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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa (Adults-Only)

St. Maarten/St. Martin

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5 Nights with Air from $1,129 All-Inclusive
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You'll love the adult only all-inclusive Sonesta Great Bay Resort and Casino on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Tempting ... More

Customer Rating 132 Reviews
Value
 
3.9
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.5
Room Comfort
 
3.6
3.8 out of 5
"My wife and I upgraded to the Butler Suite, SHE wasn't happy with me at first. Due to age and health, we may never take another vacation like this one, so I said I would like the whole enchilada baby a..." – JRJRW
117 out of 154 (76%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.9
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.5
Room Comfort
 
3.6
3.8 out of 5
"My wife and I upgraded to the Butler Suite, SHE wasn't happy with me at first. Due to age and health, we may never take another vacation like this one, so I said I would like the whole enchilada baby a..." – JRJRW
117 out of 154 (76%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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March 19, 2017
Very decent experience

Went with my girlfriend, enjoyed the experience. Did not really stay during the day, went on excursions. Food: They feed you a lot! Food is also surprisingly good for an all inclusive resort. Service was pretty good, everyone is very kind and makes sure you're having a great experience. The only thing I disliked was that housekeeping closed very early. Beach is beyond beautiful and clear and so are the pools and hot tub. Room was decent. We upgraded to ocean view and loved it.Only wish the tub was a bit bigger. Only downside is, no nightlife whatsoever. But we didn't really go for the nightlife, and if anything you can always go to a local bar or club. Not a lot of music going on either, is pretty quiet overall during the day time.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
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5.0
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From: New York, NY
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 17, 2017

The view from this resort was stunning. Our room was right on the beach with a cabana right outside our slider. That was one of the best features. Though the room itself was very outdated and the mattress was as hard as a rock. We did not complain, so they were not given the chance to change our room. I did expect more since this was one of the most expensive trips we had ever taken through Cheapcaribbean.com. The dining was very limited for options compared to what we have received from prior resorts. But once again, if you were fortunate enough to sit on the beach side, the views were stunning. The food for being so limited was usually very good while we stayed. We chose this resort because of it being adult only. There were children there but definitely not of the younger version. Everything closed pretty much by 6pm i.e. The pool/ hot tub area. There was live music every night and that was pretty much it for entertainment. If relaxation is what you are looking for this is your place. The staff for the most part was very friendly and truly wanted you to enjoy your experience at the resort.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
2.0
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From: Bedford, NH
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 16, 2017
Best trip thus far!

Service was top notch, food was excellent, drinks were killer, locals were super friendly and it was a very safe island. The only complaint is how awful some of the guests were to the staff, belittling them. They're there to make you happy when they have little to nothing to go home to. Go with a good attitude and be friendly to the staff, because they're wonderful people. Cannot wait to go back!!!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
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Dining Options
 
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From: Georgia
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 13, 2017
Awesome Vacation

Our first time in St.Maartens. Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort was awesome. Butler service was superb! Awesome weather, beach and pool area was very nice and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The butler, house keeping and restaurant service was excellent. We will definitely visit St. Maartens again! Thank you " Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort"


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Quad Cities, Illinois
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The resort offers 257 guest rooms and suites, each newly revamped in an elegant Caribbean style complemented by teakwood furniture and brilliant island prints. All rooms and suites are equipped with satellite television, air conditioning, iPod docking station, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephone system, hair dryer, coffee maker and safety deposit box.

Room Details

Serenity Island View Room
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Grande Island View
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Serenity Ocean View Room
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Grande Ocean View
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Mirimar One Bedroom Butler Suite
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What's to Love

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino is located within easy walking distance to duty-free shopping in Phillipsburg.
 

What We'd Change

To properly explore the island you'll need wheels, and taxis can be expensive. Rent a car and be sure not to miss Grand Case.
 

Why You Should Go

The resort has just about everything you'll need - great food, fun, all-inclusive, and even a casino!

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Casino ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Whirlpool/Hot Tub
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

St. Maarten/St. Martin is 2 vacations in 1! With both a French and a Dutch side, visitors can experience two diverse cultures living side by side. Great nightlife, shopping, and beaches make this a popular Caribbean destination.

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa (Adults-Only)

19 Little Bay Rd, PO Box 910

1-721-542-2446

Hotel Description

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa (Adults-Only): Get A Taste of Dutch Hospitality

You'll love the adult only all-inclusive Sonesta Great Bay Resort and Casino on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Tempting Lady Luck is right around the corner at the resort's Golden Casino, where you can discover the thrill of 84 slot machines and other games sure to keep you going into the wee hours of the morning.

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino offers complimentary umbrellas for shade and loungers for comfort, so you and your main squeeze can relax as the gentle Caribbean breezes caress your cares away. This resort also boasts a large whirlpool and three swimming pools, including an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. You'll want to enjoy a cocktail from The Anchor, the swim-up bar that overlooks the beach. For comfort and convenience, the pools are surrounded by umbrellas and loungers.

Dining at the Waterfront Cafe & Pizzeria is the perfect place to grab some lunch since it's located just steps away from the beach. When you want to enjoy a romantic dinner and some fine Caribbean cuisine, you'll love Il Pescatore and its stunning ocean views. Or, if you're looking for something to keep you out even later, The Living Room Bar & Lounge features live entertainment and dancing until midnight.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Room accommodations
  • Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily
  • Unlimited international and domestic premium beer & spirits, fruit drinks and soft drinks
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • Privileges at the sister property, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort
  • Taxes and gratuities


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Bay View Restaurant
Type: International
Hours: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Description: Open-air dining overlooking the pool and beach.
Dress code: Beachside casual, shoes or sandals are required.

Waters Edge Restaurant
Type: A la carte
Hours: Open daily
Description: Mediterranean and Italian a la carte menu service truly right on the edge of the water.

Tre Assi Pizzeria
Type: A la carte lunch
Hours: Lunch
Description: Casual dining steps off the beach, serving grilled sandwiches, burgers, salad, fresh fruit and handcrafted pizzas. Perfect retreat for a relaxing meal.

Il Pescatore Seafood Restaurant
Type: A la carte
Hours: Open daily
Description: Refined seafood dining from an a la carte menu offering gorgeous views of the Caribbean.
Dress code: Casual elegant. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Anchor Swim-Up Bar
Overlooks the beach and serves cool, refreshing beverages without ever having to leave the water. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Bay View Bar
Located next to the main restaurant, offering a place to relax, enjoy a drink and take life easy in the shade. Daily, 10am-10pm.

The Living Room Bar & Lounge
This is the place for live entertainment and dancing, so enjoy local bands in this relaxing setting. Daily, 4pm-midnight.

Lobby Bar
Great spot for drinks before or after dinner.

Casinos
Tempt Lady Luck at the Golden Casino. Enjoy the thrill of 84 state-of-the-art slot machines. The Golden Casino is conveniently located next to the lobby and is open every afternoon until the early morning hours.



BEACH

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa sits on a one-mile stretch of white sandy beach, known as Great Bay.

POOLS

The resort has 3 swimming pools, including an infinity pool and a swim-up bar, and 2 whirlpools. Complimentary towels and loungers are available.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Water aerobics
  • Snorkeling
Available for an additional charge:
  • Watersports center
  • Scuba diving
  • Jet skiing
  • Boat Charter
  • PADI courses

Land

  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Fitness center
  • Board games

Golf
The 18-hole Mullett Bay Golf Course is a 15-minute drive from the resort.



INTERNET

Free Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms and throughout the resort.

SPA SERVICES

The Serenity Spa at Great Bay offers a variety of relaxing treatments for an additional charge.

WEDDING SERVICES

A wedding on the beautiful island of St. Maarten is destined to be special. But when you combine this with the superior services and location of Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, your day is certain to be perfect. Please contact the resort directly for more details.

CHILD CARE

Effective Jan. 1, 2014 Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is an adult-only resort.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located 25 mins from the airport and 10 mins from the center of the town of Phillipsburg.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. check-out: 11am.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel May 1, 2017-Dec 21, 2017.
A 5-night minimum stay is required for travel Apr 21-22, 2017.
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Jan 11, 2017-Dec 21, 2017 For Mirimar one bedroom butler suite room only.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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