General Travel Information

Travel to St. Maarten

Currency in EURO

Travel to St. Maarten (SXM) is fairly easy from major US hubs and European Hubs. Major jet airlines fly into SXM - Delta flies direct from Atlanta, American flies direct from Miami and Jet Blue flies from East Coast. Air France flies from Paris directly into SXM. There is a smaller intraisland airport located near Grand Case Bay.

Be sure you use the code SXM for your travel plans. The St. Maarten airport is large, modern and very accommodating.

Our yacht Blithe Spirit II is located on the French side of St. Maarten in beautiful Marigot Bay close to shops, hotels, inns, a major marina, restaurants, customs/immigration, markets and more. Its an easy cab ride to Marigot and should take you about 25/30 minutes depending on traffic and ranges from 25-35 euro depending on number of people and bags.

We will meet most groups at 6pm at the Marigot Bay dinghy dock next to the market and marina. Just tell your cab driver. We will dinghy out luggage, baggage and customers to our boat not far away at all.

Here are some great suggestions with different price points for accommodations in and around Marigot Bay. Some accommodations listed are in other lovely and cozy bays around St. Maarten.

In or Near Marigot Bay

Le centr'hotel
4, rue général de Gaule
97150 Saint-Martin
Phone (590) 590 878 651
Fax (590) 590 879 649

LE BEACH HOTEL (adults only)
Baie de Marigot
97150 Saint Martin F.W.I.
Phone (590) 87 87 00
Fax (590) 87 18 87

In or Near Orient Bay

La Plantation

In or Near Simpson Bay

The Horny Toad Guesthouse
2 Vlaun Drive, Simpson Bay, St Maarten, DWI
(No postal code needed)
toll free (800) 417 9361
phone 1 721 545 4323

Nettle Bay

Mercure Bay Spa Hotel

Grand Case

Grand Case is the culinary center of the French cuisine scene in St. Maarten and top in the Caribbean for fine French, creole and island food!

L'esplanade Spa, Hotel and Yoga

Marquis Boutique Hotel

Grand Case Beach Club

Bleu Emeraude