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December 19, 2013 14:07 ET

Sunwing Offers New Direct Flights From Toronto to Samana, Dominican Republic

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Sunwing Airlines is thrilled to announce the addition of a new direct flight this January from Toronto to Samana, Dominican Republic. Customers looking to jet set to this lush destination, can now access weekly flights on Tuesdays aboard Sunwing Airlines. When booking a vacation package to Samana, guests can stay at the picturesque, all inclusive Grand Paradise Samana, a Sunwing SMILE resort featuring many family-friendly perks such as "kids stay, play & eat free" deals, supervised kids clubs and more. For travellers located in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec and Halifax who would like to stay Grand Paradise Samana, Sunwing offers vacation packages to Samana via Puerto Plata.

The Grand Paradise Samana Resort is enveloped by tall, lush palm trees and offers a serene and tranquil setting, perfect for a relaxing family vacation and a romantic getaway. Guests will enjoy the charming and traditional decor, the beautiful gardens, and the fantastic white sand beach, along with an array of fun activities and sports. The resort's restaurants offer delectable delights including fresh local seafood, Italian cuisine, and an impressive buffet, while several bars will keep drinks topped up with tasty tropical refreshments.

Known as the top whale watching destination, travellers flock to Samana between January and March every year to seek out a once in a lifetime experience -- to see the almighty humpback whales. These majestic creatures travel from the North Atlantic to Samana to mate and give birth, a truly spectacular site. Guests can also discover the breathtaking El Salto del Limón waterfall, one of the highest in the Caribbean. When venturing to this 131 foot tall waterfall, thrill seekers begin first by horseback at the edges of the Limon River, passing by various waterfalls and tropical rainforest then reaching El Limon where participants have a chance to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall and cool off.

For a more cultural experience, travelers can explore the country life on board a jeep tour and see how the locals live with bare essentials. Tour guides educate participants about all the natural necessities grown on the island such as fruit and vegetables. The tour also makes a stop at a local home to see how Dominicans live as well as a visit to a local school for a chance to meet the children and experience how the education system works.

When booking a vacation at the Grand Paradise Samana, guests get to enjoy Sunwing's exclusive Viva Dominicana features including rum education and tasting, cigar education and appreciation as well as an evening of traditional food and dancing. For those who like to participate and learn, dance and Spanish lessons are offered to adults and children as well as scuba diving lessons in the pool.

A one week, all inclusive vacation to Grand Paradise Samana starts from just $495 + $390 taxes per person, departing from Toronto on January 14, 21 and 28, 2014. For more information visit www.sunwing.ca. To book, contact your travel agent.

All Sunwing Vacations packages to Dominican Republic include "Sunwing Airlines' Award Winning Champagne Service", which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals 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, travellers 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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