Sonesta Sint Maarten Is Created Especially For You

St. Maarten Sonesta

One island split between 2 countries with crystal clear blue beaches and a lively nighlife, Sint Maarten, Netherland Antilles is an escape from reality. This 37 square mile island is split between the Dutch and French, offering 2 distinct feelings on either side. The Dutch side is a bit more happening and the French side offers a more laid back feel. There are over 35 beaches on the island, so if relaxing with a little sand between your toes is a part of the agenda, the options are enormous. Add a few extra days to your trip so that you can visit the neighboring islands of Anguilla, Saba and St. Barts. They are all short flights or ferry rides away so a day trip over to any of these islands is possible.

When planning a trip the most important part of it is determining where to stay. Sonesta has you covered whether you are looking for adults-only seclusion or family-friendly fun. Sonesta has created three properties for you that will keep you close to all the action on the Dutch side of the island.

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Swim Out Suites

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Sonesta Ocean Point-Adults Only

Sonesta Ocean Point opened in 2015 as an adults-only, 5-star, all-inclusive and all suite resort that is located right on the famous Maho Beach. From the time you arrive at Sonesta Ocean Point the pampering begins. You are greeted with a welcome cocktail in the breezy open air lobby. The suites are all light, airy, luxurious and spacious. All suites come equipped with a fully-stocked mini-bar and a seating area with a sofa. The bathrooms have a modern finished with raised sinks and large walk-in showers.

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Want to take your accommodations a step further? Reserve one of the butler suites where luxury is taken to the next level. When booking five or more nights, you have your own personal butler that will cater to your every need. Want to set-up a romantic dinner in your suite? Maybe you need to schedule an appointment at Serenity Spa? Your personal butler will take care of it all. What else could you possibly need? Top it off with your own exclusive wine fridge with a choice of one bottle per day from a specially curated selection of domestic and international fine wines.

Leave your preconceived notions behind when it comes to dining at Sonesta Ocean Point. Sitting on the edge of a cliff with ocean views to your right and Maho Bay to your left, Azul offers creative Mediterranean specialties in an upscale setting. The crystal blue waters surround you as you hear the waves crashing against the cliff beneath you. The menu changes daily and features fresh vegetables and seafood. After dinner, head over to the Sunset Rooftop Lounge for cocktails and the most gorgeous views of the hills of St. Maarten all lit up. For breakfast, stop in and order a la carte or indulge in the buffet of fresh pastries and fresh fruit like papaya and pineapple. Should you want to explore other dining options, Ocean Point guests also have exclusive access to the five dining options as well as some additional bars located next door at Sonesta Maho Beach

What is there to do around the resort? 

There are plenty of scheduled activities happening around the resort that includes aqua aerobics, yoga and water sports. But maybe laying out is more your speed. Head over to one of 3 pools located on the property.Feel like your on the beach without all of the noise and the people at The Edge Pool. It is popular among guests as its a manmade beach pool located on the cliff near Azul Restaurant. Peacefully relax in the lounge chairs under umbrellas that lines the edge of the water. Need a cocktail while you lounge? Don’t fret, the staff is there for you to order your favorite daquiri or sparkling wine. Other pools include, The Point Pool with cabanas that overlooks Maho Beach and the popular Swim Out Pool that is connected to the swim-out suits.

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A visit to a resort without scheduling time at the spa is a must. Serenity Spa is located at the adjacent Sonesta Maho Beach that features eight treatment rooms all ready to help you relax and revitalize. Services include, massages, body wraps, body scrubs, pedicures, manicures and facials. If you’ve ever imagined a massage with ocean views, book the cliffside gazebo, where the sound of the waves will send you off to sleep. 

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Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino-Family Friendly Fun

Traveling with the kids? Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, offers the same limitless all inclusive experience but in a family friendly environment. The resort is located on Maho Beach and is situated in the center of Maho Village. The 396 room hotel offers several room types making things comfortable for adults and families alike. The decor is island-chic and has all of the amenities you would need.

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Swim Up Pool Bar

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What about things to do?

The famous Maho Beach is located just steps from the hotel. Lay out on the beach or gather with others to snap selfies with the jets as they land at Princess Juliana Airport.

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Maho Village offers an array of things

 Two guest room floors have been refurnished and another three floors will be done by the end of 2016. There’s the addition of Jing’s Restaurant serving an array of Chinese specialties located in Maho Village adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Sonesta Ocean Point, giving guests a great all-inclusive choice to dine “outside” of the resort.

What about the kiddies?

The newly added 1,400 square foot Aqua Park at Sonesta Maho Beach is the only resort with an aqua park and dedicated pool for kids in St. Maarten. With animal themed slides is safe for kids ages 3 to 12.  While the parents escape for a spa treatment or to just have some alone time, the Kids Club offers supervised activities, games at the pool, beach and at the Kids Club room located off the hotel lobby.

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Kids Aqua Park

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Sonesta Great Bay -Adults Only

On the other side of the island in Phillipsburg on one of the most gorgeous beaches in St. Maarten, you will find Sonesta Great Bay. Also an adults-only resort, it offers a different feel and a different view. It is sophisticated with a decor that embodies the feel of the island. Relax at the resort at three swimming pools, Serenity Spa or out on Great Bay Beach. The resort also features a jewelry store, logo shop and the Golden Casino.

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The rooms have an island decor finish with either a balcony or terrace and a fully stocked mini-fridge. If you want to take your accomodations a step further at Sonesta Great Bay, I recommend booking the Beachfront Cabana room that is located on the ground floor. Rooms come with a private cabana facing the beach that is all yours! Butler Suites are also available here.

Continuing with the all-inclusive experience, you can expect plenty of dining options that includes the Bay View restaurant that provides nothing short of amazing views of Great Bay. For a more upscale dining experience, visit Il Pescatore Seafood Restaurant. Pizzeria Capri is your casual daytime go-to and Waters Edge provides al fesco dining with a mix of Mediterranean and Italian Cuisine.

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Great Bay Beach

Similar to Ocean Point, you will find plenty of things to do to keep you entertained. Day time activities include volleyball, tennis, and scuba diving. Or stop oby the tour and excursion desk for guidance on things to do off property like snorkeling, dolphin swims and sunset dinner cruises.


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Traveling since she was 13 years old, Milla Williams has always had a love for food and travel. With over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry, Milla started her blog Happily Eating in 2013, as a way to share her recipes and travel experiences with others. She believes the best way to truly experience a city or culture is through its food. Milla currently resides in Atlanta, GA where she explores restaurants sharing with her readers her favorite local eats.