Sint Maarten Travel Budget - Visit Sint Maarten on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Sint Maarten?

You should plan to spend around $318 per day on your vacation in Sint Maarten. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $112 on meals
  • $412 on hotels

A one week trip to Sint Maarten for two people costs, on average, $4,449. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sint Maarten cost?

A one week trip to Sint Maarten usually costs around $2,225 for one person and $4,449 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sint Maarten on average costs around $4,449 for one person and $8,899 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Sint Maarten will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sint Maarten on average costs around $9,534 for one person and $19,068 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Sint Maarten expensive to visit?

Sint Maarten is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Sint Maarten is somewhat more expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in the Caribbean Islands for its travel costs. While a few countries in the region are more expensive, Sint Maarten is more expensive than most.

For more details, see Is Sint Maarten Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sint Maarten?

The average Sint Maarten trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Sint Maarten travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $412
Food 2 $112
Alcohol 2 $224 - 671
Accommodation Budget in Sint Maarten
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sint Maarten is $206. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sint Maarten is $412. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Sint Maarten

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sint Maarten based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $212. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Food Budget in Sint Maarten
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Sint Maarten can vary, the average cost of food in Sint Maarten is $112 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sint Maarten should cost around $45 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sint Maarten is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Alcohol Budget in Sint Maarten
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $448 on alcoholic beverages in Sint Maarten per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Sint Maarten on a Budget
Sint Maarten Maho Beach, Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten, a vibrant Caribbean paradise, is a unique blend of Dutch and French cultures, offering an eclectic mix of experiences for travelers. Located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, this island is known for its stunning beaches, lively nightlife, and diverse culinary scene. Divided into Sint Maarten (Dutch side) and Saint-Martin (French side), it provides a rich cultural tapestry that appeals to all types of visitors. Sint Maarten, the Dutch and southern side of the island, is a hub of activity, known for its bustling resorts, casinos, and nightlife. The capital, Philipsburg, is a shopper’s paradise with its duty-free shops and bustling boardwalk. The island's beaches are renowned for their beauty, and the island is famous for being a gateway to some of the most scenic spots in the Caribbean.

Due to generally high prices, it can be difficult to travel here on a small budget. However, local hotels can be much cheaper than the larger beachfront resorts. It's also possible to find cheaper food if you get away from the beaches. Local transportation can also be found, or simply restricting your movements to places you can reach on foot will save you a lot of money, too.
Top Tourist Attractions
Sint Maarten boasts numerous sights that highlight its natural beauty and cultural richness. Maho Beach is one of the most famous beaches on the island, known for its close proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport. Watching planes fly overhead just meters above the beach is an exhilarating experience that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Philipsburg is home to many historical sites, including Fort Amsterdam, which offers panoramic views of the island and the Caribbean Sea. The fort, built in 1631, is a testament to the island's colonial history and provides insight into its strategic importance during the colonial era.

Adventure seekers will find plenty to do in Sint Maarten. The island's waters are perfect for a variety of water sports, including snorkeling, diving, and sailing. The crystal-clear waters around the island are home to vibrant coral reefs and a diverse array of marine life. Popular diving spots include the wreck of the HMS Proselyte and the underwater reserve of Creole Rock.

Sailing excursions are another fantastic way to explore the island. Day trips to nearby islands such as Anguilla, St. Barts, and Saba are popular and offer a chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Caribbean. Sunset cruises are also a favorite, providing a romantic and serene way to end the day.

Popular Foods
The culinary scene in Sint Maarten is as diverse as its cultural heritage. The island offers a plethora of dining options, ranging from beachside shacks to gourmet restaurants. The Dutch side is known for its lively beach bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy local dishes such as johnnycakes, conch fritters, and fresh seafood.

Street food is also an integral part of the island’s culinary landscape. The "lolos" of Grand Case are casual, open-air eateries that serve local barbecue and seafood at reasonable prices. Here, you can enjoy grilled lobster, ribs, and plantains while soaking in the local atmosphere.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.