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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Our stay on this place was OUTSTANDING!!!! From the arrival to the departure. Edrick (bellman) receive us with a warm welcome and a big smile, they bring us Champagne and refreshing towels. This place is very clean and beautiful... Akeem and Oral at the Pool bar makes our days funniest and relaxing. Germaine and Jonathan at the Beach Rest was...

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

Dear JuanAlice, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're so glad to see you had a perfect stay with us and that you enjoyed our resort, staff and warm welcome. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 5 August 2015

Sonesta Great Bay in St. Maarten on dutch side was OK . Not what I had expected for an island. Hotel nice, but had odor and quiet at night even with attempt to have activities, No place to walk around at night. Taxi s charge whatever they want, For an island , very surprised people were not that friendly, except...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The resort is nice. On the smaller side. Food was great, lots of variety and great tasting. Rooms were okay but the linens had a musty smell so we put our pillows out on the balcony for the day which took care of the smell. Water pressure was off an on. Some days no hot water, some days a trickle...

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

Dear crys1111, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you enjoyed our resort and the food, value of the all-inclusive packages, friendly staff and pool areas. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The people working at this resort go out of their way to be friendly and to provide excellent service. The room was lovely and fully stocked with drinks, the pools were beautiful, excellent food, and we loved that we could walk to the city to shop. We highly recommend this resort.

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

Dear Sandra S, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're so pleased that you had a great time with us and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Guayama, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at a business visit, so I did not enjoy more than half of the features. What can I say? Rooms are average size, very very clean, comfy bed and pillows and a nice closet. Food is awesome. Since everything is included you can try a variety of tastes and options, as well as drinks at bar and at room....

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

Dear Carlos R, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're happy to see you enjoyed our rooms, comfortable beds, delicious food, drinks and staff. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Kent, Ohio
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The all-inclusive meals and drinks at this resort was amazing! The staff was amazing during our 6 day stay! Cold towel and champagne at check-in, to go along with a full bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate our honeymoon! Adults only at this resort definitely paid off! The pools were amazing and never too busy, the ocean...

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

Dear Dennis W, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're so glad that you decided to spend your honeymoon with us and that it was amazing. Thank you for highlighting our resort, all-inclusive package, pool, beach and staff. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 August 2015

If your goal is to go to an adult’s only all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, and you do not really care about what island you are going to, then there may be better options. If your goal is to go to St Martin, and you preference is an all-inclusive then this may be a good option. My wife and I...

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

Dear Singerowski, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see you had an overall good time with us and appreciate your valuable feedback. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Bayonne, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We usually stay at a Sandals all inclusive but wanted a change and after a little research decided on Sonesta. After the initial shock of the front of the hotel not being on the scale of Sandals, we were pleasantly surprised and appreciated the friendly staff who go out of their way to be helpful and are truly hospitable, especially...

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

Dear Vernette H, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We're glad to see you decided to spend some time with us and that you enjoyed it. Thank you for highlighting our staff, food, and drinks. We hope to see you back again. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

East Meadow, New York
Reviewed 4 August 2015

My husband and I just returned home after an awesome 10 days at Sonesta Great Bay. The staff was excellent. The food was good and the entertainment was amazing. We are already planning on staying there next year.

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

Dear Nancy B, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great 10 days spent with us and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Sonesta Great Bay and was treated like a princess. All staff from check in to check out were respectful and pleasant and always attentive to our needs. My friend and I stayed there for 6 nights and we were never bored. The atmosphere was very relaxing and because it was off season I felt like I was in...

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

Dear Shortcake123, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you highly enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate all of your feedback. We hope to see you back again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

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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
  • 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
  • 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: $396 - $816 (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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“stay above 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles gangdarla, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the bay view room. It's worth the extra bucks.”
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“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.”
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