Planning your visit 

Aerial shot of Saint BarthSheila Goldberg

First select 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 attendees a $50 discount per person for each flight. Use promo code SBHDENTAL25, valid for flights January 16 – 28, 2025. This promo code can be used starting today! Please note that this code does not apply to resident rates.

To use this code, visit, search for your preferred flights, enter SBHDENTAL25 under “promo code,” and click “search again.” This will apply the promo code to the flight you select. Or call the Tradewind team at 203-267-3305 option 1 or email and mention this promo code. They will be happy to assist with bookings.

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 luggage 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. Please note the airport is in transition, and airport employees will give you instructions when you land.

Next, select your accommodation.

If you wish to stay in a hotel look at the web site\s of our hotel partners and just let us know your preference. If you prefer to stay in a villa, make your selection. We will make the hotel or villa reservation for you. Fill out registration and auto forms, print and mail them to us with your registration fee. The hotel or villa agency will confirm your accommodations and request a deposit.

To expedite the payment process, please email your registration form to Eva at and she will make your reservations and send you the banking info for wire transfers. Or, send the Registration to our New Jersey address with the $1800 Registration Fee if you prefer not to wire funds, but it could take weeks to deposit your check. We will confirm your attendance.

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 ($2400).

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.

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.

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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