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Oliver, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a week at Sonesta Great Bay at the end of February. It is a very clean, compact and comfortable resort. All staff (with the exception of one waiter) were friendly and helpful. Arrival was smooth. The resort is a fairly short distance from the airport in Philipsburg, although arriving during afternoon rush hour slowed the trip considerably. When...

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11Thank Akyram
Muskego, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just returned from a wonderful week at the Sonesta Great Bay. We were upgraded to a spacious suite upon arrival. The food, drinks and people there were awesome too! We took the cigar 36’ speedboat to Angullia, took a tour of the whole island of St. Maarten, took a catamaran tour around the island but was canceled half way...

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7Thank susie360
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Facility was very nice. Rooms were clean, well stocked bar! Food was better than we expected for an all inclusive. A big shout out to Melissa the hostess at the buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch. She was very friendly, talkative and very helpful. All in all, not a bad vacation. Would definitely return. The biggest disappointment was the beach-not...

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8Thank marycook2017
Pa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room isn't very important to me but I will say that my particular room had very little cold water in the shower and the toilet ran the whole time. Called someone to repair it, they came and left with same issues. Resort is nice. Food is good. Some bartenders made awesome drinks some not so much. Some staff awesome...

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3Thank jodijodi78
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This will be a multiple part review. I decided to chronicle our misadventures since Sonesta Great Bay has failed SO MISERABLY so many times during our short stay. This starts before we even left home. After making our reservations, after 5 days, we still had not received the confirmation email we were told we would get "immediately". After several phone...

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3Thank Todd S
boston
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed there for 5 nights , friday- wednesday . Room was a great location..on 2nd floor, ocean facing...easy to get to and from anywhere on property. Small easy to manage property. Found it very easy to get beach chairs and umbrella- no reason to have to secure early unless you care where u are. We loved the Lava restaurant...

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8Thank fredhilll
Vista, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is in real need of a makeover and shows a real lack of upkeep. Having stayed at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans I had expectations that the quality would be great with an exceptional staff as I found in New Orleans. This was not the case. We could not help but notice that most of the staff...

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5Thank jim m
Maple, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was amazing, people are so nice. A simple resort but the view is outstanding, on the beach, the infinity pool faces the ocean and you can watch the cruise ships come in. Wish there was better entertainment.

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4Thank Diana G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately, this was a very disappointing vacation. Poor management. Problems were not resolved, low quality food, served cold. It was advertised as a 5star property with premium wine and drinks.This was not the case. You couldn't even buy upgraded wine, it was not available. We do not recommend this property.

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East Northport, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a week here. The vacation had its pros and cons but all in all was good. We usually go to Sandals and the Sonesta was priced at about half the cost so we decided to try it out. The view from this resort is 5 star but the staff and facility are not. We reserved a cabana...

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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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  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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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: $363 - $755 (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
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Ocean view is the only way to go”
 of 5 bubbles jimdQ5263QY, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Oceanview rooms are well worth the small upgrade charge. Our first-floor room had a cabana directly outside it.”
 of 5 bubbles gkq, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lower levels are musty. I think they need dehumidifiers.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose at least the 2nd level rooms. Garden view is literally some plants and the street view but you have a small balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles LottieLibrarian, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fourth floor or above and ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 490momof3, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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