The New Five-Star Sonesta Ocean Point Resort Sets a New Standard for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Hospitality in St. Maarten

ST. MAARTEN - The limitless all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is the premier five-star, all-suite property that opened in December 2014. The 129-room resort is dedicated to the latest energy efficient technology and sustainable practices while bringing a new brand of style, luxury and outstanding service to the stunning island of St. Maarten.

In today’s modern hospitality arena, environmental factors and reducing the carbon footprint have become the new standard, and Sonesta Ocean Point Resort has ensured all aspects from water waste management, energy efficiency, eco-friendly furnishings and soft goods has been properly implemented. This will be one of the largest investments in the destination, elevating the eco practices at both Sonesta Ocean Point Resort and sister property, the adjacent, four-star Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.

The following are the sustainable and eco-friendly practices being instated:

  • Photovoltaic generated energy will be installed, which will reduce the amount of power purchased from Sint Maarten’s public utility company, and, at certain times of the day will be reduced by as much as 40%, therefore lowering the island’s carbon footprint as public utility needs to produce less energy since public utility uses solely fossil fuels
  • Solar panels will provide hot water for both resorts, in both front and back of the house, eliminating natural gas boilers
  • A second energy efficient chiller will be installed at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort
  • At Sonesta Ocean Point, air conditioning will be supplied by highly efficient, low consumption multi-split units, which will also supply hot water to the suites
  • LED lights in both resorts
  • Eco-friendly climate control system, ensuring systems are turned off when doors/windows are opened and when temperatures reach a particular level
  • The latest MBR wastewater treatment technology will be implemented
  • Meeting space uses eco-friendly carpet made from reclaimed fishing nets
  • Sustainably farmed plantation wood is used in all millwork, and previously-mined Greek marble will be used in the custom-designed furnishings; previously mined stones do not disrupt existing ecosystems.

ABOUT THE RESORT

 

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is the premier five-star, all-suite property bringing a new brand of style, luxury and outstanding service to St. Maarten. Ultra-luxurious yet sustainable, the 129-room adults-only resort is set in the most spectacular location on the southernmost point of the island, adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.

After a multi-million dollar renovation to the former Ocean Terrace building, the resort blends contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe in the public spaces to each of the spacious accommodations ranging from the Junior Suite to the Luxury Penthouse. Exclusive to Sonesta Ocean Point guests, the resort features three pools including The Edge infinity pool with private beach on the cliff, Swim Out pool connected to its namesake suites, and The Point Pool; three bars and lounges including the Sunset Lounge & Bar, Azul Rooftop Bar for private functions; Martin’s contemporary lobby café and bar; the Mediterranean-influenced Azul restaurant; an in-resort boutique; and other resort amenities such as 24-hour room service, gazebos, private cabanas, and a dedicated open air wellness area.

With the largest meeting and convention space on St. Maarten, Sonesta Ocean Point houses 24,000 square feet of renovated, eco-friendly meeting and conference facilities for business and social occasions accommodating up to 1,000 people.

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MORE INFO & RESERVATIONS

For more information or bookings please call 800-SONESTA (223-0757), email: reservations@sonestastmaarten.com or visit www.sonesta.com/oceanpoint.

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