Deal alert: A Caribbean getaway to Sint Maarten under $300 round-trip

Dec 13, 2021

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If you’ve seen videos of crowds planespotting on a beach and wondered what that would be like, we have a deal for you. The Caribbean island of Sint Maarten is one of the world’s most famous locations for that activity. This offer from JetBlue will help you experience the rush of planespotting (or the tranquility of simply relaxing on the sand) for under $300 round-trip. 

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A JetBlue flight lands at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in January 2017. (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)

The deal was first reported by our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights and is available in January and February 2022.

Deal basics

Airline: JetBlue Airways.
How to book: Directly through JetBlue or via Google Flights.
Travel dates: January-February 2022.

Sample flights

The following deals on JetBlue are for Blue Basic seats, which allow you a personal item. You will pay extra for seat selection and a carry-on bag. The fee for a checked bag is $35 on domestic flights.

If you’re on the East Coast, you’ll appreciate this chance to leave the winter weather behind. Fares of $226.69 are available from New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR) in January and February.

(Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue)

Floridians looking for a different type of beach scenery can fly round-trip from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to SXM for $228.69.

(Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue)

We also found some flights from Atlanta (ATL) to SXM for $277 round-trip during the month of January. The flight below makes one stop in Fort Lauderdale.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

This fare from Chicago is a bit higher than the others. It’s still a great deal, considering that winter packs a strong punch in the Windy City. We found a round-trip from Chicago (ORD) to SXM priced at $308 at the beginning of January. Prices are often twice as much during the winter on this route.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel. Frequent JetBlue flyers can use the JetBlue Plus Card for 6x on eligible JetBlue purchases, the JetBlue Card for 3x on eligible JetBlue purchases or the JetBlue Business Card for 6x on eligible JetBlue purchases.

The information for the JetBlue Card, the JetBlue Plus Card, the JetBlue Business Card and the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Swim, snorkel, shop or search the skies for planes. There is no doubt that Sint Maarten is hard to resist in the winter. Take advantage of this affordable escape before seats sell out.

Featured photo by Images.

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