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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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US$520*
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Grand Bend, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Spent a week at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino celebrating the wedding of good friends who were married there. The experience was wonderful. The hotel is first rate, the food excellent and the staff is outstanding. While there, I did some shopping at the little logo shop to buy some souvenirs. I dealt with Ramona the times I...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay in St. Maarten. We certainly appreciate your detailed review for other readers to get the idea. We hope you manage a return visit one day soon and hope to see you then. Hope all is well with you! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

The resort is not huge but with a beautiful walk along the beach to town, is an excellent way to clear your head, after all you are on vacation. Staff were wonderful and friendly. The food was between good and great but not awesome. If you stay here you must have an Oceanview room from floors 4 to 7 paying...

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. We do hope you manage a return trip for some more fun, sun, rum and lots of food! Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

I had an amazing time at this resort. From the staff (Nas, Ruby, Tev, Jamal), the food, and music, it was all GOOD vibes!!! Definitely one of the best vacations I've ever been on. Already planning my trip back!! See you soon St. Maarten!!!!! :)

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Lindsay, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I stayed in Room 305 from November 5 to 19th. This was my eight trip to this resort. Great accommodations Oceanview with amazing guest services. Sonesta Great Bay goes over and beyond to make sure your stay is memorable. From the cleaning staff to the bartenders , all want your stay to be enjoyable. The General Manager Karl Bourne even...

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. We love to hear about our friendly team members and customer service levels. We do hope you manage a return trip for some more fun, sun, rum...

Reviewed 19 November 2015

Nov12 to Nov19 and we start off by giving this resort 3.7 out of 5. Nothing really bad to say about this resort just wish they had more choices when it comes to food and pooslide activities. Outside the taxi's are over priced take the bus $2 or rent a car $44 a day. A must thing to do is...

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Tillsonburg, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Every fall my girlfriend and I try to take a girls vacay! This year we got a great deal on St Martin so grabbed it! It was wonderful! Never before had we had such great service. ALL staff from the reception staff - Rosalie, Vicky, Ramona, Nayoka, Jordaine, Alexandre adn Innoicent were incredible.Alexandre fast became a favourite - always looking...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay in St. Maarten. We certainly appreciate your detailed review for other readers to get the idea. We hope you manage a return visit one day soon and hope to see you then. Hope all is well with you! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Leonardo, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Our experience at Sonesta Great Bay was nothing short of stellar. the staff and accommodations at this all-inclusive resort were just fantastic. Plenty of activities throughout each day, food is terrific.. .and a Big thank you goes out to Roobie, Alexandre, Akeem, Yolanda, Gawayne and Nigel... these staff members made our trip exceptional. The views are phenomenal, the resort is...

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I arrived at the Great Bay Resort without my luggage as the airline (Sunwing) had lost it so my vacation wasn't exactly starting out well. But from the moment I arrived at the Great Bay Beach Resort the fantastic staff made my stay wonderful. Every member of the resort staff from the housekeeping staff, great beach waiter, front desk (Nayoka,...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay in St. Maarten. We certainly appreciate your detailed review for other readers to get the idea. We hope you manage a return visit one day soon and hope to see you then. Hope all is well with you! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Lake Shore, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Finally got to land at the famous St Maarten Airport. The Sonesta Resort has the road into Philipsburg on one side, the beach front on the other. My room was quaint and dated, yet it was open enough to not feel cramped. My balcony was nice, though no dividers between neighboring rooms. Beautiful view of Great Bay. The staff is...

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Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay in St. Maarten. We certainly appreciate your detailed review for other readers to get the idea. We hope you manage a return visit one day soon and hope to see you then. Hope all is well with you! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This resort is absolutely incredible. From the staff, to the beautiful view, down to the food was amazing. My friends and i had absolitely no complaints. I recommend everyone to visit and/or stay at this resort. Everyone was polite & friendly. Ruby, Tevin, Nas and Alex made my friends and I trip a very special and unforgettable one. They were...

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Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay in St. Maarten. We certainly appreciate your detailed review for other readers to get the idea. We hope you manage a return visit one day soon and hope to see you then. Hope all is well with you! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: €249 - €479 (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 Resort And Casino
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
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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“I prefer the second floor rooms as they are close to the beach, pool and restaurants.”
276denisec, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are a must have. The "mountain view" side is actually a main thoroughfare view and has traffic noise.”
Rok67, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Forget 'island view rooms'. They suck. More like a 'busy road view rooms'. Pay for an ocean view room,'residence' rooms best. .”
  • the amazing sounds of crashing waves 24/7
  • fun watching fishermen and cruise ships across the bay
BeenAroundFolks, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are quieter and the view is worth the extra cost”
ervinjr, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Stay on 5th floor”
725simples, 15 May 2017 | Read review
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