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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 $969 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 109 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
96 out of 128 (75%) 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
96 out of 128 (75%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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August 24, 2016
Wonderful Vacation

The resort and staff were wonderful. The resort is older but very clean with some rooms updated. We had an ocean view room with a balcony. The room had big fluffy towels and great bathroom products. The view was perfect, the service to our room outstanding no matter what time of day. One day I forgot and left the do not disturb sign on the door when we were gone for the day. By the time we got back it was late, after 8pm. Of course we didn't get our room cleaned, fresh towels, fridge restocked, or bed made. Our fault so we were not upset. We went to dinner and came back to the room around 10pm. The staff had come! The room was cleaned and restocked. Now how the heck did they know? We never saw anyone, it was magic. A very caring place with wonderful people all making sure your vacation is the best ever.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Madison WI
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 22, 2016
Good relaxation

This resort was amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the entertainment almost every night. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I have only two complaints, first the food. Although there was a good variety of choices, the temperature of the food was a problem. The food was always served somewhat warm to cold, and that was also the case in the specialty restaurants. The second complaint is the floors, they are quite slippery. I almost fell several times and also witness others almost falling. Other than that the resort is a great place to get some good R&R. I would definitely go back.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: Queens, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 17, 2016
Great Bay Sonesta Resort

St. Martin is about the island and not necessary the resorts. If you are looking for a large sprawling "Sandals" resort; you will not get it at St. Martin. St. Martin was awesome and the resort was good enough. The food was really good. Not enough bartenders in my opinion, but not bad. The late night dining options after 10:00PM could be better. The excursions were fantastic and the jewelry was too! I purchase some nice jewelry for my wife at a good price that was tested back at the states. We went to Anguilla/Shoal Bay and there are no words for that experience. Once of the best days of my life! Overall, I would go back and do it all over again.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: Greensboro, NC
Age: 35-44

August 15, 2016
Amazing Views

This is an OK hotel, the views are amazing the rooms are always cleaned, the staff is great the only complaint I have is the lack of food & entertainment if this hotel brought this two things it would be an Awesome resort. All in all a great trip we met some amazing people. Beautiful Island.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
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3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: New York, NY
Age: 35-44
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 5-night minimum stay is required when booking the Miramar One Bedroom Butler Suite for travel June 21-Dec 22, 2016.
A 5-night minimum stay is required for travel in Dec 23, 2016-Jan 1,2017 in all rooms.



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