We arrived St. Maarten on Feb 13, 2012 only to find that our room accomodations were not what we had reserved, or so we thought. We used USAir Vacations for our "package" only to find their agent didn't know the rating of the room I specifically requested. I was able to speak with Juan and straighten the problem out. The agent put us in the older building, Ocean View rooms, when I specifically said low-rise near the rocks. I did not know there were no Ocean View rooms on that side of the hotel, but I did know that was where I wanted to be.
The hotel is gorgeous, close to Phillipsburg and the island is very easy to maneuver. We did do all inclusive; however, I felt that tied us to eat all meals at the hotel. I'm not much on buffets but the food was very good. Loved the salad bar!
The three pools and two hot tubs were an added benefit. My preference was the infinity pool where you could swim up to the bar. Very nice. The beach is beautiful where you can watch the cruise ships come and go. Sharp drop-off which made it difficult to get out of the water.
We also did the Pirate Tour and the Sunset Cruise on the Passat. Excellent experience.
- Also Known As:
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel
- Great Bay Beach
- St Martin Great Bay Hotel
- Sonesta Philipsburg
- Great Bay Beach Hotel
- Sonesta Great Bay
- Philipsburg Sonesta
- St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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