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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Philipsburg a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Philipsburg

Travelers 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 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Philipsburg

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Philipsburg

Fly into Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Philipsburg?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 766 vacation rentals near Philipsburg. From 268 Villas to 335 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Philipsburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Philipsburg?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Philipsburg:

  • Indigo Bay: 50 vacation rentals
  • Upper Prince's Quarter: 229 vacation rentals
  • Hope Estate: 31 vacation rentals
  • Fort William: 33 vacation rentals
  • Point Blanche: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Philipsburg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Philipsburg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of St. Martin: 762 vacation rentals
  • Sint Maarten Zoo: 762 vacation rentals
  • Fort Amsterdam: 763 vacation rentals
  • Guana Bay Beach: 761 vacation rentals
  • Philipsburg Courthouse: 763 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Philipsburg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Philipsburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 268 Villas in Philipsburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Philipsburg include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 335 rentals available
  • Houses: 61 rentals available
  • Resorts: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Philipsburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 631 vacation rentals with pool available in Philipsburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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