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 destination is the perfect option for guests looking for some after hours fun. Whether it's the a game of chance or the Caribbean bar scene that excites you, this waterfront resort has you covered. Younger guests and those visiting as a family should remember that Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is open only to adults.

Located along the western outskirts of Philipsburg, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, an all-inclusive property, offers a warm welcome to tourists who are thinking about basing their vacation 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.

With a total of 257 rooms, Great Bay Hotel is a very big location. A range of neat features and plenty of guests to mingle with make this super-sized property popular among vacationers who like to keep busy. This resort has been awarded a three and a half star rating, for many reasons, including overall quality, amenities, and service.

A check list of the guest room amenities awaiting visitors at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is provided below.

  • 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 property to request or confirm certain amenities, if it's a high priority for 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 when you're looking for a night out.

The list below displays 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, since these details tend to change, it's a good idea to call ahead of time if you're still not sure exactly what to expect. To read an in-depth discussion about the activities 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.

In addition to the dining options on-location, visitors looking for more culinary variety might also want to think about the area's other local eateries. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will find a limited but good selection of restaurants nearby. It's helpful to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, even though Great Bay Hotel does have dining of its own, including Bay View Restaurant. To find out more about dining in this area, click here.

Guest Services

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel offers a lot of guest services, including the ones that are listed below, so you can depend on these few extras during your vacation.

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

The property also has a healthy list of business amenities, which can be an asset to people who may need to put in some work during their visits.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center


You'll encounter numerous attractions located within a short distance of Great Bay Hotel. Some of the closest attractions include Philipsburg Theatres and Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. Since this resort is located directly on Great Bay, this property is particularly appealing to anyone who wants to experience the area's beautiful coastal region. Also, don't miss Indigo Bay Beach, found within walking distance.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the resort is Philipsburg. If you find yourself with spare time, have yourself a side trip to some of the nearest towns and some important attractions along the way.

To see more about other destinations and attractions near Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, 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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