From superstar DJs to international press to - most importantly - our guests, no one ever leaves SXM Festival quite the same as when they arrived. Check out some of our unforgettable memories here - and get ready to start making your own.
"Ibiza vibes in the middle of the Caribbean"
"SXM Festival is really a musical getaway like no other. The music is world-class, the location is the sort of dreamlike, once-in-a-lifetime spot you don’t think you will ever get to experience and people who attend are a warm and welcoming bunch who make it extra special."
"With The Caribbean as its backdrop, SXM has the advantage”
"The SXM Festival is the perfect mix of international DJs, blissful ocean views, and intimate jungle soirées. It's the only way to do music festivals: island style."
"Attendees can not only watch the performances of acclaimed electronic music artists—such as Guy Gerber and Nicole Moudaber—but also enjoy an array of food and drink vendors, shop at boutiques, observe art installations and indulge in wellness activities, such as massages and yoga."
"A ticket to this Caribbean celebration might be the perfect gift for the house and techno lover in your life."
"SXM brings together some of the worlds best house and electronic music artists in the world for a long weekend of raucous parties where guests can dance the night away as well as explore the beautiful island."
"The Caribbean island is in fact divided between its Dutch soul made of nightlife, casinos and guava liqueurs, and the French one characterized by nudist beaches, fusion gastronomy and lots of relaxation."
"Besides plenty of barefoot beach sets, attendees can look forward to boat parties, VIP villa performances, jungle venues and all the local noms and sunshine-flavored beverages they can stomach."
"The festival prides itself on blending tech and music with the place they’re in — exploring the nature, elevating local businesses, celebrating the Indigenous culture (in this case of the Taino), and employing hundreds of staff across various venues and hotels."
"If you want a festival which actually offers white sandy beaches, secret jungle retreats, and cliff-top villas, look no further than SXM techo festival on the island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten"
"All but guaranteed to make your followers jealous."
"It’s hard not to smile as you soak in every last bit of sun and realize that paradise isn’t so unattainable after all."
"An event that revels in aesthetically-pleasing entertainment."
"The Island of Saint Martin is a real escape, little internet connection and blissful ocean views, awe-inspiring sunset and sunrises, intimate jungle soireés, and a diverse local culture to explore."
"Unlike other festivals where less-known acts are relegated to smaller stages and given less time to ply the audience, SXM gives every artist equal time in the spotlight."
"Set against a backdrop of palm trees, white sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets, the festival combines the perfect beach holiday with spectacular parties."
"SXM feels very intimate—it's easy to make your way all the way up to the stage to see your favorite DJ up close. Not to mention you never feel disappointed by a short set, each DJ gets about 2-3 hours of play time."
"There are turquoise waters, light sand, comfortably warm weather, and a relaxed island culture that makes it easy to check out of regular life and check into a vacation mindset."
"SXM is fast approaching the upper echelon of this festival category, quickly establishing itself as an oasis unlike any other, and for good reason."
"The change of scenery between venues across the island was a welcoming difference compared to traditional festivals that host all stages on one common ground. "
"The feeling of being at the SXM Festival is like no other, world-class DJs and performances, magnificent views, warm and welcoming people who created a memory for a lifetime in one place, at the same time."
"SXM is now already well established and for good reason – it has a perfect location, well-curated soundtrack and a crowd who keep on coming back. They do so because there are few events as stunning as this one and they come from all over the USA, Europe and even further afield."
"Beyond the main site of Happy Bay (5 hectares, 300 meters of private beach, 2 stages, what else? ), the festival multiplies the incursions to the four corners of the island. (Beach) clubs — Boho Beach Club, on the French side, and Karakter on the Dutch side of the island — are thus the scene of more intimate parties."
"St Maarten is a true paradise in the Caribbean! Some of the most beautiful people in the world can be found here! I like to go there because, even if I am not originally from the island, I feel at home: this is the atmosphere of the place!"
"As a festival goer, it’s always the icing on the cake to see big names and discover new, emerging artists in intimate settings like this."
"The Main Stage was a towering construction with driftwood timber, plenty of grasses, hanging mystic artworks, and towering palm trees, all making it feel like a living and breathing organic structure. Add in the fact that it is bathed in warming hues of light, often surrounded by dancers in lavish costumes with an exotic edge, and has a killer sound system, and you have one of the best places to party in the world."
"In an era where festivals are multiplying faster than bread, SXM stands out for the quality of its conditions. With no more than 5,000 wristbands in circulation and rarely more than 3 to 4,000 people simultaneously in the same place, the festival maintains an intimate character, where many other festivals race for numbers to the detriment of the experience offered to the public."
"SXM Festival is also dedicated to leaving a smaller footprint and helping replenish natural environments. With initiatives that include going paperless, saving energy with LED and solar lights, and eliminating plastic waste throughout the festival, it is the mission of SXM Festival to become increasingly sustainable throughout its growth. The festival also has a “no trace” policy: Every venue is transformed to be more beautiful at the end of each event."
"Environmental initiatives such as eliminating plastics and using LED and solar lighting to reduce energy consumption will be in operation. Organisers aim to recycle 100% of waste through Saint Martin-Based Verde SXM."