Best Time to Visit St. Maarten 

The best time to visit St. Maarten is April when rain averages 2 inches and high temperatures reach 86 Fahrenheit. The worst time is September to November.

Hurricanes that actually hit or come near the island are rare. Tropical storms are more likely events. 

The region has averaged 12 named tropical storms a year with six of them growing into hurricanes, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Few of them directly hit any island such as St. Maarten because of the size of the Caribbean, but their effects can be felt hundreds of miles away.

There is one exception. Caribbean storms and hurricanes tend to develop in the eastern Atlantic and move west toward the Caribbean over a seven to 10-day period.

Anyone who doesn’t mind a last-minute vacation can see if the forecast looks good enough to take a chance on going, especially if they can get a discounted hotel room and airline ticket at a reasonable price.