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Travel tips for Netherlands Antilles - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. Despite the fact that the overall crime rate in the Antilles is quite low, tourists have to beware of pickpockets. There are more pickpockets at the airport and ports. A valuable stuff should be left in hotels, where safes are installed for it. If you observe elementary security rules, you won't be a victim of a theft.
2. Local residents keep their streets clean. It is a very bad idea to throw litter, as you can face a serious fine.
3. Police on the islands is characterized by professionalism. Employees wear a blue uniform. They are always ready to help tourists, so you can safely address them on any issue.
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4. The official currency of the Antilles since 2011 is the US dollar. However, the Netherlands Antillean guilder, which was the official currency before, is used in Curacao and St. Maarten.
5. It is very profitable to make purchases. Equipment, jewelry, and household items are not taxed and levied. Shops work intermittently, so do not be surprised if you find the third break in a day. Large shopping centers, as a rule, work only in the evenings.
6. Hotels and large restaurants include tips in the account automatically. This is 10-15% of the total amount. In ordinary cafes, a tip is at the discretion of the client. The same percentage will be accepted favorably. The tip is not accepted in a taxi, except for the help with a luggage.
7. From mid-April to mid-December, when the number of tourists is significantly lower, prices for all goods and services reduce significantly. So, you can have a rest and enjoy discounted prices. Copyright
8. It’s better to book a hotel room in advance, as it will be extremely difficult in the high season. Also, remember that most restaurants do not work in the morning. They can open for a lunch, but the main influx of visitors is only in the evening.
9. There might be difficulties with sockets. That’s because of the influence of different cultures. Depending on the island, the type of plug and voltage level in the network may vary. If necessary, the hotel will provide the necessary adapter. Many shops located in the resort area have special devices that you can use to recharge gadgets.
10. If you need to find a way or have some other questions, you can always contact the local people who will show and tell everything.
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1. The best time to go on vacations is between March and June when good weather reigns in the city. The rainy season is from October to February. July and August remain the hottest months when the resort is visited by many fans of beach holidays. 2. Many tourists may find food offered in local restaurants quite unusual. Waiters have long been accustomed to the large flow of foreigners, so do not hesitate to ask questions - the staff will be happy to help choose the right dish. 3. There … Read more
Saint Martin
1. You can visit the island at any time of the year, but the most favorable holiday period is from December to April. Vacationers are sure to bring a sun protector, as they can get burnt on the beach, as well as during usual walk around. 2. The local population is fluent in foreign languages, especially English and Spanish. Going on a trip take a French or Dutch Phrasebook (depending on what part of the island is planned to travel) with you. 3. It is most advantageous to pay for goods and … Read more
1. The rainy season on the island lasts from September to December. The rest of the year the weather is dry and hot, it is ideal for a beach holiday. Tourists, who plan to spend more time walking around the island, but not on the beach, are recommended to come in September or May, when the weather is not so hot. 2. Mains voltage is 120 V, so for some appliances special adapters are required. Sockets of American-style are ubiquitous; in most hotels adapters are available upon request. 3. All … Read more
1. Besides standard guesthouses and hotels, there are quite unusual hospitality venues, cabañas, on the island. This is something between a budget hotel and a water sports center where travelers can stay for a night and rent everything necessary at a moderate price. 2. On the island, there is a worthy choice of hotels in different price categories. Most of the fashionable hotels are located in beautiful colonial mansions at the coast. Many thrifty tourists and those who travel in a big … Read more

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