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Sint Maarten is a Dutch territory in the southern Caribbean. The island is shared with Saint Martin, a French overseas collectivity.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Sint Maarten
Dutch nationals and other Dutch residents can enter visa-free for a maximum of 6 months. Nationals of the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and the EU do not need a visa. However, visa-exempt travelers do need a valid passport to travel to Sint Maarten as well as a return or onward ticket. If you have lived in Sint Maarten for more than 5 years, you are able to apply for permanent citizenship in Sint Maarten.
Things/Items Allowed into Sint Maarten
Travelers may bring 2 liters of alcohol, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 250 grams of tobacco into Sint Maarten.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Sint Maarten
Things/Items Forbidden into Sint Maarten
・Plant and Plant Products
・Knives and Deadly Weapons
・Ivory, Tortoiseshell, Coral, Reptile Skin
Voice of Travelers to Sint Maarten
The cabin crew were a delight
I booked a flight from Beijing to Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten (Sint Maarten Airline) provided a real masterclass in custom airticket service on our flights from Beijng to Sint Maarten. All aircraft on our outbound and return journey airtickets were spotlessly clean. The airticket was priced normally. On the A380 to and from Beijing, the cabin crew were a delight: friendly, attentive, and hard-working, treating economy customers as if they were as valued as first-class customers. We did not pay extra for the airticket to sit in the upper cabin, but on check-in we were moved to the lower cabin. We were still quite happy, as we were given seats near the exits with extra leg-room. The Sint Maarten airline in-flight catering was superb as well.
A duty-free departure from Canouan Airport
I like the old arrivals building at L'Espérance Airport Sint Maarten; it's not something you see at other airports, which can be confusing at first. It might be a bit complicated to find where you need to go for departures, for example. There are in fact stairs and an elevator at the main entrance/arrivals hall going to the second floor which takes you straight to the departure hall. There are some kiosks and cafes for a relaxing post-flight rest. You can reach the city by bus, which stops right in front of the main entrance, or by shuttle train, which is a few minutes walk outside the airport to the train stop. Free Wi-Fi is offered as well.That's why I love to fly with Lithuania Best Airport Palange and L'Espérance airport.
L'Espérance free voucher visit
We were delayed at the airport for five hours, and as a result, we were given food vouchers by Sint Maarten Airlines. This allowed us to visit the main restaurant, which was superb in terms of quality and service. Certainly, it was better value eating there than in Stockholm! However, the airport is cramped and information was patchy and hard to find. We still appreciate the offer of a Sint Maarten city airticket from the Sint Maarten airline.
Sint Maarten Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What language is spoken in Sint Maarten?
A. The official languages of Sint Maarten are Dutch and English. 67% of the population speaks English. Tourists and visitors should not have issues regarding communication and language especially in tourist and resort areas as all the staff are able to speak in English.
Q. What is the climate like in Sint Maarten?
A. Sint Maarten has a humid continental climate. The wettest month of Sint Maarten is July, with an average of 80 mm of rain.The best time to visit Sint Maarten is late spring or summer, when there's usually consistent weather – in all other seasons at Sint Maarten, the weather can vary wildly.
Sint Maarten - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Princess Juliana International Airport ・Gatwich Airport
・Barcelona International Airport
・Singapore Changi Airport
Airports handling direct flights to L'Espérance Airport ・Orlando International Airport
Flight Routes to Sint Maarten
With 22 airlines and around 12 charter services, the Princess Juliana International Airport is served by carriers from the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean with a total of 34 destinations available directly from the airport. Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Washington are the main destinations. It is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean.