Philipsburg Sint Maarten Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal

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Philipsburg, St Maarten

Sint Maarten belongs to the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean with Philipsburg being one of its most important cruise ports. There is a huge choice of accommodation deals near the cruise Port of Philipsburg comprising beachfront hotels, guest houses, seaside resorts, B&Bs along with apartments and studios.

Philipsburg has a warm climate all year round, a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere, fantastic beaches, amazing night life and great shopping. As Philipsburg is the capital and main town of Sint Maarten, it is very popular with holidaymakers.

Philipsburg St Maarten

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Cruise ships dock at the new cruise port (the AC Wathey Pier & Port Facility) located a 20 minute walk from the downtown area of Philipsburg. You easily can get to the port by taxi, or water taxi (from the town centre). Philipsburg is located on the Dutch side of the island (Sint Maarten).

To find the best holiday deals why not do a little research about Sint Maarten beforehand and see what it has to offer? Take advantage of special offers for hotels and other types of accommodation close to the cruise terminal and port.

Many hotels in the area know the importance of providing a first class service while keeping prices competitive. Whether you stay near the terminal or port, you can enjoy affordable deals by reserving suitable accommodation online. Hotels close to Philipsburg cruise port overlook the beautiful beach and sea.

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Philipsburg Alicia's Inn Hotel
Alicia's Inn
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Cheap property set in the centre of the city, walking distance from beach.

Philipsburg Holland House Beach Hotel
Holland House Beach Hotel
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Boutique hotel situated on Great Bay Beach in downtown Philipsburg.

Philipsburg Royal Palm Beach Resort
Royal Palm Beach Resort
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Beachfront resort located on Simpson Bay in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.

Philipsburg Cruise Port in Sint Maarten
  • Cruise Ship Terminals – Piers

    Located 20 minutes walk from downtown Philipsburg.

    The main beaches (hotels and resorts) are well served by local taxi’s and minibuses from the port. www.portofstmaarten.com

    Cruise companies departing from the port are Seabourn, Windstar Cruises, and Star Clippers.

    You’ll find lots to keep you occupied during your visit with many water activities, horse riding, fishing and golf courses nearby. Hotels usually have swimming pools, health spas and massage parlours, ideal to pamper yourself and truly relax.

    The terminal and port in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten have many duty free shops to buy liquor and electronics at cut price deals. Choose accommodation beside the terminal for great deals whether on business or pleasure.

    There is an extensive selection of hotels to choose from whatever your budget and time of travel. Make Philipsburg your next stop cruise destination !

  • Capital City of St Maarten

    Although Philipsburg is quite small, it has a very interesting history. Dutch and French settlers divided the island which is now part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    The Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond surround the capital which is also the commercial center of the island. The port is busy with liners and cruise ships coming and going, so there’s plenty to see if you take a walk along the coast.

    St Maarten belongs to the French West Indies so there’s a great mixture of local people. The Salt Pond is named because salt was made here many years ago. There’s also a rocky promontory that separates Great Bay from Little Bay where many hotels are situated.

    A new terminal was built after the harbor was dredged to let cruise ships dock while the sand that was collected after dredging has been utilized to make the Great Bay beach bigger and better.

    Follow the boardwalk along the beach to take in spectacular scenery or when in the city admire the new side walks, paving stones, benches and cast iron lighting.

    Philipsburg has many restaurants too ranging from French, Creole, Chinese and Indian for visitors to try different dishes.

    If you’re thinking about your next holiday destination and have decided to visit Philipsburg in Sint Maarten, you definitely won’t be disappointed. Stay within your accommodation budget by planning ahead.

    Ships departing from Philipsburg visit other fascinating Caribbean ports of call such as the port of Bridgetown in Barbados, Fort de France in Martinique, Charlotte Amalie on the island of St Thomas and the harbor of Castries in St Lucia.

  • Nearest Airports

    Princess Juliana International Airport (IATA : SXM) is the main international airport on the island. The airport is situated west of Philipsburg about 2 miles from the cruise port terminal and downtown hotels.

    Taxi’s are available and will bring you to your destination (hotel).

    web : Sint Maarten International Airport

    There is also a smaller airport located on the French side called L’EspĂ©rance Airport, but is only used for regional flights.

  • Some Cruise Facts

    Currency

    The Netherlands Antillean guilder is the official currency of Sint Maarten. The Euro (EUR) is the currency of St Martin. US Dollars are accepted on both sides of the island.

    Language

    Dutch is the main language of Sint Maarten, but almost everyone speaks English. The language of St Martin (the French side of the island) is French.

    Post office

    address : 33 W.A. Nisbeth Road, Philipsburg, St Maarten.

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