Tap Water Safety in Sint Maarten

Last UpdateApril 8, 2021 12:53 pm

How do People In Sint Maarten Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Sint Maarten have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 88% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% Moderate
  • Water Quality 13% Very Low

Can you drink the tap water in Sint Maarten?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Sint Maarten (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

Check tap water safety of cities in the Sint Maarten