TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing is pleased to announce that St. Maarten will be offered as a vacation destination once again for this coming winter. The travel company will be resuming year-round, weekly direct flight services from both Montreal and Toronto. The first flights from both cities will depart Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Offering Dutch charm in an incomparable Caribbean setting, St. Maarten offers travellers everything from colourful markets and elegant boutiques to lagoons and beaches. The island also boasts over 50 unique dive sites; while activities above the water include windsurfing, sea kayaking and deep sea fishing. Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, commented, “St. Maarten offers excellent accommodation options for both families and couples and is perennially popular amongst our clientele. We are delighted to be reintroducing vacation packages here this coming winter so that our customers can once again enjoy this varied island destination.”

Customers who take advantage of the new flight services can be among the first guests to experience two of the tour operator’s top-rated resorts, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, which have both been completely renovated coming back “Stronger and Brand New” revealing a new contemporary design.

Offering spectacular views of Maho Bay, the all suite adults only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is slated to re-open on November 15, 2018. Along with a revamped lobby area, the property will now also benefit from a brand new rooftop tapas restaurant, Casa Blue. Guests can also take advantage of three exclusive pools, including the Edge pool with a zero entry cliffside beach along with an open-air wellness area and private cabanas. Vacationers can also access the facilities and services of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa next door once it re-opens on February 1, 2019.

Located beachfront on the island’s south western shore and within walking distance of shops and nightlife, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is the largest all inclusive resort in St. Maarten; offering a wealth of accommodation options for families and couples alike. Vacationers can soak up the sun at the resort’s sprawling pool featuring a swim-up bar, relax at the Serenity Spa or keep active at the on-site fitness center or sports courts. Younger guests will appreciate the daily activities at the Kids Club and Teen Zone.   

All Sunwing vacation packages to St. Maarten Resorts include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where travellers can start their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service that includes a welcome sparkling wine toast, buy-on-board menu with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford and a generous complimentary checked luggage allowance of 23kg on the first bag.

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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 33 airports across Canada to over 45 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.

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Goldrick
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Sunwing Vacations
1-800-387-5602 |

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