The staff at the hotel were very polite. Reception always went out of their way to help you. The food was very basic and always a good variety. You can use the 2 a la carte restaurants anytime without a reservation which were very good. We had a deluxe oceanview room which was very clean and had a superb view.
Cons: Since it was school break you had to get up by 7:30am to get an umbrella and chair at the beach. Also, did not like the immediate drop in the ocean when you walked in. They have an industrial blender ice crusher at the pool which make drinks all day long, that is so loud certainly not zen. Stay at the beach!
Too bad we did not visit the Sonesta Maho as it would have cost 40$ for the trip return. Not worth it. They should have a shuttle a least a couple times a day.
Pros: They did have live entertainment at night which was pretty good.
A 10 minute walk to downtown Philipsburg was fun. Lots of shopping!
On the hold if you want a run of the house clean hotel this is it. Definitely worth the money.
- 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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- 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