St. Martin and St. Maarten Hotels

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino

  • 19 Little Bay Rd. Map It
  • Philipsburg

Pros

  • Unlimited food and bar
  • Nice beach and pool
  • Enough activities to keep you busy

Cons

  • White, bare hallways have hospital-like feel
  • Expensive Wi-Fi
  • Although beach is beautiful, pollution can be a problem
  • Staff can be indifferent

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

St. Maarten's adults-only all-inclusive is well positioned even if it doesn't offer the height of luxury: away from the docks that are usually crawling with cruise ships, but only a 10-minute walk from downtown Philipsburg. The day-long activity schedule and no-limit food and bar policy are attractive, but like many properties of the same caliber, very necessary renovations continue. Although rooms have been redecorated in a Caribbean style, the common areas are dated and bland. There is a wide choice of rooms, including some with butler service and one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchens; all have terraces with fine views on the beachfront side. Rooms on the first floor are esssentially underground—get one on an upper floor facing the ocean.

Hotel Information

Address:

19 Little Bay Rd., Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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Phone:

721-542–2446; 800-223–0757-in U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • 257 rooms
  • Rate includes: All-inclusive

Published 10/12/2015

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