My wife and I will be visiting St. Barth's for the first time in January. I have our flights booked; direct from Newark to SXM, then Winair (booked separately) to SBH about 2 hours and 20 minutes later. On the way back, we have more time between flights, about 3 hours.
My question - is the transfer at SXM a hassle? I saw VIP services offered by a few firms, namely Premium IV and Winair. We will have one checked bag. I'm trying to gauge whether or not the VIP service is worthwhile to take the guesswork out, even if it's a sort of "insurance." Any comments on the complexity and pitfalls of the transfer? Has anyone used a VIP service for the transfer?