Completed: May 6 thru May 15, 2016

The St. Maarten Maho Beach Poker Classic

May 6 thru May 15, 2016 - A non-cruise event! The St. Maarten Maho Beach Poker Classic: A Card Player Cruises hosted land based Card Player Poker Tour Event at the spectacular Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, St. Maarten.

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, with its limitless all-inclusive meals, drinks, Kids Club and scheduled activities program, is a "destination within a destination,” offering exciting nightlife, a variety of accommodations and first-rate amenities for singles, couples, families and groups.

The property is conveniently located on the island's southwest shore just few minutes from the airport, in the center of Maho Village and features a large pool area with swim-up pool bar, cascading waterfalls, a kids pool, five restaurants and five bars, Serenity Spa, Logo Shop, a tour desk, fitness center, four tennis courts, Casino Royale, nightclub, oceanfront wedding gazebo and more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space. A Splash Pad and Adults’ Jacuzzi.

• 395 guest rooms and suites all featuring the following signature amenities:
• Private balcony with table and chairs
• Flat screen TV with US & international satellite channels
• Direct dial telephone system
• Air-conditioning
• Iron and ironing board
• Mini-fridge with water, beer and sodas
• Coffee maker with coffee and tea
• In-room safe
• Radio/alarm clock
• Hair dryer
• Luxury bath amenities
• One king or two double beds
• Free wireless internet 

Guests may choose from any of the restaurants - no reservations required; The Point Restaurant, for tropical seafood and steak; Ocean Terrace for all-day buffets; The Palms Grill, a casual beachfront café, for lunch and dinner, Pizzeria Napoli, for hand-crafted pizzas with fresh ingredients, and The Ascot Pub & Sports Bar for English pub food.

Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Ocean Terrace offers a wide variety of buffet items including hot and cold dishes, soups, fresh fruits and salads, made-to-order omelet station, and theme nights throughout the week. Guests can dine al fresco on the large outdoor terrace or inside the air-conditioned restaurant.

Palms Grill

Open for lunch and dinner near the beach, The Palms Grill offers casual, al fresco dining with an à la carte menu.

The Point

Offering fine dining in the evening, this air-conditioned restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere with attentive service and stunning ocean views. The a la carte menu features a Continental 4-course menu with Italian specialties. Smart casual attire is required.

Pizzeria Napoli

Pizzeria Napoli has been an instant hit with Sonesta Maho Beach guests. The handcrafted pizzas are made-to-order in a traditional pizza oven with fresh ingredients. Pizzeria Napoli shares the dining area of the Ocean Terrace Restaurant, but guests are always welcome to take away a slice in a complimentary personal pizza box.

Ascot Pub & Sports Bar

Located across from the Casino Royale in the Maho Village, the Ascot Pub & Sports Bar offers a satisfying menu of English pub fare, such as fish & chips, in a relaxed, casual setting. Watch your favorite sport event on over a dozen High Definition TV screens with international channels, from horse racing and soccer to the NFL, NBA, and MLB!


Maho Cafe & Bar

This oceanfront venue is located in front of The Point Restaurant. Enjoy fresh fruits, pastries, espresso and cappuccino in the morning, or cocktails and soft drinks in the afternoon.

Latitude Bar
Located in the Sky Tower Lobby, the Latitude Bar offers a nightly entertainment, large screen TV for sports games, and over 50 slot machines available for 24-hour gaming.

Oasis Swim-Up Pool Bar
Located in the large Signature Swimming Pool, the Oasis Bar is in the heart of all the daytime fun around the pool. The Oasis Bar offers both in-pool seating and dry seating poolside.

Palms Grill & Bar
Serving guests near the beach area, the Palms Grill Bar also features a large screen TV featuring international sports.

Ascot Pub & Sports Bar
Grab a pint at the new Ascot Pub & Bar and catch up on international horse racing and major sporting events on the large screen TVs. Located in the Maho Village across from the Casino Royale.


  • Full breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks each day at a choice of five restaurants and five bars no reservations required
  • Weekly beach party dinner
  • Weekly managers cocktail party
  • Guest day pass to Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa (adults only) with complimentary use of the resorts facilities and all-inclusive meals and drinks program
  • Daytime activities including water aerobics, pool toys, use of snorkeling equipment, four tennis courts, beach volleyball, ping pong, pool tables and more
  • Nightly theme parties and live entertainment
  • Use of the fitness center and sauna
  • Nightly outdoor movies for kids and adults
  • Activity program for children
  • free wireless internet 

Join the fun filled, high-energy resort animators every day as they take you through a wide variety of activities, fun, and games, ranging from the cool and relaxed bingo to the energetic volleyball. Keep fit while on vacation with sunrise morning walks, aqua aerobics, and dance classes.

Large Oasis pool with swim-up pool bar and cascading waterfalls as well as a separate children’s pool (1.6 ft depth). A jacuzzi and kids splash pad

Maho Bungalow Kids Club Program is designed for children from 4 to 12 years old. The club provides daily supervised activities and games at the pool, at the beach, or indoors in the Kids Club rooms.

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort is located near many exciting clubs and shops including the Tantra Nightclub; The Showroom at Casino Royale Theater which features nightly entertainment; Casino Royale, the island's largest casino with over 400 slot machines, blackjack, baccarat, Royale poker, 3-card poker, Let-It-Ride and roulette; and local boutiques featuring duty-free shopping. The resort offers a full-time entertainment program with night activities including beach parties, guest musicians and entertainers by night.

Casino Royale is the largest casino on the island of Sint Maarten, boasting over 21,000 square feet of gaming. With 21 tables of gaming, you can choose from Roulette (American and French), Craps, Blackjack, and Poker (Three Card Poker 6 card bonus, Let It Ride with 3 card bonus, Caribbean Poker, and Texas Hold’em). The 410 plus slot machines include a variety of classic and modern video slots. Casino Royale is the home to the only Sex in the City, Hangover, Wheel of Fortune, and Betty Boop games.

After dinner, the legendary nightlife of the Maho Village comes alive. There’s also an assortment of duty-free shops open to 11 p.m. and a promenade that bustles with activity throughout the evening. Maho Village is the nightlife capital of St. Maarten - certainly a memorable destination!

For club-goers, the Tantra Sanctuary & Nightclub, located across the street from Sonesta Maho, is the place to be, with theme nights during the week, featuring the latest music and guest DJs.

Find all your souvenir, resort wear, swim suits, snacks, beverages, wines, and much more in one stop.

The property is conveniently located on the island's southwest shore-Maho Beach and 5 minutes walking distance from Mullet Bay beach.

For spa enthusiasts, luxuriate in the Maho Serenity Spa with an assortment of indulgent experiences. The spa features Sothys and Pevonia treatments including a variety of massages, body wraps, body scrubs, manicure, pedicure, and facials. If you are looking to relax and rejuvenate while on vacation then surrender yourself to treatments inspired by the exotic beauty of the Caribbean. Maho Serenity promiseS experiences that’s more than just spoiling yourself, it’s giving something vital back to your body, mind and soul.

The fitness center includes an extensive selection of cardiovascular workout and weight-training equipment including LifeFitness and Cybex machines, free weights, treadmills, and elliptical machines.

Located throughout the ten acre oceanfront location are numerous venues to host nuptials, including the spectacular Wedding Gazebo overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The services of a dedicated weddings sales manager will coordinate all the details to ensure everything you request unfolds just as you wish.