I was able to get in on a pretty cheap fare to St. Maarten earlier this year, and it’s somewhere I have always wanted to go because of the famous Maho Beach, where you can be very close to planes landing at the airport, including a Boeing 747. While we were there geeking out about planes anyway, we figured we should also make a day trip over to Saba to land and take off from the shortest commercial runway in the world, and holy cow, did that deliver 😀 Costs were a little higher for the caribbean than I’m generally used to, especially food, but alas, it was still pretty awesome.
An interesting thing to note: The Dutch side of St. Maarten uses the dollar, and the French side (St. Martin) uses the Euro. On the French side you can pay with dollars, and some places will give you a very favorable exchange rate of $1 = 1€. Other places are closer to the true exchange rate or even up to $1.30 = 1€.
St. Maarten Costs
|Cost Per Day||$232.87|