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St. Maarten Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our St. Maarten Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Message from a reader (12 Dec 2017): St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport has been severely damaged by hurricane Irma. At present, arrival, transit and departure procedures are conducted in tents and a former luggage handling facility. Services are limited to small food and drink stands in the departure area. A large air-conditioned tent is being erected, which will relieve crowding. The terminal building is not expected to be operational until late 2018, but no firm date has been set.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at St. Maarten Airport.

What to Expect

  • The St. Maarten airport has a single terminal with two floors.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • We have not received many reviews on this airport. If you have been there recently, please write a review.

Where to Sleep

  • The airport is open from 7:00 AM to the last flight. Sleeping here is not permitted.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to use the first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our St. Maarten Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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St. Maarten Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Executive Lounge - Location: Airside, near Gates 1 and 2. Hours: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door ($20)

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at St. Maarten Airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in St. Maarten Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To see more options there is a list of hotels near St. Maarten Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs - There are ATM’s available on both levels.
  • Banking Services - There is a bank located near the main entrance by the car rental desks, they may also be of assistance with currency exchange.
  • Currency Exchange - See Banking Services.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - There are a number of shops selling clothing, souvenirs, travel accessories, books, alcohol etc. both landside and airside. There is no designated duty-free store.
  • Food & Drink - There are a number of restaurants, cafes and bars located both landside and airside. At the time of writing, there were no 24-hour food options.
  • Information Desk - There is a tourist information booth located beside the car rental counter on the ground level.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking Areas - There is a smoking lounge across from Gate C3.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open from 7:00 AM until the last flight.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Alamo • Avis • Best Deal Car Rental • Budget • Dollar / Thrifty • Hertz • Empress Rent a Car • Paradise Island Car Rental • Safari Car Rental • Sidro United Car Rental • Sunshine Car Rental • U-Save Car Rental.


Flat-rate taxi vans are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 14 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .