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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$ 537
          US$ 338
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          Overview
          • Excellent32%
          • Very good38%
          • Average15%
          • Poor7%
          • Terrible5%
          Travellers talk about
          “swim up bar” (201 reviews)
          “great bay” (649 reviews)
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          Free Internet
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          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
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          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
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          Spa
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          Business Centre
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          Casino
          Private Balcony
          4.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 21 November 2015

          Spent a week at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino celebrating the wedding of good friends who were married there. The experience was wonderful. The hotel is first rate, the food excellent and the staff is outstanding. While there, I did some shopping at...More

          1  Thank Robert E
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

          Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay in St. Maarten. We certainly appreciate your detailed review for other readers to get the idea. We hope you manage a return visit one day soon and hope to see you then. Hope all...More

          Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

          The resort is not huge but with a beautiful walk along the beach to town, is an excellent way to clear your head, after all you are on vacation. Staff were wonderful and friendly. The food was between good and great but not awesome. If...More

          3  Thank Bryant A
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

          Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. We do hope you manage a return trip for some more fun,...More

          Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

          I had an amazing time at this resort. From the staff (Nas, Ruby, Tev, Jamal), the food, and music, it was all GOOD vibes!!! Definitely one of the best vacations I've ever been on. Already planning my trip back!! See you soon St. Maarten!!!!! :)

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          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

          Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

          Reviewed 20 November 2015

          I stayed in Room 305 from November 5 to 19th. This was my eight trip to this resort. Great accommodations Oceanview with amazing guest services. Sonesta Great Bay goes over and beyond to make sure your stay is memorable. From the cleaning staff to the...More

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          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

          Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. We love to hear about our friendly team members and customer service...More

          Reviewed 19 November 2015

          Nov12 to Nov19 and we start off by giving this resort 3.7 out of 5. Nothing really bad to say about this resort just wish they had more choices when it comes to food and pooslide activities. Outside the taxi's are over priced take the...More

          Thank Bryant A
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

          Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Beachfront
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Free Parking
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Casino and Gambling
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 279 - US$ 538 (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
          • Suites ,
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 257
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          • Location
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          • Philipsburg
          • Also Known As
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          • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg ,
          • St Martin Great Bay Hotel ,
          • Sonesta Philipsburg ,
          • Great Bay Beach Hotel ,
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          • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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          Laurie P
          Is there a way to book Grande Ocean View on Floors 4-7 and also have Butler Service? I do not think we are interested in booking the "new" building part that only has 3 floors-and I think that is where the Butler Service is. Thoughts?
          24 May 2017|
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          Barbara1177
          Thinking about staying here and just wondering how the beach is. Calm, easy to enter, not full of rocks etc. any comments would be helpful.
          22 May 2017|
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          Response from TLynnC_11 | Reviewed this property |
          The sand on the beach is coarse, like crushed shells. There is a big drop when you go a few feet in. It is a little bit difficult to get back out. It is fairly calm. We enjoyed swimming there.
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          brwneyedgrl1
          Does it rain everyday in June? Also is there hair braiding at the resort??
          20 May 2017|
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          Response from canadian051 | Reviewed this property |
          Hi I am not sure about rain in June ,we have been in July with no rain at all . During this past stay it rained twice unfortunately. As for hair braiding I did not see anyone at Great Bay doing braids but at Sonesta Maho... More
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          "3rd floor was supposed to be good but since we didn't get that room I can't say"
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          "I prefer the second floor rooms as they are close to the beach, pool and restaurants."
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          "Ocean view rooms are a must have. The "mountain view" side is actually a main thoroughfare view and..."
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          "Forget 'island view rooms'. They suck. More like a 'busy road view rooms'. Pay for an ocean..."
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