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Sonesta Ocean Point (Adults-Only)

St. Maarten/St. Martin

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4 Nights with Air from $1,359 All-Inclusive
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4 out of 5
"My boyfriend and I stayed at the Sonesta Ocean Point for our first vaca to St. Maarten and we were by far impressed! We were greeted with a cool wash cloth with a peppermint scent to cool us off - bc y..." – simplysweet766
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3.8
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4.3
4 out of 5
"My boyfriend and I stayed at the Sonesta Ocean Point for our first vaca to St. Maarten and we were by far impressed! We were greeted with a cool wash cloth with a peppermint scent to cool us off - bc y..." – simplysweet766
64 out of 89 (72%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sunset seen from sunset lounge at SOP View of Azul from roof bar view from my balcony Our view from our balcony - 6th floor View from dining at Azul Room view
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February 7, 2020

Pros: You get what you pay for, Beautiful but small resort. The rooms were big, comfortable, and clean. The beach on site. The airport, bars, band parade, and other restaurants close by. The ATV tour excursion booked at the entertainment desk was amazing but be prepared to be out in the sun or rain ALL day. The staff was respectable. Cons: Buffet was small & Food was a 3/5. Get to the buffet early especially for breakfast. I didn't care about the room service options at all. The adult pool was dirty. You have to claim lounge chairs on the beach the day before.


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From: NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 21, 2020
Not what I expected..

Disappointed with Sonesta prior to even arriving to the hotel. Due to the loss of a close family member two nights before our trip, my husband and I inquired to see if there was any way we can cancel the trip and get some money back or change the dates of our stay and pay the difference. This hotel refused to give us any money back and also refused to let us switch our trip for a later date. With that being said, we were technically forced to come to the trip, if not we would lose all our money. We get here and the customer service was not so great. We mentioned our situation and all they did was apologize. The breakfast options were slim to none, lunch was average and the restaurants were okay. Jings which was the Japanese restaurant was not good at all. The best restaurant in this hotel was Azul and it was nothing out of the ordinary. We also tried to book a massage as soon as we arrived, and we basically had to harass the employees to book an appointment with the spa, a simple yes or no would have been easier than just giving us the run around as to weather or not we can get massages. Over all this hotel needs major improvement in the the customer service area and the food,


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Overall Rating: 2
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2.0
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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 19, 2019
Overall, still the best hotel on the island.

This past week I stayed once again at The Point. Have stayed here countless times over the past five years, as I dive in Sint Maarten 2-3 times a year. (The diving is outstanding and I can recommend a great dive shop). The hotel returned from the 2017 hurricane disaster well, physically. She looks just grand. The rooms are once again well appointed, spacious and full of every amenity I could imagine. The all-inclusive, for meals and alcohol is complete. Every bar (pool-side to beach-side to inside), every restaurant, every bartender, is eager to fulfil your liquid needs, including being able to mix just about anything. The restaurants are fine. There are two main; the AZUL, of which is just magnificent, and the Point, of which is second, but still fine dining. The Azul menu changes daily and is a 5-course experience you won't want to miss. You are treated to perfection dining and pampered. I must take this time to compliment the best two waitresses in the Caribbean: Shacam and Shaneequa. These ladies are as good as it gets. The chef at the Azul is a master. Never had even one average or poor meal. The view from the Azul, especially at night, is incredible. The hotel is easy to get to from the airport; just 15 minutes or less. The hotel grounds are impeccably manicured and include a perfectly placed private beach and private pool area, adjacent to the Azul restaurant. The other two main pools are also well maintained, large and accommodate a ton of guests at any time. Live entertainment is usually each night and the hotel sports a rooftop lounge that is pretty cool, even for us old seniors. The rooms are cleaned timely and the room bars and friges are restocked daily. The beds are large, the linens and furniture nice, just what you'd expect. The room balconys are large enough to sit 4 people and most all of them have an excellent view of the ocean and/or the island. If you rent a car for your stay, as I do, parking is available under the Maho resort of which is attached, but the Point is secluded from the Maho (and its thousands of guests), catering to just a few hundred adults only. I pay $30 a week for safe and secure parking, of which I can easily take the 5 minute walk from the multi-floor parking garage to the Point-and the walk itself is quite pretty. Back to the wifi issues. After years, the hotel still seems unable to provide decent wifi service. They offer free (basic) of which screws up daily and drops off. Also offered is two more secure plans, for what I view as a little pricey-per day. The check in desk staff, to be brutally honest, has gone to pot lately. I, and 3 others (airline pilots to boot) had to wait 45 minutes just to check out, as there was no desk staff. Two hotel employees approached us during this period, asked what we needed, each told us they didn't work in that area and couldn't help us. They left. Later, a brand new employee did his best (he just popped up), but he had no security/online clearance and could do zero. No manager was available; he attempted to reach them with no success. The airline pilots finally just left, and I checked out through The Maho desk. This has happened before, and seems to be a growing concern at the hotel. The front desk staff (when there) isn't well trained, doesn't put the best foot forward in resolving issues as much as it should, and the managers (day or night) are just hard to find. Otherwise, the staff at the hotel; the waitstaff, the cleaning staff, etc., is all topnotch-outstanding, and all of them go well out of there way to help every guest. I'm booked there again next March, 2020 for another full week, as I can take a deep breath and get through the front desk issues, and enjoy the rest of the fine amenities this hotel has to offer. I'd five-star this hotel, if the front desk and wifi issues were resolved. Don't let these sway you away, for the hotel experience is otherwise just super. I've stayed elsewhere on the island and view the Point is still the best. The views, just by themselves, will capture you. If couples are looking for a romantic getaway, this is the place. I was thoroughly disappointed over the continuing wifi connection issues the hotel has.

view from my balcony
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From: virginia
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 18, 2019
Amazing Location & Amazing Views

Bottom line: Book it! I could not have been more pleased with this location. This resort is a 3 minute Taxi to/from the airport (you can actually walk if you only have a backpack and no checked luggage as that could be a hassle.). Further, once you're at the resort, you're a 2 minute walk to Maho Beach to lay and frolic in the waves, oh, and watch planes! I love watching planes and one of the best things about this resort is that ALL of the rooms face the beach and the planes' approach path. December is a great time to visit as this tends to include less tourists, which means more space on the beach, pool, and fewer people at the bar. The service was always phenomenal. I'd be lying if I said the food was phenomenal, but I wasn't here for the food. There is shopping right outside the main entry, along with some local bars and restaurants. You can also walk to Mullet Bay, which is another, lesser-known, off-the-beaten-path, beach. Great experience and would highly recommend. - Keep up the great work, Sonesta!


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From: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The resort offers 129 spacious luxury suites, featuring beautiful furnishings and modern amenities. Rooms are equipped with an in-room safe, flat-screen television, air-conditioning, stocked mini-fridge, hair dryer, coffee maker and more.

Room Details

Junior Suite King
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Swim Out Junior Suite
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Rooftop Butler Suite
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What's to Love

Sonesta Ocean Point sits on the westernmost point of the island and offers guest a private beach and 3 pools, ideal spots to watch the sun set.

 

What We'd Change

The noise from the nearby airport isn't exactly ideal, but once you land, you're just minutes away from the resort.

 

Why You Should Go

At Sonesta Ocean Point, you'll have easy access to Maho Promenade. Forty boutiques, restaurants, bars and shops make it easy to shop and enjoy awesome nightlife right nearby.

Available Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Billiards
  • 3 Bars/Lounges
  • Yoga
  • Room Service
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Wireless Internet
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Tennis Courts
  • Fitness Center


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Tennis Courts

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.

Sonesta Ocean Point (Adults-Only)

Maho Beach, Rhine Road 1A, St. Maarten

+1 721-545-3100

Hotel Description

Sonesta Ocean Point (Adults-Only): Noble Beach Prize Winner for The View- Priceless

Embrace the chic Caribbean lifestyle in St. Maarten from within a luxury, adults-only, limitless all-inclusive "resort within a resort". Sonesta Ocean Point sits adjacent to the legendary Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa on the westernmost point of the island giving you access and benefits of both resorts and the islands vibrant cultural scene. From pool games to beach volleyball to tennis and more, this Caribbean getaway gives you lots of variety And, Sonesta Maho Resort sits at the edge of the airport, so soon after your plane lands, you'll be at your resort and on the beach relaxing.

At Sonesta Ocean Point, stylish contemporary design meets the relaxing environment of this Caribbean island. Stylists and architects utilized custom-designed furnishings, carefully thought out lighting and art, and the allure of a casual Caribbean lifestyle to create the atmosphere for each of the 129 spacious luxury suites. Modena Italy's porcelain floors play host to furniture made with certified, plantation-farmed wood accented with northern Greek marble, making for one of the most uniquely designed hotels St. Maarten, and the entire Caribbean, has seen. With private pools in the Swim-out suites, the Edge Pool, and infinity pool overlooking the ocean and the Point pool featuring a stone deck with beach chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas overlooking Maho Beach.

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is the premier adults-only vacation spot on the beautiful Dutch island of St. Maarten. The local scene introduces guests to a vibrant nightlife and active promenade lined with shops. And with access to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino right next door, nothing is missing. This unique resort is sure to please all guests looking for a spectacular Caribbean experience.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Room accommodations
  • Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily at a choice of six restaurants and eight bars- no reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic premium beer & spirits, fruit drinks and soft drinks
  • In-suite mini-fridge refreshed daily with soft drinks, water, and premier liquor
  • Privileges at adjacent sister property, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino
  • Champagne check in
  • Daytime activites including water aerobics, yoga, snorkeling, tennis, beach volleyball, ping pong, pool tables and more
  • Taxes and gratuities
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free wireless and wired internet

DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Azul
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Description: Offering fine dining in the evening with an a la carte menu and buffet breakfast. Room dining available with 24-hour room service.
Dress code: Casual elegant

Tapas Rooftop
Type: Caribbean Fusion
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner
Description: Offering Caribbean fusion tapas for lunch and dinner along with an array of cocktails and an extensive wine list.
Dress code: Casual elegant

Also included at the adjacent Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino:


The Point
Type: Italian
Hours: Open for dinner
Description: Offering fine dining in the evening with an a la carte menu.
Dress code: Casual elegant

Palms Grill
Type: International
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner
Description: Casual, al fresco dining with an a la carte menu.
Dress code: Dinner - Casual elegant

Ocean Terrace Restaurant
Type: Buffet
Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Description: Wide variety of buffet items including hot and cold dishes, soups, fresh fruits and salads, made-to-order omelet station, and theme nights throughout the week.

Pizzeria Napoli
Type: Pizza
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner
Description: Serving made-to-order pizza in a traditional pizza oven. Shares the dining area of the Ocean Terrace Restaurant, but you can take away a slice in a complimentary personal pizza box.

Ascot Pub & Sports Bar
Type: English Pub
Hours: Daily
Description: Offers a satisfying menu of English pub fare, such as fish & chips, in a relaxed, casual setting plus over a dozen High Definition TV screens with international channels, from horse racing and soccer to the NFL, NBA and MLB.

Maho Cafe
Type: Cafe
Hours: 24-hours
Description: Enjoy an array of morning and afternoon pick-me-ups, including teas, coffee, fresh pastries, snacks and hot and cold sandwiches.

All hours are subject to change.


BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Sunset Lounge and Bar
Offering 360-degree views of the sunset, this oceanfront venue located atop the west end of Ocean Point serves specialty cocktails concocted by top mixologists. Open Daily.

Martin's Bar
This lobby bar features custom-designed furnishings, wood accents and a contemporary design blended with a traditional Caribbean vibe. It's perfect location makes it an excellent meeting point for guests and backdrop for socializing over morning coffee, afternoon espresso or evening cocktails. Open Daily.

Rooftop Tapas Bar
Located atop of Azul restaurant, the rooftop bar will open for special functions wedding reception and private events.

Azul Bar and Pool Service
Azul Bar pool service is available at the Point Pool as well as The Edge Pool. After dark, the Azul Bar is available for guests to sip on a signature cocktail before dinner.

Also included at the adjacent Sonesta Ocean Point:



Oasis Swim-up Pool Bar
Located in the large Signature Swimming pool, offering in-pool and dry seating. Daily, 11am-6pm.

Palms Grill Bar
Serves guests near the beach, featuring a large screen TV with international sports. Daily, 10am-10pm.

Latitude Bar
Located in the Sky Tower Lobby, offering nightly entertainment and slot machines. Daily, 6pm-11:30pm.

Maho Cafe & Bar
Oceanfront venue offering fresh fruits and pastries in the morning or cocktails and soda in the afternoon. Daily, 10am-10pm.

Ascot Pub & Sports Bar
English pub fare, such as fish & chips, in a relaxed, casual setting plus over a dozen High Definition TV screens. Open daily.

Casinos
Casino Royale is located across the street from the resort and offers 14,000 sq ft of gaming (fees apply).

  • 20 gaming tables
  • Roulette (American and French)
  • Craps
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Poker
  • 450 slot machines
  • Private high-roller area with the highest table limits on St. Maarten


BEACH

Sonesta Ocean Point is set on a private cliff side with the Edge infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean sea and has access to Maho Beach's sandy shore. Complimentary use of towels and chaise lounges at the beach.

POOLS

The Edge Pool


This private manmade beach pool is perched cliff-side. You'll never be able to tell you aren't actually in the ocean.

The Point Pool


Fabulous pool with beach loungers and cozy cabanas, overlooking Maho Beach.

Oasis Pool


Featuring a swim-up bar and cascading waterfall, this pool is a shared spot with the family friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort.


SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Pool games
  • Water aerobics

Land

  • Fitness center - 1,700 sq ft with Life Fitness equipment
  • Beach volleyball
  • Board games
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong

Golf
Nearby Mullet Bay Golf Course is an 18-hole course designed by Joseph Lee and just a five-minute walk from the hotel.



INTERNET

Sonesta offers Wi-Fi throughout the resort and in guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

The Serenity Spa, located at Sonesta Maho Beach, is full-service spa, featuring highly-trained staff and a variety of treatments for an additional charge. A dedicated outdoor wellness area is located at Sonesta Ocean Point. Daily, 8am-8pm.
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Steam Room
  • Private outdoor gazebos
  • Mani/pedi


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort offers wedding packages and an on-site wedding planner to organize all the details. Contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

N/A - Sonesta Ocean Point is an adults-only resort

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located approximately 3 minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 11am.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.



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