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'Winter In St. Maarten' Promotion Booking Window Extended To Dec. 15; Up To 25% Off Nightly Rates, SXM Bucks

For Travel Dec. 15, 2010 – April 15, 2011

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Dec. 6, 2010) - Due to its value-added popularity, St. Maarten is extending the booking window of the Winter in St. Maarten promotion to Dec. 15, 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 Dec. 15, 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 and $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 and $100 SXM Bucks per room. Rates start at $200 per night.

"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

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As "the culinary capital of the Caribbean," St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants, one for each day of the year to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island's 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island's scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment.

Accommodations are varied 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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