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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: Amex, Visa, Debit, Mastercard, Discover
  • 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 4226 reviews
4 Stars
Jul 20, 2017
Anniversary getway

My Husband and I celebrated our 35 anniversary at Sonesta Great Bay. All of the staff from the time entering the lobby was very friendly and accomodating.Staff member Esmond in the front lobby was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the food, casino, bar and the pool. Our resort room was clean and had a very nice view of the bay. Shout out to James one of the cooks that was so helpful and friendly, The view of the bay and pool from the lobby was beautiful. Perfect resort for a calm and relaxing get away. Love that the resort was adults only.

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1 Stars
Jul 20, 2017
Don't waste your money

Good location, beautiful beach and the rooms were very clean. However, the resort is run down and very poorly managed, the service is marginal and the food was mediocre to poor. We had a hard time getting our questions answered, the staff didn't seem to know what was going on at their own resort. There were very few activities during the day and at night. I would never stay there again.

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5 Stars
Jul 19, 2017
Great resort!

Small resort but so worth it! I was skeptical because of previous reviews but so glad I went through with it. Beach and pool were both great! Pool bar was nice everyone was very attentive. Buffet didn't have too too many options, but the food they did have was great! Lava rock dinner was great! Not much on the entertainment side but that didn't matter to us. Perfect resort for a calm relaxing getaway!!!

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4 Stars
Jul 18, 2017
Great Value

Located 20 mins from the airport this Dutch side of the Island has a nice location. All inclusive plan had its pros and cons over all could be better. As soon as we arrived we tried to make reservations for their special restaurants, just to find that there were only one evening that was available the others were booked- not only at this location but at the other as well. From my understanding the other hotel was a new construction with more options for food and drinks. We had a beach front room with a cabana /Day bed, it was a change from a balcony- it was a nice touch. Getting service on the beach was difficult, only one waitress for all. The swim up bar was in an infinity pool, liquor was ok not to many top shelf names those were extra. Sheldon was a great bartender his scooby doo shots were very popular. Jet skis were available nice way to check out the town, the boardwalk is where all the stores were- we were instructed not to go at night. The night life at the hotel was filled w music and dancing when that stops the Casino was the place to be if your not going for a dip in the pool. The towel lady is nice and so is the staff, plenty of security. Room needed a paint job but the AC was a life savor. Lastly I did not worry too much about the mosquitos mostly flies were a issue.

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4 Stars
Jul 18, 2017
Waikeem C
Not bad!

Stayed here on a short vacation. The staff was friendly along with great service and clean rooms. Making reservations for the lava rock dinner seemed vague because of the quick filling up of seats. But the buffet served us just fine. Great view of the bay, but a little small as a resort. Still worth it for the price though!

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