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Deal alert: Escape to St. Martin next month with round-trip flights as low as $162

Jan. 22, 2022
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Warm up from the brutal cold we are currently experiencing on the East Coast with a trip to St. Martin (or technically Sint Maarten since you'll be flying to the Dutch side of the island) in February with round-trip flights from nearly 20 U.S. cities starting at just $162 on JetBlue.

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Today's deal was originally sent out from Scott's Cheap Flights, which sends deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Plus, Scott's Cheap Flights is currently running a promotion where new users can receive 20% off a Premium subscription with the code "HAPPY22" between now and Jan. 31.

(Screenshot courtesy of Scott's Cheap Flights)

Deal basics

Airline: JetBlue.
Routes: ATL/AUS/BDL/BNA/BOS/BUF/CLE/EWR/FLL/JAX/JFK/LGA/MIA/MCO/ORH/PHL/RDU to SXM.
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: February 2022.
Book by: Scott's Cheap Flights thinks this price will last two-three days.

Related: Which Caribbean islands are the most wheelchair-accessible?

(Screenshot courtesy of Scott's Cheap Flights)

Sample flights

One-way flights are available to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), including departing from:

  • Miami (MIA)/Fort Lauderdale (FLL), starting at $162.
  • New York City (JFK), starting at $228.
  • Boston (BOS)/Philadelphia (PHL), starting at $243.
  • Atlanta (ATL)/Nashville (BNA), starting at $259.
  • Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU), starting at $268.

To book this deal, head to Google Flights or search flights via JetBlue directly. Note that availability depends on the exact route.

The below BOS-SXM flight is slightly more expensive than advertised, indicating others have already been taking advantage of this deal.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

JetBlue's basic economy class, Blue Basic, does not include a full-size carry-on. To access the overhead bin, consider upgrading to Blue for regular economy or checking a bag for $60.

Most of the flights in this deal include a layover, minus those departing from JFK or EWR.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: Caribbean vs. Alaska cruises: Which itinerary will I like more?

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card (3 points per dollar on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or via Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). For this deal specifically, consider using the JetBlue Plus Card to earn 6 points per dollar on eligible JetBlue purchases. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card and JetBlue Plus 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

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All visitors to St. Martin must complete an online health authorization form. Those who are fully vaccinated and boosted are not required to submit a predeparture COVID-19 test. More information about current COVID-19 restrictions is available from the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau.

This deal is already going, so time is of the essence.

Read more: These are the best times to visit the Caribbean

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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