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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa - All Inclusive, Philipsburg

Little Bay Rd 19, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Location.
The adults-only, all-inclusive Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is perched on the beach near Mt. Willem and sits 5 minutes from downtown Philipsburg's shopping and restaurants and near the boardwalk. A zoo, botanical gardens, parrot jungle, butterfly farm, and scenic vistas of Paradise Peak are nearby.

Resort Features.
The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa draws couples, recreational aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts by offering a tropical mix of sailing, snorkeling, tennis, volleyball, stage shows, and gaming. Beach service and afternoon tea are included, and a manager’s cocktail party and beach dinner are held each week. The resort's Golden Casino offers 84 slot machines, 4 blackjack tables, a roulette wheel, and 2 poker tables. Guests can relax at Serenity Spa, offering massages, manicures and pedicures, and facial and body treatments. Guests can keep fit with morning walks, aqua aerobics, or work outs in the fitness center. This adults-only resort also offers retail shops, including a jewelry store, and a tour desk. Beach towels and beach umbrellas are also available for the hotel's private direct access beach. Guest passes to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort are provided, with complimentary use the resort’s facilities, restaurants, bars, and lounges.

Guestrooms.
The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa features 257 contemporary guestrooms and suites with blond-wood furnishings, colorful fabrics, and flat-screen TVs with international channels, as well as in-room safes, minibars stocked with soft drinks, and balconies or terraces. Guestrooms also offer iPod docking stations and complimentary wireless Internet access (a fee applies for premium connections). Turndown service is included.

The Suite 1 Bedroom (Miramar Butler Service) room category also features butler services, which include providing guests with a cell phone to keep in contact with each other and the butler; making food and spa reservations; tour bookings; laundry, guest wardrobe, and shoe shine services; and expediting all room service orders. Secure outdoor parking is free.

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from $500
  • Grande Ocean view
  • Ocean view
  • Island View
  • Grande Island View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Miramar Butler Service)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 257 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

Internet

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)
  • Resort fee included

Also known as

  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino
  • Sonesta Great Bay Resort
  • Great Bay St Martin
  • Great Bay Beach
  • St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
  • Great Bay Hotel Sint Maarten
  • Sonesta Great Bay
  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach
  • Great Bay Beach Resort

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 16 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Casino
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Swim-up bar
  • Tennis on site
  • Beach towels
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Accessibility
  • Accessible path of travel

In the room

Home comforts
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities
  • Snorkeling

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Dancing

Entertainment
  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included
  • Airport transfers
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Golf green fees
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Tennis lessons
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Spa

The full-service Serenity Spa offers guests a variety of soothing and relaxing services, including hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage, couple's massage, and detoxifying and cellulite treatments. Manicures and pedicures, body scrubs, and massages on the beach are available. Surcharges apply for all treatments and services.

Dining

Bay View - Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Il Pescatore - This seafood restaurant overlooks the ocean and specializes in seafood.

Water's Edge - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa - All Inclusive, Philipsburg’s small print

Also known as

  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino
  • Sonesta Great Bay Resort
  • Great Bay St Martin
  • Great Bay Beach
  • St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
  • Great Bay Hotel Sint Maarten
  • Sonesta Great Bay
  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach
  • Great Bay Beach Resort

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 16 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa - All Inclusive, Philipsburg

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