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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an adults only AI resort about 20 minutes from the airport. My check in was quick and easy and my room was ready when I arrived. I was in a grand ocean view room that had an amazing view to wake up to. The room was average size, enough for 2 people to move around. The shower was...

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1Thank Arriana H
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We had a great stay at Sonesta Great Bay. Food is good (Waters Edge restaurant is the best), service was exceptional, and everyone is very friendly. The island itself is beautiful and it's worth exploring every corner while you're there.

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3Thank VacaAllDay1
Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We returned to great bay after our visit in November during the broken air conditioning situation. We had no issues redeaming our free days for the inconveniences of no air conditioning in November. Originally I was sceptical about weather or not the vouchers would be honoured due to room availability ect... Let me say this was not the case. We...

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6Thank beachlover850
St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sonesta Great Bay Resort is awesome. My husband and I had our second stay at this resort and again, we absolutely love it. The Resort is beautiful, the staff is great, the experience was great. We will certainly be back.

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5Thank rhondaamsterdam2
Trinidad
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Someone Great Bay. Staff were friendly and there was a good selection of food which varied daily. Liked the lower restaurant with the hot stones to cook on. Slow bar staff at the beach bar though; they could have done with an injection of enthusiasm. Used the Palm room for a day long work meeting...

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4Thank Roy B
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 5 days at the Great Bay resort along with another couple. We had a wonderful time, the resort was even better than we could have hoped for. The rooms were good, and one of our favorite features was the included bottles of rum, vodka, and gin that were restocked every night along with the water,...

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4Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Rooms are outdated but you shouldn't be on vacation to stay in your room. The staff are all amazing ! Every last one of them, I have no complaints at all. Some even went over and beyond to make sure their guest were happy! This is wonderful customer service. Cleo had gotten me an aloe Vera plant for my...

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4Thank alley5263
Johnstown, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just returned from this resort Mar 25. It was a great trip. Would definitely go back . The water color is aqua blue and beautiful. It is too difficult to Snorkel on beach due to rough water and sand stirred up from the waves. Sand is like oatmeal/ eggshell pieces.... never seen anything like the sand there. The swim...

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5Thank Jenn M
Ocean City, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Over all we had a wonderful time at the resort. The food was about what I expected from an all inclusive resort. A little mass produced and was often not hot and fresh. Breakfast was great a lot to choose from and made to order omelets. We chose to eat in town for either lunch or dinner on most days....

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5Thank fiveboysandagirl
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My fiancee and I wanted to get away from the cold weather this year, and we stumbled upon this resort in search of a place to stay. A little under 4 stars the hotel was credited for, I feel it should be more than that! First I want to give acknowledgement to the unbelievable dedication of every staff member located...

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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
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  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: RM1,347 - RM2,465 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Grand Ocean View is worth it! A mazing view!”
 of 5 bubbles arrianah, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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!”
 of 5 bubbles D2415GFmiked, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Beach view rooms are much better than street view.”
 of 5 bubbles TheTravellingPirate, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“stay above 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles gangdarla, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the bay view room. It's worth the extra bucks.”
 of 5 bubbles E467RLbobs, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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