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September 22, 2017 1:00 PM -

Canceled flights and Hurricane Policy

Due to the impacts caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria, please note that scheduled flights on September 22 and 23 to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec are canceled.

Our flight departing from/to Montreal - Samana scheduled on September 24 is also canceled.

Our flights to Punta Cana will resume normal operations on September 24th and flights to Puerto Plata on September 29th. Operations to Samana will resume on 1 October.

Customers affected by these flight cancellations will all be contacted and may (i) travel at a later date; (ii) travel to another destination, subject to certain conditions; (iii) cancel with full refund (excluding travel insurance costs when purchased).

Transat's hurricane policy has been implemented for flights still scheduled to depart until September 25, 2017 to Dominican Republic.

Details about Transat’s hurricane policy are available here.

September 22, 2017 1:30 PM -

Due to the recent hurricanes in some of our South destinations, we are experiencing an increased amount of additional baggage among our customers. Although we deeply appreciate this show of support and kindness, please note that extra weight or additional baggage, depending on the space available, may be refused for operational reasons.
We thank you for your understanding.

September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Cuba
Air operations have returned to normal in Varadero and Holguín. Hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero, and Holguin are now operational. Air service to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria is suspended until October 31, 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.
 
Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. Our partners along with local authorities are currently conducting clean-up operations in preparation for resumption of tourism operations. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will resume on September 24 and 29 respectively. Service to Samana, meanwhile, will resume on October 1.

Saint-Martin
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen. 

Puerto Rico
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.  Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.
 

Plan your trip to Philipsburg

Airfare to Philipsburg over the next 12 months

The price of flights to Philipsburg varies from month to month. The chart below highlights the lowest rates you can expect to pay depending on when you travel.

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Air Transat offers flights to Philipsburg from select Canadian airports. Choose your departure city below to view detailed flight information.

Philipsburg

Princess Juliana International Airport - Sint Maarten

Flight distance to Philipsburg 3246 km
Average flight time to Philipsburg 04H 45MIN
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Philipsburg

Princess Juliana International Airport - Sint Maarten

Flight distance to Philipsburg 3206 km
Average flight time to Philipsburg 04H 40MIN
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Philipsburg: The heart of Dutch St. Maarten

This Caribbean gem of an island is split into two distinct settlements: the French St. Martin to the north and the Dutch St. Maarten to the south where Philipsburg is the centre of the action.

Beaches

Relaxing on a beach is a popular pastime for travellers to St. Maarten, and Simpson Bay is a great place to start. For those looking for a bit more seclusion, the white sands of Guana Bay hit the mark while a stop at Maho Beach is memorable mostly for the airplanes that fly directly overhead as they approach the landing strip that is unfathomably close to the water.

Water

The pristine waters surrounding St. Maarten are home to plenty of snorkelling and diving opportunities. Popular spots include Oyster Pond Beach and Little Bay Beach beneath the historic Fort Amsterdam. For yachting enthusiasts, St. Maarten’s 12 Metre Challenge lets visitors race real America’s Cup boats in one of four regattas held every day.

Wildlife

Like a scene in a movie, horseback riding on the beach is an option from Lucky Stables: perfect for groups and families. Animal lovers enjoy the St. Maarten Zoo, the Caribbean’s largest zoo and home to over 80 indigenous species. Kids love the Butterfly Farm, where early risers can witness butterflies emerging from their cocoons!

Shopping

Travellers can enjoy shopping along Philipsburg’s main boardwalk. Jewellery is a popular object of desire, while visitors can test their luck at one of the 13 casinos on the island.

With great restaurants, stunning beaches, outdoor activities and a pulsing nightlife, Philipsburg is the perfect spot to base a St. Maarten vacation.

To ensure a successful trip to Philipsburg, read this useful information about travelling to St. Maarten.

Weather in Philipsburg can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.
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