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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 $1,119 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 153 Reviews
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3.8
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3.8
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4.1
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3.5
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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
131 out of 177 (74%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.8
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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
131 out of 177 (74%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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May 5, 2017

Wanted a beach view not the street location of resort ok very noisey room people nice


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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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4.0
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From: Morgantown WV
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 27, 2017
Good, but not excellent

We requested a room with a king size bed, we got 2 double beds. We were told that we could be moved in 2 days when a room became available, but although we checked back several times, this never happened. The Lava Rock dining was excellent. The Bay View buffet was pretty good, but was lacking fresh vegetables. Pizzeria Capri was mediocre. The rooms were a bit musty and the beds were not very comfortable. The pools and beach were fine. The evening entertainment was good. The all adults atmosphere was relaxing. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a lot of fun, but we were mildly disappointed with the resort.


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Overall Rating: 3
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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From: Maine, USA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 27, 2017
Amazing romantic getaway

I cannot emphasize enough how incredible the staff is at this resort. My husband and I have visited NUMEROUS all-inclusive resorts between both of Mexico's coasts, multiple locations in Dominican Republic, and now Sonesta. All of the managers, butlers, restaurant staff, and multiple workers throughout the resort treated us like family. I actually got sad the day we left having to say goodbye to all of them. There were countless amounts of perks to this resort. Here are just a few to name... - We only travel to adult-only now, and this one had no one under the age of 30. - The beach was impeccable. - The view was outstanding. - Drinks were made well. - The food at the restaurants was superb. - Upgrading to the butler service was well-worth the money. - Late night snack options. - Proximity to town. - Accommodating staff. - Well cleaned and kept. - Staff worked diligently around the clock. - Loved the color scheme. - Breakfast delivered to our room. I honestly cannot put into words how much we enjoyed our stay here. I would ABSOLUTELY go again, without a doubt!!


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Overall Rating: 5
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4.0
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5.0
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From: New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 26, 2017
Worst resort ever!!!!

Please please please please DO NOT waste your hard earned money on this resort ! When we got there our room was not ready! We had to hangout in the lobby with our clothes sweating in Long pants and shirts because we couldn't get into our room.! Now the food, the food was just horrible !!!! Everything was mushy and cold. Food in the buffet and the two restaurants had no flavor what's so ever. Out of the 4 nights we stood there, the lava rock restaurant was closed two nights, total disappointment. The 1 night we ate at the lava rock restaurant, it took 2 hours to receive our food that had to be cooked ourselves on the hot rock. 2 hoursssss just to wait for UNCOOKED food. Such a disaster and a waste of our time!!!!! The waitress kept saying sorry the food is coming soon, she said it 4x. The buffet always had long lines, not enough staff. The fruits were blah. The waffles and pancakes were soggy. The food was bad overall and not much to choose from. Now the rooms. Two words OUTDATED and SMELLY! The rooms smelled old and moldy. There were cracks and holes in a lot of the corners. Everything look like it belonged in the past. There was a cockroach in the bathroom!!!!! I could of die of an heart attack when I saw that cockroach! I screamed so loud my boyfriend thought should one was hurting me, he run to the bathroom and had to kill it. I was in the corner scared for my life. What an awful experience! They need to knocked down the rooms and rebuild them again. There was also a cockroach in the bathroom downstairs on the first floor. Oh my GOD I just couldn't take the disgustingness of this resort aka motel! I spent so much money on this resort for nothing! I felt like we were staying in a motel!!! I wanted to leave this resort on the first day because there was absolutely nothing to do! No entertainment at all when online it said there would be live entertainment, when there was not ! The second day I asked the front desk if we could switch to the sister resort and they said no the rooms were booked, which was a lie because I check and there was rooms. I didn't make it a big deal because I felt sooooo bad for my boyfriend since it was his FIRST VACATION EVER & and it was his BIRTHDAY GIFT from me! I didn't want to make him feel anymore uncomfortable! This is not a real resort ! The casino didn't even have live games with people. It was all computerized. This resort is sooooo boring and nothing to do!!! What a let down!!!! They say you can visit the sister resort but you have to pay 20 dollars to go to the resort and another 20 dollars to come back. Who wants to spend 40 dollars a day to visit the sister resort everyday because there's nothing to do on great bay after spending so much money at great bay to stay there?? No one! Not I!! The only positive thing I can say about Sonesta Great bay was the view from the pool to the mountains were beautiful and that's it!!!! Please save your money and stay at a better place perhaps the French side where I heard they treat you well. Do not come to Sonesta Great Bay Resort and Casino where's there not real casino and the resort is a motel! Such a waste of my vacation days and money. I wish I could give this establishment a ZERO palm trees because that's what it truly deserves !!!! :( :( :(


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From: New York, NY
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 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 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Apr 7, 2017-Dec 21, 2017 For Mirimar one bedroom butler suite room only.
A 5-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 22, 2017-Jan 1, 2018.



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