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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This review is a little late but I stayed with my Ohpsalms travel family during memorial weekend and it was an amazing vacation. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive throughout the entire stay. I have already shared the resorts information with family and friends that are planning to travel to St Maarten, I absolutely recommend... Thanks again for a... More

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West New York, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My fiance and stayed at this resort for 5 days, July 21st through July 25th. This was our 1st to St Maarten and we picked this location with no knowledge of how this Hotel was rated. Lets just say we were not disappointed by the Island and the hotel. When we 1st pulled up we were a little skeptical but... More

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Long Beach, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll be brief. Very nice island and pools were great at resort. But that was about it. The staff seemed disgruntled and it was obvious the resort is mismanaged from the minute we arrived. The casino either needs table games or needs to shut down. The food was sub par. The bars were not serviced well. It took up to... More

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just returned from a fabulous week vacation at the Sonesta Great Bay. We were there from June 29 thru July 6th. We had the best time and met so many great people form all over the world!! Cleopatra F&B Manager helped my husband plan a nice surprise of flowers and champagne in our room for my 50th birthday on... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This resort has is all inclusive vacation, by far, given me the best service. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious. The hotel is beautiful and was very clean. Rooms are nice; however, the water pressure in the shower is low at the start of the day. The beach is beautiful!!! Have a great time!!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned from an amazing week at Sonesta Great Bay. We were there June 29th - July 6th, 2014. We have traveled extensively in the Caribbean, and hands down the staff at this resort is the best that we have encountered. They were absolutely amazing. We looked so forward to our early morning chats with Richard and Cleopatre, two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed at Sonesta Great Bay for a one week all inclusive vacation with sunwing. The hotel is beautiful with all the renovations and was very clean. The staff was very nice and helpful. Denroy the animation supervisor was always friendly, energetic and hard working. He was always smiling and ready to help all the guest. He... More

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Bronx, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This resort has, by far, given me the best service of all of the islands. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious. Rooms are nice; however, the water pressure in the shower is low at the start of the day. The beach is beautiful (just beware of the dip close to the shore). Shout out to Cleopatra,... More

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Norwich, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was by far one of our best vacations ever! The resort was clean, the people friendly and helpful and the food was great! Demroy was great at keeping everyone involved. The music he played was awesome - he even turned it up for us! Water areobics was fun. One of the best waitresses was Vernike. She was very attentive... More

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just got back from St Maartin where we stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort. We had the BEST time!!!! They say St Maartin is the friendly island, and i will say the Sonesta is the friendliest resort. The staff was absolutely wonderful and made us feel so special when they greeted us and with smiles that could... More

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn H, Thank you for taking the time out to write your positive review about your time with us. We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us and that you think we are "The Friendliest Resort" on the Island with a wonderful staff. Thank you for highlighting our good, beach and pool,... 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*
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maarten’s premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Delivering a new level of sophistication and style, the elegant destination hotel is situated on a mile-long white-sand beach, overlooking Great Bay and the sparkling sea. With endless amenities and personalized service, the resort invites guests to unwind at three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, a spa and the Golden Casino for the ultimate vacation experience complimented by stellar service. ... more   less 
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