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Edina, Minnesota
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This review is being written by a St Maarten virgin. We typically go to Jamaica and stay in 4-star all-inclusives. So my review is based on that perspective. First off, I have to say, we have never met more accommodating, gracious personnel. I can't say enough about how genuinely kind and helpful they are. True assets!!! From there, a downhill...

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at the Sonesta Great Bay. While planning, I wanted an all-inclusive resort that was close to the beach, had a pool and was adults only. This resort met all of those conditions and when I arrived it was just as advertised. The staff was really friendly, especially Kelvin the bartender. We always had drinks, enough...

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Eucha, Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes it is an older Resort. Great beach, clean resort, & the staff is happy, cheerful, & go out of their way to make your vacation special. Excellent food. Skip the Lobster dinner however. it is not worth the price. (not included with the inclusive.) Drinks are outstanding, no cutting back on anything you desire. Night life? It is laid...

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9Thank Bill L
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel and location-loved the beach and great variety of restaurants on the property-also no solicitation on the beach was really nice. We had great service especially at the Bayview Restaurant and La Pescatore Dining Room. Food choices were varied and extensive and all food was delicious-the soups were spectacular as well as the seafood choices.

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12Thank topgun46
Port Hope, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The resort was great due to the staff, the food, the beach and the ocean. I would stay here again as we all had a great time. The down side was the air conditioning which was not working while on our 7 day trip. The air was not working prior to the trip either and Sunwing did not inform us...

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5Thank Rob H
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in 1 room butler suite. Very nice room with a lovely view. What made our stay so wonderful were the absolutely amazing service we received during our stay. The staff is incredible. We hope to come back soon.

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San Lorenzo, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on December 24th, Christmas eve and it was only around 1:30 pm so I did not expect our room to be ready but I did expect to get my room by 3pm (which is check in time) Finally after hanging out for hours and asking many times, our room was finally ready at 5pm! Said it was being...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 of us shared a time-share suite that was 2 bedroom and 3 bathroom- bonus to have that extra bathroom. We unknowingly signed up for the butler service and LOVED it. We were greeted with sparkling wine and appetizer upon arrival to our room, the refrigerator was always stocked with whatever beverage we wanted. The butlers (Innocent, Marcia and Edrick...

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Branchburg, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided stayed here from 1/07/17 - 1/15/17. I am 62 years old and my wife is a few years younger. I am a retired Court Officer and College Professor. We have been to several all-inclusive resorts over the years, spending at least a week over the past 17 years at the Tamarijn Aruba Beach Resort. Because...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was hesitant to stay at the Sonesta because I saw a few negative reviews about the beach, the food, the location etc. But I am so glad we took a chance because our stay exceeded our expectations in all of these ways!!!!! The food was very good, especially at the two restaurants. Buffet food was decent for dinner, but...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: ₹ 22,535 - ₹ 47,658 (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 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
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Stay on the 5th floor or above for a great ocean viewroom”
 of 5 bubbles 592billl, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a room overlooking the street area which was much quieter than looking over the beach due to nightly entertainment at the pool!”
 of 5 bubbles topgun46, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms are larger and I recommend the beach front for view and ocean breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles robh526, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor so you get a patio with table and chairs and if there is anything amiss, call the manager!”
 of 5 bubbles LAMCD258, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We liked the 2nd floor beach view, same level as the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 643tomz, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
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