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New York
Reviewed 1 May 2015

First time to St Marteen loved it. Upgrade to ocean view room was definitely worth it. Special thanks to Vicki at check in.Very nice woman always smiling. Also to Maritza the hardest working barmaid there. The younger bar workers could learn from her.She was always pleasant and friendly despite the fast pace. Some of the younger workers not as pleasant....

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

Dear beachbum845383, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you chose to stay with us for your first trip to St. Maarten and that you loved it. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Very lovely island vacation but the shore line at Sonesta has a very sudden drop-off. The beach and its services there over all were great. This hotel provides excellent service but no room service !- but there is a "butler" service. No problem with great selection of buffet foods, including Pizza and the fine dining restaurant Pescatori's. Short walking distance...

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

Dear Tyler K, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you had a overall good time with us and that you enjoyed our beach, service and location. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice hotel. It was clean and the food is great. Look for the French night at the buffet. If you can, get the butler service, you will not be disapointed. Ask for Marcia, she is the best! We went for our anniversary and everybody took care of us the way that we wanted to.

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

Dear omar521, Thank you for sharing your review with us and happy anniversary! We're glad you had a good time and we hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Some people are above and beyond. Richard (Butler Manager) provided us with a first aid care when my friend injured her toe and was ready to go to a hospital. Sometimes you may experience less pain if you can trust someone who takes care of you. And that was a case. In addition, he gave us his cell phone (we...

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

Dear Faith B, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you had a good time with us and that you got to sit back and relax. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Innisfil, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Sonesta Great Bay was by far the loveliest island vacation i have been on.This 205 room resort was absolutely beautiful.I had a 7th floor ocean view which I would highly recommend.Waking up to a breathtaking ocean view with cruise ships pulling into port in the distance was fantastic.The meals were all amazing.Servers were friendly and helpful.Special thanks to Jonathan and...

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

Dear annepartridge2015, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're so glad you highly enjoyed your time with us on our beautiful island and for recommending our resort. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Advertised as book on hotel enjoy two, it would be nice that a shuttle service be offered between the two sister hotels. Enjoyed our stay at the hotel and the staff made you feel welcomed and important. Had one issue with bar service but quickly resolved by the manger Cleopatra and all was well afterwards. Would return in the near...

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

Dear Keith D, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great time at our resort and our sister resort. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 28 April 2015

ive been on many trip , but this is the first one that i will be returning soon, service was great and polite, food excellent with view of the water at all time, recommend to everyone. adult only, everthing is close by

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

Dear eric o, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're glad to see you had a great time and hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Sonesta Great Bay is a 4 star property that earned a fifth star from me with their tireless effort and surprising value. First and foremost, if you are not greeted by Innocent upon your arrival, make an effort to find him. He will make sure that you have a great week. Thanks Innocent... I really appreciated your effort to make...

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

Dera Ramfan1999, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're glad to see you had a excellent vacation with us and that you enjoyed our resort, the amenities, and location. We appreciate your valuable feedback and hope to see you soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Burlington, Vermont, United States
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We did a time share with RCI and stayed at the Mirimar condo section of the resort. We were pleased with the room, clean and functional, the patio was spacious and close to beach, pools, and resturants. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Walking distance to town, shopping, and resturants and bars. Down side limited beer selection, Miller Lite, Coors Lite,...

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

Dear Douglas W, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're glad you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed our rooms, beach, pool, restaurant and staff. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Brewster, New York
Reviewed 28 April 2015

the staff was absolutely wonderful for the entire stay 7 nights anything we asked for was done. food was excelent and plentyful. pool bar was the center of activities. beach was clean and water perfect. lots of beach chairs and the beach service was awsome. especially Nigel, Akeem, and Germaine. Harvey S Brewster NY

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
  • 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: RM1,321 - RM3,147 (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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