Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Our resort

Overlooking beautiful Great Bay and the sparkling sea and a short, 10-minute walk from the exciting capital of Philipsburg, the resort offers the best of both worlds: great shopping, dining and entertainment, and a tropical escape within a beachfront oasis. With spectacular views, a full range of amenities and a mile of white, sandy beach, the resort provides the perfect backdrop for a limitless, all-inclusive Caribbean experience.



Features & Amenities

limitless all-inclusive

The resort's limitless all-inclusive includes full breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks each day at a choice of four restaurants and four bars; all hotel taxes and service; full exchange privileges to sister resort Sonesta Maho Beach Resort; weekly beach party dinner; in-room mini-fridge refreshed daily, and much more!

butler service

Guests staying in the Miramar One- and Two-Bedroom Butler Suites receive personalized butlers who promise convenient, discreet service, and cater to every whim. For all requests, guests are provided with a cell phone with direct access to their personal butler. The resort’s butlers handle everything from packing and unpacking luggage, laundry services, dinner reservations with preferential seating, booking of tours, activities and spa treatments, even down to arranging an idyllic romantic dinner for two.

day time activities

Join the fun filled, high energy resort animators, every day, as they take you through a wide variety of activities, fun and games, ranging from the cool and relaxed bingo to the energetic volley ball. Keep fit while on vacation with our sunrise morning walks, aqua aerobics and dance classes.

nightly entertainment

The resort offers a full-time entertainment program with night activities including beach parties, guest musicians and entertainers by night.

fitness room

Stay fit while at Great Bay! Equipment includes BH Fitness Ultra series treadmills, BH Fitness Recumbent stationary bike, BH Fitness Ellipitcal machine, BodyCraft Xpress pro multi-station weight machine and Magnum fitness series free weights up to 50 lb. sets.

serenity spa

Serenity Spa, the resort's full-service spa, promises a rejuvenating atmosphere and a variety of services to soothe and relax. Indulge yourself with hot stone massage, aroma therapy massage, couple's massage, detoxifying destressing treatments for men and the green coffee cellulite treatment and much more.

tour & excursion desk

A dedicated tours & excursions desk will guide you to all of our daily events and help you to organize off-property activities, including shopping excursions to Philipsburg or Marigot, ferry trips to St. Barts or Anguilla, golf, dolphin swims, snorkeling and scuba excursions, sunset dinner cruises and any other island adventure you’d like to try.

resort boutique

Find all your souvenir, resort wear, swim suits, snacks, beverages, wines and much more all in one stop.

the golden casino

Open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m., the resort's Golden Casino is the perfect place to kick off or end your nights in St. Maarten. Enjoy over 110 state-of-the-art slot machines, electronic blackjack, 3 card poker, ultimate Texas hold em and roulette. Sign up for a players card and enjoy great rewards such as cash back, free stays and rebates on future trips to our resort. We also have a Vegas odds Sportsbook which allows mail in pay for events taking place after you have left.

duty-free shopping

A ten minute walk to downtown Philipsburg for duty-free shopping of electronics, jewelry, linens, perfume, and more.

adventure dive center and water sports

Here at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino Adventure Dive Center and Water Sports offer something for everyone. Enjoy a fun-filled day and get wet in the sun. Our instructors, dive masters, captains, tour guides and beach staff are friendly, knowledgeable and ready to give you the personalized service you expect. Please note that there is an additional fee for diving and various motorized water sports.