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Old Perlican, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think the one thing that stands out in my mind about this resort is the ease of access. After spending the past few years in much larger ones around the caribbean, this was quite a bit smaller which meant everything was pretty well centralized and easy access to all facilities no matter which room you were staying in. Looking...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

While celebrating a friend's special birthday we greatly enjoyed our stay at this tropical beachside resort! The views were indeed a feast for the eyes! The staff at the resort was very pleasant and accommodating, making our celebration even more fun! The beach and pool offered lovely views of the water and mountains. One word of caution - the outside...

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Everywhere
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were attracted to this resort because we were 8 high school girlfriends escaping from our Midwest winter and work/family obligations to celebrate our 40th birthday. Collectively, we left behind 24 of our own children, so we were happy to stay at a resort that was adults only. The all inclusive option was easy and no shortage of food or...

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5Thank JMWorldTour
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was beautiful the view exquistive. The personnel were extremely nice and attentive to all our needs. We were celebrating a friends 60th birthday and the hotel staff was attentive to all our requests. They honored all our requests.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check-in was speedy, but the frowning front-desk staff were disagreeable and bitter. The cold towel and champagne was very much appreciated after a long morning of traveling. The room was somewhat comfortable, but I still found it difficult to sleep each night due to the loud music playing by the pool. Also, the bathroom was poorly designed and there was...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel can use some upgrades, no room service. Time schedules on the restaurants and bars. However the people were wonderful and very friendly. Daily cleaning every morning at the pools and in the hotel room if you want it. All adults and all inclusive. View cannot be beat, I am glad I picked this hotel and not the Maho as...

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1Thank Donna M
Edison, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with 5 friends, welcomed back by outstanding Manager, Kerisha Williams & outstanding greeter, bellman and all-around helpful guy, Thomas. Shantal & Vicki, Front Desk, always extremely pleasant & helpful. Owen, Lobby Bar bartender; outstanding. Virginia, Pescatore restaurant Supervisor and Anthony, Buffet Supervisor go out of their way to make you feel very special and check to be sure you...

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9Thank CRS4920
Aurora Ontario
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went from Feb 12 - 19 2017 - fantastic weather - staff as everyone has noted was very hospitable, to the general manager's credit (Alexander Kantner) - weakest link were the dated rooms although they were functional and clean - food was good but not fantastic as you would expect from a 4 star - waitresses Tallian and Crazy...

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1Thank hillbil
Brooklyn
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff and food was great, rooms are in need of repair and/or upgrades. I had a hard time entering and exiting the bathtub, it was too high from the floor with nothing to hold on to. Will not be returning

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We vacationed at Sonesta Great Bay from Feb. 9-16th and were thoroughly satisfied with our accommodations and the resort as a whole. We enjoyed the convenience of a smaller resort that still offered a variety of options..swimming at 2 pools and a lovely beach, a variety of meal options, buffet to fine dining to take out pizza and the option...

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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
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: RM1,249 - RM2,642 (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 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
“The ocean view rooms are much nicer than the street view ones.”
 of 5 bubbles chilopoda2, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ocean side is best, as there are roosters crowing at 4 am on the other side.....not just one but several”
 of 5 bubbles donnamA8561IV, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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