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Jeff Berger's Original St. Maarten / St. Martin Information Center - The Largest, Most Complete Guide to "Everything St. Maarten / St. Martin"



About St. Maarten / St. Martin

(Updated Jan 30, 2012)

You'll find out about Everything St. Maarten and Everything St. Martin (everything "SXM") by clicking the links in the navigation bar to the left. But to get the best deals across the island, check out what JMB Website Supporters offers you:

CURRENT MEMBERS: go here to renew your membership.

FORMER MEMBERS, go here to reinstate.


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Get More Than

Money-Saving SXM Travel Benefits

Including Many Dining, Shopping, & Activities Discounts

Through JMB Website Supporters Membership.


What You Get:


Major St. Maarten / St. Martin-Focused, Money-Saving Members-Only Island Discounts & Travel Benefits:


Partial list. We currently offer over 112 benefits with more coming. A more detailed list is at the bottom of this page:

  • FREE MEMBERS-ONLY SUNSET LAGOON CRUISES EVERY SUNDAY aboard the Celine catamaran, including free beer and other beverages. Good through 12/31/2012.



  • Dining Discounts (or a free bottle of wine or glass of beer or wine) with dinner at Pineapple Pete, Spiga, Topper's Restaurant and Bar, Topper's By The Sea, Trattoria Pizza Pasta, Jimbo's, Island Pizza, The Stone Restaurant, Peg Leg Pub, Skipjack's, Le Pressoir, and many other restaurants across the island. [Offer varies by restaurant.]

  • SUPER LOW-COST AIRFARES: We monitor the lowest available fares from more than 100 cities in the U. S., Canada, and a few in Europe and post them on our Low Airfare Grid, where you can access them 24/7/365. Our fares include all taxes/fees. We also email you news of extraordinary fares. Many fares for winter 2012 were around $400 round trip including all taxes and fees. Low airfares alone are worth the price of subscribing. (We also had a $259 winter round trip in 2010 from several US cities, taxes/fees all included.)

  • FREE ADS TO SELL OR RENT OUT YOUR TIMESHARE, VILLA, OR CONDO ON OUR SITE: Sell or rent out up to 10 weeks you own in SXM or anywhere worldwide per 12-month period. Many owners in the past have sold or rented out their units in just a few weeks. Ads are free for members and there are NO COMMISSIONS.  You can order highlighting to make your ad stand out. See ads here.  You can also advertise weeks you've already banked with II or RCI -- no charge.

  • Reduced Cost Access to BY-0NE, GET ONE FREE Dinners for Two.

  • BUTTERFLY FARM discounts on admission.

  • ST. MAARTEN ZOO discounts on admission.

  • A Huge Discount Off the SXM PRIVILEGE CARD, offering over 100 discounts at French-Side restaurants, on Dutch Side Jewelry, and lots, lots more

  • Big Discounts on the CARIBBEAN CARD, offering buy-one, get one free dinners at many fine SXM restaurants.

  • DEEP-SEA FISHING DISCOUNTS with an experienced Dutch Side Captain.

  • TOP-CLASS HOTEL ROOMS OR TIMESHARE CONDOS FOR $449 PER ROOM, PER WEEK: With our exclusive discounts off Cheap Caribbean's regular low rates, you may pay less than the maintenance fees timeshare owners pay on the exact same units. Take more vacations for short money! (Members only; details on Members' Website. This rate available with "SXM Surprise" Packages only. Members-only code required.)

  • SHARP DISCOUNTS ON PUB CRAWLS AND TINTAMARRE CRUISES on Capt. Neil Roebert's Celine catamaran.


  • SHARP DISCOUNTS AND FREEBIES ACROSS THE ISLAND through discounted membership in the Value Guide of St. Maarten.

  • HEAVILY DISCOUNTED EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATION PROTECTION through SkyMed International ($399/year versus $599/year through the world's only program that guarantees to "take you home." Should you become critically ill or injured and require an emergency air ambulance home, the cost is usually over $40,000. Our members get $1000 off SkyMed Ultimate 5-year plans as well as discounts on annual plans. Much more on SkyMed is on our members-only Secret Website. SkyMed delivers emergency travel home from anywhere in the USA, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Belize, or Costa Rica: short money for great peace-of-mind. Add protection worldwide for just $99 more / year.

  • MEMBERSHIP REFERRAL BONUS gives you a free one-year extension of your membership once you refer just one individual to us who joins and mentions you. Get one free year of membership for every new paid membership you refer.

  • MANY MORE MEMBERS-ONLY BENEFITS: You'll receive complete details when you join. To see a partial list now, scroll to the bottom of this page.  

  • All new memberships get one of our SXM Euro Oval Stickers free; they now read Sint Maarten and St. Martin along the bottom.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: Just $59 for a Full Year OR five years for $99. Other terms available -- the longer the membership, the lower the yearly cost.  Scroll down to join using PayPal.

Membership Subscription Prices

1 year: $59 plus a free SXM Euro Oval Sticker

Premium One-Year Membership 1 year: $69 plus you get the full year SXM Privilege Card and a free SXM Euro Oval Sticker; to see what SXM Privilege is go to but this special membership must be ordered from this page, below

2 years: $77 plus a free SXM Euro Oval Sticker

5 years: $99 (under $20/year) plus a free SXM Euro Oval Sticker, a St. Maarten souvenir keychain, and one of our big, oversized SXM Euro Oval luggage tags which makes it much easier to spot your luggage on any carousel, anywhere!

Sign up by PayPal, check, or phone...
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  • Online via PayPal, an eBay unit with hundreds of millions of members; it's the world standard for online payments.  Most new members join this way. Note: if you join by PayPal, PayPal will acknowledge your payment immediately, but it takes us up to three business days to enroll you and email you your username, password, and benefits information.
  • Phone: phone signups are generally completed within 48 hours (weekdays), sometimes the same day. Same price as PayPal.
  • Mail (by check) is for those who aren't in any hurry at all. Mail takes a week or two to process, sometimes longer, since we process these last. Scroll down for details.
  • Regardless of how you join, you MUST give us your name, street address, daytime and evening phone number, and email for us to launch your membership. Most member communications are by email/web, but we may (rarely) need to phone you to verify sign-up information. Please check your sign-up info for accuracy. If we don't have accurate info, we can't get your membership started properly.
  • Join Below By Any of The Above Methods; scroll down for phone / mail.



1 yr., $59 (see below; you can get 5 yrs for just $99)


This membership gives you the full year (2012) SXM Privilege Card which delivers over 100 money-saving discount coupons
for SXM and normally costs $55 by itself. Total cost for one-year JMB membership and one year (2011) SXM Privilege, $69.


JOIN FOR TWO YEARS BY PAYPAL for just $77 Click the button to sign up.

2 yrs, $77


----->OUR BEST DEAL:<-----

JOIN FOR FIVE YEARS BY PAYPAL for just $99  With our five-year membership you also get a free SXM Euro Oval Sticker, a St. Maarten souvenir keychain, and one of our big, oversized SXM Euro Oval luggage tags which makes it much easier to spot your luggage on any carousel, anywhere! Click the button to sign up.

5 yrs, $99


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We accept AX, MC, Visa, Discover, Diner's, Carte Blanche, and JCB. Rest assured that our phone is secure with access by authorized Membership Services personnel only. Phone: 978-453-4760  (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern only please)


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    Got a Spare $45,000? If not...


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    SkyMed Emergency Medical Evacuation Membership...


    Getting an Emergency Medical Evacuation jet home can save your life. But you must pay upwards of $45,000 in cash, in advance for such a physician-staffed business jet.  With SkyMed, you pay only a small membership fee. When you're critically ill or injured far from home, getting back home to doctors and hospitals you know and trust is what matters most. Look into it today:

Partial List of Benefits -- We Now Have Over 112 Discounts Across St. Maarten / St. Martin!

Money-saving benefits cover all these areas:


Note: Over 112 current benefits with more coming. List is alphabetical by subject. Some benefits are listed under multiple categories.


Hotel or Timeshare Accommodations Discounts
Value Guide of St. Maarten/St. Martin
Summit Resort Hotel Discount
Turquoise Shell Inn Discount
The Royal Turtle Inn Discount
Baker's Villa Members-Only Discount (Anguilla)
Many More Condo & Villa Discounts

How to use the Low Airfare Center
Current Airfare Sales
Low Airfare Grid (Approx. 100 cities)

Stay-Park-Shuttle-Fly USA/Canada Airport-Area Hotel Discounts (Coming Soon)

$450 Discount Off Quoted Price for New Website from Websites That Work
The JMB SXM Ombudsman

Car Rental Discount from Tropical-Tropicana Car Rental
Car Rental Discount from Unique Car Rental
Car Rental Discount for Cruise Ship Passengers from Rodael Car Rental

Low-Cost Telephone Calls Home From SXM
Free Phone Calls TO SXM (Both Sides of the Island)
Cell Phone Rentals on SXM
Members-only Travel Calendar
Send-Out Greeting Cards
JMB Website Supporters St. Maarten Singles Connection

Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing

DINING (More than two dozen dining discounts)
Le Pressoir Dining Discount

Spiga Dining Discount

The Stone Restaurant Dining Discount
Pineapple Pete's Dining Discount

Trattoria Pizza Pasta Dining Discount

Jimbo's Dining Discount

Topper's Restaurant & Bar Dining Discount

Topper's By The Sea Dining Discount

La Villa Dining Discount

Bel Mar Grill Dining Discount

Skipjack's Dining Discount
Peg Leg Pub & Steakhouse Dining Discount
Tropical Heaven Restaurant Dining Discount

Value Guide of St. Maarten/St. Martin
Caribbean Card Two-for-One Dining Discounts
SXM Privilege Dining And Activities Discount Card
Discounted Hand-Made St. Maarten / St. Martin Coasters and Serving Trays
Island-Style Furniture Discounts from Island Home Furniture (free shipping in USA and SXM)
Many more...

EMERGENCY MEDICAL Evacuation Discount
SkyMed Medical Evacuation Protection Discount

ENTERTAINMENT / PLEASURE (More than three dozen discounts)
Butterfly Farm Admission Discount
SXM Zoo Discount
SXM Privilege Dining And Activities Discount Card
Value Guide of St. Maarten/St. Martin
Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing
Da Party Bus Discount
Tintamarre Day Sails aboard the Celine Catamaran Discount
Pub Crawls Aboard the Celine Catamaran Discount
AIA Massage Therapies Discount from Massage Therapist Tricia Altenau
Members-only Photo Website
JMB Website Supporters St. Maarten Singles Connection
Discounted Hand-Made St. Maarten / St. Martin Coasters and Serving Trays
Island-Style Furniture Discounts from Island Home Furniture
Turtle Tours Yacht Excursion Discounts
Many Sailing Discounts, from Day Trips to SXM Beaches to Pub Crawls to Sunset Cruises to Yacht Charters Worldwide!
Many more...

Free Membership Referral Rewards Program
Free Members-Only Special Giveaways  
First Sunday Sunset Lagoon Cruises Aboard The Celine Catamaran
Free $25 Caribbean Gems Gift Card
Free $25 Zhaveri Jewelers Gift Card  
Three free St. Maarten / St. Martin PC screensavers

Send-Out Greeting Cards
Members-only Travel Calendar

Free Membership Referral Rewards Program
Members-Only Special Giveaways

Highly Detailed St. Maarten / St. Martin Road Maps (Michal Kasprowski)
SPAMfilghter Pro at a reduced members-only price
Island-Style Furniture Discounts from Island Home Furniture
Special Members-Only Pricing on Samsonite Luggage


How to Use the Secret Website

SHOPPING (Many, many discounts)
Free $25 Caribbean Gems Gift Card
Free $25 Zhaveri Jewelers Gift Card  
Value Guide of St. Maarten/St. Martin
Discounted St. Maarten Gifts and Souvenirs
Discounted Samsonite Travel Products
Discounted Hand-Made St. Maarten / St. Martin Coasters and Serving Trays
Rima's Beach World Free Gift for Members
Island-Style Furniture Discounts from Island Home Furniture
Many More...

Advertise Your SXM Timeshare or Condo for Rent
Advertise Your Non-SXM (Anywhere Worldwide) Timeshare for Rent
Advertise Your Spacebanked Timeshare Weeks for Rent
Advertise Points for Sale

Advertise Your SXM Timeshare or Condo for Sale
Advertise Your Non-SXM (Anywhere Worldwide) Timeshare for Sale
Advertise Points for Sale

SkyMed Medical Evacuation Protection Discount
The JMB SXM Ombudsman


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