Planning Your Visit

Aerial shot of Saint BarthSheila Goldberg


Your first order of business should be selecting your dates. Then you should book transportation.

Most arrivals on St. Barth come thru St. Maarten (SXM) or San Juan (SJU).

United, Delta, American, and Jet Blue fly from the US to Julianna Airport on St. Maarten. Several airlines fly from major cities in Canada and Europe to St. Maarten or San Juan.

Tradewind Aviation (1-800-376-7922) offers deluxe service between San Juan and St. Barth. They also fly from St. Thomas, USVI (STT) to St. Barth. Tradewind is offering a special for attendees of our meeting; $50 off per person on round trip fare if you mention the meeting when you book.

The code is DENTAL18. You can book here. In order to book, do your initial search on the website, then enter the code on the left when you see the search results and hit search again for it to apply, then choose your flights.

Or contact Eva to book for you: 212-645-6139 or email her at Eva at

Two airlines make the 10 minute flight from St. Maarten to St. Barth (SBH). Winair and St. Barth Commuter. You should leave at least 90 minutes in each direction between flights in St. Maarten if you are using carry-on luggage; more if you plan to check flights for your trip to St. Barth. You can bypass immigration in St. Maarten if you travel with carry-on luggage.

St Barth Commuter’s site has a great map that illustrates the best path for navigating the airport in St. Maarten.

Next, select your accommodation.

If you wish to stay in a hotel look at the web sites of these hotels and just let us know your preference. We will make the reservation for you.

Print out our registration and auto forms. Fill these out indicating your hotel and vehicle choice. Send these to our New Jersey address with the $1500 Registration Fee. We will confirm your attendance.

Your hotel will confirm your room and ask for a deposit.

If you wish to stay in a villa, make your selection. Fill out registration and auto forms and mail them to us with your registration fee. We will book your villa. The agency will confirm your villa and request a deposit.

In December, you will be sent a Welcome letter with a schedule and directions to events. First time attendees will be provided detailed information and directions to hotels. We also provide information about the best restaurants and beaches to enhance your free time on our island.

The SBDA earns commissions from each hotel, villa and car reservation we make and these fees help to fund the cost of organizing the conference and keeping the registration fees low. If you reserve accommodations or a car rental directly; use a villa agency other than one of the five we recommend; or reserve through a travel agent you will be charged a higher event registration fee.

If you reserve a villa or hotel through one of our partner agencies, please report which agency you used on the registration form and we will be in contact with them.

Want VIP service, including baggage transfer at St. Maarten or San Juan? We now work with Saint Barth Services to ease your transit through the airports. Contact Eva at info at for pricing and information.

Or travel Luggage Free with Luggage Free services.


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