The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten

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Situated on Dawn Beach along St. Maarten's eastern coast, this resort pampers guests with Westin amenities and sweeping views. Accommodations are furnished with the brand's signature Heavenly Beds, neutral and pastel decor and private patios or balconies. Previous guests highly recommend requesting an ocean-view room when making your reservations, saying that the vistas alone are worth the slightly inflated room rate. Even if you can't see the sea from your accommodations, you'll have easy access to sugary sands, as well as an expansive outdoor infinity pool. And if you're seeking an even more relaxed setting, you can indulge in a soothing treatment at the Hibiscus Spa. The Westin also features a casino and three on-site restaurants and a poolside cafe that serves lighter fare. However, some guests feel that this resort doesn't quite live up to the brand's standards; there are no major complaints, but travelers say that The Westin left more to be desired, like better menu options at the restaurants. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or use points here. Note: The resort was impacted by the 2017 hurricanes and is expected to reopen in 2019.
St. Maarten
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort and casino, 325 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s), Ocean
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families


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Critic Reviews



An enormous pool, two restaurants, four bars, a spa, fitness center, casino, nightclub, and family-friendly activities give you plenty of choices on-site, and the helpful concierge staff will arrange anything else.



The wood-and-brick lobby has a Vegas-meets-ski-lodge feel; it's attached to a small casino that rings and clangs till 2am. The Westin has restaurants on-site, but it’s just a short walk to the popular Mr. Busby's Beach Bar nearby – otherwise you'll need a rental car to get anywhere else.


The ... Westin Dawn Beach's mostly ocean-view rooms, lovely double-decker infinity-edge pool, expansive beachfront grounds, and extensive list of amenities and activities make it a solid option for families and couples.

Shermans Travel


Fronting one of the island’s loveliest beaches, this ultra-comfortable, contemporary resort offers the usual superior Westin amenities (including the signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath). The sleek aesthetic is accented by island touches.



Expect to find spacious accommodations at this full-service resort nestled on the white sandy shores at Dawn Beach. Rooms feature a furnished balcony and the bathrooms have separate tubs and showers.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2442 have reviewed the The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2442 reviews 4.0 (based on 2442 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa's standard guest rooms overlook the hotel entrance and hillside and include features like balconies or patios and wooden furniture. All accommodations offer Heavenly bedding and toiletries, flat-screen televisions and minibars, while bathrooms include walk-in showers and bathtubs. Upgrade to the Oceanfront Condo for a full-size kitchen, a living room and in-unit laundry machines.
  • Daily $20 resort fee covers in-room Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes included in studios and select suites
  • Most upgraded accommodations offer ocean views

Standard room size475 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, which is located near the border of the French and Dutch sides of the island, overlooks one of the island’s best beaches. Other than a beach bar and restaurant at the north end of the beach, the area does not offer attractions or amenities within walking distance, so guests will need a car to get to some of the island's best spots. Airport transfers can be provided by the property for a fee.
  • Free valet and self-parking available
  • Approximately 10 miles east of Princess Juliana International Airport
  • St. Maarten Zoo sits about 4 miles southwest
  • Daily $20 resort fee applies
  • On-site car rental desk
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Guests at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa have several dining options to choose from, including Liquid, which is the poolside bar and cafe that serves lighter fare like salads, sushi and paninis. For an upscale dining atmosphere, an extensive wine list and steakhouse classics, there's Aura. Guests with children will want to dine at Ocean, where everything from jerk chicken quesadillas to penne bolognese is offered for adults and a kids menu is available for younger guests. A lobby lounge and Ocean Blu are also available for quick bites and cocktails.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Dress code enforced at Aura
  • Private beachfront dining available for additional fee
  • Select room packages include daily breakfast for two

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa's pool is the largest freshwater infinity pool on the island. The pool features two levels, several shallow areas, a swim-up bar and ocean views. Lounge chairs, some of which are shaded by palm trees or housed within poolside cabanas, surround the pool. Additional lounge chairs and cabanas are available at the beach. Nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks, snorkeling gear and paddleboards can be rented at the beach as well.
  • Beach and poolside service offered
  • Free pool towels provided
  • Fees apply for pool and beach cabanas
  • Off-site catamaran tours, boat charters and scuba diving and deep-sea fishing excursions can be arranged (charges apply)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


In addition to multiple treatment rooms, The Westin Dawn Beach's Hibiscus Spa features a steam room, a sauna, a Vichy shower, a relaxation area and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Spa services incorporate organic essential oils and plant extracts. Spa offerings include massages, facials, body wraps, nail services and waxing treatments. Specialty services include men's facials, couples treatments and prenatal massages.
  • Spa open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Spa packages available
  • Lunch menu offered at the spa

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The property's Westin Kids Club offers supervised daily activities for children ages 4 to 12. Morning, afternoon, evening and all day sessions are available. The resort offers a Kids Eat Free family package, which includes free meals for kids 11 and younger plus a half-day kids club pass for two children. Babysitting services can also be arranged for a fee.
  • Childrens menu available at Ocean
  • Older children can rent snorkeling gear, pool floats, kayaks and other nonmotorized water sports equipment through on-site provider
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Westin Workout Fitness Studio features Life Fitness and Precor cardio and weight-training equipment, plus free weights and exercise balls. Kayaks and paddleboards are available at the beach for a fee.
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Off-site horseback riding and boat charters can be arranged through concierge (charges apply)
  • Free yoga and water aerobics classes offered daily
  • Ready, Set, RunWESTIN program offers self-guided running maps and a running concierge for group runs
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa features more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 1,100 guests. The property's Soualiga Ballroom can be used for larger events or divided into six individual spaces for smaller meetings. Three boardrooms with space for 10 attendees are available inside as well. Outdoor venue options include the pool deck, gardens and beach. Catering, audiovisual equipment and whiteboards can be provided for a fee. Computers and printers are also accessible in the resort's business center.
  • Rewards points can be earned and redeemed for on-site events
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout resort
  • Meeting packages offered

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Wedding and reception venues at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa range from the shores of Dawn Beach to the resort’s tropical gardens to the elegant Soualiga Ballroom. Several small function rooms can be used for intimate receptions as well. On-site wedding planners are available to assist with details like catering and ceremony decor.
  • Soualiga Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,100 guests for a reception and up to 800 guests for a banquet
  • No wedding packages offered

Maximum wedding guest capacity1100

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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