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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

4.0 of 5 19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

i traveled with friends to this amazing hotel in st maarten. it is close too the philipsburg town great shopping and nice beaches the hotel has a group of animators who provides night entertainment.these folks are really fun,friendly,energetic and know how too entertained the guest.you will see them all day and night getting people too dance at the shows and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear leon c, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive comments with us. We're so happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for highlighting our location, beaches, entertainment team, food and rooms! It's great to see that you are already planning to come back next year...see you then! Best regards, Sonesta Great... More

Montreal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 2 previous cruises with stops in St-Maarten, we fell in love with the island and decided our Honeymoon would take place in St-Maarten so went ahead and booked Great Bay. We arrived on Thursday October 2nd for 2 weeks. We were given room 729......the view from this room is incredible! View of the beach, water and you can even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Voyageur22, Thank you for sharing your dream honeymoon experience with us, Congratulations! We are extremely happy to hear that you had an overall great experience, despite the few challenges mentioned and the passing of hurricane Gonzalo while you were here. Thank you for bringing them to our attention and will ensure they get fixed immediately. It brings our amazing... More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i just got back from a week stay in october just befor the hurricane hit the island. we do hope that they have a speedy recovery! however we want to make mention of the amazing entertainment staff who is always fun and providing great night time shows and band. thank to Geral,Nathan, Ruby and the entire crew... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Fjunkie, Thank you for taking the time out to write this great review. We are overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed the best Hotel and Entertainment in our spectacular Island St Maarten! Team Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino & Spa is always delighted to go the extra mile for our guests by exceeding expectations and offering the "limitless... More

Williamstown, New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you step into the Hotel you know it's great when they bring you Champagne. The staff is very warm and will help you with anything that will make your vacation great. You need to take pictures and make moments you will never forget. My wife and I did. If your a lover this place is a must see. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear George A J, Thank you for taking the time out to share your comments with us. We're so happy that you enjoy our welcoming tradition of bringing our guests a nice glass of Champagne as they check-in and that you found our staff to be warm and helpful. We look forward to seeing you and your wife back again... More

Concord, California
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from our trip to St Maartín yesterday. Was reaccommodated at Sonesta Maho after being evacuated from Great Bay. We were on the 6th floor next to the stairwell under the 6 rooms that the roofs at blown off on the Mountain side. The Ocean View room were fine . We had brought our chairs and tables in off... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Natalee S, Thank you for taking the time out to write your review. We're so glad that you enjoyed you vacation with us, but it's unfortunate that Hurricane Gonzalo had to hit us while you were here. Thank you for understanding that this was a natural disaster and we did everything we could do to keep our guests safe... More

Littleton, Massachusetts
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to be clear upfront that this review is not a complaint about the weather, or the unfortunate coincidence that put us on St. Maarten at the same time as Hurricane Gonzalo. I appreciate that weather is beyond Sonesta's control. However, what was within their control was the preparation and response of their employees, and that was, in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Jenn S... First let me echo your sentiment we are very happy no one was hurt our lost of life was experienced... this is truly because most people follow our instructions and attended our briefing at 2pm and 4 pm on the day in preparation for tropical storm Gonzalo turned into a raging category one hurricane without warning. storms... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had a chance to stay at this gem of a resort in May 2012. Food, staff, location and accommodation were all fabulous and so we have another week booked and supposed to arrive next week which we are super excited for!!! Hearing about hurricane Gonzalo this morning and worried about what this means for upcoming travels.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Allacar, Thank you for taking the time out to write your review We're so happy that you and your husband had a fantastic stay in May and that you enjoyed the food, staff, location and accommodations so much that you have already planned to return. Unfortunately, we sustained major damage due to Hurricane Gonzalo and will still be closed... More

Candiac, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were guests at the Sonesta Great Bay when hurricane Gonzalo hit St-Maarten head on. I want to specially thank the entire hotel staff for their professionalism and dedication during the entire storm. They kept giving amazing services despite this unusual situation. The general manager always informed us on the storm's progress and made sure all his guests were safe... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sylvie R, Thank you for taking the time to write your review about us. Thank you so much for highlighting the professionalism of our staff during the Hurricane. Everyone at our staff members here wanted to make sure that each guest felt safe and comfortable, so we're pleased that you felt that way. We do hope you will come... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I am sorry to hear the hotel was hit hard by Hurricane Gonzalo. We stayed there the last week of July. Great location. Away from the main attractions. Walking distance to Phillisburg. The staff was always very welcoming and helpful. Especially the ladies at the front desk and the restaurant servers. The beach is nice, but not too crowded because... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Jaime P, Thank you for your great comments and wishes. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed this great location with beautiful beaches, clean accommodations, perfect views and our fantastic employees! Our highest aim is to always surpass our guests’ expectations and Team Sonesta Great Bay will ensure that upon your return, we will continue to do just that.... More

Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Arrived October 9th, check in was fast, room was on the 6th floor over looking the pools and the beach. Food was great no complaints there. Everything is close , the pools the hotub resturants shops it was perfect. The staff was very great , always saying hi or good morning everyone had a smile on there faces. Then Gonzalo... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Dave W, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. It was a pleasure hosting you at our amazing resort. Thank you for highlighting that our employees are always providing great service with a smile. The team here at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino and Spa is very grateful to hear that we were able... More

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Address: 19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 257
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
St Martin Great Bay Hotel
Sonesta Philipsburg
Great Bay Beach Hotel
Philipsburg Sonesta
St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
Hotel Sonesta Great Bay Beach
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg

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