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    Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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    • Excellent32%
    • Very good40%
    • Average16%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed 28 February 2016

    The property offers everything I expected out of an all inclusive plus am amazing natural environment and view. Great resort with a variety of restaurants where no reservations are required. Beautiful private beach. Friendly staff.

    4  Thank Mar C
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 24 May 2016

    Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this 5 star review. We love to hear all about it and value your time and input. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 28 February 2016

    get the ocean view, all rooms were nice but the view on one side is much better. Food was good, entertainment was okay, some of the bartenders were not so friendly but the rest of the staff were nice.

    4  Thank browny41
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 24 May 2016

    Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. We love to hear all about it and value your time and input. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

    I was there last year,did improved in the food and the service. Is all inclusive but it's also have negatives,the meat is not tender and looks like is been precooked. The Pescatore restaurant has good food but the service two nights on the road was...More

    1  Thank master1313
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 24 May 2016

    Dear master1313, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review We appreciate the feedback. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

    We returned from a 7 night stay last week at Sonesta Great Bay. Overall we really had a lovely vacation! Our check in process went very smoothly, less than 5 minutes! The woman who checked us in was very sweet. We arrived a little earlier...More

    2  Thank reneteresa23
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 8 March 2016

    Dear Phyllis541, Thank you for choosing Sonesta for your vacation, for writing this detailed review and recommending our Resorts to others! Hope you do return, whether it be at Ocean Poijnt. Watch our website under "offers" for the best deals. Kindly, - Martha Guest Engagement...More

    Reviewed 28 February 2016

    WOW.........What a great place to spend the winter month. People were genuinely friendly , food is tasty , drinks were plentiful and met many many new friends from around the world. Really like the adults only aspect and we wanted a somewhat quieter resort. We...More

    2  Thank Phyllis541
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 8 March 2016

    Dear Phyllis541, Thank you for choosing Sonesta for your vacation, for writing this 5 star review and recommending our Resorts to others! Kindly, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

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    TBacchi2013
    14 September 2017|
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    Response from majorrmajor6 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, that's my understanding also, Sonesta will give refunds for booking between through 2017. I hope you will be able to contact them soon for further information,
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    13 September 2017|
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    Response from Brenda B | Reviewed this property |
    Hey there I just saw your question. The news is that SunVacations bought the Great Bay Resort. I’m not sure about the Maho resorts if they were bought also. But here is a youtube. ://youtu.be/CYOnDdqFYRs
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    "The end rooms are huge compared to the regular rooms."
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    "Ocean view is a must...we weren't able to upgrade when we got there :("
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