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Sun & Sand at Sonesta Ocean Point
A summer getaway in St. Martin (or Sint Maarten if you’re staying on the Dutch side) can drum up images of true island paradise. Sprawling hills coupled with the azure waters of over 30 different beaches—it’s hard to be disappointed no matter where you decide to stay. But for those of you looking for the ultimate St. Martin vacation—as in one of the few adults-only, all-inclusive experiences available—look no further than Sonesta Ocean Point.
Vue Online. August 2017

7 Caribbean Getaways for Less
As fall sets in and temperatures begin to drop, so do resort rates in the Caribbean. Gone are the busy days of summer, when families -- free from daily school routines -- are able to explore sandy shores.
Vacations. Summer 2017

Sonesta Opens New Ocean Point Resort in St. Maarten
Located on the famous Maho Beach, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort has earned quite the reputation as St. Maarten’s newest and hottest all-inclusive spot in one of the most upscale areas of the island.
JustLuxe. June 2017

Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten Revamps Spa and Debuts New Fitness Facility
Following extensive renovations, Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten has debuted the new-and-improved Serenity Spa at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and a new fitness facility at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. Featuring a modern redesign that includes dark wood, artistic accents, and new lighting, the 2,500-square-foot spa now features eight treatment rooms and two dedicated pedicure and manicure stations as well as a sauna and steam room and a private outdoor treatment gazebo that overlooks Maho Bay.
American Spa. June 2017

Get A Taste of the Tropics in St. Maarten
Lush with hibiscus, orange-yellow sage (the national flower) and sprawling white sand beaches, St. Maarten has all the trappings of the perfect getaway. At 37 square miles, it’s the smallest island divided into two countries.
Long Island Pulse. June 2017

Luxury for Less: Caribbean Resorts on Sale in Summer
The dog days of summer can come with muggy days and buggy nights that don’t exactly add up to a vacation. For a change of scenery, switch it up this year and head south to the Caribbean where you’ll find cool breezes, uncrowded beaches and discounted beds for heads at top-notch resorts that you may not be able to afford during high season.
USA Today. May 2017

The Coolest Pools On The Planet
Neither a Las Vegas pool with a shark tank in the center nor one with views of the best beach in the Caribbean could keep the rooftop pool of The Westin Austin Downtown from being crowned Travel Agent’s 2017 “Coolest Pool of the World.”
Travel Agent Central. May 2017

Sonesta Ocean Point to Host Second "Chefs Night”
Once again, the all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort will play host to Chefs Night, a prestigious culinary event founded by Chef Görgen Tidén highlighting the expertise and creativity of a team of award-winning Swedish Chefs.
Epicurean Explorer. September 2016

11 Off-the-Beaten-Path All Inclusive Resorts to Visit This Year
Dreaming of an all-inclusive getaway? Destinations like Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic probably come to mind. But if you dig a little deeper, you'll discover more all-inclusive options than you might have imagined in off-the-grid destinations.
US News & World Report. September 2016

Best Places to Gamble in the Caribbean
The largest casino on the island (there are thirteen on the Dutch side, none on the French side), Casino Royale is 21,000 square feet of glitzy gambling. Across the street from the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, the lively casino sits below the Tantra nightclub (the largest club on the island).
USA Today. September 2016

First-Ever World Series of Poker Circuit Event in the Caribbean to be Held in St. Maarten
St. Maarten is one of the new, international stops added to the 13th season of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit. It is the only Caribbean stop and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort’s well known Casino Royale will be the venue for all of the poker action from November 3- 6 in the first-ever WSOPC Caribbean event.
Travel Agent Central. September 2016

The Three Best Pool Cabanas
There’s an art to enjoying a day at the pool, and it’s all about location and accessories. You’ll want a spot with enough personal space to stash your bag, book, lotion, sunglasses and hat. And while the sun is nice, there are times when shade and a cool breeze are equally desirable—especially if you want to take a quick snooze between dips. What you want is a poolside cabana, and we’ve found three of the best the Caribbean has to offer.
Tropix Traveler. August 2016

Ocean Point: All Inclusive Becomes Exclusive
An exclusive Sonesta, which does not betray the expectations of the abituèes of the chain and surprises with a world of attention. In the Rooftop Butler Suites time passes slowly, surrounded by an impressionist palate of marine hues.
Resorts. July 2016

Next Great Escapes
These eight spots around the world have caught our eye for a variety of exciting reasons—and each one is guaranteed to deliver an unforgettable honeymoon experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Martha Stewart Real Weddings & Honeymoons. Spring 2016

10 Insanely Affordable Destinations for Summer 2016
Ready to discover incredible and affordable destinations for summer? I’ve researched trends and prices around the globe to find these 10 spots ideal for a great summer vacation that won’t break the bank.
Smarter Travel. May 25, 2016

How to Spend your Next St. Maarten Vacation with Chefs
An all-inclusive vacation with a gourmet twist. That’s the offer from St Maarten’s Sonesta Ocean Point resort, which is hosting a new gastronomic experience on May 24-26.
Caribbean Journal. May 3, 2016

Luxury All-Inclusive in St. Maarten Hosts Culinary Event
Located on the westernmost point of St. Maarten, the all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is hosting "A Chefs Night," a culinary event founded by Swedish Chef Görgen Tidén.
Luxury Travel Advisor. April 8, 2016

No Foolin': These Amazing Restaurant Views & Menus Are Real
There are millions of restaurants around the world. More than six hundred thousand of them in the United States alone according to statista.com. No matter how good the food or unusual the location, standing out from the crowd is a challenge.
Parade.com. April 1, 2016

Sonesta Ocean Point—Alternative Maho Beach Spotting Hotel
The Maho Beach Resort at Sint Maarten – famous for the low flying jets over the beach – is a great spotting hotel. Now, the same owners have opened an alternative hotel right next door.
Airport Spotting. March 14, 2016

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort: Maho Beach’s Exclusive Expansion
While the Sonesta Maho Beach has been around for years, it recently completed an expansion on the property that gave birth to the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, a resort within a resort that embraces a more upscale, luxury-minded clientele.
Travel Pulse. March 3, 2016

French, Dutch, Caribbean: The Joys of St. Martin/Maarten
In fact, of the two, the Dutch side is perhaps the more audacious. St. Maarten has loud bars, loud nightclubs and loud casinos, including Casino Royale with 21,000 square feet of gaming.
USAToday.com. Feb 12, 2016.

Anti-Valentine’s Day: Sensational solo vacations in the Caribbean
Forget the sad bouquet of roses and the pitiful box of chocolates and instead press the reset button on Valentine’s Day with a 'treat yourself' solo getaway under the sun.
USAToday.com. Feb 9, 2016.

How to Travel to St. Maarten Right Now, For Less
Whether you’re in snowy climes or are simply looking for a quick getaway, St Maarten has you covered. The Dutch Caribbean destination’s Sonesta resorts are offering a series of affordable all-inclusive getaways.
Caribbean Journal. Feb 9, 2016.

The Cool Pool of the Week: The Edge Pool at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St. Maarten is home to a stylish Swim Out Pool and the modern-chic Edge Pool, which is perched on a cliff on the southernmost point of the island, featuring its own manmade beach providing extraordinary views of the infinite horizon over Maho Bay.
Travel Agent Central. Feb 3, 2016.

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. A New Luxuriance at St Maarten’s Edge
Luxuriance is to be found in more than one dimension on a traveller-friendly island such as St. Maarten. Seclusion, access and sustainability are all ingredients that discerning guests may seek and discover all in one at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.
JAMAQUE Paradis Magazine. Winter 2015/16.

Exclusive and All-Inclusive
This fabulous adults-only property sits perched above the Caribbean in the Maho corner of St. Maarten. It’s man made beach, a sloping strip of sand, leads into a meandering infinity pool jutting out over the turquoise water. Completely renovated last year, it features a rooftop lounge, Azul, that’s idea for special events.
Prevue Meetings. Jan/Feb 2016.

ShermansTravel Blog – Busted: 7 Common Myths About All-Inclusive Resorts. July 7, 2015

Fairfax/Alexandria/Southern Maryland Woman Magazine – The Friendly Island of St. Marteen. July/August 2015

About.com – Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, St. Maarten. June 26, 2015

Travel Pulse - The Ultimate Pamper-Yourself Resort Luxuries. June 19, 2015

USA Today - Experience Caribbean, Sexy St. Maarten: Romantic activities for couples. June 19, 2015

Luxury Travel Advisor - Luxury All-Inclusives (PDF). June 2015

Bustle.com - 9 Beautiful Honeymoon Destinations That Look Way More Expensive Than They Actually Are. June 5, 2015

Dallas Voice - The New Normal: Picking a fresh gay summer vacation spot. June 3, 2015

Travel Agent Central - Inside Look at the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. May 28, 2015.

USAToday.com - Summer On Sale: Snag a bargain Caribbean Vacation. May 22, 2015.

Travel Pulse - Sonesta Ocean Point: All Inclusive Opening Finishes Up with New Restaurant Debut. May 22, 2015.

Rainbow Times - The Frivolist: 6 Gay Places to Kick Off the Best Summer Ever. May 26, 2015.

PrideSource.com/ Between the Lines - The Frivolist: How to Kick off the Best. Summer. Ever. April 30, 2015.

The Province It’s the most exciting beach in the world. April 2015

Luxury Travel Advisor New Butler Service at Ocean Point Resort. April 2015

Travel Agent Central. Sonesta Ocean Point Resort Launches Butler Service. April 2015

Palette/Miami Herald - Caribbean Pride: These LGBT-Friendly Island Getaways are a Short Flight from South Florida. March 30, 2015.

Travel Weekly Two Sonesta resorts reach out to IGLTA community. March 2015

Washington Post - This Week's Best Travel Bargains from Around the Globe. March 25, 2015.

Travel + Leisure This Month’s Best Deals. March 2015

Travel Agent Central Five Hot Caribbean Islands. January 2015

Jettsettersblog — Get Big Savings During Sonesta St. Maarten’s Winter Getaway Sale. January 2015

Collaborate — Places Now Open. December 2014

Departures — New Beach Getaways For 2015. November 2014

Travel Pulse — The New Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St. Maarten Makes Luxury Affordable. October 2014

Travel Pulse — Luxury, Style and Sustainability Come Together at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. October 2014

Hotel Design — Sonesta Ocean Point Resort opens in St. Maarten. October 2014

Ultra Travel — Caribbean Cool — page 21. October 2014

Travel Pulse — The New Five-Star Sonesta Ocean Point Resort Sets A New Standard For Sustainable And Eco-Friendly Hospitality In St. Maarten. September 2014

Inclusively Exclusive — A new adults-only, all-inclusive Sonesta Ocean Point Resort opens in St Maarten. September 2014

Yahoo Finance — The New Sonesta Ocean Point Resort Makes Its Debut As The Premier Luxury Five-Star Property In St. Maarten. September 2014

Hospitality Design — Sonesta Ocean Point Resort to Open in St. Maarten. September 2014

Hotel Chatter — Sonesta Yet to Open Another Property on the Dutch Side of St. Maarten. September 2014

Travel Daily News — The Limitless All-Inclusive Adults-Only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, Opening Fall 2014. September 2014

Travel 2 the Caribbean Blog — New St. Maarten Five star Resort Plus Free St. Barths Trip. Augusti 2014

Luxury Travel Advisor — New Luxury All-Inclusive Resort in St. Maarten on Track for Soft Opening in October. Augusti 2014

Travel Weekly — Sonesta Ocean Point to Open in October. Augusti 2014

Caribbean Journal — New Sonesta Coming to St. Maarten. Augusti 2014

Hotel Interactive — The New Sonesta Ocean Point Resort to Debut As Premier Five-Star Property in St. Maarten. Augusti 2014

Travel Daily News — The New Sonesta Ocean Point Resort to Debut As Premier Five-Star Property in St. Maarten. Augusti 2014

Travel Agent Central — Behind the Scenes of Sonesta St. Maarten All-Inclusive Resorts' New Game-Changing Luxury Hotel. April 2014

The Daily Herald — Spadaro: New five-star resort will be ‘epic’ for St. Maarten. April 2014