General Conditions for car rental in St. Maarten


At time of rental, when picking-up a car, AVIS customers may choose to accept or to decline optional coverage or insurance by checking into the corresponding box (accept or reject). Once the contract is signed and coverage/insurance is accepted, it will not be refundable.

• Currency:
Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG)
• Tax:
• Minimum age:
21 years.
At time of rental, we will automatically apply an additional USD 8.00 per day per driver underage surcharge for renters ages 21-24 years with a maximum of 80.00 USD per rental.
• Driver’s License/Passport:
At the moment the Rental Agreement is opened, a valid Driver´s License and the driver´s passport must be presented. The License should have been issued at the country of origin. In those cases where an International Driver´s License is presented, it must be presented with the Driver´s License of the country of origin of the driver and the driver´s passport. International Driving Licence together with the Driving License of the country of origin.
• Driver’s License Requirements:
Valid driver's license from country of residence is required. International driving license is required only for countries with non-Roman alphabet. International driving license is a translation only.
• Credit Card:
An International credit card accepted by AVIS will be required at the time you collect your vehicle; said credit card will be blocked to be used as a guarantee and to cover any extra charge not included in the Voucher, such as, gas, insurance deductible, etc.  An additional charge card hold will apply. The hold will be the estimated cost of rental, plus CDW. Exception: If the charge card used by the renter offers collision coverage, the liability amount is not held on the charge card. The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental.
• Debit Cards:
Debit cards are not accepted.
Avis and Avis licensees reserve the right to refuse any request for rental including requests for  persons under age, persons not in possession of a recognized full and valid driver's license, persons unable to satisfy credit or cash requirements, or  persons who, in the opinion of Avis, constitute a risk.

Insurances and Coverages

• Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Waiver of responsibility in case of loss or damage to the rental car, with a deductible. Coverage does not cover loss or theft of accessories. 
With CDW, in the event of theft or damage to the Avis car, the renter will be responsible for a deductible of USD 3,000.00 for Group L, USD 1,500.00 for K and I groups, and USD 500.00 for the rest of the car groups. The renter will be responsible for the full cost of the damage if the car is driven in violation of the rental agreement, is abused or driven recklessly or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Additional Charges

• Additional driver: USD 8.00 per day, per additional driver. All additional drivers must meet the same minimum age and driver's license requirements as the renter. All additional drivers must be present at time of pick-up of the rental vehicle.
One Way Rentals
AVIS allows renters to return the car in a different Avis location from where it was picked-up, always within St. Maarten, at an additional cost. Subject to availability at time of booking. For more information:

Travel into other countries

Avis cars rented in St. Maarten are only allowed to cross borders into St. Martin. Cars are not allowed to be transported into other countries.

Last Update: 04/06/2017