We booked this resort because we had seen footage of Maho Beach on the Discovery Channel and put it on our bucket list. We were not disappointed. The hotel is a wonderful place to spend a vacation. Our plane landed at 2:00 and by 2:30, we were on the beach. Check in was a breeze and the front desk agent gave us a wonderful room way up on the 9th floor. The room was very clean, the air conditioning worked well, the refrigerator in the room was stocked with drinks (replenished every day) and the bathroom had lots of clean towels and amenities. The balcony had table and chairs to watch the planes coming in. The resort is undergoing construction, but it does not impact guests, as the work is on a building behind the resort. The grounds are beautiful with tropical flowers, palm trees and winding paths. We loved the casual dining. Both the Palms Grill and the Ocean Terrace had wonderful service and awesome open air sea views. Food selections were good every day. Breakfast contained eggs (any way), omelets, pancakes, french toast, breakfast potatoes, beans, cold cuts, breads and muffins, and fresh fruit. Every day. Lunch also offered tasty selections each day with lots of salads and grilled options. Dinner each day had a different preparation of fish, pork, chicken and beef. There were plenty of salads and side dishes to choose from. Desserts were fresh and tasty. There is also a pub on the property which fellow guests rated well, but we really
"Honeymoon in St. Maarten (August 25-September 1)"
Our stay at Sonesta Great Bay was incredible! It was the off season, so we practically had the entire resort to ourselves (with some other very fun and friendly guests!) We chose Sonesta Great Bay over the sister resort in Maho Beach, because of the beach and it's proximity to Phillipsburg, the capital. The hotel was within walking distance to Phillipsburg and it made for some quick, scenic (and very hot) walks to town whenever we liked. The pools were great, especially the infinity pool which looked out over the bay. Free lounge chairs, a swim up bar, towel service, what more could you ask for? We upgraded to an ocean view room, as the island view rooms are right next to a busy road and don't seem to have much of a view. Definitely recommend staying ocean view:) The great bay hotel seems to be a bit older and outdated than the Maho Beach but our room was very clean and the shower had GREAT water pressure. The food was incredible and despite the low attendance of guests, the staff still offered activities such as outdoor movies, live music, drinking games, and bingo. When staying at either Sonesta resorts, you can visit and use the amenities at both. Maho Beach is more upbeat, kid friendly, with a lot of night life and Great Bay is more low key, relaxing, and romantic. I highly recommend choosing Sonesta Great Bay
My wife and I checked in on the day of our anniversary and the room was nicely decorated for her with flowers, rose and wine. Beautiful setting, it was a wonderful atmosphere, we made some friends and the staff was amazing.
Hugo from California
Situated on a private beach, the 30-acre Pelican Resort Club is halfway between the Dutch and French duty-free shopping …More
Basic hotel on the edge of town approached through an industrial estate. Convenient for cruise terminal. Rooms need upgrading but will accommodate 4 people, so are reasonable value - for St Martin. Noise of dogs barking plus cockerels most of the night so not for light sleepers although bed was comfortable. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Family friendly business traveler friendly tropical gardens swimming pool covered gazebo by the pool and BBQ grill …More
The Holland House Beach Hotel is conveniently located in the central shopping area of Philipsburg and it is also on the beach. I recommend getting a room with beach view. The hotel has a very nice restaurant and bar.
The staff is very friendly. I particularly appreciated the help of Luisanny, who works at the front desk in the afternoons and evenings. She went out of her way to help me plan things to do and in many other ways was very helpful. I was traveling alone and she was a Godsend. Thank you Luisanny!
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