Accommodations in Sint Maarten

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


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.


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.


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.


Carls Unique Inn

Sint Maarten has accommodation options that will be suitable for just about every kind of visitor. Find budget hotels, glitzy resorts, and lots more in between. Visitors wanting to enjoy an entertaining late-night scene will find precisely that at a handful hotels around Sint Maarten. Read further details regarding each one by using the links.

One of the best locations in Sint Maarten for on-site dining 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. Guests can find them at 1 Rhine Road.

A property located on the water's edge that travelers often enjoy 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 can find them on Billy Folly Road.

Those who are in search of convenient on-location dining options might want to think about Caravanserai Beach Resort. Situated on the Dutch side of St. Maarten's entertainment district, The Caravanserai Beach Resort offers its guests an array of fun activities and convenient facilities to make their vacation as enjoyable as possible. Explore all the island has to offer or just sit back and relax on the hotel's beautiful secluded beaches and tropical pools at the Caravanserai Beach Resort in St. Maarten. Guests can find them at 2 Beacon Hill Road.

These examples are just a few of the options that are available. Read this article which is all about more available hotels if you'd like better specifics.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Guests can also find non-standard hotel accommodations available, which include tons of condominiums and a large variety of villa complexes. Avid beach-goers can usually expect to enjoy convenient access to the beach, as many villas and other accommodations are situated right on the water.

Visitors wanting to stay in Sint Maarten will enjoy opportunities 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 located at 5 Rhine Road.

One property along the water's edge worth considering 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're located at 3 Emerald Merit Road.

Another place to consider will be Villas on Great Bay. Twelve luxury, two bedroom villas make up The Villas on Great Bay, situated on the famous Front Street in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten. Great Bay Beach welcomes visitors staying at the villas with private terraces overlooking the water; while activities in the city are only a moment away with a walk down Front Street, offering guests both sides of the island's main attractions. Visitors will be able to find them at 211 Front Street.

These are just a few of the available choices. Click here to check out our extended discussion of these types of accommodations within the area.

Camping and Eco-Tourism In Sint Maarten

Nature lovers and their families might want to take a look at the one eco-tourism property in Sint Maarten. Besides the usual hotels, there is an eco-lodge.

If you're wanting to find lots of convenient dining possibilities within reach of your accommodation, Turquoise Shell Inn is one location to consider. Located in the heart of the village in a residential area, the inn is a small property striving to be eco-friendly and to provide personal service to each and every guest. The property is just steps away from the long expanse of Simpson Bay Beach. Here guests will enjoy the flowers in bloom and walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and other activities. They're located 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 prefer the independence offered by one of the individual rental properties. To read our complete page about rental properties in Sint Maarten, click here.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel

Some visitors prefer the convenience of paying for everything on a single bill. There are many explanations why these plans are so popular. Among other reasons, they make it easy to know the full cost of your vacation in advance.

For travelers interested in a peaceful vacation away from the kids, think about staying at an adults-only location, such as 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. They're at 19 Little Bay Road.

One property positioned on the ocean you should consider is Sonesta Ocean Point. You'll find them at 1A Rhine Road.

Anyone who needs to read more details about properties with inclusive pricing, check out this page.

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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