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Enjoy a Summer Getaway to the Friendly Island of St. Maarten & Save on Select Hotels

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PHILIPSBURG (July 5, 2012) - Vacationers looking to jet off to the Caribbean this summer are afforded discounted deals and incentives when heading to the "Friendly Island" of St. Maarten. Some of the island's hottest resorts, including Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Coral Beach Club, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, are offering reduced rates, packages and added value to entice travelers looking for a summer getaway.

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort &: Spa is offering reduced rates for travelers booking the "2012 Caribbean Summer Spectacular" for travel though Oct. 31, 2012. Guests will receive reduced rates starting at $189 per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Additional information on the Westin St. Maarten can be found by visiting www.westin.com.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort is offering travelers two vacation options to save big at the property. Guests booking a minimum four-night stay will receive 30% off rates as well as free breakfast daily for two when booking by July 31, 2012 for travel through Aug. 3, 2012. Vacationers booking three nights or less will receive 10% off rates on reservations made by July 31, 2012 for travel through Dec. 19, 2012. For more information, visit www.obbr.com.

Vacationers receive a fifth or seventh night free (varies by travel dates) at Coral Beach Club. This offer is valid on new reservations for travel through Dec. 14, 2012. For additional information on Coral Beach Club, visit www.coralbeachclub.net.

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is offering two enticing vacation options. The four-night special provides studio suite accommodations for $499 for two people, a welcome bottle of wine and a ferry ride for two to the neighboring island of St. Barth's. This offer is valid on new reservations for travel through Dec. 21, 2012. Additionally, Divi is offering reduced rates starting at $139 per room, per night, based on double occupancy, in beachfront deluxe accommodations. As an added value for families, reduced rates for a one-bedroom suite start at $189 per room, per night, and children 12 years old and younger stay and eat free (when sharing accommodations with a paying adult). This offer is valid on reservations made by Aug. 31, 2012 for travel through Dec. 21, 2012. Visit www.divilittlebay.com for more information.

Lastly, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort are offering savings up to 50% off rates. Guests booking two nights at either Sonesta St. Maarten property will receive 35% off rates starting at $139 per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Those booking a minimum of three nights all-inclusive will receive 50% off with reduced rates starting at $120 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Offers are valid on new bookings made by Aug. 31, 2012 for travel through Sept. 30, 2012. For additional information, visit www.sonesta.com/greatbay or www.sonesta.com/mahobeach.

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.

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