Back for their fourth year in March, SXM Music Festival will be impressing you.
With 6 days of non-stop grooving from March 10th – 15th in 2021, of spectacular electronic dance music DJs such as:
Akufen, Bedouin, Bonobo, Cassy, DJ Tennis, and Enzo Siragusa!
See the 2020 lineup phase 1&2 below:
The Caribbean Dream Getaway with Music
The magical Caribbean Saint Martin Island enjoys perfect year-round temperatures, pristine sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and flora and fauna to delight all the senses.
Taking place in the middle of the Americas, where heavy European and West African influence is abundant, SXM aims to use this utopian location to open up a portal to the New World, uniting music and dance lovers from all across the globe.
The parties will be endless. All day and all night, carefully scattered throughout the island, you will continuously find new and stunning venues to get down and funky to.
Plus, SXM will also be hiding a wondrous number of secret parties on boats, private properties, and unsuspecting locations. You must get out and spread your social butterfly wings to know where to go!
SXM Music Festival Tips
1○ Don’t worry about the booze
At some festivals, it is both difficult and expensive to buy alcohol, so people oftentimes bring bottles from home. Fear not!
At SXM, this will not need to be the case. Saint Martin takes their wine and alcohol very seriously- you will experience an abundance of each. Rest assured, you’re in good hands.
2○ Seek out your favorites
While most festivals will have about 10 security guards protecting their musicians.
SXM actually encourages their DJs to stay for the entire length of the festival and get out into the crowds and socialize with their fans. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know some amazing DJs!
3○ Stay a little longer in St. Martin
If your plan may be to stay on the island for just the 5 days of the festival, it is highly recommended that you consider staying longer.
Last year, many people said their only complaint was that they didn’t plan more time to further enjoy the island.
While the festival is a blast, exploring the island itself is a whole other vacation. In the next section, you will get a better idea of why.
So Why SXM Music Festival?
The winter blues have set in: stale routines, perhaps too much napping, and a pressing desire to release your inner wildness in the sunshine. While yearning for summer, March, April, and May seem like the longest months of all time. There is an escape, a solution: SXM Music Festival.
You don’t have to wait until summer to let loose and free that beautiful spirit of yours. You now have a golden ticket to a psychedelic, techno, tropical wonderland.
Happy Bay Beach is the best choice to stay for SXM Music Festival. Two other options to stay for the St.Martin fest: Marigot and Grand Case.
Things To Do?
You’re in luck. Saint Martin Island is a paradise for all sailing, surfing, diving, paragliding, horseback riding, ziplining, and adventure lovers.
As well, you can take a hike to Happy Bay Beach to escape some of the wildness of the SXM festival, enjoy amazing views and breathtaking sunsets from Fort Louis, or even find yourself surrounded by hundred of butterflies at The Butterfly Farm. The opportunities here are endless.
Where To Stay?
Between all the parties, having a comfortable humble abode to rest up at is going to feel like heaven. Luckily, amazing accommodation is to be found all over the island;
Since the island brings in many, many guests this week, you are going to want to use a website like booking.com to search for and book your hotel ahead of time!
What To Eat?
The island of Saint Martin, with is unique clash of food-loving cultures, is most definitely a foodie-haven.
From unique French cuisine like duck breast with passionfruit sauce at Le Tastevin, to high end coconut shrimp beach food at Karakter Beach Lounge, to even the Caribbean’s most famous sushi at Bamboo in Maho, there is something delightfully satisfying for every person and every meal.
How To Get There?
Since the festival is located on an island in the middle of the Carribbean, your best bet is going to be to fly in (unless you really, really like swimming).
Luckily, the airport is located right next to the action, with planes flying within feet above festival goers heads. In fact, the name of the festival, SXM, comes from the airport’s code. Unlike many small islands in the Caribbean, Saint Martin offers direct flights from major cities all over the world, including cities like Amsterdam, New York, Miami, Toronto, and Paris.
Getting Around The Island
The venues of the festival, such as the Soggy Dollar, Dreams Beach Bar, and Happy Bay, are spread out all across the island. For this, the festival itself offers a transportation package for 59 euros to get everywhere you need to go via shuttle bus and boat.
In the past, Stephan Philion and Joel Smye were just owners of the Bloor and Bathurst night club in Toronto, Canada. Upon fantasizing of a unique, tropical, and cultural gathering of international DJs and festival goers, they set their hearts upon creating SXMusic festival.
They wanted a festival that would strategically take place in March, during many spring breaks, when people were really antsy to get out in some warm weather and let loose; which is different from many festivals, which take place in the middle/end of summer.
They also chose the location of Saint Martin very strategically, wanting a location that was a tropical wonderland, culturally diverse, and easily accessible by so many different countries.