If you are considering renting a scooter, motorcycle or bicycle, please refer to this thread.   

WARNING about RASLINKS scooter rental in  St Maarten, Filipsburg , Juancho Yr. blvrd. www.raslinks.com

If you are in Philipsburg and planning to see the other French side of the island, or Airport Beach by scooter or ATV, be careful.  When you are  enthusiastic to meet friends and having a holiday, it should not let you care less about making a good deal. Do not decide too quickly  and do not say yes for the first guy who comes to you with a flyer and offers you to rent a scooter from them for 60 usd. Way too much!

By the time you start to fill out their form, the amount can rise up to 75 usd, that they will say to be because of the insurance. If you leave, the guy will shout after you, he probably will want to give a 'better' deal. It is up to you if you want to deal then, or to go to an other place. Be careful, the next place might be the same company if you do not go far enough. After you sit down you might see the same guy from the 1st place, looking into the office through the door with a satisfyed smile. In case you have the smallest accident or scratch on the scooter, they might charge you pay 100-200 usd in addition to the expensive rental cost, for a small damage. Actually there is no bargain about it, you cannot leave without paying.

It is great to go to the French side. There you need to be prepared to pay with Euros and see some more european-like coffees, restaurants, shops too. Beautiful beaches and interesting to look around, but most of the roads are quite busy. Be careful if you are not a safe driver, those busy roads can be dangerous too.

All in all, when you start your plans, avoid rental places that are close to touristic centrals.