follow the "Sucker Garden" signs to "Dawn Beach- Oyster Pond"

Turn right and up the hill, then left to OBBR. Should take about 40 minutes +/- in normal moving traffic.

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Leisure car rental and, I believe, Kenny's both bring the rental right to the airport and meet you there again when departing. We got a very good rate from Leisure for our last stay. Was right outside the luggage area with our names on a sign, paperwork took only minutes, and on our way. We arranged a drop time at the airport, got there about 10 minutes early, and they were there waiting. A quick inspect of the car and we were done.

Check with both Leisure and Kenny's for a rate quote.


google: kenny's st martin

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A few other comments.

There is a small grocer on the warf to your left as you drive into OBBR. Nearby restaurants include Big Fish, Canoa, Daniels, a pizza place and of course the OBBR restaurant. Mama pizza is nice and a short drive over onto the French side right on the main road.

The French side of Oyster Pond has 3 small grocers, dinghy dock bar, Maggi's Sport Bar, Cptn Olivers resturant with iguana bar right on the water.

Be careful of drinking and driving on French side, they are tough. BAL is .05 and have heard they can fine you if over .025 - that's not much.

I would expect OBBR to have an ATM. The Westin, short drive south or walk the beach, has one in the lobby affiliaated with Bank Of America so no ATM fee if you have one of their debit/ATM cards.

Thur. evenings, 9 PM the Westin casino has a small slot tourney that is free.

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We have used Herz also for the last 12 + years. Totally satisfied.

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All car rentals are offsite from the airport, our rental company met us at the terminal and had our car waiting in the parking lot.

We rented our car from Paul at liberty-car-rental@hotmail.com on the recommendation of the people renting us the vacation home.

His rates were competitive and the service was exceptional.

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EZ car rental has a kiosk as well as many other companies at the terminal, I made a reservation ahead of time and they had our car waiting in the parking lot. Easy!! Friendly!

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