Our family stayed at Sonesta Great Bay in Sint Maarten for two weeks in July 2014 and absolutely loved it!
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and we got to know several workers well, especially Richard, Cleopatra, Taro, Denroy, Michael and Terry. We are likely leaving out several names.
The food was terrific, from the specially cooked omelettes in the morning to the pizza at lunchtime to the expansive buffet at dinner.
The facility isn't large, which made it easier to get to know other guests. At the same time, we had everything we wanted, restaurants, two pools, a swim up bar, beach and beach volleyball. We also enjoyed other poolside activities. We also found the facility very well kept and workers were constantly cleaning it.
You will find newer and flashier places in the Caribbean but Sonesta Great Bay is one of the friendliest and most beautiful. We have no problems giving it our highest recommendation.
The same cannot be said of Sunwing. It's departure flight left Sint Maarten five hours late, forcing us to change our flights home from Toronto. This resulted in several hundreds of dollars in extra expenses due to change fees, which Sunwing refused to pay. If you fly Sunwing, take out insurance because Sunwing won't stand behind its inconsistent service.
- 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
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg