Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Philipsburg

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Philipsburg. This romantic city is known for its beaches, shopping and island views. Marigot Market and Fort St. Louis are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Philipsburg

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Philipsburg a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sint Maarten Zoo (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Butterfly Farm (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Mullet Bay Golf (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Philipsburg

Travellers enjoy Philipsburg for its boating. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, October, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Philipsburg

Travellers enjoy Philipsburg for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Philipsburg is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Maho Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Pinel Island (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Great Bay Beach (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Cyrus Wathey Square (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Little Bay Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Guana Bay Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Philipsburg

Fly into Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance), which is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Philipsburg?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 947 holiday lettings around Philipsburg. From 400 flats & apartments to 107 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Philipsburg?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... well, everyone. Find the right shared setting for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to basking in beachy bliss! Luckily, there are 299 beachside getaway properties to cast yourself away to. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has plenty more property options to browse through, including:

  • 289 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 255 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 208 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Philipsburg?

No scrambling for sun loungers, sharing a pool or waiting in line at a buffet. If this sounds like holiday paradise, round up your posse, pile into a private villa and embrace the space and privacy you know you deserve. In this destination, you have 299 rentals to choose from. Prices start from £77 a night. If that doesn't match your squad's style, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Condo: 282 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £76 per night.
  • Apartment: 111 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.
  • House: 107 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £84 per night.

Can I stay in Philipsburg in a large group?

Nothing beats catching up with old friends or spending a week or so with extended family in a terrific new location. And what's best, HomeAway has places big enough for everyone. The most popular option for bigger groups here are villa holiday rentals, and we have 120 currently listed. Rental accommodation around the area that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 265 rental properties suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as £61.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 8 guests? We have 119 that will work well. Prices begin at just £79 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 10? We have 51 rental properties that will be perfect. Prices start from £280 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your aunt, your cousins and all your mates to Philipsburg.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Philipsburg?

HomeAway has plenty of great cost-effective rental options. Treat your group to a lavish meal out or extend your stay with the money you'll have leftover. Oyster Pond is a fantastic area to investigate if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 40 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £195 per night. Pelican Key is another place to check out. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £200 a night.

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