TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 13, 2014) - Vacationers in search of a Caribbean winter escape have another all-inclusive luxury hotel to choose from this season with the opening of the Riu Palace St. Martin as a 24 hour all-inclusive resort beginning this month. What's more with the introduction of packages including direct flights from Ottawa for the first time this winter, in addition to travel options from Toronto and Montreal, it's now even easier for Signature Vacations customers to reach this latest addition to St. Martin's variety of upscale resorts.

Combining personalized attentive service, superior accommodation and a broad range of amenities with an incomparable beachfront setting on Anse Marcel -- a natural reserve that features exotic fauna and flora, crystal-blue waters and silky white beaches -- the Riu Palace St. Martin offers quality accommodation to suit a number of tastes.

Families will appreciate the daily kids club, dedicated children's pool section and varied activities program; while active couples and singles are sure to take advantage of the varied water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving, Aqua Gym and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Plus with an on-site spa, infinity pool, lavish suites, daily champagne breakfasts and choice of informal and à la carte dining across three restaurants it's perfect for honeymooners too or those simply looking to unwind and be pampered in a tropical beach setting.

Moreover, Signature Vacations customers also benefit from a host of exclusive RIU®-topia features such as unlimited international drinks, unlimited dining at speciality restaurants, in-room liquor dispensers, spa credits and discounts off popular excursions.

Where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, St. Martin's selection of water sports are as varied as they are plentiful ranging from windsurfing to scuba diving. Travellers can also look forward to exploring tropical rainforest by zip line, hiking up Pic Paradis for panoramic island views and savouring the colourful markets and elegant boutiques of the island capital, Marigot.

A week's stay at the Riu Palace St. Martin is available from $1145 per person plus $370 taxes based on double occupancy of a Junior Suite Gardenview from December 11, 2014. The package includes return flights from Toronto.

For more information on the Riu Palace St. Martin, or to book your vacation, visit or contact your local travel agent.

About Signature Vacations

Signature Vacations is the one-stop for absolutely all inclusive packages designed to appeal to a wide range of taste and budgets. Along with bespoke options for couples, brides & grooms and honeymooners, the company also offers a wide array of fun-loving resorts designed with families, groups and younger travellers in mind. Customers can choose from resorts across the Caribbean (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Curacao, Saint Lucia and St Maarten), Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica.

All Signature Vacations packages include 'Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service,' which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro mealsTM served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary inflight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous free 20kg baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travelers 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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