$350 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 13, 2015 Check-out: Apr 16, 2015

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

4 stars
View map of Little Bay Road #19, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, 0000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
33 reviews
Great relaxing and romoantic getaway

The staff were all very friendly, accomodating and social. I would highly recommend this place to... See full review

  • steven d.
  • Mar 12, 2015
Awesome birthday celebration

My sister and I brought our mother there for her 90th birthday. With the help of the entertainment... See full review

  • mindy m.
  • Feb 12, 2015
St. Maarten's Premier Adults Only Limitless All Inclusive Resort

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maartens premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort.Delivering a new level of sophistication and style, the elegant destination hotel is situated on a mile-long white-sand beach, overlooking Great Bay and the sparkling sea. With endless amenities and personalized service, the resort invites guests to unwind at three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, a spa and the Golden Casino for the ultimate vacation experience complimented by stellar service.

Guests will continue to enjoy our Stay at 1, Play at 2 all-inclusive exchange privileges with our sister resort, the family-friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino located in the heart of the action in St. Maarten.

IN-ROOM AMENITIES
Distinct in every detail, rooms and suites are newly furnished in a contemporary Caribbean decor. Each feature one king or two double beds, balcony or terrace, A/C, flat-screen TV with international channels, clock radio with iPod dock, telephone, coffee maker, WiFi, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and mini-safe. All rooms offer a fully stocked mini bar with soft drinks, and Ocean View rooms have fully-stocked liquor cabinets.

Personalized butler service is now a key feature of the resort, exclusively available to guests who choose to stay in the spacious, sumptuous Miramar Wings one bedroom butler suites.

DINING
The resort welcomes an array of refined dining experiences including the Il Pescatore seafood restaurant with its bountiful seafood plate for two, while the same space offers delicious la carte breakfast complimented by views over the Caribbean Sea. The beachfront Tre Assi Pizzeria specializes in oven-fired authentic Italian pizza and casual daytime dining and at night transforms into the Waters Edge restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a lavish buffet and a selection of dishes from live cooking stations at the Bay View Restaurant, which was renovated with gorgeous new mosaic tiles, exciting cooking stations and convenient seating.

Meanwhile, pool and beach lounging has never been more tempting with spacious sun beds, additional loungers, ample shade and butlers to complete the experience.

Effective December 31, 2013 forward, guests must be 18 years or older to stay at the resort.

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

Grande Ocean View
the panoramic vista of Great Bays vibrant blue waters and white-sand beach are the backdrop to the plush comfort of teak furnishings that blend seamlessly with the environment. Each are located on floors 4-7 and feature one king or two, double beds.
Grande Island View
Offering expansive views of the rolling, green hills of the breathtaking island landscape. Located on floors 4-7, each room offers delightful amenities, and a comfortable king or two double beds.
Miramar One Bedroom Butler Suite
Spoiling oneself has never felt so good. Here the living is refined"from an expansive living room with dining area, private balcony or terrace and open kitchen to newly introduced, personalized butler service to ensure bespoke service day or night. In the Miramar Wing, each feature a king bed.
Serenity Island View
Refreshingly refined, comfortable accommodations are accented by cool new colors and expansive views of the rolling, green hills of the breathtaking island landscape. Located on floors 1-3, each room offers delightful amenities, and a comfortable king or two double beds.
Serenity Ocean View
Continually captivating, the panoramic vista of Great Bays vibrant blue waters and white-sand beach are the backdrop to the plush comfort of teak furnishings that blend seamlessly with the environment. Each are located on floors 1-3 and feature one king or two, double beds.

Amenities

  • 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

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.

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.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for All Inclusive - Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino and Spa - Adults Only

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Illy
Business
North Babylon
Mar 24, 2015

I would go again!!

Very cozy hotel. 20 min.from airport. Views from beach and pool are beautiful. U r able to use sister hotel in Maho beach. $2 bus ride or $20 cab ride to sister hotel to watch plane landings (lots of fun) food was good for an all inclusive. The only downfall, entertainment was boring.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
steven d.
Business
thornwood
Mar 12, 2015

Great relaxing and romoantic getaway

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mindy m.
Business
N/A
Feb 12, 2015

Awesome birthday celebration

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nursedeb
Business
N/A
Jan 28, 2015

Beautiful!

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sockman
Business
Knoxville
Jan 26, 2015

Just Okay

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bear
Business
Hoboken
Dec 30, 2014

Good service, outdated property, food/service needs attention

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stacey funk
Business
flushing, new york
Oct 19, 2014

great staff

Great bay was closed due to storm 2 days before was very disappointed when told we had maho hotel as replacement but it turned out to be ok food was mediocre but the staff and the beach was wonderful the island was unbelievable the ocean was crystal clear and the staff was a definite plus overall weekend trip was a solid A

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JOEY03
Business
SAN JUAN, PR
Aug 25, 2014

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

THE STAFF IS VERY HELPFULL. THE VIEWS IS SPEECHLESS.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

REST. EL RANCHO THE BEST MEATS IN THE ISLAND.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tommy B.
Business
Bergenfield, New Jersey
Jul 16, 2014

Great Vacation

The staff at the Sonesta was helpful, friendly and very courteous. The ocean was a beautiful turquoise and the infinity pool was awesome. The food at the hotel was good and the service at the restaurants was perfect. We would definitely return to this hotel. We met wonderful people from all over the country and the world. Very friendly hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

service was always with a smile and courteous

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marco and Elisa
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 9, 2014

good resort for St. Martin

This resort represent the best choice in the island. Value for money. We enjoined the friendly staff and the amenities even if they are a little old and need updating. We were also very pleased to know that the Sonesta allows the guest to use also the other resort located in Maho Beach. Two resorts at the price of one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Scoobi too tour. Very nice boat trip to Anguilla.

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