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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful stay at this local resort. The staff were attentive, sweet, and on point. The food, the drinks, as well scenery was wonderful. I have no complaints honestly. I'm looking forward to booking with them come the near future.

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

Dear Josephina H, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you had a wonderful time with us and that you enjoyed our staff, food, drinks and scenery. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This vacation was the best vacation we have ever had! We originally booked at the Maho beach resort (their sister resort) but read enough reviews talking about the bad service and food etc that we decided to pay more and switch to the Great bay (adults only was a draw as well) and we made the right choice. It seemed...

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

Dear cidd67, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. W'e're so happy to see that you had the best vacation ever right here with us and that you enjoyed our staff, food, bars, and overall resort. We look forward to seeing you back in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is a great hotel for adults who are looking for a relatively smaller resort option with some really great staff and amenities. Although we went in off-season, I feel they knocked it out of the park and provided great value for the cost for our vacation. The good: The Staff: Staff are friendly, incredibly accommodating and geared towards making...

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

Dear A_Andy_TO, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great vacation spent with us and that you enjoyed our staff, pool, beach area, food, and amenities. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Sonesta Great Bay Resort. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Alexander. We felt as though we were welcomed home. He introduced himself with a huge smile, assisted with our luggage and guided us to the front desk for check-in. We were then welcomed at the front desk by Innocent. Just as nice...

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

Dear Montreal2015, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed your check-in, welcome beverage, entertainment, food and location. Thank you for recomminding us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the royal sonesta phillipsberg at the end of August for 3 nights celebrating our anniversary. Rosalie, checking us in was excellent. The staff here is great. Attend the managers cocktail hour! The food is not the draw here. The rooms are very immaculate and wonderful. Rosalie gave us an upgrade to help make our celebration more special....

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

Dear sarah c, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your 3 nights spent here with us and that your had a nice time celebrating your anniversary. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Key West, Florida
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Very clean, intimate resort. Food was good, although limited local fishes available. Many of the same type dishes served throughout the week. Nice pools, and staff very kind. It is all inclusive, which is nice. I think next time we will try the French side of the island for more extensive cuisine.

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

Dear Diana H, Thank you for sharing your review with is. We're pleased to see you had a good time with us and hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2015

With all the resorts on St Maarten , by far Great Bay is the best experience you will have . The services and staff are the best in the business . The boardwalk is a great place to spend the day and is just a short walk up the beach from the resort . The live entertainment was top notch...

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

Dear slipseat_too, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see that you had your best experience in St. Maarten right here with us and that you enjoyed our staff, entertainment, pool are and location. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The hotel lets you use both locations for the cost of admissions. It was nice to be able to stay in the quiet and calm of Great Bay during the day but be able get to Maho to party and take in the nightlife. This would require a car of course but I thought it gave us the best of...

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

Dear Erik P, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed the all-inclusive package allowing you to go to our sister resort as well. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 7 September 2015

The resort is nice, but not with a lot extras (i.e. room service, activities (jet skiing)). The beach was beautiful and clear. During the time we were there, the resort was quiet, so it felt like we had the hotel to ourselves. The service from the hotel staff was 5-star. A good choice if you want a beautiful beach and...

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

Dear Courtney P, Thank you for your review, we're pleased you had a good time and enjoyed our views, service and location. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

As soon as we stepped into the hotel, I felt relieved and happy. Alexander was very welcoming with his big smile and Vicki very accommodating to make sure we got settled in our room. The room and view was very nice and clean and allowed me and my partner enough room. My partner and I engaged with the whole hotel...

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

Dear Mariana R, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review with us. We're glad to see you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed our staff, pool area, location and all-inclusive package. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

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  • 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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
  • 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: €261 - €535 (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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“Go for the bay view room. It's worth the extra bucks.”
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“Oceanview rooms are well worth the small upgrade charge. Our first-floor room had a cabana directly outside it.”
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“Lower levels are musty. I think they need dehumidifiers.”
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“Choose at least the 2nd level rooms. Garden view is literally some plants and the street view but you have a small balcony.”
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