Travel and Resort Information Regarding COVID-19

Our Sint Maarten Resorts

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa are currently open and welcoming guests.

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Entry Requirements

Effective November 25, 2020, the government of Sint Maarten has approved a negative nasopharyngeal swab rapid antigen test for COVID-19 for entry to the destination. A negative nasopharyngeal swab PCR test is also still valid. Travelers to Sint Maarten are required to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS) available on and upload their negative rapid antigen test result not older than 48 hours prior to arrival or their negative RT-PCR test not older than 5 days prior to arrival. More details, including which specific brands of rapid antigen tests are accepted, can be found at the government’s official website:

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Testing for your return

The resort offers new on-property rapid antigen testing for guests. The Abbott Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test is administered by a healthcare professional, with results available within 30 minutes. All results are certified by a doctor and sent via email, with a hard copy available if the guest desires.  

For convenience, the resorts offer testing slots in the morning and in the evenings, with mandatory pre-booking of appointments through the resorts’ front desk. Tests cost $55 USD per person.  

The resort already offers a $120 per person resort credit to help offset the cost of COVID-19 testing required for traveling to and from the destination (on minimum three-night stays), and the rapid antigen testing can also be included in that credit.  Abbott’s Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test has been authorized by WHO (World Health Organization), it is widely used in the Netherlands by the Dutch Public Health Authorities (RIVM) and it has been approved as a pre-travel test by the Sint Maarten Government.

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Up to $120 in Resort Credit

In order to help offset the cost of COVID testing required for traveling to and from Sint Maarten, we offer up to $120 USD in resort credit for out-of-pocket testing costs. While the resorts are all-inclusive, with all meals, drinks, scheduled resort activities and other extras included, the resort credit can be used for spa treatments, room upgrades and premium bottles of wine. The offer is available for travel now through April 5, 2021, with potential plans for extension based on government regulations, and based on a minimum stay of three nights. The cost of the rapid antigen testing for departure to regions that require testing can also be applied towards this resort credit.

Guests are simply asked to present a valid receipt for their arriving COVID-19 test upon arrival at Front Desk. Receipts must be valid documents showing guest's name, lab name and contact info, date of test (as per Sint Maarten entry requirements), cost paid for the test and proof of payment—credit is only applicable if guest paid out-of-pocket and not covered by guest’s insurance. The resort credit does not have cash value, cannot be deducted from room rate and can only be applied towards on property services and amenities.


Guests who are unable to travel and need to modify their reservations or want to learn about available options, have any questions about a booking or need any recommendations, please email our Reservations Department at

health and safety protocol

Health and Safety Protocols

Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten prioritizes the health and safety of our guests with our  PureCare  sanitization program, which has been developed following best practices from the WHO, CDC,  Sint  Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association, and Sint Maarten’s Ministry of Health, and validated by local experts for  maximum efficacy.


Stay safe and healthy, and we will see you soon!


Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten

This page was last updated November 23, 2020