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Reviewed 10 August 2015

rooms need to be updated, beds are horrible, not a good night sleep at all due to the springs in the bed...but the entertainment (Ruby Ozuna Coby) was the perfect hostess, he made the trip perfect for me! Very pleasant, helpful, funny, entertaining, loved his personality! I spoke with his manager and recommended that he gets a raise or a...

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Great time with me and my wife. The staff was amazing and there was always a restaurant open. They made us real comfortable and the beach was right outside. The rooms were very well kept and the fridge was always fully stocked. Highly recommend this resort!!

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

Dear Fresko024, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're pleased to see you and your wife had a great honeymoon spent with us and we hope to see you both back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Clifton, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Sonesta was very welcoming and within a short cab ride or a 10min walk of all the downtown Boardwalk in phillipburg has to offer. All inclusive with two pools, one Jacuzzi and great calm beach waves. The foods was very good and the service was great. Overall a very good experience.

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

Dear April P, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great time here, that you enjoyed our location, good food, pool, beach, and jacuzzi areas and service. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 9 August 2015

Upon arrival to the resort, I was greeted with a warm welcome and amazing smile, of the bellman, Alexander. He graciously escorted my family and I to check-in and then to our room, making sure we did not lift a finger. During our stay, he always made himself available to assist and ensure we were well taken care of, This...

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

Dear Adrian W, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see that you were greeted with a warm smile from our staff members and that it carried on throughout the rest of your trip. We appreciate you highlighting our service and hope you will come back to see our resort again in the future. Best regards,...

Glastonbury, CT
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I apologize that this is a long time in coming, as my sister and I stayed there June 7 - 12. We are in our 50's and wanted an adults-only all-inclusive. I am happy to report (as most others were as well) that we had an absolutely wonderful time...from the room (Grand Ocean View) to the beach, to the pools,...

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

Dear CNorm, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you highly enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Myself and my wife arrived @ Sonesta Great Bay on July 23 and we were greated by very nice attendants who showed great customer service accumen. We were ushered to our wonderful hotel room by a very nice guy by the name of Alexandre. The folks @ the front desk was very attentive to our needs and we were given...

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

Dear Anderson J, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're glad to see that you and your wife were shown great customer service from when you arrived to when you left and that you enjoyed our rooms, our all-inclusive package, top shelf drinks, and we thank you for recommending us and hope to see...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I booked a Grand View Room for myself, my mother and sister. We went on our first Caribbean Resort vacation and we absolutely fell in love! It is clean, cooled with AC, has a very inviting and intimate feeling. Not like one of the big crazy and loud resorts. This is truly a gem where one can relax. Staff: The...

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

Dear Momilly, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're glad to see that you, your mom and sister highly enjoyed your vacation to our resort. Thank you for highlighting our staff, food, beach and pol areas and overall resort atmosphere. We look forward to see you next year! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We had a very good time in this nice hotel. The facilities were good, the view from the room was excellent. The beach is beautiful but we liked the Maho Sonesta Beach a bit more. There were always plenty of beach chairs though The staff was polite specially Shantal and Alexander who helped us with anything we needed. We found...

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

Dear ivanaamira, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you had a good time at our resort and that our staff was friendly, facilities were good and we highly appreciate your comments regarding our entertainment as we have gone over your comments with the appropriate department heads. We hope to see you back in the future....

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Our stay on this place was OUTSTANDING!!!! From the arrival to the departure. Edrick (bellman) receive us with a warm welcome and a big smile, they bring us Champagne and refreshing towels. This place is very clean and beautiful... Akeem and Oral at the Pool bar makes our days funniest and relaxing. Germaine and Jonathan at the Beach Rest was...

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

Dear JuanAlice, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're so glad to see you had a perfect stay with us and that you enjoyed our resort, staff and warm welcome. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 5 August 2015

Sonesta Great Bay in St. Maarten on dutch side was OK . Not what I had expected for an island. Hotel nice, but had odor and quiet at night even with attempt to have activities, No place to walk around at night. Taxi s charge whatever they want, For an island , very surprised people were not that friendly, except...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $391 - $732 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Get a rental car so you can explore SXM, even though you could have a great time without ever leaving the Sonesta Great Bay Resort!”
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“Beach view rooms are much better than street view.”
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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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