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Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.) Hotels

A gateway to the sun kissed island of St. Martin and the nearby Leeward Islands, Philipsburg's Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is best known for its thrilling approach. As planes come in to land at Runway 10, they seemingly graze Maho Beach – a surreal sight that's made this a prime vantage point for plane spotters. It’s also a well-connected hub, providing inter-Caribbean flights, as well direct links to Europe, North America, and Latin America too.

Hotels in Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.)

Many of the hotels near Philipsburg Airport are situated around the idyllic Simpson Bay, where you’ll find guesthouses, chic self-catering digs, and sprawling beachfront resorts. Nearby Philipsburg offers similar accommodation, whether you want to live it up in a luxury casino and spa hotel, or lay low in a small seafront inn.

Where to stay

St. Martin’s capital Philipsburg is a tropical blend of Dutch heritage and quintessential Caribbean culture. Alongside its pristine palm-lined beaches, the port town’s promenade offers an array of restaurants and bars, while Front Street and Back Street boast some seriously good Duty Free shopping. Its main attractions include the hardy Fort Amsterdam, which dates back to 1621, and historical museums.

How to get to Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.)

Serving numerous Caribbean and international destinations, Philipsburg Airport is a particularly useful gateway for vacationers. Year-round it has flights to and from the likes of Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, and New York. If you’re staying in Philipsburg once you’ve landed, it’s around a 10 kilometer journey from the airport. Taxis can whisk you there in a matter of minutes, while car rentals are available too, allowing you to explore the rest of the island at your leisure.