Published Date:  Monday, August 27, 2018
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SONESTA ST. MAARTEN RESORTS AND SUNWING VACATIONS ANNOUNCES CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP OFFERING SEVEN-NIGHT PACKAGES FOR TRAVEL STARTING FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Sonesta St Maarten Resorts and Sunwing Vacations are partnering once again offering seven-night packages to the limitless, all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort and the family-friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa reopening this winter season 2018/2019. 

Sunwing has shown enduring support and commitment to St. Maarten and the Maho Group, owners and operators of Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts, by continuing this vital and exclusive partnership post Hurricane Irma. Sunwing has been instrumental in sharing their resources and contributing meaningfully to the island’s recovery, as the destination is poised for a come back this winter.    “We’re grateful for the large loyal following we have in the Canadian market and flattered that many of our Canadian guests consider Sonesta and St. Maarten their second home,” comments Eliska Hesova, Director of Revenue & Business Development for Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten. “Our staff is moved by the kind support of past Sunwing guests expressing concern and patiently waiting for packages to become available,” continues Ms. Hesova. “So we’re thrilled to now welcome our Canadian guests back this winter to experience the redesigned and improved properties and enjoy all the things they’ve come to love about our resorts and our destination over the years.”

Doug Donovan, Senior Director of Product for Sunwing adds, “We are committed more than ever to help rebuild St. Maarten and value our exclusive partnership with the Maho Group. Sunwing clients have come to expect the best from Sonesta Resorts and we’re delighted to be able to reintroduce our value-added packages to this consistently popular vacation destination.”

Sunwing will resume weekly flight services from both Montreal and Toronto on Thursday February 28, 2019 and continue their operations year-round. Seven-night packages at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort start from $1,595 per person departing from Toronto and $1,645 per person when departing from Montreal. At Sonesta Ocean Point, seven-night packages from Toronto are available from $2,795 per person and $2,845 per person from Montreal. All package prices are in Canadian dollars, are based on double occupancy of Superior Room on an all-inclusive basis, include return flights on board Sunwing Airlines, local transfers and the services of a Sunwing Experiences representative. Prices are subject to availability and include an early booking discount valid until September 30, 2018.

Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts has taken every measure to implement the latest engineering innovations and storm resistant materials in the rebuild, doing its utmost to ensure the future security and well being of its properties, staff and guests. 

Coming back “Stronger and Brand New”, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa will debut a modern new look throughout the hotel, and guestrooms will receive an enhanced layout creating more comfort and better usage of the interior space including larger bathrooms allowing in natural light. Designed by Galo Rosa, the same designer as Sonesta Ocean Point, new furniture includes ultra comfortable bedding and European standard mattresses, with a wood-based bedframe made from sustainably harvested forests, under the Forest Certification Encouragement Program. Its signature family-friendly charms will remain the same, offering an array of restaurants and bars, Kids Club and Teen Zone, fun daily activities and personalized services. 

The lobby at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort will get a total revamp with an updated contemporary style, and the new Casa Blue, a Spanish-style tapas restaurant, will debut on the rooftop terrace above Azul restaurant. The effortlessly chic Caribbean style the resort is known for will remain throughout the property and suites. 

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Reopening November 15, 2018, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort embraces a contemporary Caribbean style, offering an adults-only, limitless all-inclusive vacation experience, while bringing style, luxury and outstanding service to St. Maarten. Set in the most spectacular location with breathtaking views over Maho Bay, adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, the 129 all-suite ultra-luxurious yet sustainable “resort within a resort” sits on the westernmost point of the island and features three exclusive pools including the Edge pool with a zero entry cliff side beach, four bars and two restaurants including the signature Azul restaurant and other resort amenities such as 24-hour room service, state-of-the-art fitness center, an open-air wellness area and private cabanas. Amenities are complemented by exemplary service from personalized concierges and Butler service in the top 25 suite categories for extra comfort and next level luxury, all culminating in one of the most uniquely designed resorts in St. Maarten and the entire Caribbean. Apart from the exclusive amenities at Sonesta Ocean Point, guest have full access to all services and facilities at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa with five additional restaurants and bars, Serenity Spa with sauna and steam room, tour desk, sports courts, Casino Royale and more than 24,000 square-feet of brand new meeting and conference facilities.

Reopening February 1, 2019 as the brand new, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is the largest, limitless, all-Inclusive family-friendly resort in St. Maarten offering an exhilarating and fun vacation experience combined with stellar customer service. With limitless all-inclusive meals, drinks, Kids Club, Teen Zone and scheduled activity programs for all ages, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a destination within a destination, offering the island’s most exciting nightlife, a variety of accommodations and first-rate amenities for singles, couples, families and groups. The 10-acre, 416-room beachfront property is conveniently located on St. Maarten’s southwest shore just minutes from the airport and features the oversized signature Oasis pool area with swim-up bar and separate kids pool with mini aqua park; five restaurants and a pizzeria; five bars; fitness center; sports courts; oceanfront wedding gazebo; and more than 24,000 square-feet of meeting space and unique outdoor venues. Guest can enjoy other amenities including the signature Serenity Spa and the destination’s largest gaming emporium Casino Royale as well as access to tours, car rental and motorized water sports for an additional fee.

About Sunwing: As the #1 to the sun and North America’s largest vertically integrated travel company, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 34 airports across Canada to over 50 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey.

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