Access to the extensive facilities at adjacent sister
Some suites feature swim-out pools, soaking tubs, kitchens,
and butler service
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Rooms can get noise from the nearby airport
Limited activities organized on-site during the day
Fee for parking
This hotel was significantly impacted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and will not reopen to guests until August 31, 2018. We we will update our review as soon as we know more. Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is a four-and-half-pearl hotel located in Sint Maartin’s Maho Village. This adults-only, all-inclusive resort features direct access to Maho Beach, along with 129 bright rooms with private balconies or terraces and large bathrooms. The resort’s fashionable pools and restaurants emphasize its wonderful views over the bay. Guests can also use the facilities at Sonesta's sister resort, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, located on the same property. The Maho Village area offers a high-energy setting for guests looking to party, but those seeking a more intimate location might consider Belmond La Samanna instead.
Adults-only all-inclusive with swanky facilities in one of St. Maartin’s busiest neighborhoods
May 2015, Sonesta Ocean Point was designed as a more exclusive alternative to
its adjacent sister property, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. Although the two resorts are joined, the contrast between them is
unmistakable from the moment guests arrive. Guests at Sonesta Maho enter via
the resorts’ shared street entrance, while guests at Ocean Point are whisked by
golf cart to another lobby found at the back of the property. This stylish
lobby features rock walls and boxy, high-backed chairs and
couches. Guests are greeted with glasses of Champagne and given all-inclusive
bracelets made of soft cloth that also act as room keys. Ocean Point is an adults-only resort, and the overwhelming majority of its guests are couples. The vibe is quiet and refined, contrasting noticeably with the Maho Beach property, which is popular with families. Guests can expect to encounter much more noise and activity when using Maho’s facilities.
In the center of buzzing Maho Village, with easy access to Maho Beach
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is located in Maho Village, one
of the main entertainment centers on the Dutch side of the island. The touristy street
in front of the resort is packed with restaurants, shops, and bars. The
island’s largest casino and popular Tantra nightclub are among the most notable
attractions both a six-minute walk away. The area is ideal for guests who like to stay in the center of the action, but it's not the best fit for those seeking a peaceful retreat.
Along with its sister resort, Sonesta Ocean
Point features direct access to Maho Beach. This small beach is located just in
front of Princess Juliana International Airport, and offers an unusual
opportunity to watch planes coast low over its white sands as they approach the
airport runway. However, note that Maho Beach is small and gets crowded with guests from the other nearby hotels and resorts, as well as hawkers. The resort is located a 25-minute drive from the Dutch
capital, Philipsburg, and a 20-minute drive from the French capital of Marigot.
Mullet Bay Beach can be reached in a 15-minute walk.
Sleek rooms with furnished balconies, minibars with top-shelf liquor, and swanky bathrooms
The large rooms at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort have pale wood
furniture and an understated color palette of grays and blues. All rooms
include comfy beige sofas along with small dining tables or other
big-cushioned chairs. Minibars offer water, soda, and beer, along with four
full bottles of liquor, including Beefeater Gin and Ballantine's Scotch Whisky. Rooms also
have Nespresso coffeemakers, mobile-device USB charging
stations, and beds with
400-thread count cotton bedding. Private balconies or terraces are furnished
with white wicker chairs and round, glass-topped tables. Swim-out suites
feature direct access to a narrow pool that runs along the front of the resort. Bathrooms have huge vanities with above-the-counter sinks. All include glass walk-in showers, many with rainfall shower heads and deep soaking tubs. Accent walls with bold blue tiling
pop against the otherwise neutral color scheme. Roomy countertops are stocked
with a line-up of Molton Brown bath products. Some suites offer kitchens,
multiple bedrooms, bathrooms with dual sinks, wrap-around terraces, and butler
services, among other extra perks.
Three picturesque pools, beautiful cliff-top restaurant, and access to sister property facilities
There are plenty of features at the Sonesta Ocean Point reflecting its pearl rating. The hotel’s restaurant, Azul, is perched on the edge of a
cliff overlooking Maho Bay. The restaurant’s Mediterranean menu pairs nicely
with its whitewashed walls and breezy, open-air layout. A la carte menus are
offered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there's buffet service at breakfast and
lunch as well. The restaurant’s rooftop is available for wedding receptions and other
Azul faces toward the Edge Pool, a shimmering infinity pool
with views of the bay. The area around the pool features a sandy man-made beach
with lounge chairs, daybeds, and beach umbrellas. This beach-like pool is a popular
alternative for guests who prefer to avoid the crowds on nearby Maho Beach. The hotel’s main pool, the medium-sized Point Pool, offers yet more
spectacular views of Maho Beach. It's surrounded by a
stone deck furnished with loungers, beach umbrellas, and chic clam-shaped
daybeds with pillows.
Sunset Lounge and Bar features dramatic, 360-degree vistas
over the ocean and the resort. Drinks are also available at Martin’s Bar, which
is located in the hotel’s classy lobby. Massages are offered in a lovely
gazebo overlooking the ocean. The Ocean Point offers free hotel-wide Wi-Fi, 24-hour room
service, and wedding planning services. Self-parking is available on-site for a fee.