- A Four-Night Stay for Two in an Ocean Front Room from Now to December 21, 2012 ($836) or January 2 to 29, 2013 ($1,346)
- Daily Rental Car
- Daily Breakfast
- Taxes and Resort Fee Included
- Combine Unlimited Vouchers for an Extended Stay
Find an ideal lounge chair in the warm winter sun at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten, and as you stretch out your legs and stare out at the horizon beyond your toes, take in a split-screen of turquoise currents. The closer view will be of the largest fresh water infinity pool on the island, and the further view—by just a few more steps—will be one of a white sand beach.
Sharing complementary perspectives is nothing new to this Caribbean island—the southern Dutch side, St. Maarten, and the northern French side, St. Martin, have been doing so without a hitch since 1648.
"Straddling the border between the Dutch and French sides, the modern Westin sits on one of the island's best beaches," says Fodor's. "Dawn Beach is one of the most scenic spots on the island and the place to be at sunrise."
Although this sleek resort is awash in earthy tones and a contemporary ambiance, it never loses sight of the bright beach and colorful list of activities within its realm. Spend your afternoons alternating between the pool and the waves, with stops at the swim-up bar, or get behind the wheel to explore the island's split personality. No matter how you spend the day with a plus one, you'll spend your nights in accommodations that feature French doors leading to an outdoor space—either a balcony or patio overlooking the water—a flat-screen TV, and Westin's signature Heavenly Beds.
Wake up early for a morning snorkeling session on Dawn Beach before breakfast at Ocean. Then take the ferry to St. Barts or Anguilla for a day trip, or drive to Grand Case and choose a French bistro for lunch before heading to the quiet shores of Petites Cayes beach for a sun-drenched swim. When you return to the resort, unwind with a massage at Hibiscus Spa before dinner at one of the four restaurants and a night of gambling.
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The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten
St. Maarten: A Little Dutch, A Little French
- from $836