PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN - The all-Inclusive Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten comprising of the adults-only luxury Sonesta Ocean Point Resort and the family-centric Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa announce new on-property rapid antigen testing for guests.
The company has taken the initiative to be nimble in an ever-changing travel environment. “With travel protocols changing by the day, we want guests to feel safe and secure knowing they can depart their vacation with the same peace of mind of when they arrived,” said Saro Spadaro, the company’s president & CEO.
The Abbott Panbio COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test is administered by a healthcare professional, with results available within 30 minutes. All results are certified by a doctor and sent via email, with a hard copy available if the guest desires. For convenience, the resorts offer testing slots in the morning and in the evenings, with mandatory pre-booking of appointments through the resorts’ front desk. Tests cost $55 USD per person. The hotel group already offers a $120 per person resort credit to help offset the cost of COVID-19 testing required for traveling to the destination (on minimum three-night stays), and the rapid antigen testing can also be included in that credit. Guests simply show the test and the receipt at check-out. Abbott’s Panbio COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test has been authorized by WHO (World Health Organization), it is widely used in the Netherlands by the Dutch Public Health Authorities (RIVM) and it has been approved as a pre-travel test by the Sint Maarten Government.