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 choice for guests hoping for some after-dinner fun. Whether it's the a game of chance or the local bar scene that interests you, you'll find what you're looking for at this coastal destination. Younger guests and travelers as a family should keep in mind that Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is open only to adults.

Located in the western outskirts of Philipsburg, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, an all-inclusive complex, happily welcomes guests who are interested in basing their vacation in or near this town.


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.

Great Bay Hotel is quite a large location boasting a total of 257 rooms. Abundant features and an exciting social scene make this expansive resort a hit with vacationers who like to keep busy. In terms of overall merit, we have rated this resort a rating of three and a half stars.

Below, you can see a list of in-room amenities found at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Double Bed
  • 120 AC
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • 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

Call ahead to ensure the availability of amenities, as some details vary per guest room.

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.

There is a casino on-site, so plan to visit the gaming center if you're in the mood to play.

To see this location's general amenities, check out the list below:

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

If you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect, it's best to contact the lodging since the specifics tend to change. To see a comprehensive description about the types of activities and recreation opportunities offered at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, 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.

Outside of the dining options on-site, travelers hoping to find further culinary diversity should also investigate some of the other local mealtime choices. Guests here will discover a few solid places to eat within reach of these accommodations. It can be helpful to learn about the nearby restaurants, even though Great Bay Hotel does have dining of its own, including Bay View Restaurant. To see a detailed discussion about dining, click here.

Guest Services

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel provides a lot of guest services, including the ones in the following list, helping you stay on track while enjoying your relaxing trip to St. Martin.

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

Also provided are a helpful set of business amenities, which makes Great Bay Hotel a good home-base for busy professionals.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center


You'll encounter lots of interesting sites and attractions in the vicinity of Great Bay Hotel. Some of these attractions include Philipsburg Theatres and Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. Considering this resort is right on Great Bay, this property is an ideal place for guests who just can't get enough sand and surf. You can also lounge by the water at Little Bay Beach, located within walking distance of the accommodations.

One of the closest areas to the resort is Philipsburg. For a fun way to fill your day, have yourself a side trip to some of the nearest towns and some important attractions along the way.

To learn more about what's located near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

General: (721) 542-2446

Information: (721) 542-2447



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