Royalton Bavaro ready Dec. 30, and a $20,000+ donation for GlobalMedic: Sunwing

Royalton Bavaro ready Dec. 30, and a $20,000+ donation for GlobalMedic: Sunwing

TORONTO — Sunwing’s vacation packages to the all-new Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa in Punta Cana are available for travel starting Dec. 30.

As the latest addition to Royalton Luxury Resorts’ lineup of modern, all-inclusive beachfront resorts, Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa includes the FlowRider surf experience and a 1,200-foot lazy river leading to a grotto bar. The resort also offers a widened selection of à la carte and signature dining experiences.

And as a Sunwing Smile Resort, families can take advantage of several exclusive perks including Kids Stay, Play, and Eat FREE deals all year round, teen pricing, no supplement for single parents and more. There are also numerous water sports at no charge, a fitness centre, The Royal Spa, tennis courts and the Royalton Fit program with a full schedule of complimentary fitness classes.

Accommodations include swim-out suites and options for larger families, all with rain showers and complimentary WiFi throughout. There are numerous reservation-free buffet, à la carte and gourmet dining experiences, from Teppanyaki shows at Zen and Tex Mex classics at Armadillo to prime rib at Hunter Steakhouse. The resort is also the first Royalton property to feature a Brazilian restaurant, Rodizio.

Sunwing will offer vacation packages to Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa from 24 different gateways this winter, including departures from two new departure airports: Mont-Joli, QC and Fredericton, NB for the first time.

Meanwhile the Sunwing Foundation has made a donation of $20,716 to GlobalMedic, thanks in part to the generosity of Sunwing passengers.

Royalton Bavaro ready Dec. 30, and a $20,000+ donation for GlobalMedic: Sunwing

Members of GlobalMedic’s Rapid Response Team and RescUAV team in St. Maarten: Andrew Huang, Rob McNamara, Kenny Lines and Matt Brouwer

Sunwing matched the funds raised through the airline’s spare change program over a six-week period. The money will be used by GlobalMedic, a Canadian international disaster relief charity, to provide ongoing aid to areas of the Caribbean most impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“As Sunwing sends aircraft into destinations to re-patriate its own customers (and often other Canadians), GlobalMedic then uses these outbound flights to transport much needed emergency aid and first response crews,” said Stephen Hunter, President and CEO of Sunwing Travel Group, explaining the synergy in partnering with GlobalMedic.

Hunter added: “GlobalMedic has an established track record of being the first on the scene to provide vital aid and we had no hesitation in facilitating this donation for them. We would also like to express our gratitude to our passengers for their generosity.”

As the charitable initiative of the Sunwing Travel Group, the Foundation supports charities by passing on 100% of all donations raised through its spare change program on Sunwing Airlines along with matching funds with a donation of its own, taking no administrative fees.

“We appreciate the continued support of Sunwing, along with the generous spirit of its employees who actively participated in packing events to support hurricane victims,” said GlobalMedic’s Executive Director Rahul Singh.

On Sept. 9 and 10 Sunwing Airlines was the first commercial carrier to arrive in St. Maarten, bringing with them GlobalMedic’s Rapid Response Team members along with water purification systems and hygiene supplies to help the thousands affected by the hurricanes.

The airline also sent two consignments, one from Toronto and the other from Montreal, carrying water purification tablets and hygiene kits into Cuba the following week. On Sept. 15 an additional Rapid Response Team was flown to Antigua on a special humanitarian flight with a large consignment of aid, tools and construction materials destined for Barbuda.

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