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
- 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
My fiancee and I came to the Sonesta Ocean Point for about a week for my birthday. We chose this property because it was adults only and stayed in a swim out suite on the first floor.
The room itself was beautiful, the pool area a little shady but nice and private. The rest of the two pool areas are fairly small and the beach tiny, it can be a bit loud because of the proximity to the airport and the low flying planes. If you're into that, it's a great spot to view the landing planes close up.
The main reason I would highly recommend Sonesta Ocean Point is because of the Azul restaurant. Far and above the best food I have ever had at an all-inclusive. No standard buffet or preheated meals, everything is cooked fresh and the menu varies every day. We tried a few of the other restaurants at this hotel and the next door Sonesta Maho, they were good but did not even come close to how fabulous Azul is. Not one single mediocre meal for the entire week at this restaurant.
In love with this hotel and view. The infinity pool is so beautiful. The food was delicious. The planes taking off and landing. The beach is a short walk away from the actual resort as it is on a landing, but that's not a bother as you have 2 pools to choose from. Will definitely be visiting again and recommending.
We’ve been on many trips since our honeymoon trip in June 2016 so we’ve been able to compare other resorts. We love Ocean Point the most! And a special shout out to Chelsea who we always say is the best ever!
We visited the all-inclusive resort about 50 days prior to the devestating hurricanes. The staff and beauty of the island are far beyond any words I can describe. They work so hard to cater to their guests from the beginning to end of your stay. The buffet meals are planned for their number of guests but some people really took advantage like taking a fully stacked plate of pineapple or bacon. Then there would be nothing for other guests, after all this is an island that must import so many items so just consider this and be reasonable. Please tip them and understand this island is not wealthy, pay gratuity for their dedication.
The north/French side of the island is quite different from the south/Dutch side. We enjoyed the Dutch side more due to the modernization and options for travelers. I also want to give some caution to the sun, as I have never sunburned anywhere in AZ or Hawaii but got burned there badly. Just FYI...
Some of our most interesting moments were spent talking to the bartender Damion at the Sunset Bar. He is an impeccable hosts and does a fantastic job engaging with his guests, next thing you know everyone is talking to one another from around the world. I loved that part being the social butterfly that I am! ;-) Damion is the most down to earth and hospitable person and we became fast friends. We also went on a sunset champagne cruise that was breathtaking. They sell out sometimes far in advance and it is reasonably priced so plan ahead. I became friends with a crew member and she said they plan to return and offer their services once it is rebuilt.
On Friday night we were surprised to see a children's drum group walking down the street. The performance they gave was incredibly unexpected! Those kids played their hearts out sweating and well choreographed for a very very long time! LOVE THEM!
As for when the resort may re-open, we are hoping they make it in 2019. We are praying for the entire island and hope that tourists return in droves because this island deserves many blessings!
We took our first couples only vacation here since our honeymoon and could not have imagined a more incredible vacation.
All the food was delicious, but we ultimately ate at Azul almost every meal, because the food was amazing and the view was breathtaking.
And the drinks...what I wouldn't give for a guavaberry colada right about now. Everything was perfection.
I've read some reviews complaining about the planes, but I really can't imagine why. They were never a nuisance to us. We rather enjoyed watchiing them come in while we were in the water at Mayo beach or dining at Azul. They don't come in late and they never seemed loud enough to wake us. Our room was on the side nearest the airport as well.
Peta Gay (sp?) was our absolute favorite waitress at Azul.
I didn't realize the devastation on the hotel or St. Maarten as a whole until just recently and it really broke my heart.
We lost everything to Hurricane Harvey just a few weeks before Irma hit so we have been consumed in our own "disaster relief".
Our hearts are with SXM. I wish there was more we could do from here, but we are praying and when the Sonesta is up and running again & we are well enough on our feet we will be back to the Sonesta Ocean Pointe.