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Reviewed 18 April 2015

This was the second time that we paid for a day pass at Sonesta Great Bay and we weren't disappointed! One main reason we came back was for the wonderful hospitality that was displayed by Vicki at the front desk! I'm telling you, if you ask for Vicki before you plan your trip, you'll feel like you were staying with...

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

Dear Willie G, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're glad you had another good time with us and that you enjoyed our amenities, all-inclusive package, food and drinks. We'll make sure to let Vicky know your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 April 2015

The view from every inch of this resort are breathtaking. An ocean front room is a must for early morning relaxation on the balcony. The hotel is very clean. The food was good and the service was great, especially Maritza and Gerry who made everyday at the pool fun and memorable.

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

Dear Beach 1232015, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and our beautiful views, food and service. We hope to see you back again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here and chose not to do the all inclusive package. I'm pregnant so I'm not drinking, and the island is renowned for its cuisine, so why eat resort food? First off, the private beach is lovely, the sand isn't super fine but no complaints, it was really nice. 2 pretty pools and a hot tub...

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

Dear AllieClash, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're pleased that you and your husband had a great baby moon vacation at our resort and that you enjoyed our views, location, and we hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay resort April 5-12 2015. This was our first visit to St Martin and were not disappointed. The location is just spectacular. We enjoyed the fact that it is a small resort so everything is close and convenient to the guest rooms. The staff is so friendly and helpful from the management to the...

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

Dear Deeldee, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're glad you had a great vacation at our resort. Thank you for highlighting our location, friendly and helpful staff, food, drinks and beach areas. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Had a perfect time there me and my wife celebrating my 47th born day. We stay there 4/9-15/ 2015.The food was good, the service was great . Especially house cleaning,ladies great job. We would definitely return. And it's a beautiful island.

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

Dear mace h, Thank you for sharing your review with us. First of all Happy Belated Birthday, we're so happy you enjoyed your special day with us and that you left our resort with wonderful memories. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Very friendly staff greeted us when we arrived in the hotel lobby. Given room 703 - ocean view and quiet with balcony. Awesome view! Bathroom was dated but functional. We were very happy with the meals which were all included. The wait for tables was confusing and illogical. Most of the restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel location was...

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

Dear Road-King777, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're so glad to see that you had a great vacation with us and that you enjoyed our friendly staff, lobby, meals, location and entertainment. We hope to see you again very soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Oshawa
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Just got back from Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa in St Maarten. What a great place. Great staff and very friendly. We had good food and lots of sun. We ate mostly in the Buffet and had good choices every day.We were lucky and had an apartment over looking the ocean with a private outside patio quite...

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

Dear OshawaSally, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're so happy you had a wonderful vacation at our resort and that you enjoyed our staff, food, weather and beach areas. We hope to see you back again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to Great Bay! We LOVE the location and close proximity to Phillipsburg! The hotel is clean and well maintained considering it is an older facility! The buffet is satisfying and and the restaurants were very good! We truly enjoyed our stay! The only negative that I have is the casino is sub par compared to...

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

Dear Kim T, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you enjoyed your second vacation to our resort and that you love the location we are in, cleanliness of our property, and food. We look forward to seeing you next February. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Hi. We were here 10 days March 4 to March 13. I've stayed here at Sonesta Great Bay half a dozen times (and also a few times at the sister resort, Sonesta Maho). Sonesta Great Bay has (1) a great beach, (2) an extremely friendly staff, (3) a quiet, relaxing atmosphere, (4) plenty of very good food from which to...

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

Dear TropicalWave24, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're glad you had a wonderful 10 days with us and that you enjoyed being able to go over to our sister resort, our beach area, friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere, food and location. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach...

Carmel, New York
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Just returned from a really wonderful 6 days. We were five cousins looking for sun, tranquility and beach and pool time. It was everything I wanted - wonderful people, lovely setting, beautiful beachfront location; rooms were clean and spacious and everything was so convenient. Oceanview Room that was just perfect. Vicky at the front desk set the tone as soon...

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

Dear Diva908, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're glad to see you had a wonderful 6 days with us and that you enjoyed the sun, beach and pool areas, location, clean and spacious rooms and staff. We hope to see you back again soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

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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
Things to do
  • 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 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: $365 - $772 (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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“The Ocean View side has a great view of the beach and bay. But it is on the sunny side. .”
 of 5 bubbles E2690GXdonaldw, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book early to get a beach side room,the rooms at the back f the hotel do not have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles caryn324, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front upper floor...Stunning view!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 936christopherl, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for oceanside view away from the elevator which can get a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 117julied, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay on the top floor or you will hear housekeeping above. Can't escape the loud door slamming or lack of air flow in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles JMWorldTour, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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