Hotel Overview

The all-inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is located minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport overlooking famed Maho Bay in Sint Maarten. The 420-room resort is set on a ten-acre beachfront property offering a variety of accomodations, first-rate amenities, and stellar personalized service for singles, couples, families and groups.

The resort features the Oasis Pool with swim-up bar, Beach House Kids Club and Aqua Park, five restaurants, Maho Cafe and a pizzeria, five bars, Serenity Spa, fitness center, and an entertainment program with vibrant live music, daytime and evening activities. Complete with meeting and weddings facilities, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa elevates your vacation experience from memorable to unforgettable.


Dutch St Maarten - Beach
Princess Juliana International Airport : 900 meters

Property Information

Last Renovation: 2018
Total rooms: 420


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory We are pleased to announce our esteemed Steak Restaurant Lava Rock was transformed into Cantina Paradiso, our new Mexican dining venue and it will be open every day from 6PM to 10PM.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy- Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy- Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy
- A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information- Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 1442 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great for a family vacation

    Went with our extended family as a larger group and we really enjoyed the resort. Not sure what the food complaints are, but we really enjoyed the buffet with flavourful food options, the pizza was amazing and burgers and hot dogs fresh with all the fixings! A la carte service was a little slow, but the Mexican restaurant was a hit! We also loved the little coffee shop with sandwiches and pastries. While rooms were clean, there were a few in the crowd that had rooms facing what I think is a sewer plant and two families had to switch for the smell. Also, everything shuts down by 12:30 at the resort, so for those looking to party you need to leave the resort to some of the nearby clubs or for a past midnight snack. The pool was a little small but not too crowded and we loved the beach with waters so clear we could see our feet!

    May 29, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Genuine people that make the experience unforgettable

    The family and I spent the week at Sonesta. Firstly, the people are what really stood out to us. They really go over and beyond to ensure everyone was enjoying themselves. The pool side servers are great and always check in. Stacey was our favorite server without a doubt. she was very charismatic, and our kids absolutely loved seeing her every day. The people working on this resort are the primary reason why our family would consider revisiting in the near future!

    May 21, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wouldn’t stay again

    Easy check in room was ready and nice and clean. Small buffet section food was the same every morning for breakfast very Americanize which I think is insane because we don’t get to experience the local culture but I expected this because it is an all inclusive. Drinks bottom shelf liquor didn’t enjoy at all end up buying a bottle from the local market across the street. Very convenient to leave resort restaurants and bars on the strip which is great. Pool area need some serious updating the pool is just literally falling apart with very obvious damages. If you like the convenience of not having to spend any money then this might be for you but if your a foodie or just like good local food I would not recommend especially because food on the island is affordable and so good with so much flavor and culture.

    May 20, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The food was HORRIBLE AT EVERY RESTAURANT!!!!! The staff was NOT the friendliest. Rooms were NEVER stocked or restocked with beverages!!!! The bathroom had a sewer leak! The location was AMAZING thus the two stars !!!! DO NOT STAY HERE you will be very disappointed

    May 19, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great for our baby moon!

    My husband and I spent our baby moon here while I was 26/27 weeks along and I’ll write the review I was hoping to see before we came here! First of all- the room. It was clean and modern. The bed and pillows could have been far more comfortable but I may have struggled with them because I was pregnant. The resort itself was very walkable and accessible. I found the pool and beach chairs sufficiently comfortable. There are other reviews here regarding the food; my husband and I found the food to be exactly what you’d expect from an all inclusive resort. We found great options, there was plenty of healthy food and neither one of us got sick. The restaurants were clean and we liked the food. I am vegetarian and found there to be plenty of options depending on the day-i was unable to enjoy any of the fresh salad options at my doctor’s orders, but it all looked wonderful. The staff were incredibly kind and friendly- a special shoutout to Nicole at the buffet during breakfast and lunch. She is an amazing soul and always goes the extra mile. Everyone was kind to us though, and made sure that we were always looked after. We rented a car through the resort and it was a great experience- we highly recommend exploring the island. It’s easy to navigate. The price to rent is reasonable and the rental process is smooth. The staff made recommendations for places to visit and we had an amazing time! The gym was nice and it was always clean. There isn’t a huge selection of weights but definitely enough to maintain your workout routine in a hot climate. For my pregnant mamas travelling here- pack bug spray. There hasn’t been an active outbreak of Zika on the island for a few years but why risk it. There are small biting insects on the resort and it’s worth preventing bites when you’re in tropical climates. At my doctor’s orders I stayed away from most raw fruit and veggies with the exception of bananas, apples and oranges. I would also stay off of the beach when planes are taking off- falling in your 2nd or 3rd trimester is hugely risky to you and the baby, and those jet blasts are incredibly strong. There was one thing that soured our experience at the resort. We observed abhorrent behaviour from some of the other guests. There’s no reason to be verbally abusive. Rather than screaming and making demands you can act like an adult and ask the staff to accommodate you in a nice manner and they are happy to do so. There were several occasions where we saw other guests having outbursts and treating the staff horribly. That should never be tolerated and the staff members handled the outbursts with grace. All of that being said, it’s a great place to stay if you’re visiting st Martin/ Sint Maarten as it’s convenient, close to the airport, has plenty of amenities and the island itself is so tiny you can take a taxi and be anywhere in less than an hour.

    May 18, 2024

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