St. Maarten more alive than ever

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St. Maarten more alive than ever
Tue February 05, 2019

Authorities of the Caribbean destination have announced at CHTA Marketplace that they hope to have an excellent season and await tourists with a recovered infrastructure

St. Maarten has participated in CHTA Martkeplace, the event organized by the CHTA in Montego Bay, Jamaica during the past week. The authorities of the destination have presented to the press a summary that reviews the details of an incredible recovery. Undoubtedly, it is clear that not only are they prepared to receive tourists, but they have also demonstrated their ability to resurface.

The winter season looks very promising in San Martin, with an increase of 3.8% in the departure of passengers. In March it will return the frequencies of flights from Canada:
- Air Transat (Montreal and Toronto)
- Sunwing (Montreal and Toronto)
- Westjet (Toronto)
- Air Canada

The United States
 - American Airlines (Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Miami)
 - JetBlue (New York, Boston and Fort Lauderdale in February)
 - United (Chicago, Newark)
 - Delta (Atlanta, New York)
 -Espirit (Fort Lauderdale)

The following hotels have reopened, in time for the high season:
Belmond La Samanna
Esmeralda Resort
La Plantation Hotel
Sonesta Ocean Point resort
Le Petit hotel, Grand Case
Le Temps des Cerises
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort partially reopens in February
Hotel Palm Court reopens in April
The Beach reopens in May
Blue Bay reopens in December
Secrets Resorts & Spas opens in December

More than 200 restaurants have reopened, including the following:
The Ville
Auberge Gourmande
Bistrot Caraibes
Le Pressoir
Piazza Pascal
Barranco (new restaurant)
Rancho del Sol
Le Comptoir
Da Boat
Guayabera Beach Club

Each year, Saint-Martin receives more than 2 million cruise ships with 2 ports: the port of Galis Bay and the port of St. Maarten.

Cruises that stop at the port of Galis Bay
Seadream Yacht
Crystal Cruises
The Compagnie Du Ponant
Ritz Carlton Yachting Collection (November 2019)

Cruises that stop in Port St. Maarten
Carnival Cruises
MSC Croisieres
Viking Cruises
Royal Caribbean
Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Holland American Lines
Azamara Cruises
Disney Cruises

Main events:
Grand Case Mardi starting February 5
Saint-Martin Carnival (February 17 to March 6)
Heineken Regatta (February 28 to March 3)
SXM Music Festival (March 13 to 17)
St. Maarten Carnival (April 20 to May 7)
Fish Day (May 5)
SMART 2019 (May 21 to 23)
Book Fair (June 6-8)
Oualichi Festival (July)
St. Martin / St. Maarten Day (November 11)


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