Sleeping in Airports

Pointe-a-Pitre Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Pointe-a-Pitre Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

We asked a fireman about the possibility of sleeping in the airport, as we had plane tickets and ID. He said we couldn’t be denied the right to sleep in the airport. – a traveller

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 about their time at Point-a-Pitre International Airport.

What to Expect

Point-a-Pitre International Airport consists of two small terminals (T1-Main and the newer T2-Regional) with a dozen or so shops and eateries, located primarily in T1. WiFi is available, but as of January 2015 power outlets were reportedly almost impossible to find. The air-conditioning keeps the terminal a bit chilly, so have a sweater or travel blanket handy to stay warm! Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have had no reviews from travellers who have tried to sleep in this airport. Our last sleep-related review for Pointe-a-Pitre airport was 2002. Back then, reviewers told us that sleepers must notify airport security of their intention to spend the night inside the terminal. If you have recent experiences with this airport, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport.See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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 purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes Bessie Coleman VIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Boarding Hall, 1st Floor, next to Gate 6. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Pointe-a-Pitre Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Canella Beach Hotel – (13 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Fleur d’Epee– (13 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Auberge de La Vieille Tour – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Pointe-a-Pitre Airport for a fee. Connect to the “Orange Network”.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Level 0.

Currency Exchange – Karukera Change provides currency exchange services. Location: Level 0.

Duty Free & Shopping – The airport offers Duty Free as well as a small selection of shops. There is a mini grocery store on the Arrivals Level. Hours 9:00AM – last flight (Mon-Fri) and 11:00AM – 9:00PM (weekends).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with at least one open at 6:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are also available in the airport.

Games – There are video games and simulators are arranged in the departure lounge and on Level 1.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Yes. Location: Level 0.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the Medical Center, located on the ground floor. Hours: 9:00AM – 11:00PM.

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 [email protected]

Pharmacy – Location: On the ground floor, next to the Medical Center. Hours: 7:30AM – 9:00PM.

Post Office – Located on Level 0. Hours: 12:00PM – 6:00PM Monday thru Friday only. Closed on weekends.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Yes. A key is available upon request.

Spa – Head to Diamond on Nails for services. Location: Arrivals Level.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Pointe-a-Pitre airport is served by the following airlines: Air Antilles • Air Canada • Air Caraïbes • American Airlines • Air France • Corsair International • LIAT • XL Airways • Cubana Airlines • Norwegian • Air Transat.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite in an annex building: ADA • Flizzr • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Interrent • Jumbo Car • Rent-A-Car • Sixt • Thrifty.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport 24 hours a day.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.