How To Get To The Beautiful Island Of St. Maarten / St. Martin In The Heart Of The Caribbean!

Information Article Visit How to Get to St Maarten

Gateway of St. Maarten

Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) is the gateway of Sint Maarten. The airport is located 10 miles (15 km) northwest of Philipsburg and is operated by Princess Juliana International Operating Company NV (PJIAE).

While we hate to see you leave, we will give you tips on where to eat when at the airport.
Le Bistro by Bacchus offers take away from the same folks who own Bacchus. Sandwiches, salads, and pastries are available take to the plane. You can also buy luxury olive oils, vinegars, wines, and great food-type souvenirs.
Blue Bitch, from the people who own Blue Bitch in Phillipsburg, has set up shop with a huge open bar right in the middle of the airport. Watch the planes arrive and depart while enjoying hot dogs, chips, nuts, cocktails, beer, or glass of wine.
Domino’s has a takeaway cart at the airport.
Souliga Club is the business lounge at the airport and will cost you $20 to enter or is free if you have priority pass. It worth the money—free WiFi, air conditioned, private toilets, TV, snacks, and free wine.

L’Espérance Airport

L’Espérance Airport, also known as Grand Case Airport (French: Aérodrome de Grand-Case Espérance), is a public use airport located in Grand Case, on the French side (Saint Martin) of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The airport is used only for smaller aircraft for regional flights, as Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) on the Dutch side (Sint Maarten) of the island is the larger airport served by all major carriers including to international destinations.


Some of the largest and most renowned cruise ships disembark their passengers at the Dr. A. C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility in Dutch St. Maarten.

Simpson bay bridge

Monday to Sunday : 9:00am – 9:30am – 11:00am – 11:30am – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
There is a bridge fee
Information : VHF channel 12
Beam : 56ft (17m)
Draft : 17ft (5m)
Clearance : 8ft to 8,6ft (2,40m to 2,60m)
Speed limit : 5 knots


Ferries depart from Marigot, Oyster Pond, Philipsburg and Simpson Bay for Anguilla, St-Barthélemy and Saba. Schedules and departure points are prone to change so call the main ferry line (87-53-03) in St-Martin for the most up-to-date information.

St-martin to Anguilla
Ferries make the 25-minute journey from Marigot Bay in St-Martin to Blowing Point in Anguilla an average of once every 30 minutes from 8am to 6:15pm (from 7:30am to 7pm from Anguilla to St-Martin).

The one-way fare is US$12 (US$15 on the last boat of the day). The fare for the passage is paid onboard the boat.


People arriving by yacht can clear immigration at the office (542-2222) based in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. The city-sized cruise ships all pull into Philipsburg as well.