Sint Maarten Travel Vacation Hotel Resorts Attractions
Sint Maarten and Netherlands Antilles
– A Caribbean paradise island owned by Dutch
French on the north and Dutch on the south, St. Martin/St Maarten is a beautiful Caribbean island, a top travel vacation destination, and is famous for its gourmet restaurants, stylish boutiques, exciting watersports, glittering nightlife, casinos, and beautiful sandy beaches.
The island of Saint Martin is shared by France and the Netherlands; its northern portion is named Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe of French, and its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles.
St Matin/St Maarten Island, with pure white sandy beaches, offers a full array of activities such as deep sea fishing, scuba diving, water-skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing, surfing, snorkeling, and parasailing. St Matin/St Maarten Island also offers travelers luxurious boutiques for duty-free shopping, quaint Creole marketplaces and night life with a lot of restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and live music for you to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
The Netherlands Antilles – One of the Caribbean top travel vacation destinations
The Netherlands Antilles, located in Caribbean region, are two island groups in the Caribbean Sea – one includes Curacao and Bonaire north of Venezuela; the other includes Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin) is east of the Virgin Islands. The Netherlands Antilles have total land area about 960 square kilometers, more than five times the size of Washington, DC of the United States.
The Netherlands Antilles have 216,226 (July 2003 estimate) population, including 85% of mixed black, other includes Carib Amerindian, white, and East Asian.
Dutch is the official language in Sint Maarten but Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) predominates, and English widely spoken in Sint Maarten and other Netherlands Antilles islands.
Tourism, petroleum refining, and offshore finance are the mainstays of the economy of the Netherlands Antilles. It uses Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG) as its currency. In 2002, 1 US dollar was exchanged for 1.79 Netherlands Antillean guilders.
Sint Maarten Hotels & Resorts
There are many waterfront resort hotels on the Sint Maarten Island with spectacular views, swimming pools, water sports, tennis courts, fitness centers and spa, restaurants and bars, nightlife and entertainment, and other modern facilities.
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Sonesta Great Bay Beach All Inclusive Resort, Casino & Spa is located in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. This beachfront resort is near Fort Amsterdam. Another nearby attraction is University of St. Martin. This luxury, adults-only Sonesta Great Bay Beach All Inclusive Resort & Casino overlooks the pristine Great Bay Harbor and has 1 mile of sandy beach. It includes 3 outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a casino.
The elegant guest rooms are styled with tile floors, teakwood furniture and Caribbean décor. Each room has a balcony with panoramic views, a coffee maker and cable TV.
The Sonesta Great Bay Beach All Inclusive Resort & Casino features 2 whirlpools and a gym, and a variety of sports including snorkeling, volleyball and water aerobics are available. The Sonesta Resort’s Golden Casino features 84 slot machines, and the excursion desk can arrange island activities and tours.
Dining options at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach All Inclusive Resort & Casino include all-day buffet and sit-down dining, with local Caribbean and international cuisine at the 4 restaurants. Four bars, including 1 swim-up bar, has live entertainment and dancing.
Philipsburg, the island’s capital, is just a 10-minute walk from this resort. Princess Juliana International Airport is a 25-minute drive away.
Royal Palm Beach Resort Hotel is nestled on Simpson Bay in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. This beachfront condo hotel is close to Kim Sha Beach and Hollywood Casino. Additional attractions include Maho Beach.
There are 140 guestrooms at Royal Palm Beach Resort Hotel.
Dining options at Royal Palm Beach Resort Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas of this St. Maarten hotel. Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional hotel amenities include a swim-up bar, a poolside bar, and a concierge desk.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino is located in Maho Beach of St. Maarten. This beachfront resort is near Casino Royale and Maho Beach. Another nearby attraction is Mullet Beach.
Downtown Philipsburg is 8 miles from Sonesta Maho Beach All Inclusive Resort & Casino. Simpson Bay Beach is 10 minutes away.
This Sint Maarten hotel offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates. Meals and beverages at on-site dining establishments, taxes, and gratuities are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. Dining options at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness facility, and tennis courts. There is a full-service health spa on site. This 4.0-star Sint Maarten hotel offers small meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This Maho Beach hotel has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a casino, a swim-up bar, and a poolside bar.
Situated on a coral reef overlooking the Caribbean ocean and Oyster Pond Marina, Oyster Bay Beach Resort is located in Dawn Beach, Sint Maarten. Guana Bay Beach is a nearby attraction.
Princess Juliana International Airport is located 10.7 miles away from the resort.
Each guest room at Oyster Bay Beach Resort Hotel provides a TV, microwave, coffee machine and balcony. Private bathrooms come complete with a bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. An iron, linens and towels are also provided.
Dining options at Oyster Bay Beach Resort Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. This St. Maarten resort hotel recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional hotel amenities include a concierge desk, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff.
Featuring an extensive garden, spa treatments, massage service, an on-site casino and an outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool, the Westin St. Maarten, Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is located in Oyster Pond and set on the beach on the southeastern shore of St. Maarten.
This resort is a 25-minute drive from the Princess Juliana International Airport.
The Westin St Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa has rooms with contemporary décor, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, minibar, a desk and ceiling fan. The bathrooms are private and have a shower, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.
Dining options at The Westin St. Maarten, Dawn Beach Resort & Spa include 3 restaurants serving international cuisine, local food and Japanese dishes such as sushi. There is also a pool bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. Spa amenities include spa services and massage/treatment rooms. This 4.0-star St. Maarten hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and business services. This Oyster Pond luxury hotel has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a casino, a swim-up bar, and a poolside bar.