Medical Care Services


General Medicine / Dr. Mercuur

Consultation, Drug tests, STD & HIV-information

17E C Richardson St, Philipsburg

Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm; Sat 8am-noon

+1-721-542-6914 phone / +1-721-520-5577 cell 24 hrs

Website Midtown Medical Clinic


Medical laboratory

General, Diabetes check, CBC, HIV & STD’s

Union Road / Orange Grove Mall, Unit 12 – 13 Cole Bay

Open Mon – Fri 7am-4.30pm; Sat 9am-noon

+1 721 544 1036 / +1 721 544 1038


Pharmacy & Druggist

Medicine, OTC, Healthcare, Druggist

Frontstreet 35 St Rose Arcade Boardwalk Philipsburg

Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-2pm

+1 721 520 1413

Facebook Front Street Pharmacy

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.

February and March 2021, the Mardis de Grand Case will take place with food, music, parades and the local market. In Grand Case on every Tuesday.

First weekend of March 2021 you can enjoy the sailboats around the island. The Heineken Regatta with the sailing competitions and the big music festival.

Dancing on the beach! The SXM Festival edition 2021 will be amazing! Five days of dance music with local and international DJ’s on Happy Bay. March 10 – 15, 2021.

Carnival on the Dutch side in 2021 (April/May) with parties, festival and the big parades. One of the biggest Carnival in East Caribbean.

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 !

Our partners / sponsors

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