Planes do not fly to St. Barts at night (no lights at the airport!)
So if flying to St Barth's is your preferred transportation option make sure you arrive on St. Maarten in time to catch the last flight of the day at 4:50 p.m.
If your timing does not work you can take one of the
St Barts ferry services
Another option some St Barts travelers do is to spend a night on St Maarten and leave for St Barts the next day.
St Maarten Airport & Delays
When flying to St Barth's through St. Maarten baggage delays/problems may happen. If at all possible, bring only carry-on luggage
or at least bring a carry-on bag with a few of your mandatory items.
(As mentioned above, you can now also avoid St. Maarten entirely if you fly directly from San Juan SJU to SBH.
The In Transit Gate
The rules and regulations regarding the In Transit gate change constantly so be sure to check what is being
said in the discussion forums
before you go. Sun Destinations offers
VIP transit services to speed you through the process.
Ferry Dock to Airport St Maarten
It is about a 20 minute cab ride from the St Maarten airport to the other side of the island where the ferries to St Barth's depart.
When using the ferry services to connect with flights don't cram things. Allow extra time at each end... No stress.
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