About Great Bay Beach Resort

The 257-room beachfront Great Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten is located on a one-mile stretch of beach within walking distance to the capital, Philipsburg.

This four-star property offers three swimming pools, two whirlpools, four restaurants, four bars, the Golden Casino, a spa and a gym.

Adding to the excitement and amenities are a host of water sports, tours and excursions, tennis, wireless internet and live entertainment. Get the St. Maarten experience at Great Bay!

Dining & Entertainment

Dining at Great Bay exudes understated style that is complemented by warm and professional service. Our four restaurants and four bars will entice your culinary senses and entertain the "night owl" in everyone!

Bay View Restaurant. A lavish buffet and a selection of dishes from exciting, live cooking stations and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Il Pescatore Seafood Restaurant. Refined dining at Il Pescatore offers an à la carte menu including a bountiful special seafood plate for two. Views of the Caribbean Sea create a peaceful ambiance in this indoor space, with air-conditioning to cool down warm island nights, while windows are opened on select evenings to enjoy the ocean breeze. In the morning, the same space offers delicious, white glove, à la carte breakfast complimented by the serene surroundings. Caribbean chic attire recommended.

Tre Assi Pizzeria. Enjoy casual daytime dining at this beachfront terrace pizzeria. Oven-fired, authentic Italian pizza is made-to-order and a must have for a midday meal. If there are too many toppings to choose from, grilled sandwiches and burgers are also served.

Water’s Edge Restaurant. Truly on the edge of the water, this al fresco dining is a chic retreat for a romantic meal or relaxing respite. Mediterranean and Italian cuisine graces the à la carte menu, and ranges from traditional favorites to updates on classic dishes.

Bars and Lounges

Quench your thirst at our swim-up bar, or enjoy one of three other lounges, each with liberating libations from classic to exotic.

Anchor Swim-Up Bar The Anchor Swim-Up pool bar overlooks the beach and serves cool, refreshing beverages without ever having to leave the water!

Bay View Bar Bay View Bar is located next to the main restaurant, offering a place to relax, enjoy a drink and take life easy in the shade.

The Lobby Bar The resort's Lobby Bar is designed with a spectacular granite floor and teak furnishings. Our guests love to stop by for a pre-dinner aperitif.

The Living Room Bar & Lounge This is the place for live entertainment and dancing, so let your hair down and enjoy some great local bands in this unique and relaxing setting.

The Golden Casino When the sun sets in St. Maarten, that’s when the real fun begins! Now, it’s time to tempt Lady Luck at the Golden Casino. Enjoy the thrill of Caribbean stud poker, blackjack, roulette, or one of our many slot machines. The Golden Casino is conveniently located next to the lobby and is open every afternoon until the early morning hours.

Features & Activities

Great Bay Beach Resort St. Maarten is located on the Dutch side of the island, a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport, and overlooking a beautiful mile long stretch of white sand beach. The capital of Philipsburg is only a 10-minute walk from the resort and offers prime duty-free shopping, dining, historical attractions, nightlife and entertainment.

Every heart’s desire is within reach at Great Bay—from an invigorating swim in our swimming pools to a very deserving massage.

Hone your serve on our lighted tennis court, or tempt your competitive edge with volleyball, beach Olympics or table soccer. Keep in shape with a session of water aerobics, or work a sweat in our fully-equipped fitness centre or enjoy a relaxing massage at the resort's Serenity Spa.

Yearning to try something new? Dive under with scuba, or take home some moves (or luck!) with a meringue or a black jack lesson.


Our fully-equipped gym is complimentary for owners and their guests. For fitness buffs, a personalized fitness program is available, with a variety of options, including workouts that emphasize endurance, interval, flexibility and/or strength training.

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 and much more.

Local Area

Whatever your curiosity, wherever you’d like to discover or explore, we’re here to guide you on your adventure.

Between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond, you will find Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten. Founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy, it soon became a bustling center of international trade. Today, Philipsburg bustles with a host of duty-free shops, cafés, boutiques and attractions. Its waterfront has become a popular stop for cruise ships, and the town's many restaurants, cafés and night clubs offer entertainment and dining options.

Front Street, the main thoroughfare, is lined with duty-free shops that offer everything from Italian leather goods, the latest technology and local handicrafts. Throughout the capital, visitors will also find examples of traditional West Indian and colonial architecture, as well as notable historic sites such as Fort Amsterdam, the first Dutch military outpost in the Caribbean.


Great Bay’s excursion desk assists in creating a variety of island activities and tours, from biking and kayaking to sailing, scuba and deep sea fishing.

Wireless Internet (located throughout the resort) lets you connect to the world back home, or simply make use of the cozy Internet café when not off enjoying myriad island activities.

If you want to tie the knot, the resort makes for dream destination nuptials, with a variety of locations.

Get where you want to go on the island with car rental service. Or pop into the resort boutique for souvenirs and sundries.

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