Going to Sonesta Maho in March '05 for 6 days. This will be our fourth time (Orient Bch 2x and GCBC once) but our first time on the Dutch side. We usually enjoy the food, culture, etc. of the French side vs. the time share, cruise ship, crass American commercialism of the Dutch side. Nevertheless, since we are only going for a short time and dont plan on renting a car, we figured, lets do a real resort, center of it all, all inclusive don't have to think, spend or travel if we don't want to trip this time. Now for the questions for anyone who's stayed there recently:
1. How bad is the beach? I hear it comes and goes. is it here now? was that included in supposed 20 mil in improvements?
2. How bad is airport? Some reviews make it sound like the JFK Ramada. How many 747s could possibly land in a day? A few would be amusing, every 5 min. would drive me nuts.
Any other things we should know/be prepared for @ Sonesta Maho (Don't bother with slow/rude staff comments because that is really person specific - both staff and guest).
Thanks for any input!