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ST. MAARTEN (May 18, 2011)
- The fourth "Arts in the Plaza" united more than 300 music and arts enthusiasts on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. What has become a sought after tradition since January 2011, locals and international travelers celebrated an array of extraordinary artists from St Martin, the Caribbean and the world.
Dynamic performers at the "Arts in the Plaza" included Connis & Associates (image above), guitarist Dr. Rock, Emmanuelle Arisi's fire dancers, and Sax Mix with Connis and The Miro Borthers (DJ Ra & DJ Jayson Miro). Also celebrated were Laetitia Mah Nyamu, offering feature posters with on-site autograph; and Stephanie Tihanyi, crafting a live painting during the festival.
The public event took place at the picturesque Porto Cupecoy, a Mediterranean inspired waterfront village and marina. The festival will continue through 2011 with new performances and exhibits. A complete listing of featured artists will be announced prior to each event at www.portocupecoy.com. For festival updates like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/artsintheplaza.
Developed by Orient Express Hotels Ltd., Porto Cupecoy is a 184-residence luxury seaside village, which is anchored around the most exclusive and upscale marina on the island.
ST. MAARTEN (May 2, 2011) - On Wednesday, May 4th (7-10pm), Porto Cupecoy, a Mediterranean-inspired waterfront village and marina, will host the fourth "Arts in the Plaza" festival. Sponsored by Porto Cupecoy, La Samanna, Orient Express and Veuve Clicqout Champagne, the talented line-up includes local and international artists. The event will also showcase the authentic cultures as well as the local vibes of St Maarten. The festival will continue into summer season with new musical performances and exhibits, visit the Arts in the Plaza facebook pages for event schedule and details.
For more details, visit www.portocupecoy.com
Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten serenades spring with its new Carnival and Easter Sale. From April 15 to May 3, 2011, guests have the coveted opportunity to celebrate St. Maarten Carnival or Easter Sunday with a 30% room discount and free breakfast at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino or Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino. The offer applies to ocean view category rooms or higher and must be booked by April 15, 2011.
St. Maarten Carnival illuminates the island every year. Festivities begin March 19 with the Unity Jump-Up parade filled with floats, live bands, and brightly-costumed dancers. Carnival activities continue through May 3, with the much-anticipated Grand Parade held on April 30. Easter Sunday adds to the merriment on April 24. Use Promo code EASTER2011 to reserve the Carnival and Easter Sale.
For more information, please call 1-800-SONESTA or visit www.sonesta.com/stmaarten.
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Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino in Sint Maarten welcomes couples to wine, dine and unwind with the new Some Like it Hot romance package. The three-night package offers Premier room accommodations, romantic seaside dinner and couple's massage, valid for travel January 2 - December 30, 2011. Rates begin at $420 per night, including tax and service charges.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino's Some Like it Hot romance package includes:
â€¢ Private transfers
â€¢ Welcome gift
â€¢ Three-course private gazebo dinner with champagne or house wine
â€¢ 55-minute couple's massage at the Good Life Spa
Priced at $515 per room, per night for travel January 2 - April 2 and $420 per room, per night for travel April 3 - December 17. Rates include tax and service charges. Based on double occupancy.
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ST. MAARTEN (January 19, 2011) - To ring in the New Year, St Maarten is raising a toast to arts lovers and culture enthusiasts alike with the second "Arts in the Plaza" at the picturesque Porto Cupecoy, a Mediterranean-inspired waterfront village and marina. On the heels of a hugely successful launch in December 2010, the festival continues to celebrate great works of visual, musical and performing arts by extraordinary artists from St Martin, the Caribbean, and the world.
Scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., the colorful line-up includes artists and performers such as: Clara Reyes, Roland Richardson, Neville York, Imbali Dance Company, Francis Eck, Jean Vallette, Anastasia Larmonie and Friends, "Versatile," Tumay Yalcin, Antoine Chapon, Ademar Violenus, "La'Rich," Robert Dago, Stephanie Tihanyi, Charisse Piper, Cathy Lu, Lorenzo Gomez "Sigma," Scrim & Rosie, Carey Rickson, Anthony "Pop-Tart" Donker, Magali and Carole.
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ST. MAARTEN (January 10, 2011) - On the heels of a hugely successful launch, Arts in the Plaza will return to St. Maarten on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 for the next installment celebrating the visual, performing and musical arts from St Martin/St Maarten's avant-garde arts scene. More than 600 locals and visitors to the island gathered for the inaugural festival event at Porto Cupecoy on December 22, 2010. The lineup of performers and artists for the January festival will be announced as the date approaches. Arts in the Plaza will continue into 2011 with new performances and exhibits each month.
For more details, visit www.portocupecoy.com
AVANT-GARDE ARTS FESTIVAL TO LAUNCH IN ST MAARTEN/ST MARTIN; MONTHLY FESTIVAL CURATED BY TOP CARIBBEAN ARTISTS
ST. MAARTEN (December 14, 2010) - St. Maarten is set to welcome some of the Caribbean's finest artists for the inaugural "Arts in the Plaza" event taking place on December 22nd, 2010. Held in the plaza at Porto Cupecoy, the monthly arts festival will be of the first of its kind to combine visual, performing and musical arts from St Martin/St Maarten's avant-garde arts scene.
The festival promises to be one of the most important arts events in this part of the world, featuring Dutch, French, Indian and Island Caribbean influences. This month's launch, taking place December 22nd from 7-11 p.m., will be open to the public, kicking off the high season on the island.
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By Lynn Fitzpatrick
March 7, 2010 (Sint Maarten) - Over 2,500 sailors and their friends enjoyed spectacular sailing conditions, a variety of courses and diverse entertainment during the four-night and three-day 30th Annual Heineken Regatta.
The whole world had their eyes on the racing in the Spinnaker 1 Division to see which ultralight would win when they Titan 15!, Highland Fling and Rambler clashed for the first time. The
Heineken Regatta victory went to Tom Hill's Titan 15!, a Reichel/Pugh 75, which posted three first and two second place finishes. Vela Veloce, Canada's Richard Oland's Southern Cross 52 corrected out over Rambler, Highland Fling, Privateer and Equation in the six-boat division. Titan 15! wins!
Fritz Duda's Sin Duda! handily took the Spinnaker 2 Division.
KH + P Let Me Go and Coco de Mer won the Bareboat 6 and Gunboat Divisions with perfect scores.
Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts' "The 40+ Sale" is the gateway to winter savings in the Caribbean. Travelers get a 40% discount on room only rates. PLUS, guests who stay four nights or more get $150 in food and beverage credits. This limited-time offer must be booked January 27-31, 2010 for travel February 1 - April 3, 2010 and is valid for stays at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.
Rates in "The 40+ Sale" from Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts, reflective of the savings, start at just $204 per room, per night based on double occupancy. Normal rates at this time start at $340 per room, per night.
Offer is contingent on availability and blackout dates. Rates are subject to 21% tax and service charges. For more information, call 1 800-SONESTA (1-800-766-3782) or visit www.sonesta.com/stmaarten.
Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts add Caribbean sizzle to Valentine's Day with the Seduction in St. Maarten romance packages. Both three-night packages are priced at $329 per room, per night for stays through April 3, 2010 and $229 per room, per night for stays April 4 to December 18, 2010.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino's Seduction in St. Maarten package includes:
Round trip Transfers from Airport
Sparkling wine and chocolates in the room
In room dinner for two from a special menu (one per stay)
In room breakfast for two from a special menu (one per stay)
Nightly turndown service
20% off Treatments at Good Life Spa.
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino's Seduction in St. Maarten package includes:
Ocean view accommodations
A bottle of champagne and Belgian chocolates upon arrival.
Romantic dinner for two in one of the resort's restaurants (one glass of house wine per person included)
Free US$ 20.00 casino match bet per person
Daily Turn Down Service
Visit http://www.sonesta.com/stmaarten for more information.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Dec. 21, 2009) - St. Maarten's 2010 calendar of events is filled with activities, celebrations and fun for all from the St. Maarten Classic Yacht Regatta to Roadrunners Around the Island Relay.
"With all the activities and celebrations, guests traveling to St. Maarten will always have a feel for the culture and heritage while vacationing on the island," said Regina LaBega, Director of Tourism for Dutch St. Maarten Tourist Bureau.
The following is the 2010 St. Maarten calendar of events which has been put together by associations, restaurants and clubs to bring the island alive.
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Resorts Offers Winter Savings: Longer You Stay - the Less You Pay
Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts celebrates extended stays with the new "The Longer You Stay, the Less You Pay" deal, giving guest up to 55% off regular room rates! Visitors of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino can enjoy these incredible discounts. Offer is valid for travel January 3 - April 3, 2010.
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Resort Warms up the Winter with new Dive Package
Travelers to St. Maarten swap snow boots for flip flops this winter with Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino's Great Bay Diving Package. Guests escape the cold and channel Jacques Cousteau with PADI certified staff, multiple dives and even a shark sightseeing excursion. Packages are valid for stays from December 20, 2009 - April 3, 2010.
Resort Offers up to 55% off with "Longer you Stay - Less you Pay" Promotion
Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts celebrate extended stays with the new "The Longer You Stay, the Less You Pay" deal, giving guest up to 55% off regular winter room rates! Visitors of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino can enjoy these incredible discounts. Offer is valid for travel January 3 - March 31, 2010.
Stay 1 to 3 nights - Save 35 - 55%
Stay 4 to 7 nights - Save 45 - 55%
Stay 8 or more nights - save 50 - 55%
(PROMO CODE: LYS)
Call +599.545.2115 outside US & Canada
Book before March 31, 2010.
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino cools off summer with its new Great Bay Diving Package. Guests channel Jacques Cousteau with on-site scuba training, multiple dives and even a shark sightseeing excursion!
Newcomers to diving are welcome too. Packages are valid for stays from April 13 - October 31, 2009. Offer must be booked by October 15, 2009.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino's new "Ladies Luck" package hands girlfriends the dice for an incredible Caribbean getaway. Offering room upgrades, all meals and drinks, quality time in the spa, late nights at the island's hottest nightclub and bets at the thrilling Casino Royale, this pampering package to St. Maarten is a steal at $155 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Valid for travel April 12 - December 15, 2009, with a minimum of three nights.
St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles - Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, St. Maarten's hot-spot for activities, is launching its new shopping rewards campaign, offering of up to $400 in "Maho Money" per room. Valid at a variety of restaurants, bars and shops in the Maho Promenade, "Maho Money" is available for stays through April 11, 2009.
More available about this special on their website.
I guess you know the recession is really here when hotels are running "Stimulus Package" promotions:
Resort Introduces Stimulus Package - $400 Airfare Credit
(November 6, 2008)
- Sonesta St. Maarten resorts now have their own brand of economic stimulus, offering guests up to $400 in airfare credit PER PERSON with the new "St. Maarten Stimulus" offer. Guests staying at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino or Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino from January 3 to April 11, 2009, who book their stays November 1 - November 30, 2008, can enjoy these major savings!
The "St. Maarten Stimulus" promotion is designed to defray air travel costs for travelers looking for an affordable option to the Caribbean this season. The offer is available at double occupancy for both all-inclusive and room-only plans, in a variety of room categories.
Aruba and Cancun Routes Expand to Daily Service
Now Offering 28 Destinations From Boston
BOSTON, Oct. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU), already the airline with the most nonstop destinations from Boston, today announces plans to introduce even more Caribbean service from Logan International Airport this winter.
Beginning February 14, 2009, JetBlue will offer nonstop service from Boston to St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles, subject to foreign government approval. Service will operate on Saturdays, complementing JetBlue's existing daily flights to St. Maarten via New York.
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(September 2, 2008) -- 09/09/09 is the lucky date for couples heading to St. Maarten! Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino's Lucky Love package is an exclusive bonus for visiting couples with a marriage date of 09/09/09. In addition, couples holding their wedding at either resort on 09/09/09 can qualify for the ultimate wedding gift - a free honeymoon! And with the early announcement of the Sonesta St. Maarten Lucky Love offer, engaged couples have plenty of time to plan their celebration.
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