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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino

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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
  • VacaAllDay1 :
Awesome Week

We had a great stay at Sonesta Great Bay. Food is good (Waters Edge restaurant is the best), service was exceptional, and everyone is very friendly. The island itself is beautiful and it's worth exploring every corner while you're there.

  • beachlover850 : Brantford, Canada
Great Week

We returned to great bay after our visit in November during the broken air conditioning situation. We had no issues redeaming our free days for the inconveniences of no air conditioning in November. Originally I was sceptical about weather or not the vouchers would be honoured due to room availability ect...Let me say this was not the case. We were greeted with open arms and had a fabulous week. Food is great, service is awesome, just what we needed. The staff Angela, and so many others stand out. We enjoy try his adult only type of hotel.We will not hesitate to return.Brantford ontario Canada

  • rhondaamsterdam2 : St. Maarten-St. Martin
Awesome Resort.

Sonesta Great Bay Resort is awesome. My husband and I had our second stay at this resort and again, we absolutely love it. The Resort is beautiful, the staff is great, the experience was great. We will certainly be back.

  • Roy B : Trinidad
Ideal location; good variety of food

We enjoyed our stay at Someone Great Bay. Staff were friendly and there was a good selection of food which varied daily. Liked the lower restaurant with the hot stones to cook on. Slow bar staff at the beach bar though; they could have done with an injection of enthusiasm. Used the Palm room for a day long work meeting which worked well.

  • Mike D :
Fabulous resort on the Friendly Island!

My wife and I spent 5 days at the Great Bay resort along with another couple. We had a wonderful time, the resort was even better than we could have hoped for. The rooms were good, and one of our favorite features was the included bottles of rum, vodka, and gin that were restocked every night along with the water, soda, and beer in the in-room fridge. The restaurants were very good, especially Il Pescatore -- we went two nights in a row because the service and food were so good. The location is awesome, just ,oments from your room to the beach. The staff is friendly and attentive. Veronica, Jarraud, Earlyn, Nicole, Panda, Issa and Rehanna -- I wish I had written down more of their names, the staff was the very best part of our stay! It's an easy walk to downtown Philispburg along in town streets or on the beach. Go for lunch at the sister resort on Maho Bay. That resort is larger, allows kids, and is so close to the airport that you can see planes landing right over the beach. We preferred the Great Bay Resort -- more laid back, fewer people, no noise from incoming planes.

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

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.