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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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Sonesta Great Bay Beach is no longer in operation. A new Planet Hollywood resort is planned to be built on its former location.
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort
The resort has now been closed a new Planet Hollywood resort is planned. There is not yet a projected completion date.

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino and Spa is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maarten's premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort. A short walk to downtown Philipsburg. 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. It's the ultimate vacation experience complemented by stellar service.

The limitless all-inclusive experience is ideal for couples seeking an array of dining options, bars, lounges, amenities and exemplary service. Additional privileges include Champagne check-in, Premier liquors, stocked mini bars, beach and room service, afternoon tea, evening turndown service and a host of other extras.

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.

From casual dishes and abundant buffets to refined dining and elegant, à la carte menus, four resort restaurants offer an variety of dining experiences. Each of the four bars and lounges serve cool, refreshing beverages and cocktails, all while you’re surrounded by the stunning views of Great Bay.

Please Note: This hotel property may offer both all-inclusive and room-only rates. Please read the rate description information carefully and contact us if you have any questions about what’s included in the room rate.
Hotel Address:
  • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort
  • 19 Little Bay Road
  • Philipsburg,
  • Sint Maarten

Location Summary
Sonesta Great Bay Beach hotel is located on the Dutch side of the island, just a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport. It is overlooking beautiful Great Bay and the sparkling sea and is a short, 10-minute walk from the exciting capital of Philipsburg.

Directions to Hotel
Sonesta Great Bay Beach hotel is located on the Dutch side of the island, a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport.

Driving from Princess Juliana Airport - When you exit the airport, drive east following the signs for Philipsburg. After approximately 12 minutes drive, turn right in the first large roundabout (follow the Philipsburg sign) and turn right again in the second smaller roundabout on top of the hill. Drive towards Little and Great Bay and along the coastal road until you see Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort.
Note Bene
This is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Guests staying in the Miramar One- and Two-Bedroom Butler Suites receive personalized butlers who promise convenient, discreet service, and cater to every whim. For all requests, guests are provided with a cell phone with direct access to their personal butler. The resort’s butlers handle everything from packing and unpacking luggage, laundry services, dinner reservations with preferential seating, booking of tours, activities and spa treatments, even down to arranging an idyllic romantic dinner for two.
Banquets & Meetings
The property offers an array of meeting facilities and over 4,000 sq. feet (370 m2) of meeting and banquet space. Quiet nooks offer respite for smaller team sessions, while banquet capacity for 250 plays charming host to larger events.
Fine Dining On Site
Four restaurants, two of which are fine dining establishments.
Fitness Center
Equipment includes BH Fitness Ultra series treadmills, BH Fitness Recumbent stationary bike, BH Fitness Ellipitcal machine, BodyCraft Xpress pro multi-station weight machine, and Magnum fitness series free weights up to 50 lb. sets.
Pool Outdoor
Three outdoor pools.
Spa Facility
Serenity Spa, the resort's full-service spa, promises a rejuvenating atmosphere and a variety of services to soothe and relax. Indulge yourself with hot stone massage, aroma therapy massage, couple's massage, detoxifying destressing treatments for men, green coffee cellulite treatment, and many others.
The resort is on a mile of white, sandy beach.
Casino Gambling
The resort's Golden Casino is the perfect place to kick off or end your nights in St. Maarten. Enjoy over 110 state-of-the-art slot machines, electronic blackjack, 3 card poker, ultimate Texas hold 'em, and roulette.
Sunrise walks.
Jogging Running
On the beach.
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling also available. The instructors, dive masters, captains, tour guides, and beach staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to give you the personalized service you expect. Please note that there is an additional fee for diving and various motorized water sports.
A ten minute walk to downtown Philipsburg for duty-free shopping of electronics, jewelry, linens, perfume, and more.
Recommended Rooms
Miramar Ocean View: Fashioned exclusively for romance, these stylish, ocean view retreats delight with vistas of the endless blue Caribbean Sea and the secluded Miramar swimming pool. Savor leisurely mornings and romantic nights. Located in the Miramar Wing, each feature a king bed for an intimate sojourn.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Casino Gambling
    - Dining
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Volleyball

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