PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (October 19, 2010) - Due to its value-added popularity, St. Maarten is extending the booking window of the Winter in St. Maarten promotion to Nov. 1, 2010 and continuing to offer 25% off nightly room rates at select hotels, free nights, as well as "SXM Bucks" to be used at participating restaurants, casinos, car rentals, shops, spas and attractions.
The following offers are valid on bookings (minimum of four nights) made by Nov. 1, 2010 for travel Dec. 15, 2010 through April 15, 2011 and are exclusive to www.VisitStMaarten.com and the VisitStMaarten Call Center 1-800-309-2005.
Participating hotels and sample offers are as follows (rates are per person, based on double occupancy):
Westin Dawn Beach Resort - Westin Resort is nestled into the lush hillside of Dawn Beach embraced by miles of blue hues, acres of tropical colors and a sandy white beach. Winter in St. Maarten offer: Stay four nights and receive the fifth night free, plus breakfast for two. Rates start at $368 per night.
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino - Sonesta Great Bay is an all-inclusive family resort overlooking beautiful Great Bay Harbor and a short 10-minute walk from the exciting capital of Philipsburg. Winter in St. Maarten offer: 25% off nightly rates and $50 SXM Bucks per room, per day. Rates start at $154 per night.
Princess Heights - Princess Heights is a family-operated, boutique condo hotel offering spacious studios and suites featuring balconies with ocean views in the Dawn Beach area. Winter in St. Maarten offer: 25% off nightly rates and $50 SXM Bucks per room, per night. Rates start at $214 per night.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort - Sonesta Maho is an all-inclusive resort set on 10 acres of lush, beachfront property that offers a variety of accommodations in the upbeat Maho area in the heart of the nightlife. Winter in St. Maarten offer: 25% off nightly rates, plus $50 SXM Bucks per room, per day. Rates start at $162 per night.
Oyster Bay Beach Resort - Oyster Bay is a family resort nestled among the coves and curves of the pristine, mile-long Dawn Beach. Winter in St. Maarten offer: 20% off nightly rates, plus $100 SXM Bucks per room. Rates start at $200 per night.
The following hotels are offering Winter in St. Maarten specials on stays through Dec. 15, 2010.
Flamingo Beach Resort - Flamingo Beach is a family resort located in Pelican Key with charming accommodations that offer comfort and relaxation from beach, pool activities and water sports. Winter in St. Maarten offer: Book three nights starting at $299 per person, based on double occupancy.
Royal Palm Beach Resort - Royal Palm Beach is a family resort where every suite is beachfront. It is situated on beautiful Cole Bay, with a picturesque backdrop. Winter in St. Maarten offer: Book three nights starting at $495 per person, based on double occupancy.
Joshua Rose Guest House - Joshua Rose Guest House is a family-owned guesthouse located in Philipsburg. The guesthouse prides itself with personal service and attention to ensure every guest comfort and service. Winter in St. Maarten offer: Rates starting as low as $55 per night per person, based on double occupancy.
"SXM Bucks" spending credits can be used at the following participating retailers:
• Restaurants: Antoine's, The Tides Restaurant, Pineapple Pete, Sopranos Restaurant, Saratoga, Beau Beau's, Fusion, Infinity, Island Flava, La Cucina and Molasses.
• Shops: AMA Jewelers, Ballerina Jewelers, Bedazzled Jewelers, Caribbean Gems, Diamonds International, Effy Collection, Lucky Too Gift Shop, Lucky Too Jewelers, Shipwreck Shops, St. Maarten Guavaberry and Tanzanite International.
• Casinos: Casino Royale, Golden Casino and Diamond Casino.
• Spas: The Spa, Indulgence by the Sea and Good Life Spa.
• Attractions: Aqua Mania Adventures, Exquisite Watersports, Xaro Tours, Atlantis Adventures and 12 Metre Challenge.
• Car Rentals: Avis Car Rental, Best Deal Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Rolex Car Rental, U-Save Car Rental and Value Car Rental.
For more information about the Winter in St. Maarten specials, visit http://www.VisitStMaarten.com or call 1-800-309-2005.
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 to keep “food lovers” returning each year. And with more than 300 restaurants, the island has tastes to satisfy every palate and pocketbook.
Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island’s 36 square miles 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. Unique attractions include the historic Fort Amsterdam, the St. Maarten Museum, and the picturesque and symbolic Mount Concordia, where the Treaty of Concordia was signed more than 350 years ago to promote peaceful coexistence of two cultures on one island.
The Dutch capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with bustling city atmosphere in the heart of the Caribbean, while nightlife activities provide endless entertainment with 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs. During the day water sport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island’s scuba diving and snorkeling facilities which are located throughout the island. The island boasts a wide array of marine biodiversity and unique underwater dive sites that include the H.M.S. Proselyte, a notable British frigate which sank in St. Maarten’s waters since 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 from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.
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