Sonesta Ocean Point All Inclusive Resort
What We Love
- The all-inclusive basis, including meals, drinks and snacks, plus a daily refreshed minibar
- The access to food, drinks and activities at the two nearby Sonesta resorts
- The incredibly striking design of this truly unique and beautiful property
What To Know
- Leave the kids at home; this is an adults-only retreat
- All suites have a private balcony and ocean views
- Dinner at the on-site Azul Restaurant is a must
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The sky’s the limit at this striking, adults-only, all-inclusive luxury World Travel Award winner in the island’s sought-after Maho Village. Sonesta Ocean Point Resort takes care of everything – from the good times to the gratuities – so you can focus on enjoying this hip hotspot, known for its nightlife, restaurants, casinos, island adventure and beaches. Every suite is spacious retreat with a private balcony, stunning ocean views and custom designer furnishings, while everything from meals to the minibar to welcome champagne also comes with the package. Your itinerary will quickly grow as long as the hotel’s list of included perks, since you get what amounts to an all-access pass to the two sister resorts, as well. Among these three properties are nearly a dozen restaurants and bars, three pools, tennis courts, golf, casinos, a spa and more. In the daytime, you’ll be invited to play billiards and board games; and in the evening, there are theme parties to attend. But don’t let your schedule fill up completely, or you’ll miss the chance to watch the planes famously descend directly over sunny Maho Beach.
In the Area
St. Maarten is a tiny island full of culture, cuisine and Caribbean fun. The entertainment hub of this little paradise is Maho Village. Shopping, casinos, nightlife, restaurants – this is the place to be if you’re looking for island excitement. But it’s not all high-stakes gaming and late-night dancing; Maho’s equally known for its relaxing white-sand beaches and activity options, meaning lots of quality time in the tropical outdoors. It’s also the home to Maho Beach, which is the famous plane-spotting destination where you can actually watch the jets descend to the five-minutes-away airport while lounging on your towel or working on your tan.
How to Get There
From the moment we got there we felt welcomed and taken care of. The customer service was excellent. We enjoyed the different dining options. Loved the pool areas. The views were absolutely stunning. Within 15 minutes of being there my boyfriend said we are coming back here. Rooms were nice and new (<1 yr), bathroom comfortable and spacious with relaxing shower heads, bed okay but would’ve liked softer (our preference). Airport located a short taxi drive away cost around $10/pp 1 way. Casino across the street. Beach located a very short distance/walk. Shops located short distance also. The servers work hard and truly appreciate any tips. The spa is very nice, if you can try the couples massage at the sea side tables it’s absolutely amazing and worth every penny. This place is like it’s out of a travel magazine cover page. We hope you enjoy this heavenly place as much as we did!
I wasn't sure what to expect given some of the mixed reviews for this property and the adjoining Sonesta Maho property, but I was pleasantly surprised by the hospitality and cleanliness of Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. I also don't have extremely high standards, so was most concerned with finding sun/warmth and having meals cooked for me! Sonesta Ocean Point far exceeded my basic vacation needs!
If you have the option, stay on the "Ocean Point" side of the resort if you prefer a quieter experience, as kids aren't allowed! Despite some reviews that said there were children running around everywhere, we never saw kids on the Ocean Point side.
Several of the negative reviews said the staff were not friendly, but we had the total opposite experience. I can't think of anyone on the staff who wasn't friendly and that didn't try to go out of their way to accommodate us. Damien at the Sunset Bar & Lounge was great, stop up and see him if you go!
While we had access to both sections of the resort, we almost exclusively staid on the Ocean Point side because it was more peaceful, less crowded, and offered everything we needed -- drinks, food, pools and sun!
The swim-out pool room that we had was fantastic! Gave us the chance to catch the morning sun, with the opportunity to cool down without having to leave our room! With champagne, beer, and full bottles of liquor that were replenished as needed we hardly had to leave the room at all!
We enjoyed the Serenity Pool, which had had a friendly iguana (or several) nearby that we could get up close to and feed fruit to! There was live music for a short period of time some days, and sometimes members of the staff would come around with a surf board holding buckets of cold champagne to serve up to those relaxing in the pool!
The food was decent. Some was spectacular, some was so-so. Make reservations to the Palm Grill Lava Rock, where you'll be given a sizzling hot stone and raw meat (or veggies/tofu) to cook to your preference! As a non meat/fish eater, I was impressed with the number of vegetarian options at all restaurants and the buffet. The little Maho Cafe was super convenient for grabbing a quick bite during the off-hours when some of the restaurants weren't open.
I though it was really cool that we were so close to the airport. It was a SUPER quick 5ish minute ride to the resort, and it was a lot of fun to watch the planes come in and take off (you can easily see this from the resort). The beach next to the resort wasn't much of a beach. It's not the sort of place you can put down a towel and sit. The tide is always pretty high because there's a wall stopping the water from getting up to the resorts and airport. But there are plenty of pools and places to catch sun at the resort!
I'm weird and enjoy hitting the gym while on vacation. The gym at the resort was great! I believe there were 4 treadmills, 4 exercise bikes, stair steppers and a full range of weights and workout equipment. I primarily stuck with the treadmills/bikes. Equipment was clean, there were loads of TVs to watch if you didn't bring music, water and cold towels were available.
We also went to the Casino one night. It's not very big, but has all the basics -- slot machines, craps tables, black jack tables. Didn't get too busy until around 11 pm, but was a fun excursion.
A recommendation to bring (and use) bug spray/lotion. I got some serious mosquito bites during the trip!
I've been to a Sandals resort (St. Lucia) and Breezes resort (Bahamas) and felt that the Sonesta Ocean Point was on par with Sandals, and much classier/cleaner than Breezes. We really didn't leave the resort property because we were able to relax and find all that we wanted right on site. I recommend Sonesta Ocean Point Resort highly!
We went for our belated honeymoon/2 year anniversary. With what this island went through, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly everything was rebuilt and how wonderful the staff were!
Food - we ate every breakfast and dinner at Azul every day for a week. AWESOME.
- service was a little slow on occasion, but did not matter because we would just sip our drink and enjoy the best restaurant view we've ever experienced.
Tapas (above Azul) - great lunch time/early dinner snacks. Especially from Patmauren!
Rooms - Very nice, comfy beds, and stunning views.
Bars - most evenings, we hung out with Ramon at the Sunset Bar. Great dude who makes great drinks! We had tons of fun here!
People - Such an awesome melting pot of amazing people on this island. Service and personalities were wonderful.
Will we return? ABSOLUTELY. This has been our favorite vacation to date with the best food, people, and views we've experienced.
Thank you, Sonesta Staff, for being so wonderful and making our trip so Wonderful! We can't wait to see you again!
Make sure to check out the photos to get a good look at how beautiful this place is!
John and Kathryn