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St. Maarten Hotels & Resorts Provide Value-Friendly Packages For Fall

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NEW YORK (Oct. 9, 2009) - For travelers looking for a budget-friendly vacation during the fall season, several hotels on Dutch St. Maarten (http://www.VacationStMaarten.com) are offering value-added getaways with reduced rates, free nights, and complimentary stays.

With an average daily temperature of 80°, travelers can relax by 37 white-sand beaches, dine at a choice of over 300 restaurants, test their luck at 14 casinos, and explore the neighboring islands: Anguilla, St. Barths, St. Eustatius, and Saba.

Following is a selection of fall promotions:

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino are offering a "Share the Love" two-for-one, all-inclusive special. Guests can stay all-inclusive and bring a friend (all-inclusive) for free. Reservations must be made by Oct. 31 for travel through Dec. 15, 2009. Rates start at $230 per person, per night and include accommodations, all applicable taxes and service charges, activities program, food and beverage program, unlimited drinks alcoholic and non-alcoholic by the glass, non-motorized water sports and all resort amenities. To book, call 800-223-0757 or visit www.sonesta.com.

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is offering a Spectacular Fall Special promotion to offer guests a 40% savings through October 2009. Guests who book by Oct. 30th and travel by Oct. 31st will enjoy nightly rates starting at $149 which includes daily continental breakfast for two. To book, visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com.

Mary's Boon Beach Resort is offering up to two Free Nights on select bookings through Dec. 20, 2009. The Fall Special gives guests one night free on four-night bookings, and two nights free on seven-night stays for travel through Oct. 31, 2009 in Beachfront, Garden or Lower Lobby Studio categories. Those traveling Nov. 1 – Dec. 20, 2009 can enjoy one night free on seven-night bookings in Beachfront, Garden or Lower Lobby Studio categories. Rates start at $323 for a four-night stay. Free night offers are subject to availability. To book, visit www.marysboon.com or e-mail reservations@marysboon.com.

The Holland House Beach Hotel, located on Great Bay beach, is offering 20% off all rates for travel Oct. 1 – Dec. 15, 2009. Rates start at $147 per room, per night in a Street View Superior. A three night minimum applies to receive the discount. To book, visit www.hhbh.com.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten is truly a unique island in several ways. It is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. St. Maarten is also the culinary capital of the Caribbean with an eclectic array of elegantly-perfected culinary fusion that keeps “food lovers” returning each year. And with more than 300 restaurants, the island has something for everyone.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions including the vastly abundant treasure of rare animal and plant species at the St. Maarten Zoological and Botanical Garden. The historically-pivotal Fort Amsterdam, the St. Maarten Museum and the picturesque and symbolic Mount Concordia, where a treaty and harmonious peace was forged between the island’s two cultures more then 350 years ago, provide other unique attractions.

The Dutch capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping and a bustling city atmosphere in the heart of the Caribbean, while nightlife activities provide endless entertainment at the island’s 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs. For water enthusiasts scuba diving and snorkeling facilities are located throughout the island, which boasts a wide array of marine biodiversity and unique underwater dive sites such as the H.M.S. Proselyte, a notable British frigate which sank in St. Maarten’s waters in 1801.

Accommodations are varied with many designed to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning traveler and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten from a number of U.S. and Canadian cities as well as Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

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