Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Announce Registry with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Announce Registry with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

St. Maarten (February 3, 2015) – Sonesta Resorts, St. Maarten is pleased to announce that the limitless all-inclusive adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, are now registered with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the leading global resource in the LGBT tourism industry. The Sonesta Resorts are two of only three properties registered on St. Maarten, totaling 49 hotels and resorts included in the IGLTA listing throughout the entire Caribbean.

“St. Maarten has long been a LGBT-friendly destination and we are proud to be included as a resource for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association and welcome members to enjoy a safe, fun and relaxing vacation at our beautiful properties,” says.

In addition, both Sonesta Ocean Point and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, offer same sex wedding ceremonies with a dedicated on-island wedding planner, as well as providing a picture perfect oceanfront backdrop for honeymooners. Guests can take advantage of the brand new Wedding Cabana at Sonesta Great Bay with spectacular views of the harbor creating the ideal environment for a stunning Caribbean destination wedding. The new Sonesta Ocean Point that opened in December 2014, also offers private gazebos and beachfront locations for spectacular wedding ceremonies and unforgettable receptions at the Azul Rooftop Bar.

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino and Spa is a 10-minute walk to the heart of Sint Maarten's capital Philipsburg, and overlooks Great Bay Harbor. Guests have the best of both worlds with a prime beachfront location and easy access to a quaint town with shopping, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. The resort is a tropical retreat with elegant Caribbean styling, vibrant prints, a tropical color palette, custom designed modern teakwood furniture, Italian marble bathrooms, convenient amenities, and gorgeous views. Tennis, volleyball, and a variety of games along with swimming and lounging at one of the three dazzling swimming pools, including a stunning infinity pool are available at the resort. The four restaurants in the resort offer culinary delights from around the world. Guests can try their luck at the Golden Casino or make a tropical escape at the resort Serenity Spa.

Discover Royal Sonesta and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hilton Head Island, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Sint Maarten (3), Panama, Chile (2), Colombia (5), Ecuador, Peru (6), and Egypt (10). Sonesta ES Suites is an extended stay hotel brand managed by Sonesta in 27 locations found near Boston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Burlington, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Detroit, Flagstaff, Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Parsippany, Princeton, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Tucson. For more about the Sonesta Collection, visit Sonesta.com or call 617.315.9200 or 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.

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