St. Maarten's Green Initiatives
St. Maarten, one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands, shares a dual Dutch/French heritage, giving each half of the island a unique international flair. Sonesta operates the largest number of hotel rooms in St. Maarten with two beachfront resorts – the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino and the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino – both committed to decreasing their footprint on the island.
Sonesta’s commitment to the environment is constantly evolving. Over the years, we have implemented green initiatives at Sonesta’s St. Maarten resorts in areas such as:
- Green Committee is constantly reviewing new opportunities for the resort.
- Solar power HD lighting
All water proof pool & walk way lighting that is strictly solar powered.
HD florescent bulbs installed including the exterior lighting.
- Cleaning products
As part of a “green cleaning”, a less chemical use for guest rooms & public areas.
- Guest room water conservation program- linens and towels as endorsed by the Caribbean Hotel Association.
- Water Conservation for Landscaping
Use of “grey water” for all exterior plants, lawns & gardens
- Commercial Tower AC
Use or water loop system on water cooled AC units / blowers from main tower. (Only requires filling once every six months.)