Hannah Barnard

The best hotels & resorts in St Maarten / St Martin

By Hannah Barnard on 14th July, 2020

The tropical island of St Maarten / St Martin is home to some of the most luxurious and welcoming hotels and resorts in the Caribbean. Besides having 37 stunning beaches, a fantastic restaurant scene and a vibrant nightlife, the weather on St Maarten / St Martin is generally warm and sunny all year round, making it the perfect vacation destination. Read on to discover the best hotels and resorts in St Maarten / St Martin, as chosen by our experts, including our favorite luxury hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and boutique hotels.

Resorts St Maarten
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, St Maarten

St Maarten Resorts & Hotels

Known as the ‘friendly island’, the people of St Maarten are incredibly warm and welcoming. Expect fantastic customer service at all of the hotels and resorts in St Maarten. Also, visit for excellent shopping in Philipsburg, exhilarating activities and fun excursions, and some of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean.

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

The brand new Sonesta Ocean Point Resort embraces a contemporary Caribbean style, offering an adults-only, limitless all-inclusive vacation experience while bringing style, luxury and outstanding service to Sint Maarten.

Set in the most spectacular location with breathtaking views over Maho Bay, the 130-suites resort offers personalized concierge, two à-la-carte restaurants, five bars and lounges, butler service, and three pools including the signature Edge Pool. 

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

The resort has indoor and outdoor venues for weddings, events and meetings, state-of-the-art fitness centers, wellness programs, and signature treatments at Serenity Spa. Within walking distance, explore the world-renowned Maho Beach, famous for plane spotting, and experience the most beautiful sunsets over Mullet Bay Beach. Enjoy a vibrant resort atmosphere in Maho Village with live entertainment, shopping, and the largest casino and theatre on the island, Casino Royale.

For reservations visit sonesta.com

La Vista Resort

La Vista Resort St Maarten

As one of the few family-owned and operated resorts on the island of St. Maarten, La Vista Resort has been a favorite to many for over 30 years. The friendly staff will go above and beyond to make sure your St. Maarten vacation is comfortable and relaxing. The resort has a variety of accommodation, from classic deluxe suites to quaint Caribbean style cottages set alongside beds of colorful flowers.

La Vista Resort St Maarten

The resort also features a stunning oversized pool with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and one of the best-kept secrets on the island, The Hideaway; a fantastic European restaurant. Watersports, tennis courts and beach bars are just a stone’s throw away, all within walking distance of La Vista Resort.

For reservations visit La Vista Resort

Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Nestled upon four arces of coral reef peninsula, with dazling views of the Atlantic Ocean, Oyster Pond and St Bart’s, Oyster Bay Beach Resort offers the best of St Maarten. Its stylish, Caribbean-chic accommodations have made the resort one of the most popular on the island.

Oyster Bay’s opulent, oceanfront infinity pool and lounge was named one of the top five pools in the Caribbean by Travel+Leisure. While the infinity pool itself may be enticement enough, guests can also bask in the sun on Dawn Beach – a prestine, certified blue flag beach. Enjoy an afternoon of snorkleing in the reef and indulge in the island’s captivating nightlife before retiring at day’s end.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort St Maarten

The superbly comfortable one and two bedroom suites at Oyster Bay Beach Resort can accomodate between two and six guests, and even the studios have king size beds, fully equipped kitchenettes and flat screen televisions.

For reservations visit oysterbaybeachresort.com

Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina

Simpson Bay Beach Resort

Located on the Dutch side of the island, set on the shores of Simpson Bay Beach, this picturesque resort is a great all-rounder. Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina has six outdoor swimming pools, a spa, casino and the on-site excursion specialists Aqua Mania Adventures. The resort boasts 336 spacious and fully equipped suites and 83 two-bedroom villas accommodating up to six people. 

Simpson Bay Beach Resort St Maarten

With its sheltered beach and extensive pool areas, tropical gardens full of hibiscus and bougainvillea, varied activity program, water sports, dining and evening entertainment, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina is perfect for guests of all ages.

For reservations visit simpsonbayresort.com

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

Divi Little Day Beach Resort St Maarten

Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Philipsburg and enjoy three freshwater pools, five on-site restaurants, a full-service spa, fitness centre and an array of water sports.

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort St Maarten

Divi Little Bay is a secluded resort situated on a private peninsula with a soft, white arc of sandy beach and spacious hilltop suites with sweeping views. Popular attractions in Philipsburg are close by, and must-visit beaches like Maho Beach and Orient Bay Beach are a short drive away.

For reservations visit diviresorts.com

St Martin Resorts & Hotels

St Martin island is much more than just a beach lovers paradise, with fantastic shopping to be had in Marigot, fun day trips on offer to places like Loterie Farm and Île Tintamarre and many superb restaurants to try out.

Hotel L’Esplanade

Hotel L’Esplanade St Martin

Hotel L’Esplanade is a well-kept secret among travelers who appreciate true privacy and style. Perched on the hill above the charming village of Grand Case on the French side of St. Martin and a five-minute walk from Grand Case Bay, this award-winning boutique hotel is adored for its idyllic location, luxurious rooms, and fantastic customer service.

Each of the 24 rooms at L’Esplanade has a private balcony overlooking the turquoise water and is draped with bright pink bougainvillea blossoms that are pleasantly ubiquitous on the island.

Hotel L’Esplanade St Martin

If you’re searching for some Caribbean zen, your quest is over. Ti Spa and Ti Temple, both located on the Hotel L’Esplanade grounds, will bring your mind, body and spirit into balance. Ti Spa offers a full range of massage and personal care treatments. While Ti Temple offers complimentary yoga classes for L’Esplanade guests, including both morning and evening sessions. 

Hotel L’Esplanade St Martin

For reservations email info@lesplanade.com or book online

Le Petit Hotel

Le Petit Hotel St Martin

At Le Petit Hotel, you can’t get closer to the sea; the foundation is literally set upon the sand, the waves lulling you to sleep at night. The boutique hotel has an air of barefoot luxury and oozes Mediterranean style.

Le Petit Hotel St Martin

Located on Grand Case Bay, on the French side of the island, the intimate hotel has just 10 suites with every room enjoying ocean views and a private balcony.

Guests staying at Le Petit Hotel are welcome to take full advantage of the facilities at sister hotel L’Esplanade, located on the other end of Grand Case. Visit for a pretty pool, bar and luxurious spa.

For reservations visit lepetithotel.com

Belmond La Samanna

Belmond La Samanna St Martin

Set beside one of St Martin’s most exclusive beaches, enjoy the soft, white sand and turquoise waters of Baie Longue and the stunning sea views from a spacious, beautifully designed suite.

Belmond La Samanna St Martin

Offering the highest quality experience, this luxury beach-front resort features 83 rooms and suites, eight villas, two restuarants, a state-of-the-art spa, fitness center and tennis courts. What’s more, Belmond La Samanna organizes regular sailing trips to neighbouring islands like Tintamarre, St. Barts and Anguilla.

For reservations visit belmond.com


Grand Case Beach Club

Grand Case Beach Club St Martin

Grand Case Beach Club is an intimate secluded oceanfront resort ideally located beside two of the best swimming beaches on St. Martin. The resort features a selection of accommodation, from studios to one and two-bedroom suites with oversized rooms, full kitchens and either ocean or garden views.

Grand Case Beach Club St Martin

Located in the small fishing village of Grand Case on the northwest coast of French St. Martin, the resort features breathtaking views of Anguilla and the Caribbean sea. Book a stay here for spacious apartment-style accommodation and luxurious amenities including a fitness facility, massage service and private beaches.

For reservations visit grandcasebeachclub.com

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