St. Martin, with its unique blend of French and Dutch influences, has long been an easy getaway for those craving sand and sun. However, after a devastating hurricane in 2017, most hotels were wholly destroyed or shut down. Luckily, intensive rebuilding efforts have given the "Friendly Island" an assortment of accommodations—both old and new—for every type of traveler.
This adults-only, all-inclusive resort goes one step further to make every guest's experiences "limitless." Guests can enjoy true luxury with the upper-tier suites that feature connected swim-out pools or butler service. With five on-site bars and two-on-site restaurants, the hotel also offers four bottles of alcohol in-room as well as 24-hour room service at no extra charge. Sonesta Ocean Point is located on the famous Maho Bay, where planes land—in astounding proximity—daily. Guests also have access to all of the amenities at the adjacent Maho Beach Resort family spa.
Located on the French side of the island, this luxurious hotel includes 83 rooms and suites that have private terraces as well as eight-, three- and four-bedroom villas that offer up all the privacy you may need. Guests can enjoy two on-site restaurants, a beach bar, and, in true French fashion, a wine cellar. Getting out on the water is easy with beach cabanas, two pools, private boat rentals, as well as gear for watersports. If you’d like to stay active in other ways, they also offer a fitness center and tennis courts. A nanny service is also available upon request.
This French-side hotel is unique in that it opted for a beautiful hillside location that offers 24 rooms overlooking the scenic Grand Case. L’Esplanade is all about relaxation with a palm tree-lined pool and a skilled mixologist attending the pool bar, a full-service spa, and complimentary 90-minute yoga classes offered daily in their Ti Temple. If you can’t stand to be away from the beach, don't fret—guests have access to the beach at their sister hotel, Le Petit Hotel. The beach access also includes chairs, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddleboards.
This hotel overlooking Oyster Bay is a beach bum’s dream. Not only does it boast incredible views, but they also offer guests free beach chairs, umbrellas, and snorkeling gear to explore the nearby reef. If salt water isn’t your thing, Oyster Bay also has an infinity pool and whirlpool, as well as nightly entertainment. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, a corner store, a gym, and a laundry room.
This family-operated boutique hotel gives guests the chance to make their trip their own with customizable adventure and romantic packages. These packages let guests pick which type of room they prefer, a welcome gift basket that matches the theme of the package, as well as a choice of activities, including everything from a private boat trip to St. Barths to jet ski excursions. Other amenities available include welcome drinks, a beautiful ocean view pool, babysitting services, and a free laundry room.
AddressLittle Bay Rd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Located on a private peninsula in between Little Bay and Great Bay, this hotel is ideal for families. Not only do they have three pools and a hot tub, but the hotel also makes it easy for families to set up excursions, borrow snorkeling and diving gear, and offers daily family-friendly activities! Kids under 12 stay free on regular bookings. Adults can enjoy a swim-up bar, a fire pit, and five restaurants. Divi also offers all-inclusive packages.
Find your home away from home at Coral Beach Club. You won’t find regular rooms here; instead, you have a choice of condos, villas, and townhouses. Guests receive a welcome basket, complimentary airport shuttle for longer stays, as well as a rental car delivered. Some standard hotel perks are included, such as an infinity pool and lounge, full-service spa, fitness center, and 24/7 front desk. However, Coral Beach Club goes one step further, ensuring luxury with private chefs, grocery deliveries, and babysitting all upon request.