Fodor's Expert Review Sonesta Ocean Point

14 A Rhine Rd., Maho Reef, n/a St. Maarten, St. Maarten Fodor's Choice

The roomy suites in this sophisticated, luxurious enclave are some of the very best accommodations on the island. Beautifully set above the ocean, the full-service private restaurant and two rooftop bars with endless views, divine for sunset cocktails, are only for Ocean Point guests, and they're included in the limitless all-inclusive plan. Guests here can also dine at the Sonesta Maho restaurants but not vice-versa. Larger suites have modern kitchenettes. There are two lovely swimming pools. One snakes around the front of the property giving guests on the first floor swim-up access to their butler-serviced suites. The second pool has an infinity edge and an artificial beach. The rooms are stocked with free soft drinks, wine, and liquors. Guests must be over 18. If you like to watch the planes land, this is a terrific vantage point, but they can be noisy.

PROS

  • brand-new comfortable rooms
  • great design
  • private dining

CONS

  • access is through the Sonesta Maho complex
  • proximity to airport gives you a lot of chances to watch the dramatic plane landings, it can be noisy

QUICK FACTS

Resort
New
Sophisticated
On the beach
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 721-545–3100

HOTEL DETAILS

219 rooms and suites; 25 deluxe suites with butler service
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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