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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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A serene Caribbean haven, the 257-room Great Bay Beach Resort 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 Martin / St Maarten
  • Phone: 721-542-2446
  • Toll Free: 800-223-0757
  • Currency Accepted: Dollar, Euro, Guilder
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Debit, Mastercard, Discover, Amex


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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 4341 reviews
1 Stars
Apr 30, 2018
Outdated Resort

We chose this resort because it was all adults. There was nothing to do after 8pm. Hardly any entertainment at night.They brought some singers and it was horrible,even the crowd was booing them.This resort is geared towards retired folks.No younger people, I think we were the youngest couple there in our upper 30's.The food was horrible, I had food poison.The rooms are extremely outdated,it was a rundown room. The sink,toilet and tub has seen better days.The room overall was dingy and smelly.The lady that checked us in was extremely rude.She asked for our credit card and said "just in case you break anything" instead of saying that it was for "incidentals".What are we five yrs old going around breaking things.Don't expect much from this place.It quiet and the pool is very small.If you walk down to the board walk, get ready for some pressure from the vendors.We said NO to one and he became extremely confrontational,even calling us names.We stood there 7 days-too long.This was more of a retirement home than an all inclusive hotel.Again,The food is very limited and be careful with eating seafood-that's how I got extremely sick.I do not recommend this hotel unless you don't want to do anything but just lay around being bored all day.

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5 Stars
Apr 09, 2018
mel k
Amazing resort, so sad about it being hit by hurricane

We stayed here for our honeymoon in August and had an amazing trip. The staff here were wonderful and went above and beyond for us. The food was very good at the buffet and all the alacart's, we actually liked the buffet food so much we cancelled one of our alacart reservations. This wasn't a huge resort it was on the smaller side which we liked, we stayed on the top floor and had an amazing ocean view, I walked out every morning on the beach and watched the sunrise before hubby woke up. Iw was so cool to travel up and down in the all glass elevator too.The gym was open 24 hours so I could work out and watch the sunrise also or watch the cruise ships arrive and leave. Right outside the gym they always had a coffee station and mimosas set up in the morning, so very good! There was amazing shopping within walking distance and we had a good time going in and out of the shops. We toke a local bus over to the sister resort I think it cost us $2 and it was so fun to travel with the locals and see how they get around. We truly loved the entertainment staff here too, we had fun playing bingo in the pool, playing flip cup, trivia at the swim up bar and bocce on the beach. I won a necklace and my husband won a bottle of rum on a few different days, it was so much fun. The staff here really worked so hard, and were always so very friendly even just walking in to the breakfast buffet, the greeter always took a minute to talk to us and ask what we were up to for the day and what adventures we may have had the day before. We met with so many of the staff here including the manager taking a few moments to say hi and get to know us, we like to take 1 big trip a year and this place and this resort were my favorite so far. It truly is the friendly island and you feel at home here. I hope they are able to rebuild and the staff all made it out of there okay. Our prayers have been with them.

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5 Stars
Apr 06, 2018
Renee' M
This was a beautiful hotel in July 2017, before the hurricane

Our room was on the 7th floor ocean front. Room 725. The view was amazing. The only non favorable part was dinner reservations. The machine always said all restaurants were full. After speaking to someone, they did let us in. Would be nice to have a free shuttle to the sister resort.. Hopefully they will rebuild. This was such a beautiful location!

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4 Stars
Mar 12, 2018
Emilio Anna P
Beautiful St. Maarten

We stayed at this resort the week of the storm. We were fortunate to have been evacuated the day of the hurricane only losing 2 days of our vacation. This was a great resort and hopefully will be rebuilt soon. Location was perfect, walking distance to town, beautiful beach. Service was excellent. Size was just right and the best it was adults only. Rooms were a little tired and needed renovations but everything was very clean. Looking forward to coming back to this beautiful island.

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4 Stars
Mar 02, 2018
ok but not great

We stayed here August 2017 just prior to the hurricane. Great hotel if you just want to chill. Great beach, service, excellent food and accommodations but lacking in activity and entertainment. It was pretty sleepy. The sister property in Maho Bay had a much better vibe. Our room was clean and comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful, shout out to Melissa! Great hostess and was happy to accommodate your requests and even helpful/resourceful with tours! She set us up with Cowboy who took us for a day tour of the island! thanks Melissa for your great smile and positive attitude!

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