In July of 2019, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly to the South American country of Suriname and spend 11 days diving into its food, culture, and history. Come along with me as I share my Surinam Airways business class review while I fly from Miami to the capital of Paramaribo via Aruba!
My journey started, as it always does, at my second home, Miami International Airport. Suriname would be my 73rd country and I was so excited to fly there and start exploring! I was flying Surinam Airways, which is the country’s flagship carrier. I’d be partnering up with Jenny Tours during my time in the country, which provides everything you could possibly need in Suriname, including booking your tickets, tours, guides, transportation, restaurants, and hotels.
I was in Terminal F, an older terminal in the airport. I’d be flying business class for three hours to Aruba, connect there, and then fly an additional three hours to Suriname. I boarded my flight, a Boeing 737 700. It was super comfortable and had a 2-2 configuration. There were 8 seats in business class. There were only 20 passengers onboard, but we’d pick up a lot more in Aruba.
After we took off, I kicked off my Surinam Airways business class review with a Parbo Bier, which is Suriname’s main beer. It was really refreshing and was perfect for a hot day like today!
Lunch was served. It was basically chicken breast with broccoli, carrots, and potatoes, some flan, and a roll. The chicken had a nice, tasty glaze and was a nice, healthy and light meal…except for the flan, of course! The glaze was like a creamy, glazy mushroom sauce and was really tasty! The flan was like butter and had some raspberry puree on the bottom.
The flight attendant made me a strong, tasty cocktail with some rum and mango juice. There wasn’t much turbulence since I was flying over the Caribbean. Connecting through Aruba is the only way to get to Suriname. We landed there after a little under 3 hours. I had a beautiful view of the sunset as we landed! So far, my Surinam Airways business class review was positive. It had been a great experience so far.
The connection was only 45 minutes. We didn’t have to get off and we just let the new passengers on. I was so tired and wanted to just pass out for the rest of the trip.
Each flight was only 2.5 hours instead of 3, which made it a lot easier. I wanted to sleep as much as possible because I would land at about 1 a.m. and have to drive to my hotel. Plus, I’d have an early day tomorrow!
The next meal was chicken salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, two rolls, and a slice of pound cake. It was a very Dutch meal!
I was so hungry. The chicken salad was really nice and I loved the tomatoes. It was exactly what I needed to go to bed! With an hour and 54 minutes left in the air, I crashed until we landed! All in all, my Surinam Airways business class review is extremely positive. The food was great and the ride was very comfortable!
As soon as I got off the plane, I was hit in the face with the humidity, which was brutal! I had to buy a tourist visa once I got through security. It costs $40, so I highly recommend bringing cash with you. If you don’t have that, you’ll have to use an ATM and if you can’t pull out money, they’ll hold your passport until you can pay.
I grabbed my bags and met my guide from Jenny Tours. I could not wait to explore this amazing country with him!
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