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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Although my husband and I did not get to enjoy all of the facility due to my husband's illness, the Butlered Suite was perfect. The staff did everything possible to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. Our Butler, Jordaine, went above and beyond to accommodate our every need. He was professional, well-spoken, and a delight to be around. It...

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LiveMaho, Public Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

It's a really nice hotel. The people who work there are very friendly and helpful. Today two employees Andy and Daneris made my day and helped me out. I really felt at home. I recommend this hotel. It's nearby the city of Philipsburg where you can shop.

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear A TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review with us. We appreciate you for highlighting our resort, staff members and location. Thank you very much for recommending us and we hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Richmond Hill, Canada
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay for one week in September 2015. The positives far outweigh the negatives at this resort. The food and service were fantastic, probably the best I've ever experienced. It is a very small resort but there was something to keep us entertained every night whether it was an outdoor BBQ, band...

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marie C, Thank you for sharing your review with us about your recent stay at our resort. We are so pleased to see that you and your husband had a beautiful vacation spent here for one week and that our food and service were the best you've experienced. We work very hard to hear comments like that and will...

Toronto
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This was my first visit to St. Martin, and the Sonesta was a great introduction. The rooms are simply appointed but nice, the pool was fabulous, and I thought the food was quite good for an all-inclusive. The best part of Great Bay is the location - just a stretch of powdered sand beach stands between you and the restaurants...

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Alexis P, We're pleased that you decided to stay with us during your first trip to the island and that you had a great time with us here. We hope you will stay with us again if you are every back on St. Maarten. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Easton, PA
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We have owned here for 10 years now and enjoy every visit. The view of the bay is incredible. The resort restaurants ate great, but not too far from outside dining if that's what you prefer. Whether it's the beach you are looking for or the pools, you will find that relaxing spot to sit and get that well deserved...

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear dmfurey, We are pleased to see that you have been coming to our piece of property for a decade now and that you just recently had another enjoyable visit. Thank you for highlighting our views, restaurants, location, beach and pool areas. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in September for 2 weeks in an Ocean View room and had an amazing stay! (It is definitely worth upgrading to this type of room as the non Ocean view rooms face the car park). We were greeted with a glass of champagne and a bottle of rum, vodka and gin for the room. The food was...

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear DaniellleB, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us about your recent two week stay here. We are so glad that you enjoyed your Ocean View room, easy check-in, the good food served, pool are and staff. We hope to see you back again soon.Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel, from the food, entertainment, and friendly staff. The housekeeper Antonia Reyes provided great service. She was friendly, upbeat, and provided info abt what the island had to offer. The bartender, Jonathan P. was funny and energetic.

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Just spent a few days at Great Bay. Usually stay at the Sonesta Maho which is much bigger and has nice gardens. I got a very good welcome from very friendly and helpful staff at Great Bay. It is much quieter here I am pleased to say. No aeroplanes (although I quite like watching these) and no children. Although my...

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve A, Thank you for taking the time to go over your recent stay with us. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for highlighting our adults-only all-inclusive aspect, location, food, gym and beach areas. We would be happy to have you back again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We probably go to Maho beach! Great Bay is old and need to renovate badly Buffet one star....all salad and fish, cold cuts, cheese are all open and no cover...and outside 88 degrees, beach is dirty, pools need paint Not worth $$$$ we paid

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Amanda F, Owner at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear HappyOne99, We are disappointed to see you did not enjoy your week long stay with us and want you to know that we are currently in the process of doing some upgrades and renovations to the resort. We do hope you will come back again to see the changes we are currently making. Thank you again for your valuable...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We just returned from our 12th vacation at Sonesta Great Bay resort. The past three years we didn't vacation at Great Bay because we were disappointed with the slow decline of this once great all-inclusive resort. The owners obviously spent several million dollars refurbishing this resort. However, there are many cases where resorts have been re-done but there is little...

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear BillR900, We are so happy to see you have been coming to our resort for so long and that you highly enjoyed what you saw during your 12th visit to Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort. Thank you for highlighting our all-inclusive package, newly renovated areas, food and service. We look forward to having you back for your 13th visit...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maarten’s premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Delivering a new level of sophistication and style, the elegant destination hotel is situated on a mile-long white-sand beach, overlooking Great Bay and the sparkling sea. With endless amenities and personalized service, the resort invites guests to unwind at three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, a spa and the Golden Casino for the ultimate vacation experience complimented by stellar service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Address: 19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: $369 - $760 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 257
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
St Martin Great Bay Hotel
Sonesta Philipsburg
Great Bay Beach Hotel
Philipsburg Sonesta
St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
Hotel Sonesta Great Bay Beach
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“stay above 2nd floor”
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“Go for the bay view room. It's worth the extra bucks.”
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“Ocean view is the only way to go”
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“Oceanview rooms are well worth the small upgrade charge. Our first-floor room had a cabana directly outside it.”
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