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SXM Blog


11/5/2017 - By SMRC


Logistics and General Services


Up-to-date Information on Commercial Flights: 

    • Winair will be operating (more information to be provided) Effective October 23, Winair is operating flights between St. Maarten and San Juan

    • KLM: 2 x weekly from Amsterdam to SXM starting November 2017

    • American Airlines: 1 direct flight to Miami daily from 10th October

    • Delta Airlines: 5 direct flights per week from Atlanta 

    • Air France is not currently operating direct flights from France; they are flying through Guadeloupe, with a connection to Grand Case.

    • PAWA: 3 direct flights weekly from the Dominican Repbulic 

    • Air Caraibes will be flying 3 x per week, direct flights from Paris, from October 28 

    • Jet Blue: 2 x weekly direct from JFK starting November 1.  Will resume daily service out of New York as of January 2018.

    • Main terminal is damaged; temporary arrivals/departures area has been erected while terminal undergoes repairs.  

    • Private Flights:  Private flights can operate out of Juliana airport.  The limitation, at the moment, is that the airport can't accept night flights as lights were damaged.  Opening hours are 7h00 to 17h00.  

    • Grand Case airport on the French side is fully open and operational for incoming and outgoing flights. 

    • Direct flights are available to: Guadeloupe and St. Barths.

    • Corail Helicopters is not currently operating and is closed, most likely, for the season.  


      Import and Export of Merchandise: 

    • Air Cargo: Partially open/operational.

    • Dutch Side: Federal Express, DHL, and local freight forwarders are fully operational.  

    • Imports: Express services (Federal Express, DHL) are working as normal on imports, as is air cargo from the US.  Imports from Europe will be managed on the reduced direct flights, or brought in via the US or Antigua.  

    • Exports: Express Services are now accepting outboundpackages, although pickup is not yet fully operational.  Air exports to Europe may be impacted by limited flight service. 

    • Sea Cargo Dutch Side: Fully open/operational 


      Ferry Service: 

    • St. Barths Voyager 3 has started rotations between Marigot and St. Barth.  Schedule to be up dated. 

    • Ferry service is running between St. Maarten and Anguilla.  

      Bridge Openings

    • Simpson Bay Bridge: Fully operational, currently limited to 2 x openings per day (10:00, 15:00); special openings available upon request.  

    • Causeway Bridge: Closed to marine traffic until further notice.

    • Sandy Ground Bridge: Closed to marine traffic until further notice. 

      General State of Roads: 

    • Clear on both St. Maarten and St. Martin. 

    • Taxis are operational, though are reduced in number for the moment.



    • Supermarkets currently open and operational:

    • Concordia Butcher

    • Shop'n'Drop Grocery SXM

    • Grand Marche Bush Road

    • Gourmet Marche Cupecoy

    • Maho Market

    • Market Garden

    • Sunny Foods

    • Fairway Philipsburg

    • Super U

    • Supermarkets closed until further notice: 

    • Grand Marche/Carrefour Cole Bay (suffered structural damage; re-opening anticipated for after 2017-2018 season)

    • Flower Shops:

    • Au Temps des Fleurs: open and operational





Hotels and Restaurants


Dutch Side Restaurants:

    • Open/Fully Operational: 

    • Avantika

    • Bajatzu Bar & Grill, Mah

    • Banks Bar Pondfill

    • Bavaria 

    • Beirut Simpson Bay

    • Buccaneer

    • Buffalo Wings

    • Cafe Atlantico

    • Cafe Rembrandt

    • Colosseum Casino

    • Corner Grill Bar Cupecoy

    • Corner Bar Cay Bay

    • The Crave

    • Dinghy Dock Simpson Bay

    • Dominos Pizza Bushroad

    • Ernest & Fidel Port Cupecoy

    • Fresh Shwarma Man

    • Gigi's Organic

    • Greenhouse (Philipsburg and Simpson Bay Branches)

    • Holland House Philispburg

    • Isola Italian Cafe

    • Pelican Hollywood Cafe

    • Jan's Kitchen

    • Jekyll & Hyde

    • Karakter's

    • KFC

    • Lagoonies Restaurant and Bar

    • Lebanese Cuisine Simpson Bay

    • Little Mobay Maho

    • Mario's Bistro (limited menu)

    • Mark's Place

    • Mo's Snack Corner

    • Mr. K's Cigar Lounge

    • Pineapple Pete

    • Pizza & Co.

    • Red Piano

    • Replay Sports

    • Rhythm'n'Booze

    • Sal e Pepe

    • Shiv Shakti

    • Soggy Dollar Bar

    • Sunrise Snackbar

    • SXM Yacht Club 

    • Taco Macho

    • Thai Savanne Simpson Bay

    • Top Carrot Simpson Bay

    • Toppers

    • Uncle Harry's

    • Zee Best Simpson Bay

    • French Side: 

    • Fully Open: 

    • Mama Pizza, Oyster Pond



    • Dutch Side:

    • Fully open/operational: 

    • Atrium Hotel 

    • Commodore Suites

    • Bakers Suites

    • Simpson Bay Suites

    • Travel Inn

    • Intending to Open: 

    • Mary's Boon: Limited opening in October. Fully open 15 December.


    • Closed Until Further Notice

    • Sonesta Maho

    • Sonesta Great Bay

    • The Flamingo

    • The Royal Palm

    • French Side: 

    • Fully open/operational: 

    • Intending to Reopen: 

    • Grand Case Beach Club, March 2018

    • Hotel Belmond La Samanna: April 2018

    • SPAS

    • Fully open/operational: 

    • Carita Day Spa

    • The Body Spa



    • Partially open: 9 holes currently available.  Second nine holes intending to open soon.  


Special Information


Dutch Side:

    • The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is in the process of conducting detailed assessments of all beaches, and clearing those safe to swim.  Thus far, the following beaches have received the green light:

    • Kimsha Beach

    • Simpson Bay Beach (partially)

    • Mullet Bay

    • Cupecoy Beach

    • Westin Beach Dawn Beach

    • Maho Beach

           French Side:

    • Friar’s Bay

    • Grand Case

    • Orient Bay South

    • Galisbay

    • Anse Marcel



    • Heineken Regatta: St. Maarten Yacht Club has announced the regatta will go forward as planned.

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