When to find the cheapest flights to St Maarten
St Maarten guide: how to get there, what to see
|St Maarten city centre|
|Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM): 5 km from city centre|
Flights to St Maarten: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to St Maarten
This half-Dutch and half-French island in the Caribbean offers spectacular beaches, charming towns and incredible natural landscapes. When it comes to finding flights for your St Maartin vacation, chose between non-stop connections offered by US Airways, American Airlines, jetBlue, United, Delta or Spirit Airlines. Several carriers also sell tickets to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on the Dutch side of the island with one layover.
Best time to book cheap flights to St Maarten
When choosing the best time for your St Maarten vacation, take into account that many hotels are closed during the off-season, summer, and early fall as there's a chance of hurricanes. During shoulder season, November to early December and May to June, prices tend to be lower. Also, book your airline tickets to St Maarten 6 months in advance for the best airfares.
- Peak season: Mid-December to April.
- Low season: During hurricane season between July and October.
A non-stop flight from New York to St Maarten takes around 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Experience St Maarten: sights, tours and activities
Both sides of the island, St Maarten and St. Martin, have plenty to offer. Whether you head to Marigot or Philipsburg, you can enjoy great beaches, a buzzing nightlife, tax-free shopping and excellent food. This tropical island getaway is home to more than a dozen casinos and attracts some of the most elegant mega-yachts in the world.
Essentials in St Maarten
Beaches: The 37 sandy beaches of St Maarten are the island's main attraction. Sunbathers that want to work on their tan and relax with au naturel will have no problem finding patches of coastline reserved for nudists. For some variety, you can choose from snorkeling right off the beach or expeditions with a boat.
Philipsburg: St Maarten is known as the Crossroads of the Caribbean. The port of the buzzing Dutch capital of the island welcomes some of the biggest cruise ships in the world. Searching for some souvenirs to take back home? Philipsburg is the perfect place for some duty-free shopping.
Marigot: The capital of the French side is also the largest city on the island. It is home to a number of first-rate restaurants with classic French menus and scrumptious Creole dishes, which earned St Maarten the fitting name “Caribbean's gourmet island.”
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Hotels and accommodation in St Maarten
Hotel prices on the island tend to rise during the high season, between December and April. For cheaper accommodation consider taking your vacation in St Maarten just before or just after the peak tourist season. Most hotels close in September due to hurricane season. To avoid disappointment book your rooms in advance!