Spring to St. Maarten with the Season's top travel deals offering reduced rates up to 50% off, added incentives

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PHILIPSBURG (April 16, 2013) - Vacationers looking to escape to a locale highlighted by idyllic white sand beaches, world-renowned cuisine and vivacious nightlife are in luck with an abundance of spring travel deals from properties throughout the "friendly island" of St. Maarten. Visitors to the island can take advantage of spring deal discounts from the participating hotels listed below, all located on the Dutch side of the island. Rates are reduced by as much as 50%, with value-added resort credits and savings also included.

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino are offering vacationers the "Fun in the Sun" package, with 35% off all-inclusive stays on reservations with a three-night minimum. Travelers booking five nights or longer will also receive $200 in resort credits to be used towards spa treatments, apparel, a three-course dinner and more. This offer is valid on new reservations made by April 30, 2013 for travel through Aug. 31, 2013. Reduced rates start at $135 at Great Bay and $139 at Maho, per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Additional information can be found by visiting www.sonesta.com/greatbay or www.sonesta.com/mahobeach.

Flamingo Beach Resort and Royal Palm Beach Resort are offering travelers every third night free this spring on new reservations booked by June 28, 2013, for travel through June 30, 2013. Rates start at $199 for Flamingo and $299 for Royal Palm, per room, per night, based on maximum occupancy. For additional information or to book, visit https://www.diamondresortsandhotels.com/?MKC=KTCPR or email rentalreservationseast@diamondresorts.com.

Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is affording guests a 40% discount for every second night when the first night is paid at the regular rate. Offer is valid on stays of two or more nights through Dec. 18, 2013 for arrivals Tuesdays through Thursdays. Nightly rates start at $189 during the summer season and $452 during the winter season. Rates quoted are per room. Each discounted second night starts at $113 during the summer season and $271 in the winter season. For additional information, visit www.westinstmaarten.com or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan ZB4.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort is giving travelers the chance to save up to 50% off regular room rates this spring with rates starting at $128 per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Discounts vary from 10 - 50% by room category for travel through May 4, 2013. Additionally, travelers can save 10% on all room categories at the property for travel May 5 - Dec. 19, 2013. A 20% tax and service charge applies to all rates and room categories. For additional information visit, www.oysterbaybeachresort.com.

For additional 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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