The Caribbean's St. Martin is idyllic, yes, but it's also a bit of an anomaly. At just 54 square miles, it's one of the smaller sea islands to be divided in two: the French Saint Martin, to the north, and Dutch Saint Maarten.
The remainder of this geography lesson is probably best had in person, and a deal from the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is perhaps an excuse to fill in the blanks.
The resort's Sunsation package offers savings up to 40 percent, with rooms starting at $189 per night. (Stay five nights and that fifth one is free.) The deal also includes breakfast for two every day and a complimentary upgrade at check-in (when available).
Just book your stay by Dec. 11 for travel now through Dec. 18.
For more information: 866-924-8703, Westin.com/StMaarten.