It is always recommended that vacationers secure a good travel insurance policy to cover medical costs in the event of an emergency. If the unfortunate should happen however, St. Maarten/St. Martin is extremely well serviced by excellent health facilities including two large hospitals on each side of the island. St. Maarten is also home to the Medical University of America, further underlining the high standards of healthcare the island provides.



Pharmacies are well stocked and located all around the island. Opening times are generally standard and there are several late night opening and emergency pharmacies. The Orange Grove Pharmacy specializes in servicing visitors from the US, Canada and Europe with a 24-hour emergency delievery service. Pharmacist Frank can be contacted during the planning stages of a vacation for travelers with a health concern.

There are many private doctors and specialists of every field as well as dentists, optometrists and physiotherapists. Your hotel will hold details of hospitals, ambulance services, doctors and other medical services, and our directory lists emergency numbers.

Perhaps the most common ailment, not surprisingly, is heat/sun-stroke so be sensible when acclimatizing to the tropical climate. Protect your head with a suitable hat and apply an appropriate sunscreen. In climates like this it is recommended that you drink as much water as possible to avoid dehydration; simple common sense advice. The island tap water is safe to drink but you may prefer to buy bottled water from any of the grocery stores and supermarkets.

Hopefully you will have no need for medical services on your vacation but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Pharmacies and Spas

Massage and Wellness by Tanja Schur

To complete a St. Martin vacation experience, a wellness treatment by Tanja Schur might be all you need.

Miguel's Spa + Salon

Ideally located at the Atrium Beach Resort an SPA, Miguel's Spa + Salon offers excellent and qualified service for ladies and gentlemen.  After treating St. Maarten visitors for nearly ten years, the...

Orange Grove Pharmacy

In urgent cases, the Orange Grove Pharmacy is the only one offering 24-hour emergency delivery service to any location on the island. No matter what the cause, Orange Grove Pharmacy, as one of the...

Simpson Bay Pharmacy on Sint Maarten Island in the Caribbean

This pharmacy is located at the Simpson Bay Yacht Club and is within walking distance to a Medical Clinic, an ENT-Clinic and a Dentist. The Simpson Bay Pharmacy is also conveniently close to hotels...