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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
    +1 855-814-4024
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    Overview
    • Excellent32%
    • Very good40%
    • Average16%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
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    “swim up bar” (214 reviews)
    “lava rock” (81 reviews)
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Poolside Bar
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    Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

    This was our first time on Vacation as a couple alone and I would go back in a heart beat. The service was amazing and the people were curtious and awesome to talk to and hang out with. Love, love, love this island and resortMore

    3  Thank Michael C
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 9 March 2016

    Dear Michael C, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and SXM. We certainly do hope you can come back for another vacation. So stay tuned to our website under the "offers" tab and score a discount! Thank you kindly from sunny SXM ;-) -...More

    Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

    We feel very misled by many prior reviews. This hotel is not a good place to stay. First the good. The people are very friendly. Now the bad. As friendly as they may be, they do not know how to run a hotel or restaurant....More

    4  Thank Tom_236598
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 5 April 2016

    Dear Tom_236598 I have sent this review to the Management Team to review and I thank you for including all the details. Kindly, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator mmarsden@sonestastmaarten.com

    Reviewed 4 March 2016

    We had an overall great experience. Yes the rooms are a bit dated but it's not Times Square it's the Caribbean! We were at the beach not sitting in a room all day! It was clean, staff friendly. Ocean view room had a breathtaking view....More

    1  Thank krisg920
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 6 March 2016

    Dear krisg920, Totally you come to the Caribbean to be in the sun have fun while drinking rum! Not watching TV in the Room. Glad to hear you enjoyed, we certainly do hope you can come back for another vacation. So stay tuned to our...More

    Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

    This place was amazing! Upon checking in we were greeted by Innocence, the hotel concierge, with a cool towel and two glasses of champagne. Our room wasn't ready when we first arrive so we went down and had lunch and by the time we were...More

    5  Thank Shightower89
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 9 March 2016

    Dear Shightower89, Happy Anniversary! Glad to hear you enjoyed, we certainly do hope you can come back for another vacation. So stay tuned to our website under the "offers" tab and score a discount! Thank you kindly from sunny SXM ;-) - Martha Guest Engagement...More

    Reviewed 3 March 2016

    Had a great time visiting, didn't know before visit that we could visit Maho Beach and enjoy that resort as well. Great Bay is Adults only so is quieter the food was excellent at the main restaurant lots of different choices every night. Being adults...More

    3  Thank j_traveler067
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 5 April 2016

    Dear j_traveler067 We love to hear about your stay at Sonesta. by the way! Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation at our resort, for adding in travel tips and for writing a such great review! Kindly, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Adult pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 336 - US$ 693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 257
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    14 September 2017|
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    Response from majorrmajor6 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, that's my understanding also, Sonesta will give refunds for booking between through 2017. I hope you will be able to contact them soon for further information,
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    Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
    Saw time share owners video & hotel destroyed. I posted it to my FB. It was on youtube.
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    "Ocean view is a must...we weren't able to upgrade when we got there :("
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