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AA SXM arrival at 2130

I'm looking to stay on st. barts and have found a great flight option -MIA SXM. only problem is that the flight arrives 2130 in the evening.

are there any options to get to st. barts that day?

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1. Re: AA SXM arrival at 2130

No! The St. Barts airport does not have lights so you can't fly in, the commercial ferries don't operate after dark and it's extremely doubtful you'll be able to find a private charter captain who is willing to make the crossing at night.

Your options are to either get an earlier flight into SXM or stay overnight and go to St. Barts the following morning.

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2. Re: AA SXM arrival at 2130

You can contact one of the boat charter services in Saint Barth -- Jicky Marine Service or Master Ski Pilou come to mind -- they sometimes will do night crossings but will charge you a lot for it. I think ~1200 Euros to ~2000 Euros.

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3. Re: AA SXM arrival at 2130

Hello,

Arriving on the same day would be very difficult.

The best way would be an overnight in St Martin french side, and take the first flight at 8AM or 8.30AM from Grand-Case Airport to St Barth.

It is a domestic flight, so you could be at the airport 30 minutes before the flight.

More information on this page stbarthcommuter.com/destinations-charters/ch…

Michael

Edited: 12 February 2013, 21:27
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4. Re: AA SXM arrival at 2130

Michael at St Barth Commuter gives great advice. Book your flight with them online, and spend the night in St. Martin at Grand Case. Pretty beaches and some decent hotels. Great food, too, as you are on the French side!

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5. Re: AA SXM arrival at 2130

This isn't Bermuda which is mostly flat. Very steep and challenging roads, even in car. Unless you are super experienced, please don't-you will want to come back!!!

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6. Re: AA SXM arrival at 2130

I'd second post 4 and fly from Grand Case airport.

Get a taxi from St. Marteen's main airport, and as you drive through the graffiti-strewn half-finished concrete hell known as the Dutch side of St Martin, rejoice that you'll soon be out of there.

You'll soon enter the French side (notice the discarded "all inclusive" wrist bands and casino passes and sandals with built-in socks left at the "border"...) and will be in Grand Case in 30 mins - with luck, about 10:30-10:45

We stayed in a great hotel there called L'esplanade which is a lovely property and also very near the airport (as is all of Grand Case) - worse case scenario you could walk there easily in 15 minutes from the hotel the next morning.

Once checked in, you can walk from the hotel to "restaurant row" in 5 minutes - You can eat in any of the "lolos" (open air grilled food etc) which will still be doing food that time of night.

Hotel has security that time of night but if you stay here arrange with the hotel beforehand about checking in/out.

Next morning get reception to get you a taxi to the airport (2 mins) or walk there - go down the entrance drive, turn left, and airport is at your doorstep. There's a cafe there, or grab breakfast at the hotel.

Edited: 13 February 2013, 09:11
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7. Re: AA SXM arrival at 2130

I meant 22:30-22:45pm!

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