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Sunwing Vacations Launches Direct, Non-Stop Flights From Ottawa to St. Maarten This December

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - Offering Dutch charm in an incomparable Caribbean setting, Sunwing Vacations will be bringing the island of St. Maarten closer to Ottawa residents this winter with a new direct, non-stop flight service. Operated by Sunwing Airlines, on route passengers can sit back and relax with award-winning champagne service including a welcome glass of champagne, complimentary Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ served with wine along with first-run, in-flight entertainment also offered at no charge. All flights also include a generous 20kg free baggage allowance.

Commencing December 15, 2014, the weekly flight from Ottawa to St. Maarten will enable vacationers to discover the island's varied attractions. A Mecca for divers, St. Maarten boasts over 50 unique dive sites; while activities above the water include windsurfing along the north-eastern coastline, sea kayaking through tranquil inlets and deep sea fishing. On land, travellers can hike to old stone forts, go mountain biking at Paradise Peak or simply relax on one of the island's celebrated beaches.

New for this winter, the five-star Sonesta Ocean Point Resort will offer an elegant addition to the island's collection of adult-oriented accommodation. Overlooking Great Bay Harbour and a short distance from the lively island capital of Philipsburg, it promises couples and honeymooners alike a luxurious, adults' only beach haven. A Sunwing Relax Resort, Sunwing guests at this adults-only property will be spoiled with exclusive perks such as express check-in, a bottle of sparkling wine, rum or tequila in the room, late check-out*, unlimited à la carte dining and a 20% discount on spa services.

Blending contemporary design with Caribbean charm, this all-suite resort boasts an array of tempting accommodation upgrades including Swim Out Suites. Along with enjoying international brand spirits and cocktails at three elegant bars, guests can savour the best in contemporary and Mediterranean classic dishes, often conceived from fresh ingredients picked from the property's own vegetable and herb garden, at the Mediterranean Azul Restaurant. Couples can also take part in cookery classes, enjoy an al fresco yoga session or even a spa treatment in a cabana set in the resort's lush gardens. As well as their own private beach and choice of three pools including the Edge Infinity Pool, guests can also take advantage of the facilities at the neighbouring Sonesta Maho Beach. 

Set on a prime stretch of beachfront, this larger resort boasts a packed program of day and night time entertainment. An established favourite amongst Sunwing clientele, Sonesta Maho Beach is a perennially popular choice for families and couples alike. Younger travellers are extremely well catered to with a supervised children's club, playground and kids pool. Adults will appreciate the spa, unlimited à la carte dining, casino and nightclub. The resort also boasts its own promenade where each evening guests can enjoy duty free shopping at 40 upscale boutiques.

A week stay at the Sonesta Maho Beach is available from $1035 per person plus $370 taxes, based on two people departing Ottawa on 15 December, 2014 and sharing a deluxe room on an all inclusive basis.

For more information or to book visit or contact your local travel agent.

*subject to availability

About Sunwing Vacations

All Sunwing Vacations packages include award winning Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats.

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