Location and Setting
Located on the Dutch side of the island, a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport and overlooking Great Bay Harbor. The capital of Philipsburg is only a 10-minute walk from the resort. This beachfront all-inclusive resort is designed to reflect the tropical beauty of the Caribbean.
257 guest rooms and suites featuring private balcony or terrace, luxury bath amenities, flat screen TVs with satellite channels, wireless internet (fee), air-conditioning, iron/ironing board, mini-fridge, hair dryer, coffee maker, safety deposit box, ipod docking station, alarm clock/radio.
Services and Facilities
Excursion desk for island activities and tours; kids activity program; casino; wedding facilities; internet café & wifi throughout resort (fee); resort boutique for souvenirs and sundries; car rental service; easy downtown access for duty-free shopping
The resort's all-inclusive program includes full breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks each day at a choice of three restaurants and four bars; all hotel taxes and service; weekly manager’s cocktail party & beach party dinner; in-room mini-fridge refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water (and for premier categories and higher, select spirits and beer); $10 per person in match bets for adults at the resort's Golden Casino; guest pass to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort with complimentary use of the sister resort’s facilities and all-inclusive meals & drinks program; daytime activities including water aerobics, pool toys, use of snorkeling equipment, tennis, darts, beach chess and more; nightly theme parties and live entertainment; use of the fitness room; nightly outdoor movies for kids and adults.
Dining and Entertainment
Three restaurants. Bay View Restaurant for all-day buffet breakfast, lunch and dining; Molasses International/Caribbean Restaurant, open for dinner with international and Caribbean flare; The Waterfront Café & Pizzeria, for al-fresco dining of hand-crafted pizzas baked in a traditional stone oven and mediterrainan dishes. Four bars and lounges. The Anchor Swim-Up Bar, The Bay View Bar, The Lobby Bar and The Living Room Bar & Lounge.
Recreation and Fitness
Three swimming pools, including an infinity pool, two whirlpools and a floodlit tennis court on property. There is a modern fully-equipped gym, free of charge for resort guests. There is also a Scuba Dive & Watersports Center on property. Activity center with water aerobics, volleyball, crab racing, scuba diving, tennis, shuffleboard, table soccer and black jack lessons; table tennis.
The resort offers an intimate setting for smaller sales meetings, team building events, company retreats, incentive meetings or brainstorming events. The property holds 4,000 square feet of meeting space (the largest room measuring 2,583 square feet). Quiet nooks offer respite for smaller team sessions, banquet capacity for 200 guests makes larger events comfortable.
The resort offers several spectacular outdoor locations to host nuptials along our one-mile stretch of ocean-front property meeting the Caribbean's turquoise waters. The property also overlooks Great Bay Harbor, a lovely oasis with panoramic views.
Points of Interest
Downtown Philipsburg, Marigot, Court House, St. Maarten Museum, Front Street, Fort Amsterdam. The hotel can offer suggestions and information on all of the ‘must-see’ tours and attractions.
There is a gift shop on the hotel premises. The island is famous for its duty-free shopping and downtown Phillipsburg is only 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m. Taxes and Gratuities: 21% tax and utility service charge. Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diners Club accepted. Languages: English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian. Currency: All transactions are done in US and Canadian dollars, Euros and Netherlands Antilles Guilders. Electricity: 110 volts.
Sonesta Great Bay Beach & Casino St. Maarten
19 Little Bay RD, P.O. Box 910
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles