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L'Assomption, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We loved the Deluxe apartment that had a terrace access. The view and the privacy were relaxing. The food is very good and fresh and the resort is cleaned constantly. Staff are there to help in every way they can. They provided non-dairy meal for me when I've requested it. Special thank you to Vicky, Cleo, Florita, Jonathan and Germaine....

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Cathie V, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. It is exciting news to hear that you loved it here, enjoyed our amazing food and our beautiful clean resort. We will share your kind mentions with Vicky, Cleo, Florita, Jonathan and Germaine. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we will share it...

Toronto
Reviewed 4 April 2015

My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in St. Maarten. We probably spent more time researching where to go then we did on our wedding venue. After much deliberation we decided on St Maarten and Sonesta because it was one of the few all inclusive. Initially we were anxious as some of the reviews were less than...

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello T_O_Traveler_8, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your Honeymoon with us. It is great news to hear that our friendly, professional and amazing employees were able to blow you away with such great service. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. Our...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 April 2015

To put my review into context, I needed to be in Sint Maarten for two nights prior to embarking on a superb, small (88 passenger), cruise ship, the Terre Moana of Paul Gauguin Cruises (which I highly recommend) for a transatlantic crossing. I booked here as I had a $500 credit with an online travel agency that did not offer...

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello VanCavalier, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. Team Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino & Spa is very happy to hear that you enjoyed our “Excellently Managed All Inclusive Resort Hotel”. It brings us great pleasure to know that we were able to be a part of your first all-inclusive resort experience and that...

Reviewed 3 April 2015

I had an experience of a lifetime wish i could take the staff home with me. Everyone was friendly food and service excellent animators were crazy fun!! I must say i was got value for money saving to return soon.

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Skyegal24, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with us. We will share your review with the Fun Animators and our entire team. Please visit us again soon as we are consistently providing great value for money! Best regards, Team Sonesta Great Bay

Florence, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 April 2015

my husband and I spend 5 wonderful day at Sonesta great bay resort, the staff was very nice and accommodating, the room was nice and clean but my favorite part of the stay was the food especially the Saturday night Caribbean buffet that is excellent food and display.

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Phillips93, Thank you for writing a review. We are extremely grateful that you chose us again! We are very happy to hear that you and your husband had a wonderful stay at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa. It is always good to hear that our guests enjoyed the location, food, accommodation, service and their overall experience...

North Bay, Ontario
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Overall great experience....upgraded to ocean view, which was fabulous. Great service in the restaurants, especially appreciated Germaine and the pizza makers,Andy, Marino and James ...best pizza I had on holidays. Really enjoyed all the food. Found the resort a little small size wise...but was a great week. Hope to return but would only stay on the ocean side.

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Flowerpuss, Thank you for writing a review. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience at our resort. Our aim is to always meet and exceed guests expectations which our highly trained and professional employees continue to deliver. We will definitely share this feedback with Germaine, Andy, Marino and James. As we continue to upgrade our...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 2 April 2015

St. Maarten was beautiful and we loved the resort location, which allowed us to walk into Philipsburg. The beach was a bit shelley but beautiful and that didn't hinder us from relaxing on the beach every day! The chairs with umbrellas were especially nice after a bit too much sun. The water is super blue and pretty calm, it was...

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

Dear Bride121110, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're so glad you were able to relax and enjoy your time with us. Thank you for highlighting our resort, beach areas, entertainment and views. We hope to see you soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Rooms were dated, Shower was badly designed, Need to hire busboys to clear tables, this would make seating faster. Air conditioning temperature could not be regulated Ocean was dangerous. On a positive note the staff were great and the location is perfect. If the hotel had a makeover we would definitely go back, as we loved the island.

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

Almojen, Perhaps on your next return to St. Maarten you should check out our newest resort named Sonesta Ocean Point? It is designed in a modern way and is a bit more luxurious. Seems you enjoyed the location and the staff at Great Bay though. When making your next reservation mention this as well, as we are consistently making updates....

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Had an amazing stay with my family at this resort. and Cleo the food and beverage manager made everything a little easier. I would recommend this place to anyone. It was beautiful.Woke up evey morning and felt like i was in heaven lol. I dont know was a great feeling.

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Sanaine, Thank you for taking the time out to share your review. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing experience here at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino & Spa. We will share your kind mention with our fantastic manager Cleo and the entire team. Please visit us again soon for another great experience in Paradise!...

Reviewed 1 April 2015

My boyfriend and i stayed here for 7 nights in March 2015. We are in our mid 20s. At the beginning we were very disappointed; the crowd was much older (50+), we were given a room with an "island view" and it was on the bottom floor, we had a great view of hotel piping. Needless to say we immediately...

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Katie W, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy all aspects of your vacation experience with us. Please note that we value feedback as such. Based on your described experience, it is not customary of us to not exceed our guest expectations. We will discuss...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: €282 - €660 (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 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Ask for appartement sector,with sea view.”
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“Beautiful views from oceanfront rooms”
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“Oceanview is a must! It's beautiful!!!”
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“I would ask for an ocean view, fun to watch the cruise ships come and go.”
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