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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Just finished a 6 night 7 day stay at the Sonesta Great Bay and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are frequent resort visitors so our expectations are high, but within reason. The Rooms: We ordered the Serenity Ocean View room and upon arrival, received probably one of the worst ones in that block (R203), which had an...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Great Bay! The staff was by far one of the best we've experienced on a vacation. There are quite a few upgrades the hotel itself can make, but the staff kind of made up for that with their attentiveness and friendly demeanor. They must update their bathrooms, tubs are high and...

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Yonkers, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here in 2015, back this past week. Don't miss staying at this resort! Adults only and a short walk to downtown. The place is impeccably clean, staff friendly and they cater to you needs. Jose, the lobby bartender is the best. No complaints.

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4Thank Bob S
Grand Prairie, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shanika was my waitress for all my meals in the restaurant. Nicole was the cocktail waitress on the beach. Rehanna, Yolanda and Issa were the Bartenders working the bar on the beach. All of these staff members are a great experience to behold. They are so friendly, attentive, and fun to be around. These ladies made our trip a total...

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6Thank Jim D
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant week at Sonesta Great Bay. We chose St. Maarten because we wanted to be able to go places besides the resort. Apart from one tour around the island and a few walks into Phillipsburg, however, we stayed at the resort because everything we wanted was right there. The beach was great, with calm, warm water...

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7Thank gkq
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You won't be disappointed with this resort unless you are a total snob. Everyone is friendly and nice. They make sure you are satisfied. We did not want for anything. I only wish I could live there! We will be back!

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8Thank Carol C
Grain Valley, Missouri
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This resort has it all, from great dining options to a fabulous beach! The resort rooms are not updated and will leave you disappointed if that is important. Rooms are clean and the service is good. There are two pools that are beautiful, a large beach area with plenty of chairs and umbrellas for all and nightly entertainment. There is...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our very first time in St. Maarten and glad that we chose this place. Great hotel and staff. The hotel is old and dated. Needs a bit of renovation but it is clean and maintained. We love the resort. No complaints about the food. Thanks to all the staff who made our vacation more enjoyable. All in all, an amazing...

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6Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hamilton, Ontario
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an awesome stay at this resort. The rooms were a bit dated but everything worked. It was very close to Philipsburg and we could walk along the beach to get there. The water is spectacular. It does get very deep quickly so not a great beach for small children. The food was very good and you only need...

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5Thank 490momof3
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a fabulous two weeks at Sonesta Great Bay. The resort is lovely and perfectly located but what makes it special is the staff. Everyone is happy, helpful and caring. A special thanks to James at the front door who's smile welcomes you every time you come in. Also, thanks to Vicky David, manager at the front desk, who...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: $393 - $807 (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
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Go for the bay view room. It's worth the extra bucks.”
 of 5 bubbles E467RLbobs, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is the only way to go”
 of 5 bubbles jimdQ5263QY, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Oceanview rooms are well worth the small upgrade charge. Our first-floor room had a cabana directly outside it.”
 of 5 bubbles gkq, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lower levels are musty. I think they need dehumidifiers.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose at least the 2nd level rooms. Garden view is literally some plants and the street view but you have a small balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles LottieLibrarian, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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