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Cure The Winter Blues With Travel Deals At St. Maarten's Favorite Resorts

Savings Up To 25% Off, Discounted Packages or Free Nights

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PHILIPSBURG (March 8, 2011) - Get out of the cold and dive into the surf with travel deals to St. Maarten. Vacationers seeking to cure the winter blues can take advantage of discounts at St. Maarten hotels including Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, Princess Heights, Flamingo Beach Resort, Royal Palm Beach Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Coral Beach Club, The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa and The Villas on Great Bay.

At Divi Little Bay Beach Resort vacationers can receive 20% off rates when booking by March 31, 2011 for travel April 1 - Dec. 23, 2011. Located on a private peninsula, and minutes from St. Maarten's famous shopping and dining areas, guests staying at the Divi will enjoy spacious suites or beachfront guestrooms that include an array of amenities from a freshwater swimming pool to lighted tennis courts. For additional information, visit www.DiviLittleBay.com.

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino is offering couples the "Some Like It Hot" three-night romance package that will be sure to create a memorable vacation. The package includes premiere room accommodations, a romantic three-course private dinner complete with champagne or house wine, as well as a couple's massage (55-minute) at the Good Life Spa. The package starts at $515 per room, per night, for travel through April 2, 2011; $420 per room, per night, for travel April 3 - Dec. 17, 2011. Rates are based on double occupancy. For more information, visit www.Sonesta.com/StMaarten.

Princess Heights is offering 25% off its nightly rates through its "Winter Promotion." Guests can choose from luxurious accommodations in either a deluxe studio suite or a one- or two-bedroom suite. Rates start from $213 per room, per night, for travel through April 30, 2011. For more information, visit www.PrincessHeights.com.

Flamingo Beach Resort and its sister property, Royal Palm Beach Resort, are offering travelers a fourth night free for travel through May 31, 2011. Guests can enjoy the sun and sand with a five-day vacation and experience all that St. Maarten has to offer. Travelers will indulge in an array of culinary offerings and a diverse amount of activities on land and at sea. Additional information can be found at www.DiamondResorts.com.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort is offering an "Early Bird" promotion where guests are afforded 20% off rates for travel now through Dec. 19, 2011. This offer is valid on all room categories which include superior rooms, studios, deluxe lofts, oceanfront and garden-view rooms as well as one- and two-bedroom suites. Oyster Bay Beach Resort is perched on a coral reef overlooking the Caribbean ocean and Oyster Pond Marina. Visit www.OysterBayBeachResort.com for additional information.

Coral Beach Club affords vacationers a savings of up to 25% off on three-night packages for travel Feb. 1 - April 15, 2011. Guests traveling April 30 - Dec. 15, 2011 can take advantage of a fifth- and seventh-night free when booking a six- or eight-day stay. For more information, visit www.coralbeach-club.com.

The luxurious Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is offering guests a free night on a seven-night minimum stay through its "Sunsational Savings" promotion. As part of the promotion, travelers will receive a daily buffet breakfast for two and a complimentary room upgrade (based on availability upon check-in). Rates for travel start at $482 per room, per night through April 30, 2011; $464 per room, per night, May 1 - Aug. 1, 2011; $348 per room, per night, Aug. 2 - Nov. 20, 2011 and $464 per room, per night, Nov. 21 - Dec. 11, 2011. Visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin for additional information.

The Villas on Great Bay is affording vacationers 10% off travel from April through November 2011. Rates start at $150 per room, per night, in Garden Villa accommodations. Surrounded by lush gardens and a pristine beach, The Villas on Great Bay are perfect for travelers seeking serenity and privacy while relaxing under the Caribbean sun. For more information, visit www.TheVillasOnGreatBay.com.

A complete list of hotels and resorts in St. Maarten, as well as a guide to the island, including where to dine, island activities and general information can be found by visiting www.VacationStMaarten.com.

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.

Find St. Maarten on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VacationStMaarten and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/StMaartenTravel. For more information, visit www.VacationStMaarten.com.

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