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Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)

4 stars
Little Bay Rd 19PhilipsburgSint Maarten, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Good3.7 / 5
Food
Delicious food
Service
Fantastic service
Cleanliness
Quite clean
Room
Room is all right
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Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $232
  • Ocean view
  • Grande Ocean view
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Miramar Butler Service)
  • Grande Island View
  • Island View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-noon
  • 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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free 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 All Inclusive Philipsburg
  • Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort Casino Philipsburg
  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Casino Philipsburg

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Casino
  • Beach towels
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • 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
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • 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 WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Dancing
  • Yoga

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

Not included
  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Tennis lessons
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Bottled wine
  • Bottled liquor
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • 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, deep-tissue 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. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

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

Water's Edge - This restaurant overlooks the ocean and specializes in Italian cuisine. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Pizzaria Capri - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.

Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)’s small print

Also known as

  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino All Inclusive Philipsburg
  • Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort Casino Philipsburg
  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Casino Philipsburg

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

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.

Recent reviews

Good 3.7 /5 from 210 reviews

Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Good3.0 / 5
Ok hotel but very expensive for being all inclusiv
Too expensive for being an old hotel. The gym has 3 broken treadmills and the food was ok, not great. As a business trip, I would not advise this hotel.
2 night business trip
Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Excellent4.0 / 5
Relaxing Stay & Great Location
Though the rooms at the resort are a bit dated, the grounds, building, and rooms were very well kept and clean. Kudos to the staff who are always working very hard to clean up after guests. They do an awesome job of keeping the resort clean. Beyond the maintenance and cleaning staff, the rest of the staff members at the resort were always very friendly, and go out of their way to help you out if you ask. The food at both restaurants and at the buffet was excellent. During our week stay, there was always new choices or themes every night. As far as location - the resort is about a 5-10 minute walk down the beach from many bars, and LOTS of shopping. We enjoyed being far enough away from town so it was peaceful at the resort, but still close enough via a short walk if we wanted to hit a couple bars or do some shopping. With regard to the beach, it is very sandy and quite nice. But, there is a fairly sharp drop once you're in the water, which could be an issue for people who aren't decent swimmers.
6 night romance trip
Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Good3.0 / 5
Hotel review
The only real problem is that the shower barely worked and I did not like the (premium Cocktails) and the for was just fair at best and I am not a picky eater . Staff was great though so that helped a lot
8 night romance trip
Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Good3.0 / 5
is it really all inclusive?
everything we came to the hotel gor as far as activities, they didn't have available
1 night romance trip
Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Excellent4.0 / 5
Excellent for holidays with the Family ,
Hotel is very nice. Service is very slow, but usually this happens when is all inclusive. Food was good at breakfast & Lunch buffet (REally surprise) . Dinner buffet was not as I expected but the seafood restaurant is good.
2 night business trip

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Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, Sint Maarten (Dutch)

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