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Terrebonne, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Awesome vacation! We recommend this resort for everyone! Thank you Modesta, Pauline and Denroy for your kindness and your excellent service! We had a great time! We're going to come back to the friendly island for sure in the future !

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3Thank Philmarleau
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Philmarleau, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you had a good time with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This is our first time in St-Maarten and we just came back from a week vacation in this amazing resort. I must say everything about our stay exceeded our expectations!!!!. This is by far the best all inclusive we stayed in. We enjoy the entertainment, peaceful and accessible location, good food, and great service. Entertainment: I want to give a...

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

Dear MJnFrancesca, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed our entertainment, location, good food and great service. We hope to see you back again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Murlina, Dawn and so many others made this a fabulous vacation. The location is superb. The food choices are great. Just what we needed to rejuvenate from a really tough 6 months of the year. The ocean was a bit rough with a strong undertow but the pools were refreshing Thanks

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1Thank CLeVangie
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear CleVangie, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to see you had an awesome vacation with us and that you liked the food choices we provided, the location we are in and views. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

This place is perfect! It's right on the beach, waking distance from shopping, the best all you can eat buffet, and the most beautiful beach! This resort is also 18 and up which means no kids! This is the way to go. The price for here is just right and the staff is outstanding! My family and I agree coming...

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

Dear RebeccaAbbitt, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to see you had such a great vacation with us and that you enjoyed our location, resort, food, beach area and adults-only aspect. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Aberdeen
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We had a great stay here , from the fantastic welcome to the excellent service throughout the week.The Sonesta is a great place to stay on the Dutch side of St.Martin, quite local to the Philipsburg shops , bars and restaurants but able to have a secluded feeling if you wish so. The the pool service is very attentive and...

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

Dear Trinitraveller963, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed the service, location, and views. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

PICKERING
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Our ocean room view was awesome. The bedding was so comfortable and pure luxury. And ther room was very comfortable. Can't wait to go back again. It was first class all the way.can't say enough about this place.

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4Thank JEAN O
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear JEAN O, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're glad to see you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed your ocean view room. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 29 June 2015

The hotel is by far the most relaxing and pampered experience you will have. My fiancee and I had just got married and chose the Sonesta Great Bay as our honeymoon spot. We had close friends that had stayed the year before and had nothing but great things to say. Every thing from the food, pool, drinks, staff and view...

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

Dear Becky and Kody B, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're glad you had a great time relaxing at our resort. We hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I don't even know where to start. Before we arrived I was a bit skeptical. We are used to mega resorts infact for 3 years in a row we have stayed at the Bahia Principe resorts in Mexico, Dominican and Jamaica. If you have stayed at one of those you will understand what I mean by mega resort - you...

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New York
Reviewed 28 June 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay for a few days. We definitely were not disappointed. In fact, I cant wait to go back. The staff were warm and friendly. Every evening we received a knock at the door to check if we needed additional towels etc. The food was excellent. We chose all inclusive stay....

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

Dear Melvin J, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see that you had a great time with us. Thank you for highlighting our resort, friendly staff and excellent food. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

The hotel is not large, easier to get around. The pool clean the beach fabulous! I found the room a nice size and very clean with a balcony facing the ocean. The staff friendly with lots of activities. And the food fresh with variety for all. Enjoyed the island tremendously! Tina Toronto

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

Dear Tina T, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're pleased to see you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed our room size, cleanliness, views, staff and activities. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Sonesta Maho 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
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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
  • 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: $367 - $774 (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 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“The rooms that include cabanas may not be worth the extra cost, since they are adjacent to the volley ball area.”
 of 5 bubbles juliec299, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get the Butler Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles SZQ, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a butler room if you intend to sit out at the pool or beach. They are a walk but worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles robinm793, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had 7th floor oceanfront. Spectacular views. Was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles wannagoback2017, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Definitely go for ocean front”
 of 5 bubbles G684XHmaryc, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
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