Sint Maarten Accommodations

Whatever your particular needs, there is a place for you to sleep in St. Maarten

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With Dutch influences (and a little from the French), Sint. Maarten has something unique to offer its visitors when it comes to accommodations. Travelers will find the best deals are usually in package vacations, which can be booked on both sides of the island.

What attracts most people to St. Maarten is its Dutch heritage and the wonderment of two different nations coexisting so peacefully on such a small tract of land. The Dutch side of the island is beloved for its modern ambiance, gambling, and exciting nightlife. If you like to be on the go-go-go, this side of the island is the best spot for you. If you're traveling on a budget, you'll find that there are accommodations on each side of the island in all price ranges and categories.

Types of Accommodations

Hotels

All-inclusive hotels are not very popular on St. Maarten, though they do exist for those who prefer o stay at them. When you stay at an all-inclusive resort, all of your needs are taken care of for one low rate. This is perfect for those on a budget, because you can pay one flat rate up front and not have to worry about pulling out your pocketbook again.

Other types of hotels, like your basic motel, are available, as are country inns and cottages, throughout St. Maarten. You may want to find a lavish suite, or you may be looking for a room that feels like home. Whatever your style, there is a place for you on the island.

Condo & Villa Rentals

St. Maarten's rental properties are gaining in popularity among tourist and vacationers. These accommodations are appealing to travelers because of the independence they offer their renters, and their homey amenities, like kitchens and large living areas. Families and large groups of travelers will find that rental villas and cottages are comfortable and can be inexpensive. These lodgings tend to be less crowded than some of the larger resorts and hotels, and tenants can enjoy a laid back atmosphere where cookouts and quiet picnics are not unusual. Timeshares are also available on the island, and are a good choice of accommodation for those who pay frequent visits to the island, or who enjoy traveling during the off-season, when the cost of renting a timeshare is at its lowest.

Camping & Eco-Tourism

With such beautiful weather year-round, getting out and exploring the natural side of St. Maarten is a must. Unfortunately, there are no camp grounds on the island, and camping is in fact not permitted. Rather than camp out, you can choose to stay at an eco-friendly property, like the Turqoise Shell Inn. If you are intrigued by the concept of eco-tourism, visit our guide on the topic here.

Personal Considerations

As you plan your trip to St. Maarten, there is plenty to consider, especially when it comes to accommodations. For many, this will be the most difficult task for them. As you sit down to research where you will stay, consider your needs as well as those of those you are traveling with.

Party Size

If you are traveling in a small group, or even alone, finding an affordable place to stay is easy. Larger groups tend to have a bit more difficulty, but will find it more cost effective to find a villa or a cheap hotel to rent several adjoining rooms. Some resorts specialize in suites, which may work if you have a medium sized party, with two to three rooms surrounding a common area.

The type of group you're traveling with makes a difference as well. Couples might prefer a romantic inn or a couples-only resort, while families with young children will be on the lookout for resorts that cater to their needs.

Interests

It is not uncommon for hotels to offer package deals on specialized activities.  If you know you want to spend your days diving or fishing, you may be able to find a hotel that offers room, board, and a day out on the boat for one base price. 

Length of Stay

If you're staying on the island for a weekend up to a week, you can pretty much stay wherever feels comfortable. However, those planning a longer stay will likely want to look into apartment rentals or places that offer discounted rates for long stays.

Quality

Clicking through our Star Rating Guide is a great option for travelers who want to know where their preferred lodgings rank among others in St. Maarten. Regardless of how much you want to pay, you'll find a variety of star-options in each price range.

One and Two Stars

In St. Maarten, 1 Star-rated properties have the barest of furnishing and amenities, but this is just fine for visitors who treat a hotel room like a place to store their stuff, shower, and sleep. These hotels are often owned and operated by one person or a family. St. Maarten's 1 Star Properties includes Seaview Hotel and Casino, and range in price from $99 to $175(USD).

St. Maarten's 2 Star accommodations are a small step up from the 1 Stars. Functionality is still more important than luxury, but you'll likely have slightly nicer amenities, larger rooms, and perhaps an on-site restaurant. 2 Star properties tend to be locally owned, but part of a small chain. St. Maarten's 2 Star properties include Sea Palace Resort and Turquoise Shell Inn, and range in price from $150 to $650(USD).

Three Stars

Three Star properties are where we start to see some much nicer, but also more expensive options. These hotels have pleasing amenities and décor, are comfortable, and suitably located to either get away from it all, or be right in the middle of the tourism action. A bar, restaurant, or room service will typically be set on the property. St. Maarten's 3 Star properties include Horizon View Beach Hotel and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, and range in price from $300 to $800 (USD). 

Four Stars

Some of the best-cared for hotels on St. Maarten are rated with 4 stars. They are often luxurious, always comfortable and well-cared for, and staffed with a crew ready to attend to your every need. St. Maarten's 4-Star properties include Divi Little Bay Beach and Raquet Club and Holland House Beach Hotel and Club, and range in price from $350 to $1000(USD).

Five Stars

The top of the line, crème de la crème, best of the best, is what you'll find at a 5-Star property on St. Maarten. These properties are exemplary and extra clean, with luxe amenities and décor, and an uber-attentive staff. At this time, we do not have any 5-Star properties listed for St. Maarten.

Hotel Search

Your hotel search is made easier here, by using our advanced hotel search tool. With this tool, you can enter in the time you'll be traveling and the amenities you're looking for. From there, we will offer you a list of hotel properties that fit your needs.

Hotels

Carls Unique Inn

Sint Maarten offers hotel possibilities that will appeal to almost every kind of visitor. Choose from budget hotels, luxury resorts, and plenty more in between. Visitors wanting to enjoy a spirited bar scene will encounter exactly that at a variety hotels around Sint Maarten. Click on their names to read additional info.

One of the best locations in Sint Maarten to enjoy a variety of on-site dining possibilities is Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. Each of the rooms at Sonesta Maho feature your typical hotel amenities, plus spacious granite bathrooms that feature rain-head showers and stainless steel accents. Rooms are decorated in teak wood furniture, and typically come with your choice of one king or two double beds. They're located at 1 Rhine Road.

A destination located on the water's edge that is worth considering is Simpson Bay Resort and Marina. The suites available for guests wishing to stay at Pelican Resort Club feature your choice of sea or bay views. All units have kitchens, air conditioning, and a balcony or terrace. You will find them on Billy Folly Road.

Travelers in search of good on-site dining may want to think about Caravanserai Beach Resort. The properties available at Caravanserai Beach Resort include hotel rooms, condos, and timeshare units, split up amongst five buildings. Regardless of which choice of lodgings you stay in, guests have access to 24-hour security, an ocean side infinity pool, private parking, and an exercise room. Guests will find them at 2 Beacon Hill Road.

These are only some of the options. Click on this link to read our page dedicated to within the area.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Blue Pelican

There are non-standard hotel booking options here, including lots of condos and a large variety of villa complexes. Beach-goers can generally expect to find convenient access to the beach, as many lodgings are located right on the coast.

Those hoping to book their stay in Sint Maarten will enjoy accommodations like Cupecoy Beach Club. At Cupecoy Beach Club, you'll find privacy, intimacy, personal service, and all the amenities of a world class resort without any of the crowds! Come discover unique sandstone cliffs and caves to explore near their Mediterranean-styled villas which are nestled atop the cliffs and offer garden-walled walkways and unparalleled views. The property is situated at 5 Rhine Road.

One destination on the oceanfront to consider is Coral Beach Club. The Coral Beach Club resort guest accommodations consist entirely of villas. The property boasts four different classifications for rent, with cost varying by number of bedrooms, amenities, and proximity to the beach. They can be found at 3 Emerald Merit Road.

Villas on Great Bay is another property worth considering. Each villa features two bedrooms upstairs, some of which have en-suite bathrooms. There are between 1½ to 2½ bathrooms, full kitchens, a private lanai, and soft linens. Nine of the villas feature views of the Caribbean Sea, while the other two look out over the tropical gardens. They're located at 211 Front Street.

These are just a few of the options that are available. To learn more about within the area, go to this page.

Camping and Eco-Tourism In Sint Maarten

Nature lovers and their families might want to think about the one eco-tourism property available. Besides the typical hotels and accommodations, there will be an eco-lodge.

If you're looking to find lots of convenient dining opportunities not far from your accommodation, Turquoise Shell Inn is one spot to think about. The hotel houses 10 one bedroom suites, which feature full kitchens, cable television, and an air conditioner in the bedroom. You can find them at 34 Simpson Bay Road.

Eco-Accommodations In Sint Maarten
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location Island
Turquoise Shell Inn Lodge (721) 545-2875

 

1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Point Pirouette the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

Individual Villas

Some people often prefer the independence offered by one of the rental homes. To visit our complete page about rental properties in Sint Maarten, visit this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel

Some visitors like the simplicity of an all-inclusive package. There are many explanations why these plans are successful. Among other factors, they offer many amenities for a single flat rate.

For visitors seeking a quiet vacation away from the kids, consider booking an adults-only location, like Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel. Guest rooms and suites are available to guests wishing to stay at this luxury resort, each with a choice of floor plan and view. All rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, a private balcony or terrace, plus a host of other personal use amenities. Visitors will be able to find them at 19 Little Bay Road.

One place on the ocean worth mentioning is Sonesta Ocean Point. Sonesta Ocean Point has many different suite styles and sizes available, all with many included amenities such as ocean views, custom furnishings and art, flatscreen TVs, fully stocked mini-fridge, and more. You can find them at 1A Rhine Road.

If interested, read more information about all-inclusive properties here.

The type of vacation you enjoy on St. Maarten is in large part thanks to the place you stay. Make sure you pick the appropriate lodgings for you, and you'll be sure to have a memorable experience.

 

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