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Address: Great Bay Harbour, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Beautiful beach!

Very busy when we visited although it is a very beautiful beach, tons of places to eat and some very unique bars to choose from.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very busy when we visited although it is a very beautiful beach, tons of places to eat and some very unique bars to choose from.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i dont know what to say except that it was simply an amazing resort ,all inclusive,food with great,chefs,rooms very clean and anything that we needed we simply asked for and the staff was there to assist immediately .One of the best places we have stayed at..ThankYou to Sonesta and the wonderfull people they have working there.

Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is simply stunning as it arcs next to the boardwalk of town with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Several vendors offer lounge chair rentals. We paid $25 for 3 chairs, 1 umbrella, and 5 drinks. Unlimited duration. The water is crystal clear and calm. A beautiful and relaxing way to spend the afternoon before heading back to... More 

Thank LFinto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is gorgeous, white Sands with many bars and restaurants. Behind the bars and restaurants is downtown Phillipsburg where all the shops are. Jewelry is cheap and they have nice clothes. Great shopping . a lot of people during the day because the cruise ships stop there.

1 Thank Vanessa D
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, with soft sand and crushed shells, NO seaweed, mellow waves makes for perfect swimming/lounging! Long beach stretches far and will lead you right into Philipsburg if you walk for 5 mins - 10 mins. Its fabulous and was actually one of our favourite beaches on the island (even better than orient bay beach).

Thank Shaleen K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was on this beach. On one side it is very quite with lots of privacy and on the other is the Capital of the dutch side Philipsburg. Must check this out.

Thank Matthew J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Bay Beach is a nice beach (especially when there are no cruise ships otherwise it is very crowded) but it has a deep slope which makes it difficult to exit the water especially for older people. Great location near shopping and restaurants.

Thank mom231016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Caribbean experience was a pleasantly delightful thrill to say the least. I had a wonderful time and met some amazing people.

Thank Jpully2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Seaview Beach Hotel. Great view of bay from room. Beach umbrellas and lounge chairs put out for cruise ship. Water clean and warm with clean white sand beach. Swimming area marked off. But in late September, beach and Boardwalk dead as a door nail. NO ONE ON BEACH. NO ONE SWIMMING. Not even locals walking boardwalk. Strange.

Thank TedL1049
Miramar Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

we have been here 3 times never had seaweed, nice water lots of shells and only a block up to the shopping area. We walked from the cruise ship. Enjoyed the mountain goats and tons of butterflies along the way. Going again in Dec.

2 Thank Irenea56

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