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Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa

St. Maarten/St. Martin

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5 Nights with Air from $1,259 Meals not included
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Escape to a lush hillside of green grass and white sands! This amenity-rich resort will treat you to an extraordinary e ... More

Customer Rating 8 Reviews
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3.9
Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
4.5
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
4.2
4.1 out of 5
"Dawn Beach Westin is awesome! Oyster Pond is awesome. The rest of St Maarten is sub-standard due to over population and the local population being not condusive to tourist Drive very carefully!" – Davidgeorge
7 out of 8 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.9
Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
4.5
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
4.2
4.1 out of 5
"Dawn Beach Westin is awesome! Oyster Pond is awesome. The rest of St Maarten is sub-standard due to over population and the local population being not condusive to tourist Drive very carefully!" – Davidgeorge
7 out of 8 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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April 26, 2016
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Dawn Beach Westin is awesome! Oyster Pond is awesome. The rest of St Maarten is sub-standard due to over population and the local population being not condusive to tourist Drive very carefully!


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: North Carolina
Age: 55-64

December 29, 2015
Great getaway

The Westin was located in a relatively less-touristy part of the island, very close to the border between the Dutch side and the French side (it's in the Dutch side). The facilities were as expected from a well-known hotel chain. What really blew me away was the pool and the beach right at my doorstep. The beach was enjoyed only by a handful of people (I think because of its location, only the people staying at the Westin were allowed access) and was extremely well maintained. There were staff available to hand out towels and take orders for drinks, adding an extra layer of convenience. One shortcoming of this hotel was that there were very few dining options, three if I remember correctly. We only tried the snack bar at the poolside and didn't go check out the two restaurants inside the hotel building because they were a wee bit too expensive. For those of you who are thinking of staying at the hotel throughout, this lack of dining option will have to be taken into account. Other than this, I would highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of a quiet and relaxing getaway to St. Martin. I know I'll be coming back in the near future.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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5.0
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From: London, UK
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 30, 2014
Our Research Paid Off

The Westin St. Maarten was fantastic. My girlfriend and I planned the trip together and did plenty of research before we chose this resort. We couldn't be more satisfied. THE STAFF: Amazing. Everyone greeted us and treated us like we were the guests of honor. Nadine & Rahul (I hope I spelled it correctly) knew it was my birthday when I arrived and offered us some special gifts; they really made us feel like we were special guests. Dan, the regional manager, greeted us later on and appeared genuinely curious about our plans for our week on the island. Dan and the rest of the hotel personnel offered options for places to see/eat/explore but never were pushy or came off like they were trying to sell us something. THE ROOM: Very clean, dry and cool...exactly what we needed after venturing around the island for the day. The room smelt clean and had plenty of space. The bathroom was the perfect size, as was the shower, which allowed a person of my (large) size to be comfortable in what usually is a confined/small space. Quality soaps, shampoos, etc were always replenished each day. If there is one nitpicky comment I can leave, I wish there was an option to empty the pre-stocked fridge so we could leave our bottled waters inside. The fridge was packed tight with purchasable items, leaving no room for our own items. Regardless, for the price, the room was excellent. THE CASINO: It was quite nice to have a few (free) drinks and play some cards, roulette and new slots. It was a breath of fresh air to have a casino that was clean, quiet, not-packed and not open all the time. I think it would have been too attractive to always have access to the casino. We actually won a fair amount of money on slots which paid for a fantastic dinner at Aura, the resort's high end restaurant. THE FOOD: The quality and variety were better than we expected. Poolside, the choices were limited, but we did not need more than what was offered. "Ocean", the mid-line restaurant had decently priced items for food and drink and service was quick and friendly. The main attraction was Aura, the high end restaurant. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was sublime and the food was fantastic. Wait staff was friendly and eager to please. The value at Aura was quite good. We had two glasses of wine each, plus two appetizers, two sides, the lobster, sea bass and filet, along with a dessert and tea for only $190 including tax/tip. That, to me, is value. We did not try room service, but based on our experience with everything else, I bet it was just as good. THE BEACH/POOL: We did not spend too much time in the pool since the beach was so close and so nice, but the time we spent there was relaxing. Some loud kids were around once in a while, but the noise level was, overall, low. The beach was clean, and the water was warm and clear. It was windy at night, but that helped keep the temperatures down so you could walk around with slacks/jeans on with no problem. There are more scenic beaches on the island and neighboring island, but that is what you rent a car for. OVERALL: We had a great time at the Westin St. Maarten. If we decide to make another trip to St. Maarten (we have plans to visit other parts of the world first), we will certainly stay at the Westin. We explored other hotels on the island and believe the Westin has the best value, by a long shot. This resort was a home away from home. When we were tired from exploring the island or neighboring islands for the day, we were excited to relax in our cool and comfy room, followed by some time at the casino and a walk along the beach. I highly recommend the West St. Maarten and I must thank the staff, again, for making us feel like royalty.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: San Francisco, CA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 4, 2013
Great Vacation

We enjoyed the Westin Dawn Beach very much. Our main concern is the poor dining options on the premises, especially the fine dining retaurant Aura, where customer service is extremely poor: no one at the podium outside to seat customers - for long periods of time. No wait staff even acknowledged us after we were seated, so we just walked out. The prices at Aura are very high and the food very average. This needs to be corrected and fast!!! The representative at the concierge desk for booking tours was unfriendly, distracted, terse, and disinterested. She spoke so fast that no one could understand her - seemingly trying to discourage questions and not caring whether we booked a tour or not. Maid service especially excellent, Nicholas, a server in The Ocean restaurant was very polite and friendly.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Massachusetts
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

311 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and six suites feature Westin's Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath. Guest room amenities include a mini bar, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, ceiling fan, AC, coffee maker, Internet access availability, TV, and a balcony with an islandview or oceanview.

Room Details

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Oceanview
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Oceanfront
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What's to Love

The Westin St. Maarten staff is very friendly, helpful and ready to direct you to 31 nearby island beaches, if you want to leave Dawn Beach.
 

What We'd Change

St. Maarten is definitely a place worth exploring, but taxis get pricey quickly. Rent a car and travel at your leisure; the adventure is worth it.
 

Why You Should Go

This luxury resort has a relaxed island vibe. There's nothing better than gazing at the ocean or lounging by the island's largest infinity pool.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Parking
  • ATV Rental ($)
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Secretarial Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service ($)
  • Business Services ($)
  • Sauna ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Tour Desk
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Kids Club ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • ATV Rides
  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

St. Maarten/St. Martin is 2 vacations in 1! With both a French and a Dutch side, visitors can experience two diverse cultures living side by side. Great nightlife, shopping, and beaches make this a popular Caribbean destination.

Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa

144 Oyster Pond Rd

1-721-543-6700

Hotel Description

Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa: Set Your Cares Adrift

Escape to a lush hillside of green grass and white sands! This amenity-rich resort will treat you to an extraordinary experience in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean on St. Maarten. For a relaxing start to your vacation, check out the Hibiscus Spa which offers an extensive list of full-service pampering. Treat yourself to a facial and personalized skin care or indulge in a full spa package or manicure. For a well-rounded dose of island indulgence, try a four-handed massage, courtesy of two of Hibiscus Spa's most talented therapists. The Soothing Aloe Vera Wrap offers a cooling, complete embrace of all natural ingredients, an anti-stress scalp massage and a hydrating hair mask--pure Caribbean bliss for you!

Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin boast more than 31 of the world's most pristine beaches, and the beach where the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa sits is no exception. You'll find yourself on the shores of Dawn Beach, where you'll find acres of sunshine and shoreline for beach bronzing and relaxation extraordinaire. Or, find your thoughtful spot waterside at the largest infinity pool on the island, located next to the Liquid Bar & Grill, with tasty snacks, tropical beverages and comfy loungers.

Once you work up an appetite, you can scratch that itch at Aura, an oceanfront French-style steakhouse with an upscale, tropical setting or at casual, indoor/outdoor Ocean for contemporary fare. Enjoy after-hours entertainment at the Vegas-style casino to woo Lady Luck. Whether you're off to the 24-hr fitness center, taking an island tour, shopping or swinging the clubs on the nearby neatly groomed greens of the 18-hole golf course at Temenos Golf Club in Anguilla, the Westin Kids Club(R) offers your tots a host of daily activities to keep them entertained while the grown-ups enjoy an afternoon escape.

At the end of the day, return to your Oceanfront Room for a little quality time on your private balcony where you can take in the ocean views as you plan another day in paradise.

This hotel is NOT all-inclusive. Food and drink must be purchased separately.
Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.



DINING

Aura
Type: French/Fusion
Hours: Open daily, 5pm-10pm
Description: Oceanfront, fine-dining restaurant offering French cuisine in an upscale, tropical atmosphere.

Ocean
Type: Contemporary
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Casual, ocean-view restaurant with American fair.

Deli Bar
Type: Deli
Hours: Open daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Snacks and wraps.

Opal
Type: Sushi
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Serving sushi and tapas, this chic restaurant balances elegant design with the energy of a night club.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Liquid
Pool and swim-up bar and deli serving light fare, salads, sandwiches and refreshing beverages. Open daily, 10am-7pm.

Casino
The resort's Vegas-style casino features a variety of games to satisfy everyone, including craps, blackjack and slots. Daily, 2pm-2am.



BEACH

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is situated directly along the shores of Dawn Beach.

POOLS

The resort features the largest freshwater infinity pool on the island, located next to Liquid Pool Bar & Grill with poolside service.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

A watersports center and an activities coordinator is available to help you rent equipment for and arrange the following activities for an additional charge:

Water

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Pool floats

Land

  • Group runs
  • Fitness center
  • Horseback riding
  • ATV Tours

Golf
The Mullet Bay Golf Course, an 18-hole course, is a 30-minute drive from the resort.



INTERNET

High speed internet access is available for an additional charge. Both wired and wireless Internet access is offered in all guestrooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Hibiscus Spa is a full-service spa promoting featuring a variety of treatments for an additional charge:
  • Facials
  • Body treatments
  • Personalized skin care
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Spa packages
  • Women's and men's locker rooms, offering steam and sauna rooms


WEDDING SERVICES

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten can welcome 10 to 1,000 guests for your destination wedding. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

The Westin Kids Club(R) offers supervised activities for children ages 4-12. Babysitting is also available for an additional charge.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located just 30 minutes from the Princess Julianna Airport and 25 minutes from town.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Event Facilities
The resort features 10,000 sq ft of banquet and event space that can accommodate up to 1,000 people.

Group Runs
Group runs are led by a Westin Hotel Running Concierge, or you can go at your own convenience with custom running maps. Designed and certified by Runner's World Magazine, Runner's World Maps feature three-mile and five-mile jogging/walking routes from the hotel. A jogging stroller is also available.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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