Situated in the warm inviting waters of the Caribbean, St. Maarten is a popular tourist destination offering visitors a chance to experience paradise. The island is a regular stop-off for cruise ships as they make their way through the Caribbean and home to beautiful sand beaches, lush rainforests and out of this world Caribbean food. The island’s hospitality and charm is one reason St. Maarten is regularly voted the best Caribbean island to visit.
If you’re planning a trip to St Maarten, you’re probably wondering when is the best time to visit. In our opinion, anytime is the best time to visit our amazing island!
For the best available prices, the best time to visit St Maarten is late-April through June or between November and mid December, and it’s always cheaper to travel during the week as opposed to the weekend. Use the flight comparison engine below to compare flights to St Maarten.
The weather in St Maarten is quite pleasant throughout the year with an average temperature of 80.6°F, and may vary +/- 5 degrees, however, it can tend to get humid during the Summer months.
If you’re visiting the island during the hurricane season (June – November), bear in mind that nearby storms may affect our local weather and sea conditions. Our operators offer full refunds if your St Maarten island tour has to be cancelled due to weather conditions. However, don’t just assume your tour is cancelled because it’s raining outside. Rain showers on St Maarten usually last minimal time and so within a few minutes you can very well be on your way.
During Fall, many restaurants, and accommodations (especially on French St Martin), tend to close for renovations, but are reopen in full swing just in time for Winter. St Maarten’s off season is also the Atlantic hurricane season, be sure to keep track on the latest weather patterns prior and during your travel at this time. The busiest season and priciest time of year on St Maarten is during Winter.