What's Located Around Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel

Lots of guests decide to visit the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten just for the fabulous beaches that the island is known for.

If you are a fan of the beach, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is the right spot for you. This site is set along the water, so tourists can spend all day every day under the sun if that is what they want to do. This beach enjoy the perfect balance concerning crowd size; it's not too far from the landmarks in St. Martin, but nurtures a presence that is not too crowded or hectic.

Nearby Beaches

Great Bay

Of course, since Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel was built directly on Great Bay, hanging out at the beach is one of the main attractions here. Great Bay, located on the southern end of the island and in the heart of the capital, features a two mile long beach filled with lush white sand and beautiful palms. An extended boardwalk adds a party atmosphere to the beach. For travelers who are eager for some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the following names to view our detailed article:

Beaches Near Great Bay Hotel
Beach Distance Direction Location
Indigo Bay Beach 0.6 WSW Little Bay
Cay Bay 1.3 W 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Back Bay 1.8 E 1.3 mi. East-Southeast of Philipsburg
Geneve Bay 1.8 E 1.3 mi. East of Philipsburg
Guana Bay 2.2 ENE Guana Bay
Kim Sha Beach 2.5 W Simpson Bay
Gibbs Bay 2.5 ENE 1.0 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Red Pond Bay 2.9 ENE 0.7 mi. South of Oyster Pond
Dawn Beach 3.1 NE Oyster Pond
Simpson Bay Beach 3.3 WNW Simpson Bay
Burgeaux Bay 4.1 W Beacon Hill
Maho Bay Beach 4.4 W Maho Reef
Mullet Bay 4.7 WNW 1.7 mi. West of Simpson Bay

Indigo Bay Beach is the one that's nearest to the resort. Indigo Bay Beach, located on the southern end of the island, features soft white sand and calm waters, making it an popular destination for tourists. Considered to be one of the best beaches for kayaking on St. Maarten, the beach is also ideal for snorklers and divers, who will also find several great spots for underwater exploration around the numerous coral reefs located just off shore.

If you're looking for a less raucous beach scene, Back Bay could be a better choice for you. Back Bay is situated on the east coast of the island and features dramatic hills and exciting waves splashing against the coast. Visitors head to area to admire the geological formations and natural feel rather than swimming in the sea, which can be quite dangerous. Swimmers can choose instead to head toward the natural pools. It can be found just a meager distance away.

Nearby Areas

Vacationers who want to know a little bit more about what else is in the area might want to know how many miles the closest city or town is from the property. Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is located in the western outskirts of Philipsburg, near Marigot.

The table below lists some of the areas near Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Little Bay 0.7 W
Welgelegen 0.9 NW
Saunders 1.3 NNW
Point Blanche 1.4 SE
Betty's 1.6 N
Newll 1.7 W
Middle Region 1.8 NE
Sint Maarten 1.8 N
Zorg En Rust 1.9 N
Cole Bay 1.9 WNW

Nearby Attractions

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Vacationers in need of a fun agenda during their trip to the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten will quickly learn that Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is in a great location for being active. You will find that this particular part of Philipsburg claims a number of exciting attractions, including Philipsburg Theatres, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, and The Salt Pickers. Though there are at least three great attractions nearby, the closest one is Philipsburg Theatres.

For even more attractions to add to your agenda, find several of the nearest named in the following table.

Attractions Near Great Bay Hotel
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Philipsburg Theatres Movie Theater -- -- Philipsburg
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Museum -- -- Philipsburg
The Salt Pickers Monument 0.8 E Philipsburg
The Courthouse Historical Site 0.7 E Philipsburg
Wathey Square Park 0.7 E Philipsburg
St. Maarten Museum Museum 0.9 E Philipsburg
St. Maarten Zoo Zoo 1.1 NNE Philipsburg
Sucker Garden Salt Factory Ruins Historical Site -- -- 1.4 mi. Northeast of Philipsburg
Fort Willem I Historical Site 0.3 WNW Little Bay
Fort Amsterdam Historical Site 0.7 S 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Groot Bai Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.7 S 1.0 mi. South West of Philipsburg
Mary's Fancy Plantation Plantation 1.3 NNW Saunders
Emilio Wilson Historic Park Park 1.4 NNW Saunders
Sint Maarten Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.8 SE 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Eastern End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.8 SE 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Marine Park Western End Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.8 SE 1.5 mi. Southeast of Philipsburg
Belvedere Plantation Historical Site 2.5 NE 0.9 mi. West of Oyster Pond
Seaside Nature Park Park -- -- 1.9 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 2.0 W 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Caribbean Cinemas - St. Maarten Megaplex 7 Movie Theater 2.0 W 1.0 mi. Southeast of Simpson Bay
Sunset Theatre Movie Theater -- -- Simpson Bay

If you're on the lookout for somewhere interesting to go, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit could be a good option. An unexpected find on the island, this Star Wars replica and memorabilia museum not only exists, but it is one of the top three most popular museums in the whole of the Caribbean. Created by international artist Nick Maley, you can stop in and tour all of the important movie history that has touched him and his wife over the years.

Nearby Accommodations

When choosing a place to stay, it is often worthwhile to learn about nearby accommodation options as a way to get a better feel for the region. Readers will find plenty of additional destinations to think about before coming to a decision, as this part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten offers visitors a terrific selection of resort and hotel options. Find out about all of the region's booking options by viewing the following table.

Accommodations near Great Bay Hotel
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Sea Palace Resort 0.4 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Divi Little Bay Beach & Racquet Club 0.5 SSW 0.9 mi. West-Southwest of Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Seaview Beach Hotel 0.6 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Horizon View Beach Hotel 0.7 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Holland House Beach Hotel 0.8 E Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Ernest Hotel -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Midtown Motel -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Monte Oro Hotel -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Paula's Country Inn -- -- Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
 

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