Sint Maartin all-inclusive at US$240 per night per couple

It’s fairly easy to find cheap resorts on the Dominican Republic or in Cancun, but with those you tend to get modest quality and an atmosphere that might not be too relaxing at times. So it’s especially nice to find an excellent deal on a classy island like Sint Maartin, where you’ll be away from the screaming party crowd jamming themselves 8 people into a room.

Sint Maartin is the Dutch half of the island that also includes St. Martin, which is French. This dual culture allows guests to absorb two different European styles in a single day, or just relax at this fantastic resort in the Dutch side for a whole week if you prefer.

The deal

A Mountain View room at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino with the all-inclusive option for US$240 per night including the 50% discount on Expedia by staying at least 3 nights.

The details

This deal at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino is available on Expedia for selected dates for the coming months as long as the stay is at least 3 nights. Sint Maartin is far enough away from most places that you’d never want to come for only 1 or 2 nights anyway.

An Ocean-view room with the all-inclusive option is only US$290 per couple per night, and a Deluxe Ocean View room is US$320 per night. This allows guests to pick their level of comfort at a reasonable rate, which is ideal for groups of couples where some would rather save the money (since you don’t spend much time in your room anyway) and others like the ocean view and are willing to pay for it.

Perfect location near shopping

The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort sits along the harbour in Philipsburg only 400 meters from the big duty-free shopping center, so it’s in a quiet area but also a short walk from the heart of the shopping action that is so tempting in the Caribbean.

The all-inclusive option at this deluxe 3.5-star resort includes all meals as well as drinks. It even includes cocktails at the swim-up bar at the infinity-edge pool, so you can feel like a celebrity getting amazing service without having to worry about spending too much.

Another big plus about this resort is that you can choose a room-only option for as low as US$150 per night per couple. Again, this is ideal for a family or a group of couples who might have different goals on their vacation. Those who don’t drink alcohol or do so only modestly will get better value with the room-only plan, though at only US$90 per day per couple for 3 meals each and unlimited drinks, it’s a hard deal to pass up.