Sint Maarten/Saint Martin

Sonesta Great Bay Resort, Casino & Spa


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Situated on the soft, white sands of beautiful Saint Maarten, the Sonesta Great Bay Resort, Casino, and Spa offers an unforgettable, adults only experience. This limitless all-inclusive resort features a mile long stretch of pristine beach, which overlooks the Great Bay and the gorgeous, turquoise Caribbean waters. Ideal for couples and friends, the Sonesta Great Bay Resort delivers a new level of sophistication and style, as well as personalized service and elegant amenities.

Unwind while you lounge on the breathtaking beach or cool off by any of the three pools onsite, including one infinity pool with a swim-up bar, and two whirlpools. Take part in a variety of daily activities including water aerobics, volleyball, tennis, and more. Stay on top of your health with the state-of-the-art fitness center which features BH Fitness Ulta series equipment. Or rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul at the full service Serenity Spa (additional fee).

After a day of fun, enjoy a delicious dinner at any of the four restaurants, including the a la carte seafood restaurant, Il Pescatore Seafood Restaurant, or the Mediterranean and Italian cuisine of Waters Edge Restaurant. Following dinner, grab a refreshing cocktail from any of the three bars and lounges. Captivate your senses with nightly entertainment featuring beach parties, live music, and guest entertainers. Head over to The Golden Casino, open every night, and indulge in over 85 slot machines, and electronic card games.

Each elegant guestroom includes contemporary Caribbean décor, one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace. Additional privileges include Champagne check-in, premier liquors, beach and room service, evening turndown service, and more. Guests also have full exchange privileges to sister resort Sonesta Maho Beach Resort.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The hotel is located on the beach, 15 minutes from the airport and within 10 minutes walking distance of the town center.
Address:
PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN


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Local Phone: 011-599-542-2446
Toll Free Phone: 800-766-3782
Fax: 011-599-542-3008
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary.)
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (On site)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
There is a scuba clinic in one of the three outdoor pools.
Golf: NEARBY
Mullet Bay Golf Course - 15 minutes
The 18-hole golf course at Mullet Bay Resort is the only one on the island. It was designed by Joseph Lee and is considered one of the most challenging in the Caribbean.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Raquet Rental Fees: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
HOTEL DETAILS
Great Bay consists of two main wings, with a centralized circular building which house all of the main hotel facilities. This All-Inclusive beachfront resort features 285 mountain or ocean-view rooms, each with private patio or terrace. This Adults-Only property features The Golden Casino, three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, and a spa. Beach: The beach is 300 ft long and 200 ft wide. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Total Rooms: 257
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
There are two restaurants, but they are used alternately (only one is in use at a time). Property is adults-only.
ROOM TYPES
MIRAMAR OCEAN VIEW
These rooms are located in the Miramar wing and offer a king bed. Designed for romance, these rooms feature ocean views and offer access to the secluded Miramar swimming pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
BEACH FRONT CABANA
Located on the ground floor of the Flamboyant building. Each room comes with a private beach cabana reserved for your entire stay. Cabana are located right outsideyour room facing the beach. 400 sq ft. 1 King bed or 2 double beds.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
MIRAMAR 1BEDROOM BUTLER SUITE
These rooms are located in the Miramar wing and offer a king bed. Designed for romance, these rooms feature ocean views and offer access to the secluded Miramar swimming pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW JUNIOR SUITE
These rooms are located in the Miramar wing and offer a king bed. Designed for romance, these rooms feature ocean views and offer access to the secluded Miramar swimming pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SERENITY OCEAN VIEW
Serenity Ocean View rooms are located in the Flamboyant Wing and offer one king or two double beds. These rooms feature panoramic views of Great Bay's blue waters and white-sand beach.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
MIRAMAR 2BEDROOM BUTLER SUITE
These rooms are located in the Miramar wing and offer a king bed. Designed for romance, these rooms feature ocean views and offer access to the secluded Miramar swimming pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
GRANDE OCEAN VIEW
The refreshingly refined, comfortable accommodations are accented by cool color hues. Located in the Flamboyant Wing, each room offers one king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SERENITY ISLAND VIEW
These rooms are located in the Flamboyant Wing, and offer one king or two double beds. They feature expansive views of the rolling green hills of the island landscape.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
GRANDE ISLAND VIEW
The refreshingly refined, comfortable accommodations are accented by cool color hues and expansive views of the rolling, green hills of the breathtaking island landscape.Located in the Flamboyant Wing, each room offers one king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Sonesta Great Bay Resort, Casino & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Sonesta Great Bay Resort, Casino & Spa:
Bay View Restaurant - In this casually elegant restaurant you can experience all-day dining with a gastronomic journey of choices for buffet breakfast lunch and dinner. Located on the lower lobby and main pool level.
Water's Edge - This al fresco restaurant offers Mediterranean and Italian cuisine a la carte.
Tre Assi - This beachfront terrace pizzeria offers casual daytime dining. Oven-fired pizza is made-to-order. Grilled sandwiches, burgers, fresh fruits, and salads are also served.
Il Pescatore - A la carte menu includes a bountiful seafood plate for two. In the morning, the restaurant offers white glove a la carte breakfast. Caribbean chic attire recommended.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
A full activities program is presented upon arrival (with aerobics, beach volleyball,dance lessons, shuffleboard, snorkel intro).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Casino specials and live music.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Sonesta Great Bay awesome hotel
PATRICK M.
Aug 31 2017
This hotel is very clean. Several dining options and all very good. Friendly service. Check in and out was a breeze. I would recommend this place. I will be back.
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In My opinion hotel is a 3 star hotel. The best people were the entertainment, very friendly. Victoria at the checkout was nice.
DANIEL C.
Aug 26 2017
Disappointed that Apple Vacation had a higher rating at booking.
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STEVEN E.
Apr 30 2017
Staff were great friendly.
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Horrible!
ELLIS A.
Dec 10 2016
Air conditioner was out. Bedding was worn. Room was outdated and needs refurbishing. Sink wouldn't drain. Bathtub had dark mold in caulking. Toilet flush button was broken. Room smelled horribly of mold and must. Elevator was in bad shape, no light inside. We did not receive any help from the front desk when we brought our concerns to them. We ended up seeking another resort and leaving the Sonesta after only one night stay. Very disatisfied! Would like a refund.
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Air conditioning
PAUL W.
Dec 05 2016
The air onditioning in our room did not work. We were finally given a fan on the 3rd day here. The ladies at the tour desk were not good at their job. They were always correcting each other. Unless the guests had an idea on what they wanted to do here was very little information given. They need a list of all tours & outside entertainment available for guest upon arriving. y ere always correcting each other. Also they didnt seem to have a list of tours.
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Rooms not up to expectation
DAVID N.
Feb 25 2016
The Sonesta Great Bay is a wonderful location. The beach and pools are gorgeous. However we didn't find that the room was up to expectations. There was next to no water pressure for the shower. We were at the end of the hallway and the air in the room barely worked during the day and was it was even warmer during the evening. Most days the maid service didn't arrive until nearly 5:00.
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Honeymoon Stay
DAVID C.
Jan 20 2016
This location is very overrated. The rooms are clean and reasonably updated. The guest services at Sonesta Great Bay are well below my minimal expectations. Pros: Cool scented towels and champagne at checkin. Nice pools, well cleaned, but very cold water. Hot tub was perfect. Location. Location. Location. Great views. Cons: Very poor service. No accountability. Employees are working at a leisurely pace. No sense of urgency. Food is average at best. Portions of served food VERY SMALL. Service at restaurants is non-existent at best. You will either have water and maybe coffee or a beverage and never see your server again. No water pressure on 7th floor to shower. Maintenance staff is extremely slow to respond and expect the guest to resolve the issues (toilet overflowed -urine only - took 45 minutes to respond after three phone Calls to front desk. Maintenance worker was done at 4:30pm,, told us he would be back to remove the toilet and fix the next day??????). Finally got moved to another room and keys didn't work. Staff let us in with his master key card. Called and reported bad keys, was told to come down to replace them. I refused, they sent replacement keys and they didn't work. Asked employee to get replacement keys, reluctantly he finally did. Front desk clerk came up and magically she got they keys to work. Said she didn't Re-program them, but now they worked) Hints: Island is great to explore. Rented ATVs front group by spa and explored the island. Had a blast. Walk to Phillipsburg along the boardwalk for great shops and better beaches. Visit Sonesta Maho. Food is much better. Sent cheese plate and champagne to room as apology the next day and offered couples massage as well.
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DANIEL F.
Oct 27 2014
It took a few days for the pool to improve after the hurricane. The beach was unswimmable pretty much due to the storm. All in all we had great weather and a good time. We had booked Great Bay but the roof had blown off. The staff at Maho did a great job inspite of the situation.
Customer Rating: 

Uneven
WILLIAM D.
Jul 27 2014
While the hotel overall was not bad, most of the wait staff and bar tenders had VERY poor customer service. We are not people that need to be waited on hand and foot, but most of the bar staff would literally ignore you for 2-3 minutes while you stood there. They weren't doing anything, they just stood there looking the other way. The lone exception was Pauline, one of the managers at the a la carte restaurants. Her skills were awesome and she constantly went out of her way to make sure everything ran smoothly. Also we felt that it was unfair to advertise 3 restaurants when only 2 were open per night, sometimes only 1.
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WILLIAM V.
Aug 14 2013
the people working at the front desk need to tell people the time of checkout instead of "read the sign" i checked out after 11am and i had to pay $50. they cut the rist band off my wrist. our flight left at 6pm so from 11am-6pm we were cut off from the all inclusive that we payed for. we didnt get to eat luch or dinner becasue the bands were cut. they should allow us to use the beach and eat there untill the bus takes us to the airport not when we check out. there were multiple familes sitting in the lobby waiting for the buses because they too were not able to eat and use the bar or pools because they had their bands cut
Customer Rating: 

Rude
WILLIAM R.
Nov 10 2011
Just spent 4 nights at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach. Our room looked to be recently updated but the rest of the hotel needs a lot of work. The worst part of our stay was the rudeness and unwillingness to help of the people "working" there, especially during the week days (weekend workers were friendlier). Everywhere else we went on St Martin, the people were very friendly and helpful.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Lights out at Sonesta
,
Tue Oct 31 17:53:21 EDT 2017
Very inviting and intimate lobby area, friendly staff. Rooms in need of some major updates. A/c went out, but to their credit we were given vouchers for a return trip. Food was magnificent. Guest activities amazing.

Perfect week of Relaxation
beach_loverz369, St. Lucia
Sat Oct 21 22:10:29 EDT 2017
Had a wonderful time at this hotel. laying on the white sandy beach taking in the gorgeous water and dozing into a refreshing nap. Amazing. Food was great, room was great , staff was amazing , always greeting you with a warm inviting smile . What a fantastic week indeed.

An unforgettable experience!
Nadeige M,
Tue Oct 17 15:41:44 EDT 2017
This was my third time staying at this resort but this time I went to with a loved one. It was the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Our room was refurnished, super clean and spacious yet cozy with gorgeous views of the bay. Our first night, we dined at il Pescatore and although the food (and dessert) was delicioussss, the intimate atmosphere set the precedent for the entire weekend making it very special for us. We enjoyed jet skiing together, rented a jeep and toured the island, walked around Philipsburg, played a few rounds at Golden Casino, danced and of course spent our days by the pool or on the beach. The entire staff was amazing especially at the front desk, restaurants and the tour desk. The Anchor Swim-Up bar was so convenient too! We hope to go back again real soon.

Friendly atmosphere
PearlPitt, Spring Valley, New York
Fri Oct 13 09:38:02 EDT 2017
Small, but nice resort. I wouldn't recommend for the handicapped because everything was on different levels. The ramps were steep and difficult to maneuver. The food was okay, but nothing exciting. There were roaches in the room at night. We informed the front desk and they had the maid spray with a can of bug spray each day, but the roaches never went away. Very friendly atmosphere, and met some really nice people.

Great place, friendly staff and great location
Hilolo61, Greenfield Park , Qc
Thu Oct 12 17:49:39 EDT 2017
Great vacation. Loved the staff, everyone was so friendly. Food was great and full of flavour. Water was a little choppy. Great walk along beach to Philisburg. Bus is great to get around town. Hope everything gets fixed after hurricane. Want to go back in 2018.



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