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College Park, Georgia
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Sonesta Great Bay Resort was a very lovely place with a beautiful beach and other exciting treasures to behold. This vacation was the best. The staff was helpful and friendly. Very informative of information needed and for my first international experience it was peaceful, exciting, adventurous and charming all rolled in one. And I plan on returning again. I would...

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

Dear shell600, Thank you for sharing your positive comments with us. We're so pleased to see you had a great time with us and we hope you will return again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We just spent a week at Sonesta Great Bay. I am torn on how to rate the resort. PROS: We paid the extra to get an oceanview room. We requested a room on a high floor, which was a great suggestion we got. You can pay extra for an oceanview room and if you don’t request a high floor, they...

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

Dear laurie2668, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to see that you enjoyed your ocean view room, food, beach area and location. However, we appreciate all of your valuable feedback and have gone over your comments with our Management Team and we hope to see you again. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We got a great deal and everything was all-inclusive. Great view of the beach from our room. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. The food was very good. Highly recommend the prime rib and lobster. We will definitely be back soon.

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

Dear Freska024, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you had a great time here and we hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The hotel was really nice! The staff was friendly (especially Innocent, he was a great concierge), the food was really good, and the resort was clean. I guess the only thing I'd say is that they had this really great pizza/burger bar type thing, but it was only open for a few hours - I wished they'd stay open past...

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

Dear Badger136, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're glad to see that you and your family spent a good time at our resort and that you enjoyed the food, beach areas and overall resort. We hope to see you all again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We visited St. Maarten for the first time in late May. We chose the Sonesta Great Bay because it was one of the few all-inclusives on the island and it was adults only. Resort/location: The resort was smaller than ones we have perviously stayed at but I loved that about it! It was easy to get around, not too crowded,...

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

Dear Christina S, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're glad to see you had a great first time in St. Maarten at our resort and that you enjoyed our resort, location, rooms, food, drinks and views. We hope you will come back again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

I'd like to start by saying the butler crew of Richard, Marcia, Jordaine, and Gilberto were phenomenal both in their service and demeanor. In fact, every employee at this place seemed to love their job and really created a relaxing atmosphere. We knew exactly what we were looking for when we booked this trip. We were not in the market...

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Chino, California
Reviewed 21 June 2015

First of all, the overall price of the trip was fantastic. Airfare, all-inclusive resort for six days and transportation to and from the airport was included in our package. I have a couple of timeshares in cancun and pay much more when you add the airfare, transportation costs, food costs (not all inclusive) and the price of the maintenance fee...

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

Dear Richard M, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had a good time at our resort and that you enjoyed our all-inclusive package, staff, drinks, service, beach and pool areas. We hope you will come back to see us again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 20 June 2015

My husband and I took our honeymoon here in May. Absolutely my favorite trip I've ever taken! From the time we arrived at the resort, the staff made us feel important, always greeted us with smiles, even called us by name by the end of the week. We were upgraded to a timeshare upon arrival when we told them it...

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

Dear Jennifer P, Thank you for sharing your time with us. We're so glad that you and your husband decided to come to our resort for your honeymoon and that it has become your favorite trip yet. We appreciate the positive feedback and hope to see you both soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 June 2015

My husband and I stayed at Sonesta June 8-13, 2015. Where do I begin...poor checkin, did not receive room advertised. Food was horrible, bars closed by 11 every night, no nightlife. Service was also horrible, the staff acted as if you were bothering them, even when you tipped!! Trust me...don't waste your money!

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

Dear Dionne128, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're disappointed you did not have a better time with us and we do hope you will stay at one of our three Sonesta St. Maarten in the future so we can restore your faith in us. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

For the time of year (low season ) the staff is doing a great job keeping the guest entertained. The food in the restaurants is comparable to a 4 star restaurant,it's not the quantity but the quality. There are 2 a la carte and one buffet,well worth it!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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 - RM2,637 (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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“The rooms that include cabanas may not be worth the extra cost, since they are adjacent to the volley ball area.”
 of 5 bubbles juliec299, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get the Butler Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles SZQ, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a butler room if you intend to sit out at the pool or beach. They are a walk but worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles robinm793, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had 7th floor oceanfront. Spectacular views. Was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles wannagoback2017, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Definitely go for ocean front”
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