Travel and Resort Information Regarding COVID-19

Our Sint Maarten Resorts

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is currently open and welcoming guests, while  Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa will reopen on December 3, 2020.

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Entry Requirements

The government of Sint Maarten requires a negative PCR test for COVID-19, performed within 120 hours or 5 days prior to departure. As an alternative, guests can do an antigen test within 48 hours prior to departure. Specific tests are required. For details on requirements, please visit the government’s official website

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Testing for your return

Our resort staff will be happy to guide you to locations where you can get a PCR test on island with a 48-hour turnaround to receive results. There are multiple locations that provide testing with a confirmed appointment, and one is within walking distance of the resort.

resort credit to offset cost of sxm entry covid test

Up to $120 in Resort Credit

In order to help offset the cost of COVID testing required for traveling to Sint Maarten, we offer up to $120 USD in resort credit. 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, and based on a minimum stay of three nights.

Guests are simply asked to present a valid receipt for their 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 (within 5 days of arrival), 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 holding reservations for Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa through December 3, 2020, or those guests unable to travel, should contact our reservations department for available options via email at  Should you have any questions about your booking or need any recommendations, please contact our Reservations Department.

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