Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

1 Rhine Rd., Box 834, Maho Reef, n/a St. Maarten, St. Maarten

The island's largest hotel, which is on Maho Beach and typically caters to big groups, isn't luxurious or fancy, but this family-friendly, full-service resort offers everything right on the premises at reasonable rates, and it's located very close to the airport. A major renovation of the rooms and a general upgrade of the property is in the works; in the meanwhile, be sure to ask for a room on an upper floor facing the pool or beach. The property is a no-limit, all-inclusive, with pretty good food, and the in-room mini-fridge is restocked daily with soft drinks, bottled water, and beer. There is a long beach, a big pool area, casino, gym, and spa. The complex has a theater, five clubs, three restaurants, and 40 shops. Seven other restaurants and an outlet mall surround the resort complex. Be sure to check the website for frequent special offers.


  • huge resort complex
  • lots of shopping
  • nonstop activities


  • ongoing renovations
  • not for a quiet getaway
  • limited dining choices on all-inclusive plan


Phones: 721-545–2115 | 800-223–0757 | 800-766–3782


537 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive