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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Nine of us ladies went to celebrate a "significant" birthday, and we had a blast. The Manager of Food and Beverages had a surprise almost every night for us, and we felt very "taken care of" by the wait staff and bartenders. The food and drinks were great, and we had a lot of fun with the "animators" - the...

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

Dear Lisa P, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're happy that you and the girls had a great vacation with us! Thank you for highlighting our food, drinks, entertainment, staff, gorgeous grounds. We hope you all will come back to see us again! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Palm Harbor, Florida
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We stayed here with another couple in July of 2014. Had a blast! Everyone was great on the staff and any requests were quickly granted. Beautiful views. Rent a car and tour the island to really see both the dutch and french sides.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2015

After a stay at Sonesta Maho, we expended our stay in St Maarten decided to try out Great Bay. The hotel offers a stunning walk to philipsburg via the white sandy beach, great for an afternoon stroll. Hotel has spacious outdoor lounging and pool area, water sports activities available, Great buffet, fresh oven baked pizzas. Staff is helpful and polite....

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

Dear Mimo_Sophie, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're so happy to see that you had a great stay with us. Thank you for highlighting our location, white sandy beach, spacious outdoor areas, food and staff. We look forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 9 January 2015

We stayed from Jan 1-8th. The resort appeared fully operational and we were given our room immediately. The room itself was on a high floor faced the mountain and the main street. Its not as good as the oceanview rooms but the street below was lively and interesting. Some barking dogs and roosters screaming but with the balcony doors closed...

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Originally, I had booked the sister hotel, Sonesta Maho because I heard the Great Bay was hit by the Hurricane and was therefore going through renovation. Based on one of the previous reviews, I specifically requested not to be booked at this hotel because I didn't want to be 'stranded' like the other travellers who posted a review on here....

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

Dear Serenjdipity, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're glad that you and your friend ended up having a good vacation with us. Thank you for highlighting our rooms, food, location, and beach and pool areas. We also want to thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback, we have gone over it...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2015

My second time at this resort, and once again, I absolutely loved it. They have the greatest staff. This one of the main reasons I wanted to go back. The staff, food, location, beach.... Can't say enough good things about this hotel. Yes, it is dated and there are some hiccups, but I will continue to return to this hotel...

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

Dear louaero, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive comments with us. We're so happy that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you for highlighting our great staff, food, location and beach. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

We arrived sun jan4 , the staff her is second to none , a big thanks to pauline , what a sweet lady , and Rosalie who helped us with an ocean view upgrade for our anniversary, and emailed us to make sure everything was good . Everyone is very friendly including the guests , the food is excellent ,...

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

Dear eptoman, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review with us. We're pleased to see that you enjoyed your vacation with us and that you enjoyed your ocean-view room upgrade. Thank you for highlighting our staff, excellent food, and amazing beach. We look forward to seng you back again soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2015

the hotel is dated, stuck in 70's....when I reviewed before we booked....someone from the hotel said there were recent renovations to which there where none...food selection very good...beach is acceptable at best and neighborhood is less than attractive

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

Dear dan d, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed the food and selection provide for our guests, but are disappointed you did not like our decor, as we did just renovated our resort over the past few months and especially after Hurricane Gonzalo hit us in October....

Welland, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2015

My wife and I spent the Christmas week in St. Maarten. Sonesta Great Bay resort lived up to expectations (cutting them some slack since this hotel was battered by a Hurricane in October and was closed for 2 months of repairs). The Staff of this resort are outstanding, especially Virginia and Veronica in the dining room, Maritza and Innocent (yes...

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

Dear Birtrum_13, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're so happy that you and your wife had a great Christmas vacation with us. Thank you for highlighting our outstanding staff, we'll make sure to let all of those you mentioned know your kind words. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! Best...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Overall great play to stay. Below are pros and cons: Pros: Location - Near several shops, also sits on a nice piece of land. Food - Above average for an all inclusive. The buffet was probably the best. The fish a la cart restaurant was good as well. Service - Staff is always helpful and very friendly. Edrich (sp) was...

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

Dear Nay02, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're so happy to see you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for highlighting our location, food, service, entertainment and good selection of alcohol. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

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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: £225 - £475 (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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“The ODD numbered rooms face the beach. room near x30, like 630, are at the end of the halls.”
 of 5 bubbles friscocruiser, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the Condo side are much nicer than the hotel rooms. We had a 1 room suite with a balcony overlooking the bay .”
 of 5 bubbles mws_13, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view any floor but the higher the better. There are 7 floors.”
 of 5 bubbles SavoyNewYorker, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Ocean View side has a great view of the beach and bay. But it is on the sunny side. .”
 of 5 bubbles E2690GXdonaldw, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book early to get a beach side room,the rooms at the back f the hotel do not have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles caryn324, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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