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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

We had an incredible honeymoon. Greeted in our room with champagne and chocolate strawberries it started in a positive. From the resort you could walk all through town on your own, nobody following you or pressuring you to buy from them. The resort is small and beautiful with fantastic staff and spectacular food. Lots of entertainment each night and at...

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

Dear readyformoresun, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you had an amazing time with us on your honeymoon and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

new york
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Pros: The hotel has an exceptional staff that clearly enjoy their jobs so that was highlight. The room had a beautiful view and I'm glad we upgraded because the island view on the other side would have been disappointing to me. The rooms and hotel in general was exceptionally clean and the pool and grounds are also immaculate. The customer...

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

Dear loves2travel7, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're pleased to see that you had an overall good stay with us and do appreciate all of your valuable feedback. We assure you that we have gone over your comments with our Management team and the appropriate department heads. We do hope you will come back to see us...

Hamilton, ON
Reviewed 4 June 2015

By now, I'm a regular at the resort. I've stayed here five times and will probably come back. In the past few years, the property has undergone major renovations. And these are to the advantage of guests. Although the property looks cleaner and more updated and now has lobby and poolside wifi, by international standards, it isn't a 4 star...

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

Dear escarpmentdweller, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to see you had an overall good time with us and that this was your fifth visit to our property. Thank you for highlighting our upgraded facilities and for providing your valuable comments with us. We have gone over your comments with the appropriate department heads. We hope...

Toronto
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Loved this resort. Went to Sonesto with 5 friends all ages 30 to 33. This resort is beautiful, ann restaurants face the ocean. The pizzaria is really good never actually ate the lunch buffet as we enjoyed the food in the pizzaria. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. Best part of the resort is the infinity pool...

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

Dear shannonw80, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great week long stay with us and that you enjoyed the resort grounds, views, rooms and food. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Georgia
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Loved this hotel. It wasn't super fancy, but we thought it was great. This was our first time at an all-inclusive and were surprised that it also included the alcohol in our room. The only food we paid for was the grilled lobster that we had to order in advance. It was delicious! We probably could have gotten it cheaper...

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

Dear PSTulip, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you had a wonderful and romantic vacation at our resort and that you enjoyed the all-inclusive package, food, views and location. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Kitchener, Ontario
Reviewed 31 May 2015

When you travel to the Islands the Food and the Staff can make your vacation or break it! Let me say that the Food was Amazing and the Staff Serving like Jonathan and Charlene made you feel Special! The chefs are doing it Right! In the Omelet Station Penka was always smiling and making our breakfast daily taste awesome! We...

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

Dear Kathleen49, Thank you for sharing your time with us. We're pleased to see you enjoyed our resort, the food, staff, Pizza, and views. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 31 May 2015

On the other side of the bay from where the cruise ships dock, this is a great location. About a 100 yard walk to the boardwalk of the Dutch capital of Philipspburg. Meticulously clean in the rooms, poolside, restaurants, and beach. Though there are a few cranky staff members, the vast majority are happy and helpful, especially Nancy around the...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 31 May 2015

My daughter and I spent a lovely week at the Sonesta Great Bay Resort and really enjoyed it. Everyone on staff was friendly and helpful! The meals were great, especially in the a la carte restaurants. We loved being able to dine at night, under the stars, and right beside the water. The location of the resort is great for...

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

Dear TravelAgentW, Thank you for sharing your positive comments with us. We're happy to see that you and your daughter had a lovely week with us and that you enjoyed your room. the views, adults-only aspect and staff. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This is definitely the absolute BEST all inclusive resort I have ever stayed at. From the moment we drove up to the resort we felt like we were on vacation. We were helped with our bags by Jonathan, who has an amazing sense of humour. Check in was fast and friendly.Thank you to all the lovely ladies (Agatha, Shantal and...

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

Dear Spir B, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're so pleased to see you had an amazing time with us and that we are the best all-inclusive resort in your book. Thank you for mentioning our easy check in, clean rooms, entertainment and staff. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach...

Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed over New Years. Most of the staff were AMAZING! Our room was not. The ceiling leaked on you while you used the toilet. We payed for beach view and we were blocked by the pool. The beach was fantastic! The island was amazing! We'd go back again, but with a different provider. Sunwing was the provider and half the...

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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
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  • 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: $430 - $1,005 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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