Destination

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).

VISIT MAHO / MAHO VILLAGE    
As the epicenter of St. Maarten, Maho Village is a destination within a destination that redefines entertainment, dining, shopping and gaming in a vibrant resort atmosphere. Steps away from the famous plane landings over Maho Beach, Maho Village features a promenade bustling with duty-free boutiques, a host of international restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges to suit every palate and mood, while show-stopping costumes, beautiful vocals and breathtaking acrobatics take center stage at Casino Royale. Enjoy three visually spectacular shows weekly and create memorable Maho moments during the renowned Carnival Parade - truly an entertainment experience not to be missed. Whatever you desire, whether it’s high stakes gaming, adrenaline pumping nightlife or relaxing Caribbean diversions, indulge it in Maho Village! 

DUTY-FREE SHOPPING
Find all of your souvenirs, resort wear, swim suits, snacks, beverages, wines and much more all in one stop in Maho Village or head to Philipsburg for a full duty-free shopping spree.

BEACHES
Enjoy Maho Beach known for its famous plane spotting, the man-made cliffside beach at the Edge pool exclusive to Sonesta Ocean Point Resort guests or the serene Mullet Bay Beach located adjacent to the property, just a 10-minute walk. St. Maarten boasts 37 beaches in its 37 square miles—yours to discover!

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 by car. On the French side, the capital is Marigot and located 20 minutes 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 as well. 

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

MAHO REAL ESTATE
Love Maho and want to own here? Maho Real Estate can help find your island sanctuary. Maho Real Estate offers effortless ownership from bay to ocean and inspired design in the selection of condominiums; homesites; and private, luxury villas. Visit livemaho.com, our sales office in Maho, or contact us at +1.721.545.5591 to find your island retreat within Aquamarina, BlueMarine, La Terrasse, and our newest project: The Emerald at Maho.