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
Originally we booked a four night all inclusive at the Sonesta Maho, but on the advice of many at Trip Advisor, I changed the reservation (add $500) to the adults only hotel in the same complex.This move I don't regret.
Upon arrival, our room wasn't ready, so we changed into our suits and went down to the buffet that services both resorts. I can't describe the unorganized chaos, the lack of the basics, and it wasn't even 1:00 pm. Most of the guests around me were eating spaghetti. I got the last of the lettuce with a piece of fish and a little glass of orange juice.The next day, I saw a long line to get in for the breakfast buffet. NOT GOOD!
We walked around the Ocean Point after lunch and found the one pool, green,and the swim up units were littered with butts and garbage. Not a great first impression!
Thankfully we encountered guests at The Edge pool who gave us suggestions based on their weekly experiences. We never received any literature as to restaurant location, times, etc. Just the kiosk that indicated that we would not be able to book until we left. We understand, world of mouth carries a lot of weight, not a big issue for us. The next day, the pool lost its green tint and we had a better grip on our agenda.
Some excellent aspects should not go unnoticed at Ocean Point. The Junior King Suite and our maid service-perfect, breakfast at Azul and the waitstaff- impeccable , quality of beverages- top shelf, dinner at Azul- a pleasure.
There are some things that can be improved at Ocean Point: nightly entertainment, an improved daily schedule, the parking garage ( very scary ), elevators at different sections, pool/swimup bar cleanliness.
We find it hard to understand why Sonesta would pair an adult all inclusive (140 rooms) with a family all inclusive (450 rooms) with a large common area and the "smallest" beach in St Martin.
This can't change!
So when booking a pricy Caribbean beach vacation, this property would be out for most. We had a car and traveled around the beaches of the island, took a trip to Anguilla, and stopped at the Driftwood at the end of every day. Sometimes you shouldn't rely on your hotel to define your vacation.
My wife and I spent a week at the Sonestra Ocean Point Resort for our 25th anniversary. We were looking for an all-inclusive, adults-only resort in the Caribbean, and Sonestra was offering a great deal to bring tourists back to the island.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. While things weren't perfect, considering all that the island has gone through and that they're still in rebuilding mode, we were very happy that we decided to go.
- The swim-out rooms were great
- Food was very good. Azul and The Point restaurant were excellent..
- Butler service was excellent. He made all of our reservations and took care of us for the week whenever we needed something. Special shout-out to Yannick for the great job.
- Liquor was all top-shelf and the bars were fully stocked.
- No real night life, other than the one-hour show at the Casino
- Only one restaurant for the adults-only resort.
- While we loved the swim-out room and the pool itself, the way the water flowed, all of the leaves, cups, straws, etc. would float directly to the pool section in front of the room. We mentioned this a few times, yet nobody cleaned (or even skimmed) that area of the pool
Overall I would recommend this resort for adults. Very nice stay, very nice people. Definitely worthwhile.
My family and I stay at the resort was great but when we were checking in, we experienced a lot of difficulties. It took around 5 hours until we could get a room ready to stay in. A staff member at the front desk stated that the wait would be half an hour for our room to be ready but instead it took a few hours. This put a lot of hassle on my family and I, especially the kids but besides that most of our stays the resort was fine.