My Wife and I just returned from Great Bay, and after having concerns on the way down, fully enjoyed our two weeks. The hotel is nice, rooms are just a little above average, though everytrhing is nice and clean and newly painted. The newe pool is great, the older one could use some work. The pool and beach area have plenty of chairs and umbrellas, and new lounge chairs were brought out during our stay. Entertainment during the day was the usual activities. The food is ok, though it gets monotamous. It could use some variations. The bars are fine, service is excellent Location is great, just a ten minute leisurely walk into Phillipsburg and shopping. St. Martin is great, and the easiest place to rent a car and get around on your own. Pinel Island for beach, Dawn Beach for snorkling, Orient Beach for people watching. Great weather.
If you are looking for a five star resort, this isn't it. If you are looking for a relaxing time, great weather, location and beach, this will do it.
Last year we stayed at the Maho, this is definely a better deal.
- 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