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St. Maarten to be featured on HGTV's 'House Hunters on Vacation'

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Sept. 11, 2012) - HGTV's hit show "House Hunters On Vacation" was recently filmed at various properties and locations around St. Maarten for an episode that will air Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM on HGTV.

The episode will follow two couples who have been surprised with a vacation in St. Maarten. The host of the show, Taniya Nayak, will escort the four travelers to three villa rental properties around the island. The vacationers will ultimately choose their favorite property out of the three to enjoy for the duration of their trip.

Filming took place throughout both the Dutch and French sides of the island, including Maho Beach, Pic du Paradis, Mullet Bay, Front Street, Rue de Republique and the Grand Case area.

"We're thrilled that our beautiful island will be featured on HGTV," said Augusto Priest, acting director of tourism for the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau. "Viewers will see the many attractions St. Maarten possesses, along with the variety of properties the island offers to accommodate all tastes and budgets."

Viewers are encouraged to check local listings to confirm when the episode will be featured in their area.

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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