The island's largest hotel, which is on Maho Beach and typically caters to big groups, isn't luxurious or fancy, but this full-service resort offers everything right on the premises at reasonable rates, and it is located very close to the airport. A major renovation is in the works at this writing; in the meanwhile, be sure to ask for a room on an upper floor. 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. Go for an oceanview room if you can.