Sonesta Ocean Point in St. Maarten Announce Registry with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten is pleased to announce the limitless all-inclusive adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, are now registered with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the leading global resource in the LGBT tourism industry.

The Sonesta Resorts are two of only three properties registered on St. Maarten, totaling 49 hotels and resorts included in the IGLTA listing throughout the entire Caribbean. “St. Maarten has long been a LGBT-friendly destination and we are proud to be included as a resource for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association and welcome members to enjoy a safe, fun and relaxing vacation at our beautiful properties,” says Eliska Hesova, director of business development for Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten.

In addition, both Sonesta Ocean Point and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, offer same sex wedding ceremonies with a certified in-house wedding coordinator who has completed the Gay Wedding Institute Certificate Program. Guests can take advantage of the brand new Wedding Cabana at Sonesta Great Bay with stunning views of the harbor creating the ideal environment for a Caribbean destination wedding.

The new Sonesta Ocean Point that opened in December 2014, also offers private gazebos and beachfront locations for spectacular wedding ceremonies and unforgettable receptions at the Azul Rooftop Bar. The resorts also provide a picture perfect oceanfront backdrop for romantic honeymoon vacations.



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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