Sint Maarten


Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Sonesta Ocean Point Resort are located in the heart of the Maho Village, the entertainment hub of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, with duty-free shopping, casinos and nightlife just at the door step of the resort, and less than a five minute taxi ride from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).
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Visit Maho/Maho Village

As the epicenter of Sint Maarten, Maho Village is a destination within a destination that redefines entertainment, dining, shopping and gaming in a vibrant resort atmosphere. Steps away from the famous plane landings over Maho Beach, Maho Village features a promenade bustling with duty-free boutiques, a host of international restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges to suit every palate and mood. Whatever you desire, whether it’s high stakes gaming, adrenaline pumping nightlife or relaxing Caribbean diversions, indulge it in Maho Village!  

Getting Here / Entry Requirements

Air service to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in Sint Maarten is provided by all major airlines including: American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United, Caribbean Airlines, KLM, Air France, TUI, LIAT, Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) and many others. 

All visitors must have a valid passport and a return/continuing ticket.

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Explore The Island

Available at an additional charge: A dedicated tour desk will guide you through all our daily events and help you organize off-property activities, including snorkeling, scuba, sunset dinner cruises, private tours, ATV and dune buggy tours, distillery tours, private charters and any other island adventures.

Conveniently located in the lobby at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Dollar/Thrifty Car Rental offers guests a great rate for same day, 7-day or more car rentals. Visit for more information.

Covered parking available in Maho Village at a discounted rate for resort guests.

About St Maarten

What is the capital of Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin?

Philipsburg on Great Bay is the capital of Sint Maarten, while Marigot is the capital of French Saint Martin.

What are the official languages of Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin?
Dutch is the official language of Sint Maarten, while French is the official language of French Saint Martin.

English is widely spoken on both sides, and Spanish, Papiamentu, Italian, Hindi, Chinese, and Creole Patois are also spoken.

What type of electricity and wall outlets are used in Sint Maarten?
Sint Maarten uses the same 110/120V 60Hz A/C electricity and wall outlets as the US and Canada.
Can I use my cell phone in Sint Maarten?
Absolutely! You can use your cell phone in Sint Maarten, especially if you’re visiting from the US. Sint Maarten has excellent mobile network coverage, and most US cell phones should work seamlessly here. However, we recommend checking with your mobile carrier to ensure that your phone is compatible with international networks and to inquire about any international roaming charges.
What time zone is Sint Maarten in?
Sint Maarten is in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone, which is 1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the winter season (-4 hrs. UTC/GMT) and is on the same hour as Eastern Daylight Savings Time in the summer.
What is the climate like in Sint Maarten?
Sint Maarten is sunny and warm year-round, with relaxing breezes from trade winds. The average temperature during the winter season is 80F (27C), and the island gets a few degrees warmer in the summer. There are occasional showers in late summer and early fall, with an average annual rainfall of 45 inches.
What currency is used in Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin?
The Antillean guilder is the official currency in Sint Maarten, but US dollars are widely accepted, and prices are displayed in US dollars. The euro is the official currency in French Saint Martin, but US dollars are also widely accepted.
What is the population of Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin?
Sint Maarten has a population of 41,000, while French Saint Martin has a population of 36,000.

Love Maho and want to own here?

Maho Real Estate can help find your island sanctuary. Maho Real Estate offers effortless ownership from bay to ocean and inspired design in the selection of condominiums; homesites; and private, luxury villas. Visit, our sales office in Maho, or contact us at +1.721.545.5591 to find your island retreat within Aquamarina, BlueMarine, La Terrasse, and our newest project: The Emerald at Maho.