Warm up the Winter with Hot Deals to St. Maarten; Reduced rates, Packages, Added Incentives

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PHILIPSBURG (Jan. 7, 2013) - Travelers looking to have some fun in the sun and escape the winter blues are afforded discounted deals and added incentives when heading to St. Maarten in the New Year. Some of the island's hottest resorts, including Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, are offering reduced rates, packages and added value to bring vacationers to the "Friendly Island."

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino are featuring 25% off all-inclusive stays through the "Winter Getaway Sale." This offer is valid on new reservations made by Jan. 31, 2013 for travel through March 31, 2013. Reduced rates start at $193 at Great Bay and $197 at Maho, per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Additional information can be found by visiting, www.sonesta.com/mahobeach or www.sonesta.com/greatbay.

Travelers enjoy 10% off rates at Oyster Bay Beach Resort on all room categories with reduced rates starting at $248 per room, per night, based on double occupancy, plus a 20% tax and service charge. This offer is valid on new reservations made by Jan. 15, 2013 for travel March 1 - Dec. 19, 2013. For additional information visit, www.oysterbaybeachresort.com.

Sail into savings at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort for the St. Maarten Classic Yacht Regatta with reduced rates starting at $199 per room, per night, based on double occupancy. This offer is valid on new reservations made for travel March 25 - April 1, 2013 on minimum three-night stays. Guests will also receive VIP activities during the Regatta, free breakfast for two, complimentary vouchers for a catamaran spectator sail during the regatta and VIP invitations to the opening party and closing ceremony. For more information, visit www.diviresorts.com/classic-regatta.

The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is affording travelers a fifth night free through the Sunsational Savings package on stays through Dec. 31, 2013. Guests will also receive complimentary American breakfast for two daily and a complimentary upgrade based on availability at check-in. For additional information, visit www.westinstmaarten.com.

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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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