Location. The adults-only, all-inclusive Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is perched on the beach near Mt. Willem and sits 5 minutes from downtown Philipsburg's shopping and restaurants and near the boardwalk. A zoo, botanical gardens, parrot jungle, butterfly farm, and scenic vistas of Paradise Peak are nearby. Resort Features. The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa draws couples, recreational aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts by offering a tropical mix of snorkeling, volleyball, stage shows, and gaming. Beach service and afternoon tea are included, and a manager’s cocktail party and beach dinner are held each week. The resort's Golden Casino offers 84 slot machines, 4 blackjack tables, a roulette wheel, and 2 poker tables. Guests can relax at Serenity Spa, offering massages, manicures and pedicures, and facial and body treatments. Guests can keep fit with morning walks, aqua aerobics, or work outs in the 24 hour fitness center. This adults-only resort also offers retail shops, including a jewelry store, and a tour desk. Beach towels and beach umbrellas are also available for the hotel's private direct access beach. Guest passes to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort are provided, with complimentary use the resort’s facilities, restaurants, bars, and lounges. Guestrooms. The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa features 257 contemporary guestrooms and suites with blond-wood furnishings, colorful fabrics, and flat-screen TVs with international channels, as well as in-room safes, minibars stocked with soft drinks, and balconies or terraces. Guestrooms also offer iPod docking stations and complimentary wireless Internet access (a fee applies for premium connections). Turndown service is included. The Suite 1 Bedroom (Miramar Butler Service) room category also features butler services, which include providing guests with a cell phone to keep in contact with each other and the butler; making food and spa reservations; tour bookings; laundry, guest wardrobe, and shoe shine services; and expediting all room service orders. Secure outdoor parking is free.