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Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is located in the heart of the Maho Village, the entertainment hub of St Maarten/St Martin, with duty-free shopping, casinos and nightlife just at the door step of the resort. The resort is situated in St Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean side of the island, where English is the prevailing language and USD accepted everywhere, less than a five minute taxi ride from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).

MAHO BEACH As well as having white sand and crystal clear water, Maho Beach is also the ultimate location for plane spotting. Voted #3 in the world on TripAdvisor, 10 unique beaches you need to see to believe, Maho Beach is a not to be missed experience. Maho is a small beach that has it all. Swim and sun, bars and beach umbrellas, and the best view anywhere of planes landing right over your head and they make their approach to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).

MAHO VILLAGE After dinner, the legendary nightlife of the Maho Village comes alive. There’s also an assortment of duty-free shops and a promenade that bustles with activity throughout the evening. Maho Village is the nightlife capital of St. Maarten — certainly a memorable destination!

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ST MAARTEN/ST MARTIN St Maarten/St Martin, ranked the fifth best island in the world, is a tiny island paradise with an intriguing mix of cultures and cuisine thanks to its dual Dutch-French heritage. The island of St Maarten/St Martin seduces you at first site with lush green hills, sun-kissed beaches, world-class dining, duty-free shopping, red-hot casinos and night clubs.

GETTING HERE Air service to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten is provided by all major airlines like: American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United, Caribbean Airlines, KLM, Air France, TUI , LIAT, Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) and many others.

ENTRY All visitors must have a valid passport and a return/continuing ticket.

CAPITALS Philipsburg is the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, located 25 minutes away by car. The French side capital, Marigot, is located 20 minutes away by car.

NATIONALITIES St. Maarten is a culturally diverse island whose residents hail from over 77 nations around the world. 

LANGUAGE English is spoken everywhere, but Dutch is the official language of St. Maarten and French the official language of Saint Martin. On St. Maarten, you can also hear Spanish, Papiamentu, Italian, Hindi, Chinese and other languages. On the French side, Creole Patois is also spoken.

ELECTRICITY St. Maarten uses the same 110/120V 60Hz A/C electricity and wall outlets as the US and Canada.  

CELL PHONE International roaming is available in St. Maarten with GSM cell phones operating on 900 and 1800 MHz frequencies.   Check with your local phone carrier to verify your coverage, compatibility and roaming plan. 

TIME ZONE St. Maarten is in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone, which is 1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the winter season (-4 hrs. UTC/GMT) and is on the same hour as Eastern Daylight Savings Time in the summer.

CLIMATE St. Maarten is sunny and warm year-round, with relaxing breezes from trade winds. Average temperature during the winter season is 80F (27C). The island gets a few degrees warmer in the summer. There are occasional showers in late summer and early fall, with average annual rainfall of 45 inches.

CURRENCY US dollars are accepted in St. Maarten. The Antillean guilder is the official currency, but prices appear in US dollars and banks and ATMs distribute both dollars and guilders. The euro is the official currency in French St. Martin, but US dollars are widely accepted on the French side, too. 

POPULATION 41,000 people live on Sint Maarten and 36,000 on Saint Martin