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

St. Maarten/St. Martin

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4 Nights with Air from $1,049 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 118 Reviews
Value
 
3.9
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.5
Room Comfort
 
3.6
3.8 out of 5
"Was looking for a place to relax and leave my work behind and I found it. Thanks you Cheap Caribbean." – poolman
107 out of 140 (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
"Was looking for a place to relax and leave my work behind and I found it. Thanks you Cheap Caribbean." – poolman
107 out of 140 (76%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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October 20, 2016
Quiet resort

Outdated facility in need of an update. Good food. Small swimming pools. Minimal / lame daytime activities (daily Bingo-really?) with NO water sports offered. Good nighttime entertainment. Staff at times apathetic and even rude. Nice island, felt safe leaving the resort and walking to Phillipsburg. Unacceptable to have the elevator "out of service" for several days.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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From: Missouri
Age: 55-64

October 9, 2016
Ok purchase

This hotel was nice beautiful view of the water staff are extremely friendly and it is very close to the shopping areas where u get great deals. But the hotel needs big inprovement, better food upgarde there nightly entertainment. They also need to add a night club besides the casino at night theres really not much to do. Not recommended for a younger crowd.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: Bronx ny
Age: 25-34

October 3, 2016
GREAT RELAX VACATION

Before booking I read a lot of the reviews some good some bad. But I like to judge and experience the places by been there. If you are expecting a 5 star hotel is not I'll give it a 4 star. From the time we got there we got greeted by very friendly personnel and all hotel employes were very friendly and helpful, Hotel is a bit old but cozy and rooms clean and everyday was restock with all amenities needed (just bring your own toothpaste which is not supplied) everything else is. Dinning experience was good could use a little more variety on salads but all food was good breakfast, lunch and dinner and the pizza place helps in between meals. When I read the reviews many of them complaint about the steep coming out of the water but can't blamed the hotel for that since is mother nature just be careful and use the small waves to help you step out, beach was always clean. It is and adult only hotel which is good if you just want to relax no kids running around, the visitors I'll say is and average of 30's and over age so if you just want a relaxing vacation this place is good. Night life not much but every night there was music to sit around the pools and enjoy the drinks or enjoy a nice walk on the beach we had a full moon so it was more romantic. Overall if you are looking for a relax and quiet vacation to recharge your batteries I would recommend this place in a heartbeat

GREAT RELAX VACATION
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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
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5.0
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From: New Jersey
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 21, 2016
Great time!

My boyfriend and I had a really great time. The food was delish. If you wanted seconds at dinner you could. Drinks were very good as well. No real complaint. The only 2 things I could say is that I asked for a king size bed and got 2 doubles and the rooms were a little outdated. Buy they were working on some of them while we were there. We really enjoyed our stay and pretty much all the staff were very nice there. Would definitely suggest this place to friends if they're looking for a resort in St Marrten.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Connecticut
Age: 25-34
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 2-night minimum stay is required for travel Nov 17, 2016-Dec 22, 2016.
A 7-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 23, 2016-Jan 1, 2017.



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