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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
    +1 855-814-4024
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    Reviewed 25 February 2016

    The Sonesta Great Bay was very nice. My husband and I hadn't gone away in 5 years, so we decided to go away for my birthday this year. The food and drinks were great. The beach was spectacular. We were able to get a chair...More

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

    Dear Amy S, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review! We appreciate you choosing our resort and for writing in. Come back for your birthday again ;-) Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 24 February 2016

    With good friends travelling to the Sonesta Great Bay in advance of their cruise, I wanted to arrange something special for them. My luck, I spoke with Renee at the concierge desk. She was amazing! Renee patiently listened to my ideas and then went into...More

    3  Thank shelleysobel
    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 love to hear all about it and value your time and input. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 24 February 2016

    We were at this resort last year and liked it so much we went back this year, Jan. 31 to Feb. 14 for 2 weeks. We exchange into their timeshare section called the Royal Islander Club at Great Bay Beach. The resort has 2 parts,...More

    3  Thank Fabulash
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 25 February 2016

    Dear Fabulash, Really sounds like you did enjoy your vacation and I can understand why you opted out of all inclusive if you do not eat much. Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for writing a glowing review and just know you are...More

    Reviewed 23 February 2016

    When we first arrived the hotel seemed a bit short staffed but within a few hours they were sure to turn that first impression upside down with excellent service from dropping off the complimentary bottle of champagne to our rooms to dropping by and checking...More

    3  Thank Miss B
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 25 February 2016

    Dear Miss B, Pretty cool a Bachelorette Vacation, certainly sounds like a blast! Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten for this group vacation / celebration and for writing a great review. Travel tip: You can check the website and click OFFERS to see the...More

    Reviewed 23 February 2016

    love being close to town and buses, great food - lots of seafood, drinks are not great [weak, watered down], friend, love that Infinity Pool and NO CHILDREN! clean, simple, attractive, options, good beach, no hassles

    4  Thank TKroetsch
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 25 February 2016

    Dear TKroetsch, Great simple and sweet review! You can check the website and click OFFERS to see the latest deals if you would like to book a return visit ;-) Warm regards from sunny St. Maarten, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Adult pool
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$331 - US$693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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    • Number of rooms
    • 257
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    14 September 2017|
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    Response from majorrmajor6 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, that's my understanding also, Sonesta will give refunds for booking between through 2017. I hope you will be able to contact them soon for further information,
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    13 September 2017|
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    Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
    Saw time share owners video & hotel destroyed. I posted it to my FB. It was on youtube.
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    "The end rooms are huge compared to the regular rooms."
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