What's Near Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel

Many visitors decide to spend their holidays on the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten knowing that they'll get to see the beautiful beaches that the region is famous for.

If you or your group are big beach fans, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is just what you are looking for. This lodging is located along the shore, so vacationers can spend every day under the sun if they want. The beach on this property enjoy the perfect amount of harmony when it comes to daily visitors; it is located not far off from the landmarks in St. Martin, yet maintains an atmosphere that isn't overtly over-crowded.

Nearby Beaches

Great Bay

Needless to say, since Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel was built directly on Great Bay, spending time at the shore is one of the main attractions at this property. 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. Clicking on each link below allows you to view a detailed page:

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 this property. 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 instead you're interested in plenty of sand, surf and seclusion, Back Bay might be just right 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. You can find it located just a short hike off.

Nearby Areas

Stopping over at a town or community close to your resort can help diversify your itinerary, whether it's about trying their underrated nightlife, or simply experiencing some of the local culture while on your trip. Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel is situated toward the western outskirts of Philipsburg, in the vicinity of Marigot.

The areas found closest to Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel are listed below.

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

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel serves as a great locale for active tourists. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed when searching from this lodging. In fact, this region is simply full of places for travelers to explore, like Philipsburg Theatres, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, and The Salt Pickers. Of the three, the closest is Philipsburg Theatres.

These attractions are just a sample of what's in the area; find more listed 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 looking for somewhere interesting to go, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit might be just right for you. 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

Learning more about nearby accommodation options is sometimes a good means of getting a feel for the area. Readers can find no shortage of other destinations to think about in the vicinity, as this part of the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten is home to a terrific variety of resort and hotel options. If you'd like to get additional information about hotel booking possibilities available in the region, view the table below.

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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