Great Bay Beach Hotel and Casino is 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. The beachfront property is designed to reflect the tropical beauty of the Caribbean. Accommodations provide 257 guest rooms and suites featuring air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, satellite television, hair dryer, coffee maker, private balcony or terrace and safe. Bay View Restaurant for is open all-day buffet dining; Molasses, open for dinner with international and Caribbean fare; and La Cucina, open for dinner with Italian fare. There are an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool, tennis court and water sports program on property. Point of interest include 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.
Another beautiful resort nearby is Divi Little Bay Beach & Racquet Club. Located on a private peninsula between two beautiful bays in Dutch St. Maarten, the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is minutes from the Caribbean's best shopping and dining, but feels worlds apart. The Divi Little Bay Beach Resort wraps around a soft, wide arc of white sand washed by the gentle blue waves of St. Maarten's Little Bay- the perfect complement to the resorts pastel exteriors and striking terra cotta rooflines.