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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Just returned from one of the best vacations on the most beautiful island of St.Maarten. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Great Bay. Especially Miss Cleopatra Blair. She is definetly an asset to the resort. I am already planning my return for summer.

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

Dear Janelle J, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive comments with us. We're so glad you had one of the best vacations with us and that you highly enjoyed our island and we'll make sure to let Cleo know you kind words. We look forward to seeing you during the summer. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay...

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 April 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort. As many other reviewers mentioned, the resort is "dated" but very well maintained. We had a really nice beach front room with a great balcony that we used a lot since we could overlook the festivities on the upper pool deck. The buffet meals were plentiful...

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

Dear Sandy G, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed your balcony views, choice of food at the buffet, and great service. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 6 April 2015

Paragraphs of praise could not describe how amazing our stay at great bay was! From the very first moment we felt welcomed and taken care of.. We were in a suite with butler service and could not have made a better choice! Jordaine Marcia Nathan and the manager Richard were truly amazing..they arranged everything we asked for right away and...

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

Dear ross675, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're pleased to see you had a great vacation with us and that you enjoyed your suite and butler service accommodations while with us. Thank you for highlighting our nice and quiet beach, good food and great entertainment. We hope to see you back again soon....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights for buisness along with 3 coworkers. Before we even got to the hotel we had read the many bad trip advisor reviews. We tried to go in a with an open mind, but our first impression proved what we had thought. When we went to the front desk, there was one girl on the phone. She...

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

Dear JillEbean3, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are very disappointed to see you did not have a better time with us and assure your we have gone over your review with our Management Team. We do hope you will reconsider coming back to stay at one of our three Sonesta St. Maarten resorts if every back...

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 5 April 2015

It must be our home away from home. We been coming for many years. Everything you want is at your convenience. Great staff and always want to please. Great food, and service. With smile. Rooms are clean and thanks for white linen and towels. Will see you again. Make sure you do the whole island , it is beautiful. Food...

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

Dear 953johanna, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're glad you had an overall good time with us and that you enjoyed our staff, food and service. We hope you'll be back again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Just returned from our 8th trip to Great Bay and just when you think it can't get any better. "IT DOES" Location is perfect for a quick trip into Philipsburg where the shopping is the best in the Caribbean.The resort is smaller and therefore has a more intimate feel.The food was excellent.Many options to choose from.The rooms are comfortable and...

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

Hello Charlotte0254, Thank you for Choosing Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino & Spa for the 8th time! As the only “Limitless All-Inclusive Adults Resort” in Philipsburg St. Maarten, we continuously strive for excellence in the Hospitality Industry. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed another trip to this lovely Paradise called Sonesta Great Bay. Thanks for mentioning our...

L'Assomption, Canada
Reviewed 5 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

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Amenities

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  • 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
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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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