PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (May 14, 2012) - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau teamed up with travel industry veteran Peter Greenberg for the launch of his new Michelin Guidebook series titled Like a Local at the New York launch event held at the Varick Room at TriBeca Cinemas on May 2, 2012.
Several St. Maarten hotels donated five-night stays, including Sapphire Beach Club & Resort, Princess Heights, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort and Porto Cupecoy. Six lucky guests walked away with these fabulous vacation packages while all attendees mingled and sipped cocktails from various regions that were featured in a variety of the guidebooks that included, but not limited to, the Caribbean, Cuba and New Orleans.
For more information on St. Maarten, visit the official site of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau at www.VacationStMaarten.com.
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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