Once in Sint Maarten forget about public transport with fixed stops and time schedules. Just get on the road, bring some dollars with you and wait for the dollar bus to arrive. Along Airport Rd (the main road in Simpson Bay) you never have to wait for more than 5 minutes. On other roads you might be less lucky. Once you are on the bus, ignore the sign that tells you to pay the bus driver when you get in (you’ll do this at the end), greet everyone and take a seat. Is your destination getting closer? Stop thinking of the most polite way of to ask the bus driver to stop. Do not use more than three words: ‘Stop here, please!’ will do just fine.