This was a very nice resort. We landed on Oct.2 2014 first day back open sense they finished there renovations. Rooms were quite nice. Only problem they were having a problem with the hot water. Considering they just reopened there is going to be a few things go wrong. Wasn't a problem for us. Showered when you could. I think we went one day without being able to shower the other days we would have hot water either morning or night. Hopefully this problem has been fixed.
Oro Jewelers is located right in the hotel wonderful staff Peter is the name of the gentleman that help me with my setting. Very trustworthy. We had my Canadian Diamond ring with us and we had them do a whole new setting beautiful. He told us it would be worth 50 to 60% more when we would have it appraised at home. Sure enough is was. We had 7000 into in. Appraised at 15,000 at home. If I new I would of brought some of my other keepsake rings and had a ring make with those stones. He also made sure to show me every time he took my ring away and brought it back the laser print on my diamond. I always new I had my diamond.
The food was amazing they had outdoor barbeques a couple of the evenings will worth going to delicious. This is a quieter resort but very nice met a lot of great people. You can walk right down the beach into town.
We rented a car from across the road not at the resort. Resort is more expensive. We had it for the day drove all over St.Maartens great day. Easy driving there. Nice car no problems. I would definitely go back here again.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
- 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