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
Last year when Hurricane Irma hit the island, I watched video of the devastation. My heart was broken for the people and the idea that maybe it would never be the same again. I just returned for my first time and was so happy and relieved to see it all coming back together. This was my first stay at a Ocean Point, but have stayed at the Maho many times. I was so impressed with the hotel and its recovery and the wonderful spirit of the staff. The hotel is beautifully appointed and the views are stunning. My room was modern, comfortable and super clean. The decor is minimal and fresh everywhere you look. The food was excellent, but slightly limited in some ways. The lobby isn’t complete and there is some construction noise from the lobby area (incredibly minimal) but it didn’t interfere with my vacay in any way whatsoever. Top three fave things about the Ocean Point, the view from the Azul restaurant, the relaxed pool and bar area and the friendly staff. Things that could make it better, a casual food option (even if they served from the grills at the pool each afternoon- one day they served quesadillas but after that they didn’t). Also, if you could have a coffee bar in the mornings plus..if they could stop using metal carts to deliver food- they are so noisy. I loved my stay and can’t wait to return with my husband. Once the Maho is finished, that will be an amazing place to bring my kids too. For anyone that is full of complaints from their stay, honestly think about what the staff and island have been thru!!! I want to give a shout out to the lovely staff that were exceptional to me during my stay. Sharon at the Point is awesome, Sheryl at the pool bar, Latoya and Laurie give top notch service at the Azul and Carla from the office. All of these women made me feel so good about being solo on this trip and we’re just awesome at their job. I chatted with Carla a few times, she is so kind and warm and clearly has her pulse on what’s happening. I overheard some guests complaining about a very minor thing in a very big way and she was incredibly kind, patient and helpful. I cannot wait to return to soak in the sun, enjoy the views and relax at the Ocean Point. Can’t wait to see how amazing it will be when everything is complete!!
We read a lot of the reviews prior to our stay, and wholeheartedly disagree with the negative reviews that we have read. we just enjoyed a wonderful 9 days at Ocean Point and enjoyed every minute of it. First off, yes, Ocean Point is connected to Sonesta Maho resort which is not open yet and is still under construction. The only thing not completed on the Ocean Point resort is the lobby. Everything else is fully functional in Ocean Point. If/When you leave the resort, you do walk through the construction area which is all blocked off for your safety. Most of the pictures you see people posting of the construction are NOT from Ocean point, but are from the connecting Sonesta Maho that is not yet open. When you are beyond the construction area and in the Ocean Point resort, the grounds are beautiful, the restaurants are great and the staff are wonderful.
People have said there are only 2 restaurants. In fact there are 4 restaurant options and every one of them was excellent. Azul is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a full menu on most days or a buffet on the others. The Point restaurant is an a la carte menu which had delicious offerings. There is the Candle lit Cafe for dinner available with reservations right by the Point Pool which is a nice romantic touch, and finally, Casa Blue (our personal favorite) offering different hot and cold tapas every day which we kept going back to for more. If at any point you find you missed the closing time of one of the restaurants, room service was always available for burgers or salads and even for breakfast.
The rooms are beautiful and provide the most beautiful views of this fantastic island coast. Anything we needed, we asked housekeeping or reception and were taken care of quickly, every time. The view of the planes landing on Maho Beach is thrilling, and if it is not your thing, you can get a much quieter area by the Edge pool.
The staff are friendly and helpful and since our last visit (before the hurricane) appear to be many of the same people. Lauren and the various members of the entertainment crew worked hard every day, all day to help make your stay enjoyable. Everyone that we met during our stay raved about this resort and appeared to be having a wonderful stay.
This resort is beautiful and considering what the island has been through the past 15 months, the staff and management should be proud of what they have done. Don't let the bad reviews deter you from this resort.
If you are looking for a clean, nice place with an amazing view- this is the place.
Great drinks, good food and best view of the sunset you could ask for. Lobby not yet completed but we didn’t plan on hanging out in lobby- that wasn’t important.
This resort is beautiful! The grounds are clean and maintained. Next the beach and ocean. Lots of activities to do. Beach chairs and towels are available too. Bar and restaurant available near the beach. I highly recommend it especially for families.
This place got a direct hit from a Cat 5 Hurricane and devestated the entire island. They are working hard to bring it back.
I have visited many times before. This trip is exactly what I expected. A great property with great people trying their best to recover. They sent me emails describing the checkin would be challenging. So what! No big deal! I was just happy to see some familiar faces on people most of whom had not worked for a year and a half.
I am very happy to support them while they are struggling to get back!