St. Barth’s oh-so-short runway has achieved a certain notoriety over the years but that’s part of the fun. Close your eyes for the landing if you’re a scaredy cat but if you at least take a peek we promise it will be a collectible travel experience; exciting, fun - and very safe. The 19-seater STOL (short takeoff and landing) Twin Otter is the largest plane that lands here and is one of the reasons this beautiful island remains unspoiled. You’ll never see a 747 bringing in the crowds.
You fly in over those gorgeous turquoise waters and then over that well-documented hill. You have arrived. Say Bonjour to the folks on St. Jean Beach as you step off the plane.
From the USA, the gateways to St. Barth are via St. Maarten (airport code: SXM) and San Juan (SJU). A connection can also be made from St. Thomas (STT). American Airlines (Now merged with the former US Airways), Delta, United, Spirit, Air Tran and Jet Blue fly to St. Maarten and San Juan. Air France flies from Paris to SXM and British Airways flies from the UK to Antigua (ANU) a few days a week.
Tradewind Aviation offers a great way to connect to St Barth (SBH). Their daily scheduled service, connects directly from San Juan (SJU) in their luxurious fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, which flies to St Barth multiple times each day. Another options is to fly a private charter to St Barth from San Juan or the origin point of your choosing. Our concierge team is more than pleased to make these arrangements for you. VIP Experience is available for purchase in San Juan for scheduled service clients, and includes an escort and baggage transfer from the commercial airline to your Tradewind flight. VIP Experience is offered complimentary to all private charter clients. Our Concierge team can also arrange this VIP service for all confirmed St Barth Properties clients.
Many people connect to St. Barth (SBH) through St. Maarten (SXM).
Winair is the major inter-island carrier. The 12-15 minute flights run all day. Allow 1½ to 2 hours to make the connection to St. Barth. On the return, be sure to allow at least 2 hours (3 hours in high season) in St. Maarten in order to make your connection home.
St. Barth Commuter offers several scheduled flights to/from St. Martin's Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) on the Dutch side and a few others to/from the French side L’Espérance Airport (SFG). The majority of their flights are private charter. For private charter arrangements contact our concierge desk at [email protected] or + 1-508-570-4129.
Helicopter Transfers: Private helicopter charter can be arranged from St. Maarten (SXM) to St. Barth (SBH). The helicopter holds 5 passengers and 1 pilot. Our Concierge team can arrange this service for all confirmed St. Barth Properties clients.
Note: St. Barth Airport closes at dusk
The Voyager is a daily ferry service (75-90 minutes from Marigot and 30 Minutes from Oyster Pond). Schedules are subject to change. Website and phone number: (dialing from the U.S.) Voyager, Marigot Bay/Oyster Pond 011 590 590 87 10 68 (St. Maarten)
The Great Bay Express is a faster ferry that travels from Bobby’s Marina in Dutch St. Maarten to Gustavia in St. Barth. Crossing time is approximately 40 minutes.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE SEAS BETWEEN ST. MAARTEN AND ST. BARTH, ALTHOUGH ONLY ABOUT 15 MILES, IS OPEN OCEAN. IF YOU ARE PRONE TO MOTION SICKNESS, WE RECOMMEND YOU AVOID THIS MANNER OF ARRIVAL
Private boat transfers can also be arranged. Our Concierge team can arrange this service for all confirmed St. Barth Properties clients.
We at St. Barth Properties take care of our clients from the planning stage of their dream vacation, all the way through to their departure from St Barth. Leaving paradise is a sad occasion but we am sure that by that time, you will be addicted as we all are, and return again and again. We will happily repeat the process.