Venue Info

NOTICE

The 11th CDM Conference venue is the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa – Sint Maarten. However, the Conference Planning Team has been advised by the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort that the hotel is fully booked for the period of the Conference (2nd – 6th December 2019). The Conference Planning Team sincerely apologise for this inconvenience.

Two alternate hotels have been identified, Simpson Bay Resort and Holland House Beach Hotel, to facilitate participants accommodation.

To make reservations at Simpson Bay Resort, please send email to SBRreservations@simpsonbayresort.com and mperosa@royalresorts.com and make reference to the CDM Conference. 

Please note that rooms are available on a first come first serve basis. The rates being offered at Simpson Bay Resort are as follows:

  1. Studio Room at a rate of USD 161.00 per night inclusive of taxes;
  2. Junior Suite at a rate of USD 177.00 per night inclusive of taxes;
  3. One Bedroom Suite at a rate of USD 177.00 per night inclusive of taxes;
  4. One Bedroom Ocean front at a rate of USD 216.00 per night inclusive of taxes.

To make reservations at the Holland House Beach Hotel, please send email to reservations@hollandhousehotel.com and make reference to the CDM Conference.

Please note that rooms are available on a first come first serve basis. The rates being offered at the Holland House Beach Hotel are as follows:

  1. City View Room at a rate of USD 199.24 per night inclusive of taxes and breakfast;
  2. Ocean View Room at a rate of USD 235.46 per night inclusive of taxes and breakfast.
Payment is acceptable only by credit card. It is highly recommended that participants reserve accommodation as early as possible as the special room rates have been obtained for delegates.

Address:

1 Rhine Rd.
Maho Bay
Sint Maarten

Email Address:

conferencecoordinator@cdema.org

Phone Number:

+1(246) 434-4880

About Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten is a 37 square miles Caribbean island located 18.20 degrees latitude and 63.07 degrees longitude. The island is shared by two governments namely, Sint Maarten, which is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Saint Martin, which is a Collective of the Republic of France.

The Collective of Saint Martin lies to the northern side of the island, occupying 21 square miles with Marigot as its Capital. While Sint Maarten occupies the southern part with 16 square miles and its capital is Philipsburg. St. Maarten/ St. Martin is unique in its own way, being that it is the smallest inhabited island in the world to be shared by two sovereign European countries, the Netherlands & France.

The island is commonly known as “The Friendly Island” or “Sunshine City” to many of its guests due to its weather that offers year-round sunny days and 37 beautiful beaches, each with its own charm and character. Some are secluded and romantic, while other beaches offer amazing locations for a fun family vacation. At several beaches, you can find many exciting water activities such as sailing, snorkeling, diving and much more.

Besides the water activities, there are plenty of hiking trails to explore the beautiful nature and sea scenery. If you are looking for a bit of history, be sure to visit the historical landmarks such as Fort Amsterdam and Fort Louis. While in Philipsburg, pay a visit to the most photographed monument on the island, which is The Court House.

The island is also known as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” because of the diversity of its cuisine and the abundance of restaurants available, over 350 restaurants to discover! This makes it an extraordinary island that currently serves as the world’s most diverse menu of multi-cultural experiences, where continental sophistication is set free by scintillating island energy.

The official languages are Dutch and English. A local English-based Creole dialect is also spoken. The island's official currency is the Antillean guilder, but the American dollar is extensively used. The exchange rate between the two currencies is fixed. One American dollar can be exchanged for 1.80 Antillean guilders.
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