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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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    1,151 - 1,155 of 3,749 reviews

    Reviewed 8 February 2016

    The lobby and entrance areas were recently updated and were very welcoming. Vicky at the front desk is always very helpful. We are three sisters who are TimeShare guests and come back repeatedly. During this stay we talked to some Canadian hotel guests who felt...More

    2  Thank Debonair58
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 10 February 2016

    Dear Debonair58 Thank you for noticing our updates and helpful team members. Pretty cool that 3 sister manage to vacation together repeatedly, I guess I should fly my sister in for a visit soon ;-) We appreciate your loyality and of course the lovely review...More

    Reviewed 8 February 2016

    would go again and the people were so friendly would recommend for family or like me going solo my room was very comfortable and the staff were all very helpful the casino was small but had a lot of fun and meeting other people there...More

    2  Thank Janice F
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 10 February 2016

    Dear Janice F, Thank you for noticing the comfort we provide at Great Bay Beach Resort! We do appreciate the lovely review and recommend to other solo travelers. It seems you did not check out the Maho Beach Resort, there is a fun Pool bar...More

    Reviewed 7 February 2016

    Don't get me wrong we had a great time and we would go back again the hotel staff was very professional they couldn't do enough for you Alexander meet us by the taxi with a smile and took care of our luggage Vickey at the...More

    3  Thank joe j
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 10 February 2016

    Dear joe j. Thank you for noticing the professional team members and good service at Great Bay Beach Resort! We do appreciate the nice review and hope you do make a return visit soon! Kindly, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 6 February 2016

    Overall staff were hit or miss some very nice, helpful but others were just indifferent and didn't seem to enjoy their job or want to be there. A very dangerous beach which we were totally unaware of until arrival. The strongest undercurrents we have ever...More

    2  Thank BeerandWine2012
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 24 May 2016

    Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. We like to hear all about it and value your time and input. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 5 February 2016

    For 21 years, my husband and I have been vacationing at Sonesta Great Bay. There are a bunch of couples we all meet here and hang out for two weeks. Until this year, we've always enjoyed our stay. It's not the best resort, but the...More

    4  Thank pitahuxhold
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 10 February 2016

    Dear pitahuxhold, Wow 21 years! First off congrats on so many years together and also thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten! We do appreciate your feedback especially yours a s such a loyal repeat guest. The team members to try the best to sort...More

    Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
    4,101 reviews
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • US$260 - US$578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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    • Number of rooms
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    mamafly
    15 August 2017|
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    9 August 2017|
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    Response from Anne-Marie R | Reviewed this property |
    Because the chairs right in front of the resort (on the beach) were not comfortable, we always found comfortable beach chairs and umbrellas right next door at Lola's (beach restaurant) - which is affiliated with the resort.
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    7 August 2017|
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    Response from Joyce M | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, even speciality drinks! Around the pool is really a "live time" each day I was there--just pure fun!
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