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Belleville, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2015

It has been 2 years since our last visit so it was nice to see some of the changes and of course the staff (old and new). Special thanks to Rosalie for her help with our special needs. You always take care of us. It was wonderful to see Gilberto, Marcia, Rufini, Marcelia,Virginia, Edrick,June "Bug",Charlene,Vicky,Destine, Jose,Michael,Patricia (from Italy), Patricia (gift...

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

Dear Guest, 14th VISIT! Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back for 15Th! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Can't beat the scenery...food was great (buffet and Water edge restaurant). Staff is eager to please and drinks are great. Clean room. Walking distance from shops and downtown Phillipsburg is very nice to visit and is very safe.

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Josee, Glad you enjoyed the food and scenery. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Hope you return one day! Happy Holidays! - Martha

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I spent the week here with mother and sisters and we had a wonderful time. The online pictures of the resort don't really do this place justice. There are areas that are slightly dated but the resort was clean and bright. We stayed in an ocean view and it was awesome to watch the ships come in and out. The...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2015

With Sunwing we reserved and paid extra for a king size bed ocean view. On arrival we were given 2 double beds. We slept apart for 7 nights. The beds were old and squeaky.The desk clerk did not care that we not getting what we reserved and paid for. She dismissed us by saying she will get us another room...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. We appreciate the feedback. Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

North Bay, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Room 707, Top Floor, Beautiful view of the Ocean, all inclusive, with a stocked bar(semi stocked ). There was a bottle of Sparkling White Wine, 2 Miller light, 2 Heineken, 2 water, variety of soda pop. Beverages were replaced daily. We spoke to the cleaning staff several times asking to stock our room with a bottle of Rum, but for...

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Looks like you enjoyed your stay. They Liquor in the Suites is provided upon arrival cause as you noticed there are bars / drinks available throughout the day. Thank you so much for the great feedback. Our staff works diligently and I'm glad to noticed this. I will pass along your staff mentions. And we hope you return one day~...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2015

If you are looking for warm, friendly and couteous service with a smile at all times, excellent dining options and an idyllic location - this is the resort for you. A short walk takes you to all the shopping you may need

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Reviewed 25 November 2015

How can I start this review, well let me tell you, it is a great place to stay, the people are friendly and always smile on their faces, food can't complain it will be a lie if I did anytime there is something to eat or drink, People like Derwin, Florita, Daneris, Jose Issamarie make this place a wonderful place...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Apollo Beach, Florida
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Everything about the resort was very nice. Staff was extremely friendly & helpful. Food was very good. Room was clean and spacious. Pools, beach, bars were all clean, lovely, and overall, the experience was very good. We desperately needed a vacation and this filled the bill. The only complaint would be the music the night of our arrival. It was...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Good roomcleaning service. The room itself had a great oceanview. The food at all restaurants was very various and good prepared. Very nice location and lots of amenities. Great staff, very friendly and helpfull.

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for the nice review. We hope you manage to return and enjoy again someday! - Martha

Dundas
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is s great place to have a family vacation-it is a smaller resort but we loved it! There were 48 of us there and we could always find each other and party! There was activities if you wanted, you could walk into town...the food was awesome and the staff so friendly and helpful...you can also go to the sister...

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Wow does sound like you had a large party group! I remember my sister's wedding, though amazing, it all came and went too quickly only lasting one evening then they we off to honeymoon early the next day. So glad you enjoyed your stay, that's the way to do a wedding for sure! Hope you return to St. Maarten again...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $377 - $699 (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
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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