The people at the resort are outstanding. The entertainment team was good; Denroy Noble (spelling) was good to my nieces and a pleasure to talk with. Other good and interesting people such as Elmira trip booking center close to the pool/ bar/ outside area.
Having traveled to over 20countries, several of them of being located throughout the Caribbean area, I can confidentially state that the Sonesta Great Bay is by far the best bang for buck available on the market. The opportunity to travel to various neighbouring countries offers an unparallel opportunity that no other island (all inclu.) offers. Safety places a good feature to this island and resort. Recent offshore investments into the islands infrastructure ensures that the island it amongst the top ranked in the Caribbean ( such as the port facility and airports).
Downside is the sand is not the most ideal ( but consider that anguilla is only 1hour away, ranked top 10beaches in the world + st barths shell beach is only 1 hour away). Hotel was in need of some upgrades such as the elevator servicing, but I think they were planning to perform some updates in Sept 2013 which would resolve any outstanding issues on this resort.
Will be sure to return to this island in the near future.
- 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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