If you’re not the sort to explore the local area you’re visiting, The Westin St. Maarten, Dawn Beach Resort and Spa has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. The resort is near the Dutch-French borderline in the somewhat secluded Dawn Beach. The sloping roads around this hilly area have deterred many developers from setting up shop here, so the Westin enjoys a level of privacy that’s the antithesis of island hotel districts.
Within the enclave that makes up the resort is a mid-sized lobby casino for those inclined to press their luck, a full-service spa, an upscale steak place and more casual eateries. The real star of the show is the hotel’s massive bi-level infinity pool with shallow areas for splashing and deeper areas for immersing. You could easily spend hours poolside looking out across the aqua sea towards the silhouette of St. Barth’s in the distance.
For those who burn easily or don’t want to tan, past guests on TripAdvisor have complained about the total lack of umbrellas at the pool area. Shaded cabanas are available for rent, but they’re at the beach and, although beautiful to look at, the waters are typically a little too rough and rocky for swimming.
Rooms are surprisingly bland, but what they lack in local panache, they make up for with the hotel’s signature Heavenly beds, the on-site spa and the hotel chain’s nightly Unwind social hour.
For a change of scene, the Oyster Beach marina is a 10-minute walk away and has a few eateries and souvenir shops. Stop at Mr. Busby’s Beach Bar for a bite, and put your toes in the sand.
From the press:
"These are arguably the best rooms on the Island's Dutch side" -- Frommer's
"The modern Westin sits on one of the island's best beaches" -- Fodor's
by Jodi Burns
Deal Expert since 2008
Infant cots / cribs
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed. Check-out time is 12pm.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in or checkout.
Breakfast fee: USD 21.50 per person (approximately)
Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
Health club access
Fitness center access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The Westin St Maarten, Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is approximately 30 minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport. A taxi is approximately $30USD plus tip. Car rental kiosks are available at the airport, prices vary by supplier.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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