Everythingsxm.com, founded years ago as a writing sample by the US marketing / PR company JMB Communications, owned by travel writer Jeff Berger, will celebrate surpassing five million site visits by giving away about a dozen St. Maarten / St. Martin vacations in March,
2017, the company has announced. The giveaway takes place live on radio station Island92 at
www.island92.com late in March on a date to be announced.
A freelance writer for many years, JMB owner Jeff Berger wanted to post an eclectic
collection of writing samples when he launched his business website in 1993 – and a brief story about St. Maarten was among those writing samples. When search engines appeared, St. Maarten businesses mentioned in Berger’s story started getting business from it, and “Everything St. Maarten” was born. It is now one of the largest private SXM websites, located at
The prizes in the “Five Million Smiles” giveaway, named by Spiga Restaurant’s Ciro Russo, winner of last year’s giveaway, include:
1 Eight days and seven nights at Villa Onyi at Point Blanche. Featured on HGTV this is one of the island's most breathtaking villas, inside and out. (One of our Grand Prizes; new.)
2 Eight days and seven nights at the beautiful Villa Son Risa in Pelican Key (Cleaning charge applies; avail. May-Sept. 2017. New.) --- more ---
3 Eight days and seven nights in a garden studio (from 4/15/17 to 12/15/17) at Mary's Boon
4 Eight days and seven nights at El Zafiro beachside resort on Simpson Bay Beach (new)
5 Eight days and seven nights at La Vista Resort or La Vista Beach;
6 Eight days and seven nights in a brand-new two-bedroom suite at Simpson Bay Resort;
7 Eight days and seven nights at The Summit Resort;
8 Four days, three nights, plus open bar and breakfast at naturist Club Fantastico
9 Four days, three nights in boutique hotel style suites in the main building at Oyster Bay Beach
10 Eight days and seven nights at Baker’s Suites near Kim Sha Beach in Simpson Bay
11 Eight days and seven nights at Mercure Beach Hotel and Marina, Simpson Bay Lagoon, French Side
12 A one-week car rental from Leisure Car Rental, one of our car rental partners
13 A one-week car rental from Tropicana Car Rental, our original car rental partner
More vacations will be added shortly. There are also many prizes including:
1 A Helicopter ride for the grand prize winner (from Corail Helicopters, Grand Case Airport)
2 Jewelry prizes from Caribbean Gems and Oro Diamante as well as Little Europe jewelers
3 Full-day cruise for two to Tintamarre aboard the 62' Celine Too Motoryacht
4 Cruise for two on the legendary Celine Too Pub Crawl
5 Tour of the Etna Ice Cream Factory -- and a few pints to take with you
6 Tour of Toppers' Rhum Distillery (including free samples, if you're old enough).
7 And there's a painting by renowned SXM artist Patty Meotti which has been posted in our
Everything St. Maarten Facebook Site.
Many dinners for two are also offered for the Grand Prize winners, including this heavily updated group:
1 Dinner for two at award-winning Chef Dino Jagtiani's Temptation Restaurant;
2 Dinner for two at the exquisite new Mario Bistro in Cupecoy;
3 Dinner for two at Spiga Restaurant in Grand Case;
4 Dinner for two at Daniel's By The Sea on Dawn Beach;
5 Dinner for two at iZi Ristorante Italiano, Simpson Bay.
6 Dinner for two at Infinity Restaurant at Oyster Bay Beach Resort;
7 $50 Gift Certificate for Avantika Restaurant;
8 Dinner for two at Toppers Restaurant;
9 Dinner for two at Pineapple Pete Restaurant
10 Dinner for two at Sushiitto Restaurant
11 Dinner for two at Trattoria Pizza Pasta
12 Dinner for two at Lal's Curry In a Hurry Indian Restaurant;
13 Dinner for two at Cheri's Cafe (limit $50);
14 Dinner for two at The Boathouse;
15 Lunch for two at Patrick Turner's Tropical Wave on Le Galion Beach; 16 More to come. Dinners are subject to reasonable limitations.
Entries for the giveaway will be accepted through mid-June. To enter, subscribe free to SXM Weekly News at www.everythingsxm.com Online entry links are in every issue.