Known for its beautiful beaches, dual cultures, and duty-free shopping, the island of St. Maarten welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year in search of a tropical escape. The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is just the place for such vacation-goers to hang their straw hats and unwind on the Caribbean beach made popular by its stunning sunsets and sunrises.
The resort’s 310 guest rooms and 15 suites, which can sleep up to six, range in size from 475 to 3,000 square feet. Standard amenities include a Heavenly® Bed with pillow top mattress, flat screen TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, large bathrooms with Heavenly® Showers/Baths, and a private balcony to take in views of the lush hillside or bright blue Caribbean waters. Suites may also feature additional amenities such as a separate living areas with kitchenette, a wet bar, sofa bed, and a conference table.
There’s no need to venture off property for a taste of the Caribbean; The Westin features four distinct dining options, from a fine dining restaurant to a poolside café. Aura is the resort’s oceanfront steak house featuring fresh, local seafood dishes and fine cuts of steak and chops, all complemented by selections from their award winning wine list. For an additional charge, you can even request a table to be set up right in the sand, for a memorable culinary experience under the stars.
Ocean is a more casual sit-down option, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an sea view. Ocean Blu is the lobby lounge where guests can grab a cocktail and some light bites from their tapas and sushi menu offered afternoon to late night. And the swim-up bar, Liquid, is where you’ll find guests sipping on refreshing drinks while wading around under the sun. You can also order salads, wraps, paninis, sushi, and dessert directly to your lounge chair.
Take your beach getaway to the next level with a rejuvenating treatment at the Hibiscus Spa. Choose a soothing service from the extensive menu that includes massages, facials, body treatments, waxing, and nail treatments. You can take advantage of the steam rooms and saunas located in the men’s and women’s locker rooms before or after your service, and have a healthy lunch waiting for you when you book a spa package.
Feeling lucky? Head to the resort casino to try your hand at any of the 200 slot machines or five different table games. Open seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., you can press your luck at a game of BlackJack, Craps, 2-Card Poker, Roulette, or Texas Hold’em, and retreat to the Casino Lounge afterwards for a cocktail and snacks.
Spending time on the sugary sands of Dawn Beach is why so many discerning travelers flock to this blissful isle. Snorkeling, SCUBA diving, swimming, windsurfing, and deep sea fishing are just a few ways beach-goers enjoy some fun in the sun. You can check out other nearby beaches such as Simpson Bay Beach or Orient Beach, do some shopping in the main town of Marigot, learn more about the island culture at The St. Maarten Museum, or get up close and personal with exotic species at The Butterfly Farm.
Honeymoon, family vacation, romantic getaway, or solo excursion—whatever the reason brought you to the island, The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa will make sure you never want to leave. When each day begins with a postcard perfect sunrise and ends with the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach, any reason seems like a good one to book a stay.
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa, St. Maarten
144 Oyster Pond Road