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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino

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Overview

The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maarten's premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Overlooking the beautiful Great Bay Harbour and resting on a glorious stretch of white sand beach, the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino is only a short 10 minute walk from the island's capital of Philipsburg. Guests can enjoy the best of both worlds with a prime beachfront location and easy access to a quaint downtown, which offers great shopping, excellent restaurants, and exciting entertainment and nightlife.

 
Location: On the Dutch side of the island, directly on a beach with palm trees. Only a short walk from Philipsburg, and approximately 30 minutes by car from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • beach_loverz369 : St. Lucia
Perfect week of Relaxation

Had a wonderful time at this hotel. laying on the white sandy beach taking in the gorgeous water and dozing into a refreshing nap. Amazing. Food was great, room was great , staff was amazing , always greeting you with a warm inviting smile . What a fantastic week indeed.

  • Nadeige M :
An unforgettable experience!

This was my third time staying at this resort but this time I went to with a loved one. It was the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Our room was refurnished, super clean and spacious yet cozy with gorgeous views of the bay. Our first night, we dined at il Pescatore and although the food (and dessert) was delicioussss, the intimate atmosphere set the precedent for the entire weekend making it very special for us. We enjoyed jet skiing together, rented a jeep and toured the island, walked around Philipsburg, played a few rounds at Golden Casino, danced and of course spent our days by the pool or on the beach. The entire staff was amazing especially at the front desk, restaurants and the tour desk. The Anchor Swim-Up bar was so convenient too! We hope to go back again real soon.

  • PearlPitt : Spring Valley, New York
Friendly atmosphere

Small, but nice resort. I wouldn't recommend for the handicapped because everything was on different levels. The ramps were steep and difficult to maneuver. The food was okay, but nothing exciting. There were roaches in the room at night. We informed the front desk and they had the maid spray with a can of bug spray each day, but the roaches never went away. Very friendly atmosphere, and met some really nice people.

  • Hilolo61 : Greenfield Park , Qc
Great place, friendly staff and great location

Great vacation. Loved the staff, everyone was so friendly. Food was great and full of flavour. Water was a little choppy. Great walk along beach to Philisburg. Bus is great to get around town. Hope everything gets fixed after hurricane. Want to go back in 2018.

  • Lori V : Brooklyn, New York, Usa
Love the staff

This was our second time back to The Sonesta , Last year was so amazing that we decided to go back. Well they seem to have cut back on the menu and the food was not as plentiful as the year before. We checked in and changed our room twice. With that being said I can't say enough about the staff. Daphine ,Francete , Adriel and Koloulou and Isamara were all amazing to us. We were greeted each morning with a smile and during the day Koloulou and Isamara took very good care of us. We were there 8/15-23. On another note, something needs to be done when they rebuild with the tile around the pool, last year a friend slipped on it and cracked his head opened, this year we saw 2 other people go down, its crazy to have slippery ceramic tile around a pool area. We missed the hurricane and were very sad to see the destruction it caused. We continue to pray for St. Marteen and the people of St.Marteen..God Bless

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Champagne check-in
  • Cold towel service
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited a la Carte dining
  • BBQ Dinner on the beach (once per week)
  • Daily snacks
  • Unlimited premium drinks
  • $10 USD per person per stay Match Play casino vouchers
  • Selected non-motorized watersports (one hour per person/per day)
  • Cart by the pool with towels & books
  • Daily sunset cocktail hour
  • Daily organized activities for all clients
  • Mini-bar stocked daily (water & soft drinks)
  • Deluxe Oceanview Rooms will be stocked daily with beer and spirits
  • 257 rooms in two 4 and 7-storey buildings with elevators
  • 4 Restaurants  
  • 4 Bars 
  • Casino 
  • Pools 
  • Lounge chairs and towels(pool/beach)
  • Water aerobics 
  • Snorkeling 
  • Windsurfing 
  • Sailing 
  • Kayaking 
  • Volleyball 
  • Tennis court(day/night) 
  • Exercise room 
  • Game room 
  • Safety deposit box at reception 
  • Parking 
    For a fee:
  • Scuba-diving 
  • Sailing lessons 
  • Spa
  • Boutique
  • Currency exchange 
  • Car rental 
  • Laundry service 
  • Medical services

Deluxe Island view guest room:

  • air-conditioning
  • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
  • full bathroom
  • hairdryer
  • flat screen television
  • telephone
  • iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • in-room safe (fee)
  • balcony or terrace

Deluxe Oceanview guest room: same as above but with an ocean view

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  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino
    Saint Martin,Saint Martin

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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg St. Maarten-St. Martin

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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