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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

$236.00 avg. rate/night


A serene Caribbean haven, the 257-room Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino is located on a one-mile stretch of soft white beach near the vibrant capital of Philipsburg. This four-star property invites guests to unwind with three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, fitness center, Golden Casino and water sports center.
  • Address: 19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Phone: 721-542-2446
  • Toll Free: 800-223-0757
  • Currency Accepted: Dollar, Euro, Guilder
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Discover, Amex, Visa, Debit
  • Price: $236.00


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Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Breakfast available
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Parking
  • Smoke-free property
  • Internet
  • Serenity Spa
  • Golden Casino
  • Logo Shop
  • Dive Shop

Ratings & Reviews

  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

    Based on 4116 reviews
3 Stars
May 27, 2017
Amazing staff, good food - sub par accommodattions

We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed the views, bar staff, pools and food. Sadly - the accommodations are just 2 star at best. Mold - musty smells in the room are not acceptable. We could have overlooked these issues - but our safe was not working. We called the staff - they sent someone right away. Made out that this was unusal. At the pool - we learned this was common. When you are encouraged to carry cash - a non working safe is not acceptable. 5* Staff 5* bar & food 1 * accommodations.

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5 Stars
May 27, 2017
Rob S
Vacation in paradise

The stay was comfortable and relaxing were ever you turned someone was there to help and greet you. So much to do wish we had more time. Food and entertainment was wonderful. There is reps from sun west and sun wing make sure you see them they will guide to some fun. The massage that we had was amazing and they were very courteous. The gift shop very informative also. The casino was fun don't go to think you will retire just a fun time over all very clean the whole resort and between the room being stocked with alcohol the bars were stocked with your favorite. Thank you for making dreams a reality and honeymoon never to forget thanks again

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5 Stars
May 26, 2017
Patti N
Keeping it Real!

Location is amazing! Food is great, if you don't like something don't complain there is great food available every where! Comfy beds, fantastic ocean view rooms. The staff are just wonderful happy people that go out of their way to get you what you want. Ocean is great it drops down but soft rippled sand on the bottom. Lots of lounge chairs. Nice small resort everything very close! The staff is amazing! Super nice, super helpful and welcoming! Special shout outs to Vicky on the front desk, Francette, Charlene and I forget all the names. They are fantastic from the hostess, to the busboys, managers and everyone in between. We have been here 6x and 7 will be as soon as we can! Love this place! People you have two ways to look at this resort and these comments, you can be positive and look at all the good or you can be negative and look at the bad! People that complain in paradise are looking for perfection, you won't find it anywhere! Tip a few bucks here and there if you have if you have it 😁 Love you all in St Maarten from the Candy Lady ❤️😘

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4 Stars
May 26, 2017
Birthday Vacation

For my dad's 75 we decided to take him to Sonesta Great Bay upon my aunts recommendation.. I have been to St. Maarten many times (12 since 1984) and never stayed there.. I need to say our experience was one of the greatest I have had.. all staff was amazing from servers to front desk, bellman and housekeeping. My husband and dad were newbies to the island and their experience at Sonesta was that they would love to go back.. We were fortunate enough to have the Butler service and I cannot recommend them enough.. they were all great.. the food was amazing at the Bay View buffet, different types food every night.. we ate at the other restaurants and great service and food as well.. the pizza was great for an afternoon snack also. From what i understood from group I was with the nightlife was fun also. The location of hotel is perfect.. if you want you can walk to Phillipsburg which is only 10 minutes. The reason I gave the Sonesta Great Bay a 4 instead of 5 was because the building and rooms need a facelift, they were a bit dated.. but understanding most everything needs to get imported and extremely expensive, I understand.. but a facelift would be great.. I do need to say though lobby area was nicely decorated with a real Caribbean feel. Would definitely go back!

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5 Stars
May 24, 2017
Ceo denmar m
three weeks holiday

The staff is very friendly and helpful. First dinner, we went to the upstairs restaurant. the waitress Macillia. recognized us and she Remembered our drinks that we took last year. This is what I call great service. Congratulations Macillia For breakfast, Jonathan was the best and the lady cook for the eggs was great. There is a new restaurant call On The Rock, nice experience. It is not a super big resort but it is nice. The afternoon, there are activities, bingo, games.

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