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With a stay at this property, you'll be convenient to Great Bay Beach and Little Bay Beach. Also nearby are Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit and Fort Amsterdam.
This all-inclusive property features a casino, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. Spend a day at the beach snorkeling, or relax with beach cabanas and beach umbrellas. Enjoy the 3 outdoor pools and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.
Free WiFi, comfy beds
Boasting comforts such as pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 257 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like free minibar items and bathrobes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and furnished balconies.
Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews
Guest reviews for Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
Horrible dirty resort
Aug 28, 2017 by MM
Dear IK, Thank you for the review and the feedback on your stay with us in St. Maarten. We have submitted to our Management team for investigation and improvements.
May 9, 2017 by MM
Thank you for choosing our resort and we also appreciate your positive feedback provided in this review.
Great all-inclusive hotel next to the beach
Sep 12, 2016 by Martha
Super glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for the review.
May 11, 2016 by Martha
Dear RJ, So happy to hear all about your perfect honeymoon. Glad you indulged in the pamperings of the Spa! Hope you can both return one day soon!
Nice resort with good pool bar and beach
Feb 18, 2016 by Martha
Thank you for writing in regarding your experience in St. Maarten. We value your opinion.
Best vacation ever!
Feb 18, 2016 by Martha
Amazing review. Thank you kindly for sharing! Best vacation ever is quite the statement ;-)
Did not get what we paid for
Feb 18, 2016 by Martha
Depends on what room category you selected.
great location right on the beach. ocean view rooms are great.
May 20, 2016 by Martha
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta in St. Maarten and for writing this detailed review about your visit. Come back soon!
We had a friendy greeting!!
May 20, 2016 by Martha
Dear Guest, Thank you for this review. Time for a return visit! Kind regards, Guest Engagement Coordinator
This Hotel Made Me Feel Welcome
Sep 22, 2016 by Guest Engagement Coordinator
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our beautiful resort for your vacation and sharing your experience. We certainly appreciate your feedback. Wish you all the very best. Hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Guest Engagement Coordinator
About the Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaLocation Little Bay Rd 19, Philipsburg,
This property 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.
- Fitness facilities
- Onsite entertainment and activities
- Onsite live performances
- Theme parties
- Golf green fees
- Use of golf cart
- Use of golf equipment
- Motorized water sports
- Scuba-diving certification
- Scuba-diving excursions
- Scuba-diving lessons
- Snorkeling excursions
- Tennis lessons
- Windsurfing equipment
- Surcharge for bottled wine
- Surcharge for 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
- Taxes included
- Buffet and à la carte dining
- Airport transfers not included
- Fitness facilities included
- Volleyball included
- Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
- Scuba diving excursions not included
- Snorkeling excursions not included
- Scuba diving certification not included
- Motorized water sports not included
- All available beverages included
- Golf green fees not included
- Use of golf equipment not included
- Use of golf cart not included
- Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
- Activities/services from independent operators not included
- Transportation to offsite activities not included
- Offsite tours not included
- Scuba diving lessons not included
- Yoga classes/lessons included
- Windsurfing equipment not included
- Sailboats not included
- Dancing classes/lessons included
- Tennis lessons not included
- Onsite entertainment and activities included
- Gratuities included
- Additional gratuities accepted
- All food and beverages included
- Surcharge for bottled wine
- Surcharge for bottled liquor
- Minibar (all beverages included)
- Meals and drinks at companion properties included
- All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
- Onsite live performances included
- Theme parties included
- Snorkeling included
Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like cabanas (surcharge) and umbrellas. At Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers an outdoor tennis court, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Free self parking is available.
- 257 guestrooms or units
- 7 levels
- 2 buildings
- 4 dining venues
- 4 bars or lounges
- Buffet breakfast (free)
- Bar by the pool
- Swim-up bar
- Manager's reception (free)
- Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
- Towels for the beach
- Umbrellas for the beach
- Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
- Poolside lounge chairs
- Umbrellas for the pool
- Conference center
- Business facilities
- Coffee in lobby
- Dry cleaning
- Front desk (24 hours)
- Staff is multilingual
- Storage area for luggage
- Front-desk safe
- Tour and ticket information
- Wedding services available
- Pool or billiards table
- Gift shop
- Newspapers in lobby (free)
- Onsite shopping
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking
- Airport: Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.)
- Parking: Free self parking
Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa offers 257 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and free minibar items. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Philipsburg property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.
- Private balcony (furnished)
- Pillowtop beds
- Stocked minibar (free)
- IPod dock
- In-room dining (limited hours)
- Flat-screen television
- Satellite channels
- Premium channels
- Coffee maker
- Egyptian cotton linens
- Hypo-allergenic bedding
- Down blanket
- Rainfall showerhead
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Nightly turndown service
- Hair dryer
- Laptop safe
- Designer toiletries
- Iron and ironing board
- Blackout drapes
- Climate control (air conditioning)
- Ensuite bathroom
- Connecting rooms available
Food & Drink
Guests are served free buffet breakfast. The property hosts a free manager's reception daily.
Bay View - Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
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.
Room service (during limited hours) is available.
The resort offers a nightly entertainment program, featuring guest musicians and entertainers, and fun-filled beach parties. Daily activities include bingo and games. Guests can arrange fitness activities such as water aerobics, scuba diving, tennis, and volleyball. The resort's boutique Golden Casino offers 110 slot machines, virtual three card poker, 4 blackjack tables, a roulette wheel, and 2 poker tables. Each guest receives USD 10 in match bet play per stay (subject to change).
The resort's dedicated tour desk can arrange golf trips, dinner cruises, dolphin swims, snorkeling and diving trips, and other off-site excursions for an additional fee.
3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a 24-hour fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Snorkeling on site
- Water skiing nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Fitness classes on site
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Volleyball on site
- Kayaking on site
- Sailing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Serenity Spa. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.
The spa is open daily.
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Massages on beach
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body treatments
- Body scrubs
- Facial treatments
- Aromatherapy treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
- Check-in time starts at 3 PM
- Check-in time ends at noon
- Minimum check-in age is 18
- Check-out by 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
- Only service animals are allowed
- No rollaway/extra beds available
- No cribs (infant beds) available
- Minimum guest age is 18
- Caters to adults only
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
- Resort fee
We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.
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You should know
- Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
- The total price shown includes a resort fee.
- This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
- Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.