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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Toronto, Canada
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356 posts
149 reviews
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

How does this resort differ from Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino as both part of same chain.

Kenora
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148 posts
7 reviews
1. Re: Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

We have stayed at both.

We prefer the Great bay for the following reasons:

Larger beach area, Amazing ocean views (Third floor and higher)

Like to walk to Philipsberg on the beach.

Definitely a bit more night life at Maho but we were are usually in bed fairly early.

We enjoyed our trip to both resorts but our first choice would be the Great Bay.

Mid, minnesota
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52 posts
3 reviews
2. Re: Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

I like the area at maho better, can't comment on the resorts but the maho resort looks very nice. Once the cruise ships leave port the great bay area dies. And on days where there are no ships in, the town is dead. Near maho, mullet beach is a easy 5 min walk and one of the nicest beach on the island. Also phillipsburg is a easy $2 bus/van ride away from one of the endless busses that go thru the maho area.

Columbia, South...
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294 posts
95 reviews
3. Re: Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Going there next weekend. Picked Great Bay over Maho because the ratings are better. I have read every comment on both.

Toronto, Canada
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356 posts
149 reviews
4. Re: Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Good and bad for both. In the end, would probably go with Maho, seems less formal, less quiet. Don't need very busy but too quiet is boring. On other hand, might skip St. Maarten altogether and go to Curauco.

New Jersey
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8 reviews
5. Re: Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

You will love Curacao!!

6. Re: Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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