Just returned from this paradise in the Caribbean! St. Maarten is definitely a place to visit. Hotel is very clean, food was great (must have the pizza), and some of the staff is friendly (Vicky, Patrizia, Georgio)!
Definitely visit Maho Beach. Watching the planes come in overhead is spectacular. Orient beach....take it or leave it. Beautiful beach but St. Maarten has several. Loved Philipsburg. Cute town that reminded me of Europe. Great shopping and busy when the ships come in. Barter....they will drop their prices in most stores!
Sonesta Great Bay is not as lively as some other resorts (like the Sonesta Maho) because there are several older people (50+), but the strip of beach is amazing (better than Sonesta Maho) and if you want to relax this is definitely the resort to do it.
Took a day trip to Anguilla. Expensive day trip for just sitting on a beach ($145), but another beautiful beach (Shoal Bay)!
One suggestion to the resort....St. Maarten is the friendly island. Remind some of your staff!
Would definitely go back to St. Maarten and stay at this resort. Can't wait!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
- St Martin Great Bay Hotel
- Sonesta Philipsburg
- Great Bay Beach Hotel
- Philipsburg Sonesta
- St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
- Hotel Sonesta Great Bay Beach
- Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St Martin / St Maarten/Philipsburg