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New York City, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent exclusive Adult only resort. Staff is friendly and helpful Food is very good all inclusive is a good deal. The beach is good except for the sea weed but they cleaned it up after two days of complaints. The pools and the jacuzzis were clean and well maintained

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Laura, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trip to the resort from the airport was not too long. We arrived about 3:30. Our room was not ready. We went back twice, finally got in about 5:00. We had two double beds (I had requested a king - our 35th anniversary). I went back to see about changing rooms, but was told they were full, nothing available....

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a managers recognition. The management staff was great! Glad we had and opportunity to meet Alexander the manager, he is great asset for Sonesta Great Bay Resort! This resort has great food and drinks. The couples massage at the spa was very relaxing. The resort is very laid back, be...

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Ontario
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are just finishing off a one week stay at the Sonesta Great Bay resort. We have really enjoyed it. A few comments: The food is good, anybody complaining in these reviews is very picky. There is plenty of selection at the buffet and we have found the food delicious. The beach grille is a great option for lunch and...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Great Bay Beach Resort, also thank you for n this nice review. Glad to hear about your stay and visits to Philipsburg and Mao Bech as well. Kind Regards, Martha

Farmington, Missouri
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 14 days here and it turned out to be one of our best caribbean vacations.All of the employees were very nice,especially Vicky, on the front desk and Virginia in the Dinning room. The dinning room has a great Chef and a great waiter by the name of Revenee. Guest Services arrange for us to take a private tour...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Great Bay Beach Resort, also thank you for this 5 star review. Lucky that you had a stay for 14 days and really got to know some of team members. We are pleased you enjoyed your room and your stay overall. Perhaps you will visit us again! Kind Regards,...

Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The weather was great but the hotel isn't has non luxury and their's non way that you can sleep in because of the other guest when they close their doors the noise is loud. The food is ok but nothing extra, the buffet is cheep and the same day after day. The night life is 0. Except the people at...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Great Bay Beach Resort, also thank you for this review. We appreciate he feedback you have provided. Kind Regards, Martha

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sint Maarten is gorgeous! The Sonesta Great Bay resort is conveniently located just down the beach from Phillipsburg so you have the best of both worlds- a relaxing beachside resort with the hustle bustle of city life a short walk away. The resort itself is clean and comfortable. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The food is really good....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Great Bay Beach Resort, also thank you for this 5 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed Philipsburg and your stay overall. Perhaps you will visit us again! Kind Regards, Martha

Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We've been coming to St Maarten for many years now, and have stayed at Great Bay the last 3 times. We've never been disappointed. What we really like about this resort is the fact that we can easily walk into Philipsburg along the beach, which we did most days. The rooms are not fancy, but are very comfortable. Given the...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Great Bay Beach Resort, also thank you for this 5 star review. Lucky that you go to know some of team members. We are pleased you enjoyed your gluten free dining and your stay overall. Perhaps you will visit us again! Kind Regards, Martha

Old Perlican, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think the one thing that stands out in my mind about this resort is the ease of access. After spending the past few years in much larger ones around the caribbean, this was quite a bit smaller which meant everything was pretty well centralized and easy access to all facilities no matter which room you were staying in. Looking...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Great Bay Beach Resort. Also thank you for this 5 great review and furthermore even recommended to other readers. Perhaps you will visit us again! Kind Regards, Martha

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While celebrating a friend's special birthday we greatly enjoyed our stay at this tropical beachside resort! The views were indeed a feast for the eyes! The staff at the resort was very pleasant and accommodating, making our celebration even more fun! The beach and pool offered lovely views of the water and mountains. One word of caution - the outside...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Great Bay Beach Resort, also thank you for this 5 star review. What a wonderful way to celebrate your friend's birthday. We are pleased you enjoyed the team and your stay overall. Perhaps you will visit us again! Kind Regards, Martha

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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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • 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: $397 - $840 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“The Ocean View side has a great view of the beach and bay. But it is on the sunny side. .”
 of 5 bubbles E2690GXdonaldw, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book early to get a beach side room,the rooms at the back f the hotel do not have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles caryn324, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front upper floor...Stunning view!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 936christopherl, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for oceanside view away from the elevator which can get a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 117julied, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay on the top floor or you will hear housekeeping above. Can't escape the loud door slamming or lack of air flow in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles JMWorldTour, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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