Basic island information

You can visit the island the whole year as there will be "365" days of sun, with an average temperature of 83F/28C. The high season starts at the beginning of November and will continue until the month of May, after the Carnival on the Dutch side.

For your internet access, you'll find many places with Wi-FI. Or buy a local sim-card with internet access. For charging your phone use the US plug (110V) on the Dutch side, and / or the EU plug (220V) on the French side.

On both sides you can use the currencies of the US Dollar and the Euro. The Dutch side is using the US Dollar, the French side the Euro. Officially , the Antillean Guilder is the local currency on the Dutch side.

And with English, French, Dutch and Spanish languages you will find your way on SXM!

Festivals & parties

Did you know there are many festivals and parties on the island? Almost every week you can join one! From small events to the big annual festivals. We'll recommend some of the events. And don't forget to check the local papers / Facebook for all.

Every Tuesday night in February and March 2020, the Mardis de Grand Case will take place with food, music, parades and the local market. In Grand Case.

Sailboats around the island?! Yes, the Heineken Regatta with the sailing competitions and the big music festival. Take a look at for all the events and music. See you at the first weekend in March 2020.

Dancing on the beach! The SXM Festival edition 2019 was amazing! Five days of dance music with local and international DJ's. In 2020 March 11 - 15! Check for more information.

Carnival on the Dutch side in 2020 (April/May) with parties, festival and the big parades. And a lot of food in the Carnival Village.

Other great days for parties on both sides are the New Year's Eve and the Day of Sint Maarten / Saint Martin on November 11th.

  • Take a look at the local papers or Facebook pages for more fun !

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