Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel

With its prime location on one of the island's beautiful white sand beaches and its close proximity to Philipsburg, this resort offers visitors a variety of activities for entertainment while also providing the seclusion and comfort of island life. In 2013 this property undertook the task of reinventing itself to be a luxury adults-only all-inclusive hotel and has succeeded in creating the escapist atmosphere their clients are looking for.

This all-inclusive resort is the perfect option for those looking to go out after dinner. Whether it's the a little gambling or the local bar scene that interests you, this waterfront resort has you covered. Younger guests and those with youngsters need to remember that Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is an adults-only location.

Situated toward the western outskirts of Philipsburg, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, an all-inclusive property, is a great choice for visitors who are interested in staying in this town or an adjacent area.


Guest rooms and suites are available to guests wishing to stay at this luxury resort, each with a choice of floor plan and view. All rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, a private balcony or terrace, plus a host of other personal use amenities. The resort also offers many different vacation packages to ensure guests get the most out of their stay at the resort. Most rooms have a choice of one king-sized bed or two double beds, and some have roll away beds or a sleeper sofa, all of which is outfitted in contemporary Caribbean decor. Those who choose to stay in one of the Butler Suites will have access to a personalized butler service throughout their stay.

Because there are a total of 257 rooms, Great Bay Hotel is a rather decently sized place to stay. It's not short on space, making this resort an excellent setting for travelers who want to explore one of the largest properties in the area. This resort has been awarded a three and a half star rating, when considering its service, amenities, and overall quality.

A check list of the in-room amenities awaiting visitors at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Double Bed
  • 120 AC
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioned
  • In-Room Jacuzzi
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • King Bed
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • Balcony
  • AM/FM Alarm Clock
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access Port
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat Screen TV

Contact the resort if you're counting on amenities, if it's particularly important to you.

Activities and Amenities

From dusk until dawn, there is so much to keep you busy during your stay that the word "bored" doesn't exist here. Water aerobics, snorkeling, the use of four tennis courts, beach volleyball, billiards, and ping pong is just the beginning. They also have nightly themed parties, a state-of-the-art fitness center, three swimming pools, a duty free boutique, and of course, the beach. If you're interested in exploring off-property, visit the excursions desk where they can help you find the perfect tour or adventure for you. Scuba diving is a favorite and they even have their very own scuba center.

Planning an event? They have beautiful spaces to host your wedding, as well as 4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet rooms.

At an extra cost you can head to the Serenity Spa for a full-service experience. They offer everything you need to relax and rejuvenate your body from massages and aromatherapy to facials, body wraps, and beauty treatments.

With four different bars and lounges on property, you'll never have to be without a drink in your hand. Not only is their a swim-up bar at the pool, but one overlooking the bay, another in the lobby, and a final bar that has more of a club feel with love music on a regular basis.

On-site, guests will find a casino, so make time to start one of your evenings here if you are in need of a fun time.

The list below gives this property's facilities and general amenities:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Multilingual
  • Volleyball
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Shuffleboard
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Playroom
  • Scuba Diving
  • Boutiques
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

However, it's best to contact the lodging if you want to guarantee that a certain favorite amenity will be available. To find out more information about the types of activities that Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel has to offer, click here.


Several restaurants at the hotel serve a variety of cuisines in different atmospheres, with enough options for any guest to choose from. La Cucina serves Italian dinners in an upscale setting whiel Tre Assi Pizzeria offers a more laid back Italian experience. The Molasses is a casual indoor restaurant, and Caribbean and International dishes are served on the patio of The Bay View Restaurant, overlooking the beautiful waters. A new addition to the dining options was unveiled in 2013: Il Pescatore, a seafood restaurant that serves an a la carte breakfast, and plates overflowing with fresh seafood at night.

Besides what is available on-location, visitors hoping for more culinary variety should also consider the area's other nearby dining choices. Vacationers who stay at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel will find a limited but good selection of restaurants close-by. It can be helpful to decide which nearby choices your family will enjoy, even though Great Bay Hotel offers dining of its own, including Bay View Restaurant. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.

Guest Services

Familiarizing yourself with this property's guest services -- including the ones shown below -- can help ensure that you get the most out of your vacation in St. Martin.

  • Guest Laundromat
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Doctor On Call
  • Tour Desk
  • Turndown Service
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Maid Service
  • News Stand
  • Porters

This diverse lodging option also has a handy set of business amenities, perfect for those who need to put in a few hours of work during their vacations.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center


Guests will find many attractions located near Great Bay Hotel. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Philipsburg Theatres and Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. Considering this resort is located on Great Bay, it's a great place for anyone who wants to experience the area's beautiful coastal region. You can also lounge by the water at Indigo Bay Beach, located within walking distance of the accommodations.

One closeby area of interest from the resort is Philipsburg. To get even more out of your stay, take a day trip to a nearby town and some important attractions along the way.

If you'd like to learn more about what's in the area of the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten

General: (721) 542-2446

Information: (721) 542-2447



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