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St. Maarten's Porto Cupecoy Comes Alive in 2012 with Second Annual 'Arts in the Plaza' Festival

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PORTO CUPECOY, St. Maarten (January 17, 2012) – This winter, Porto Cupecoy Plaza in St. Maarten comes alive and celebrates its second annual "Arts in the Plaza" with nightly events from live Jazz and music to family fun.

Porto Cupecoy, a luxurious residential resort, an entertainment and shopping complex on the West Coast of St. Maarten, transforms into a vibrant stage from December through March where vacationers and locals can enjoy film festivals, winter concert series and farmer's markets.

Every Monday, from 7 pm to 9 pm, families and friends are able to enjoy cinematic adventures under the stars with critically acclaimed French films (English subtitles) such as Kings and Queens, Small Change, Cache, La Cage Aux Folles and Jean de Florette. Wednesday nights entice music lovers with alternating acts from around the globe each week. World-renowned musical talents include Jazz musician CJ Johnson and Mosaic as well as Baby Soda Jazz Band, Jose Conde and Trades. Friday nights go to the kids at Ernest and Fidel for a "Family Fun Night." The activities begin at 6pm where children and their parents enjoy a night filled with sports contests, games and prizes.

Culinary artists can delve into the eccentric local flavors that St. Maarten has to offer each Saturday morning at Market on the Plaza, Porto Cupecoy's own Open Air Market. Local fruits, vegetables, gourmet foods and unique island crafts will be available from 8 am to 12 pm. For those who want to keep the party sizzling, Rendez Vous Lounge and Le Bateau Ivre offers late night fun and dancing with live entertainment beginning at 7 pm.

For a complete list of events, dates and times, visit www.portocupecoy.com/aip. For more information on St. Maarten, visit the official site of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau at 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.

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