Sleeping in Airports

St. Maarten Airport Guide

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.

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 St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport.

What to Expect

St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport 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.

Where to Sleep

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.

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!

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

  • Mary’s Boon Beach Resort & Spa – (6 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. US$10.00 each way. » Check Rates
  • Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport transfers are available. The hotel suggests a taxi for approx. US$ 10.00 each way. » Check Rates
  • Royal Islander Club La Plage – (5 minutes from the airport). No shuttle service. A taxi is recommended. The cost is approx. $12-$17.00. » Check Rates
  • Royal Islander Club La Terrasse Resort – (5 minutes from the airport) No shuttle service. A taxi is recommended. The cost is approx. $12-$17.00. » Check Rates
  • The Towers at Mullet Bay – (8 minutes from the airport) No shuttle service offered. » 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.

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 airports 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 – Not available.

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.

As of June 2019, 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.

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.

Last updated: 2019-07-16

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.