Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our St. Maarten 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.
SXM Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport.
What to Expect
St. Maarten Airport (code: SXM) consists of a mid-size terminal which received extensive damage from 2017’s Hurricane Irma. As of December 2018, the airport has reopened and almost all flights have resumed.
Sleeping in St. Maarten Airport
Sleeping in the airport overnight is not permitted. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. 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.
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 about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Executive Lounge – Location: Airside, near Gates 1 and 2. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
If sleeping in St. Maarten Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport with taxi fares running from $12-18 (Oct 2019):
- Mary’s Boon Beach Resort & Spa – (1 km from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
- Hommage Hotel & Residences– (2.5 km from the airport) No airport transfers are available.» Check Rates
- The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina – (2.5 km from the airport). No shuttle service. » Check Rates
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.
Free WiFi is available at St. Maarten Airport.
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. Locations: 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; however, many of the shops sell items that qualify for duty-free prices.
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, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking Areas – There is a smoking lounge across from Gate C3.
The airport is open from 7:00 AM until the last flight.
St. Maarten airport is served by the following airlines: Air Caraibes • Air Century • Air France • Air Sunshine • American Airlines • Caribbean Airlines • Copa Airlines • Coastal Air • Delta • Divi Divi Air • InterCaribbean Air • JetBlue • KLM • LIAT • Seaborne Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sunwings Airlines • Trans Anguilla Airways • United Airlines • WestJet • Winair.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
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.
Last updated: 2020-03-13
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: update the airport guide or write a review.