All Inclusive - Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino and Spa - Adults Only ★★★★

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$472
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016
3.5 /5
Overall score
65%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.4
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Room types

Show Prices Grande Island View
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Serenity Ocean View
  • Occupancy: 3
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  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Miramar 1 BR Butler Suite
  • Size: 312 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
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  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

The All Inclusive Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort is the jewel of St. Martin. Located on a mile-long white sand beach overlooking Great Bay and the sparkling sea beyond, the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort offers 257 gorgeous suites, an on-site casino, 24-hour room service and a personalized butler. New guests are greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine, rum or tequila in their room on arrival. The resort features a Vitality Oasis Health Club and many spa services, as well as a gift shop, activity center, a floodlit tennis court and a breathtaking stretch of pristine beach. Enjoy two pools with poolside bars. This casino and spa for adults only at St Martin makes for a luxurious and elegant vacation destination in the Netherlands Antilles.

Highlights

Key facts

The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort offers endless amenities and personalized service, inviting guests to relax at four restaurants, four bars and the on-site Golden Casino. Casino Royale, Tantra Nightclub and a promenade of shops add to this ultimate vacation experience. Dine and drink at the buffet at Ocean Terrace Restaurant, savor a steak at the Palms Grill or enjoy any of the delicious a la carte items at The Point Restaurant. The Sonesta Great Bay Beach resort also boasts a swim-up bar, so you can enjoy a drink while never leaving the pool.

Dining

bay view restaurant
A lavish buffet and a selection of dishes from exciting, live cooking stations, provide myriad of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The serene seating and sweeping views of the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea are the perfect backdrops for any occasion. Located on the lower lobby and main pool level.
tre assi pizzeria
Enjoy casual daytime dining at this beachfront terrace pizzeria. Oven-fired, authentic Italian pizza is made-to-order and a must have for a midday meal. If there are too many toppings to choose from, grilled sandwiches and burgers are also served. Those opting for something lighter can indulge in the selection of fresh fruit and salads.
Anchor Swim-Up Bar
The infinity pool is a picturesque place to enjoy a cool, refreshing beverage, with uncompromising views of the beach. Simply swim up for service " the best part is never having to leave the pool!
Lobby Bar
Teak furnishings and vibrant island prints adorn the Lobby Bar, creating a relaxing lounge-like atmosphere amongst the lively lobby space. Pre and post dinner drinks are served throughout the evening, making this bar one of our guests favorites.
The Living Room Bar & Lounge
Live entertainment, dancing, and local bands set the scene at the vivacious lobby level bar & lounge. Guests unwind and enjoy themselves at this unique space to mingle and meet fellow travelers.
Bay View Bar
Gorgeously installed striking blue glass reminiscent of the turquoise sea are the backdrop for this popular bar, where our mixologists concoct creative cocktails and mocktails with refreshing ingredients and premium liquors.
il pescatore seafood restaurant
Refined dining at Il Pescatore offers an la carte menu including a bountiful special seafood plate for two. Views of the Caribbean Sea create a peaceful ambiance in this indoor space, with air-conditioning to cool down warm island nights, while windows are opened on select evenings to enjoy the ocean breeze. In the morning, the same space offers delicious, white glove, la carte breakfast complimented by the serene surroundings. Caribbean chic attire recommended.
waters edge restaurant
Truly on the edge of the water, this al fresco dining is a chic retreat for a romantic meal or relaxing respite. Mediterranean and Italian cuisine graces the la carte menu, and ranges from traditional favorites to updates on classic dishes. Waters Edge is perfect place to cozy up with a bottle of wine and watch the lights from the nearby capital city and sailing ships.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino offers endless creative possibilities for your next meeting or event. An ideal venue for smaller meetings, our resort features a selection of outdoor and indoor spaces to inspire success and celebration.

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Amenities

Featured

  • All inclusive
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Casino
  • Spa
  • Tennis

Dining

  • All inclusive
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop

Internet

  • Free internet

Parking

  • Free parking

Accessibility

  • Service dogs allowed

Reviews

3.5 /5 Overall score

65% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.6/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.8/5
  • Comfort: 3.4/5
  • Location: 4.1/5
  • Value: 3.4/5

New year celebration

Would not recommend Mon, Jan 11, 2016
I would never give 4* for this hotel :) 3* is the best it could be. I often travel to Caribbean islands and believe me in Jamaica or Dominican Republic you don't feel much difference between 4*and 5*.... Cuba is known that there is no very good hotels but still they are much better. The beach disappointed me, sand also... It is hard to believe that it can be so different.. St.Barth just an hour from st.maarten and a sand, beach are fabulous. It is the first Caribbean island that I see such a sand. Philipsburg was dead in the evenings, no people at all, most of restaurants were closed, in casinos only local people no tourists. It was raining everyday... The food in the hotel was good. I missed fresh juices. the restaurant on the same level where is reception was poor :))) we ordered red wine from the wine menu, they bring us it from fridge :))) Beds on the beach was the worst what could be in that hotel. I would recommend to all travelers to rest in different places of the island. Grand case, orient bay, Marigot go to St. Barth for few nights, then to Anguilla... Or any other island around. St. Maarten/ St.Martin is just too small for two weeks and not the best choice if you wanna enjoy sun and beach. Of course it is much more European style island than others, depends what you are looking for.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

This Hotel has a Great Location.

Would not recommend Wed, Oct 14, 2015
This Hotel has a Beautiful view. The hotel has not been updated and is very old looking. The Staff is superb and very helpful. The food is quite good and the pastries are to die for! If can can get over the old tiredness of the resort it's a nice place.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

AWESOME Honeymoon destination

Would recommend Tue, Aug 4, 2015
Right when we got to the resort, we were greeted with a cold towel and 2 glasses of champagne! My wife and I booked this trip for our honeymoon and we were not disappointed. From the infinity pool to the beautiful ocean, we were outside doing something the entire trip. Adult only is the way to go! The staff was AMAZING and made our stay even better. We would like to send a shout out to Edrick, Jermaine, Alexandre, and Jonathan! Downtown Phillipsburg is walking distance from the resort and you MUST go to the sister resort and walk down to the beach bar to see the planes come in! Overall a memorable experience and WE WILL be back for sure!!!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

They even cheaped out on the towels

Would not recommend Wed, Jul 29, 2015
I would not stay at Sonesta great bay again. Food less than mediocre. More like cafeteria style. I've been to all inclusives,,, the real deal. Not here. Entertainment??? no. I thought is was Kareoke,, the room was clean. Bed was comfy. Bad coffee!? No mango's! Geared toward older,,,, and i'm 50. Beautiful beach and ocean.

| EWING Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

had a great time

Would recommend Mon, Apr 27, 2015
The only downfall, the resort is located in a residential area outside Phillipsburg, with an island view from our room. Every resident in the area had to have chickens making noise from 4:00 AM thru 12 noon. The room,food and entertainment were great. However,I could not eat chicken.

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great relaxing and romoantic getaway

Would recommend Thu, Mar 12, 2015
The staff were all very friendly, accomodating and social. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and I would not hesistate to book here again. Great first time experience!

| thornwood Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome birthday celebration

Would recommend Thu, Feb 12, 2015
My sister and I brought our mother there for her 90th birthday. With the help of the entertainment staff, she had the biggest birthday celebration ever. At night, they set up a special seating area and the singer had everyone celebrating her bday. The entire staff were so attentive and helpful, too. The buffet was also terrific!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Beautiful!

Would recommend Wed, Jan 28, 2015
We had a wonderful experience. Very clean, minimally dated but you get over that quickly based on the fabulous location which cannot be beat!!!! Staff is awesome, food is good and plentiful. Drinks are top shelf. My only real complaint is lack of umbrellas for beach chairs. We are not the type to get up at 7AM (like many others) to put our claim on prime beach chairs. You'll get a chair but not an umbrella till at least 4.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Just Okay

Would not recommend Mon, Jan 26, 2015
We have stayed at all-inclusive hotels before and had really great drink and food service but this place was a little disappointing. The restaurant dinner places were really good and the buffet well it was buffet. This place had the worst drinks and drink service that I have ever experienced. We had no problems with the room. It was clean and had everything we needed.

| Knoxville Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Good service, outdated property, food/service needs attention

Would recommend Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Check in went smoothly. Understand it is an all inclusive but food and food service could use some attention. The bar staff and hotel service staff were pleasant and helpful. Property is outdated, especially bathrooms. Beach and views are lovely.

| Hoboken Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$472
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016