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Royal Resorts Caribbean Collection; a members-only Vacation & Leisure Club that creates unique and memorable experiences in the Caribbean and other global vacation destinations. Backed by the leading vacation ownership exchange company in the industry Interval International, the Royal Resorts Caribbean Collection is designed to deliver the highest level of customer service and to maximize each member’s precious leisure time.

HOW IT WORKS The Royal Resorts Caribbean Collection membership provides a points-based program designed to provide luxury vacations at renowned destinations. The points-based system allows you to tailor each and every vacation to your specific preferences, including length of stay, check-in date, accommodation size, and season of travel.

Members may travel to a variety of destinations including: • • • •

Simpson Bay Resort & Marina The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort in Curacao Interval International resorts located on 19 Caribbean islands Over 2,700 Interval International resorts worldwide

Members enjoy many benefits and services throughout the year: • • • •

Use points to book cruise, golf, and spa packages Personal VIP concierge assistance 24/7 Receive hotel, dining, retail, and leisure discounts Earn rewards on car rentals

How you use your points is completely up to you. For the ultimate in flexibility you can add points to your Royal Resorts Caribbean Collection portfolio at any time. Existing fixed-week members of Simpson Bay Resort & Marina have the option to enhance their current membership by joining the Royal Resorts Caribbean Collection. Each year you can choose to occupy your fixed week timeshare as you always have, or to exchange your week(s) for flexible vacation points. Learn About Our Exciting Promotions We’re currently offering special pricing and incentives for new members. To learn more about the Royal Resorts Caribbean Collection membership program and how to get the most flexibility and travel options available, please visit our Membership Sales Office located on the 3rd floor of The Villas. Please feel free to call us at ext. 5800 from the resort; or toll-free 888-852-8450 or email to membershipInquiries@royalresortscaribbean.com

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Welcome to St. Maarten/St. Martin! You’ve come to a very unique country where extraordinary beauty and friendliness contribute to a peaceful and charming Caribbean way of life. It is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, the Netherlands and France, creating a distinctive European influence with a Caribbean panache. St. Maarten is also the culinary capital of the Caribbean, with an array of elegant culinary fusion that keeps “food lovers” returning each year. With more than 300 restaurants, the island has something for everyone. To this splendid island, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina brings a wonderful resort, offering a wealth of leisure activities. We have plenty of adventures for those who like to stay busy, and six swimming pools plus a beautiful beach for those who enjoy a more relaxed approach. The resort staff joins me in extending a warm island welcome. Now sit back, relax, enjoy your vacation and please call on any of the staff – or me personally – whenever we may be of service. We are committed to serving YOU! simpsonbayresort.com

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Resort Life - Volume 6, Number 1, 2017 • by Royal Resorts Caribbean

MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR

RICARDO RICHARDS GRAPHIC DESIGN

ALMA NOGUEZ CONTRIBUTORS

RONA GINDIN GERARDO GONZALEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

RICARDO IMAN RICH DRINKARD ADVERTISING SALES & COORDINATION

ANGELE GEERMAN

ageerman@royalresortscaribbean.com

RUCHELLA YARZAGARAY

ryarzagaray@royalresortscaribbean.com (+1 721) 544-2503 EXT. 5860 or 5861

CONTACTING THE RESORT TELEPHONE: (+1 721) 544-2503 EMAIL: customerservices@royalresortscaribbean.com

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The contents of this magazine may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission of the editor. Advertisements are accepted and published upon the representation that the advertiser is authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter. Please bear in mind that information may change after the magazine has gone to press.

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Resort Life - Volume 6, number 1, 2017 · by Royal Resorts Caribbean

Table of Contents 20 Days Of Fun 29 Bye Bye St. Maarten 44 Shopping Sensations 54 Dining & Nightlife 74 ¡Viva México! Grasshoppers optional 114 4 RESORT LIFE


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Table of Contents 78 Island Tips 84 Resort Tips 93 Simpson Bay Resort & Marina Gives to local charities 94 Villas Beach Challenge 116 6 RESORT LIFE


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MEMBER SERVICES CENTER The new Member Services Center was created to help our members to learn how to get the most out of their membership. We speak with hundreds of members every year and it is amazing that they are not all aware of the services available to them. These may be new services or enhancements that have been added over the years. If the members don’t come to talk to us on a regular basis, they could be missing some vital information.

Members are invited to drop in to learn how to utilise all the benefits encompassed in the membership program. We can answer your questions, analyse your portfolio and show you how to MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP. Our convenient hours of operation will coincide nicely with your busy vacation schedule. There is no appointment necessary and we are centrally located beside Hollywood Casino.

SERVICES AND GUIDANCE OFFERED FOR THE FOLLOWING: • • • • • • • • • • •

Switches and Upgrades RRCC Points conversions Owner Loan Process Referral Program Rental Program to stay additional nights or deposit if you can’t stay at all Internal Exchanges and External Exchanges Customising your membership to fit your current and changing needs ISCO services which includes Title Changes and listing your unit into the Resale Program Setting up your on-line points account and navigational instruction Loan and maintenance fee payments accepted Book Exchange

Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you! HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Friday through Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

See you soon!

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DAYS OF fun Ready for some fun in the sun? Simpson Bay Resort & Marina offers a variety of exciting ways to spend your vacation. At the resort you can lounge on the beach or poolside, brush up on some tennis skills, experience an aquatic adventure with Aqua Mania or stay pampered at L’Aqualigne Spa. Snorkel and scuba trips, island bus tours, and sunset party cruises are all available for those who prefer adventure.

Need some more ideas? Speak with the Concierge or the knowledgeable staff at Aqua Mania Adventures to begin planning an unforgettable experience.

GETTING YOUR BEARINGS

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Stop by the orientation briefing for information on the island, resort activities, shopping and dining. Please check the weekly activity calendar for the time and location or call the concierge desk just dial Ext. 777.

The calm waters of Simpson Bay are ideal for watersports. On the newly renovated Marina Plaza you will find Aqua Mania Adventures, where you can book all your island activities, boat trips and watersports. There you can rent kayaks, paddleboards or wave runners to use in beautiful Simpson Bay.

THE CONCIERGE DESK The concierge desk is conveniently located in the resort lobby. While free wireless internet access is available throughout the resort, members and guests are also welcome to use the computers in the lobby. This is a complimentary service for fifteen minutes daily. Visit daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. or call ext. 777.

PAMPER BODY AND SOUL AT THE SPA L’Aqualigne Health and Beauty Clinic offers a spectrum of treatments and therapies from massages to facials and more. Call Ext. 5211 for more information. simpsonbayresort.com

Watersports hours are from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. Before using any of the watersports a safety briefing is provided. Usage of all watersports is at your own risk. For your own safety, kayak and paddleboard usage is not permitted beyond the reefs. You must be over 18 to drive a wave runner and the area where one can take the wave runner is limited to the bay. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A credit card deposit is required upon booking.

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POOL FUN There are six pools on property with one always right outside your villa! Float around in serene comfort or swim up to the pool bar for a drink and some island music.

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HIT THE BEACH Tan on the white sand beach, join in a game of volleyball or explore wildlife with a mask and fins. See our beach staff to get set up with beach chairs under a palapa.

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AQUA MANIA ADVENTURES AT THE BEACH Scuba diving courses take place right off the beach, and offer guests the chance to experience diving for the first time. After completing the course, guests can explore the reef in front of the resort!

SUN TIPS Beware of over exposure to the Caribbean sun! It is very easy to get carried away with sunbathing, especially if you are not accustomed to the intensity of the tropical rays. Make sure to use sunscreen with the SPF suitable for your skin type. Choose environmentally friendly sun products and apply regularly after going in the water. The hottest part of the day is between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please remember that you can still get burned even when it is cloudy.

BEACH TOWELS Get your beach towels from the towel booth across from the A-building, which is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Beach towels are also available at the beach towel booth, which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and at Aqua Mania Adventures, open from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Marina Plaza.

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FITNESS CENTER Keep up with your daily workout at the Fitness Center, where you will find a variety of exercise machines to help you stay in shape. Call Ext. 5948 for more information. The fitness center is located in the Villas building on the ground floor.

TENNIS ANYONE? The Resort has four lighted tennis courts. For lessons with the Tennis Pro or to reserve court time, please contact your personal concierge Ext. 777 or the security office at Ext. 5911/5912. Equipment can be rented from Aquamania ext. 5214

RESORT SHUTTLE SERVICE Use our shuttle service to get around the resort. Call the Front Desk at Ext. 5411 or the Concierge Desk at Ext. 777 to request transport and a van will be sent to your building to take you wherever you want to go on the premises. Transport is available only on request.

WIRELESS INTERNET Stay connected with free wireless internet access available at the resort. Call the Front Desk at Ext. 5421 or the Concierge Desk at Ext. 777 for the weekly password. Upgraded internet access is available. Ask the front desk for rates.


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It is probably the world’s most famous air-traffic postcard, and the one that all aircraft fans have dreamed of being able to capture: KLM’s Boeing 747-400 landing only meters over Maho Beach, toward the Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten. On Friday, October 28, 2016, KLM’s Boeing 747-400 landed for the last time at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, ending one of the most iconic scenes in the aviation world. Thousands of people followed the landing live, either directly from Maho Beach, or through the camera located on the beach which broadcasts what happens there. Many of those on the beach were wearing hats distributed by KLM and holding flags with the Dutch company’s logo. The moment is remembered mainly because there is nobody that has not seen at least once in their lives, a photo of a huge Boeing 747 landing a few meters of the beach of fine sand and crystalline waters in St. Maarten. A brief Google search allows you to find many photos and videos of the Dutch company jumbos landing on the island. Since October 30, the flight between Amsterdam, Curacao and St. Maarten (a triangular flight joining the three destinations) ceased to exist and resulted in a direct flight between Amsterdam and each of the countries, better meeting the rising demand. The airline KLM, had been flying to Sint Maarten with a 747-400 for more than 25 years; specifically since the fall of 1990. Other aircraft, such as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and the MD-11, have served the route during these years, sometimes replacing the 747 altogether; but to this

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day, there had always been another company covering the gap left by the Dutch airline. Air France operated the route between Charles de Gaulle and Princess Juliana with a Jumbo between 1986 and 2002, and Corsair between 2003 and 2012. From now on it is a smaller Airbus - an A330 - that serves the 747’s route and makes the dramatic landing on the island. The chief pilot of KLM’s Boeing 747 team, Paul van der Ven, told The Daily Herald: “It is an iconic approach, especially because of the inseparable view of the blue Caribbean sea and the aircraft landing just behind the beach. The Boeing 747 is slowly disappearing from our fleet, but the end of this landing hurts. We find it a great pity, also because of the historic ties that this aircraft has with the island. Despite the disappearance of 747 flights to Princess Juliana Airport, world aviation fans and spotters will be able to continue capturing spectacular snapshots of four-engine jets. Air France maintains three weekly flights with an Airbus A340, and from December the frequency will be daily. St. Maarten has lost an icon, but it is still the best airport in the world. Maho Beach, in St. Maarten, is, and will continue to be world famous for the planes that fly over the sand. Maybe nowhere else in the world do they land so close. So much so, that at some point, it seems that the bathers could caress the wheels.

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Shopping on French Saint Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten offers high quality duty-free goods delivered in charming island style. The island has a well-earned reputation as a shopper’s paradise. Here you will find the best prices on local crafts & arts, exotic foods, jewelry, liquor, tobacco, electronics, leather goods, as well as most elegant designer goods. Duty free, tax-free shops abound. You can literally shop till you drop. There are two main shopping areas on the island, chic Marigot on the French side, and Front Street in the heart of Philipsburg, on the Dutch side. The etntire center and marina area of Marigot is a lovely shopping district with old CrÊole houses, bistro bars, cafes, restaurants, fashion and designer boutiques, jewelers and perfume shops. Philipsburg features over a mile of shopping. In addition to Front Street, there is Old Street with attractive gift stores and art galleries, and Back Street with a colorful local market, souvenir shops, and inexpensive clothing. Enjoy your shopping spree on either side of the island!

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Getting from the resort to Philipsburg couldn’t be easier. Take Aqua Mania’s water taxi, rent a car on site from Dollar/ Thrifty & Paradise car rental, or ride the free, air-conditioned bus provided by AMA jewelers. Cold drinks and a short guided tour covering the history and interesting landmarks is included. Check with your personal concierge for bus schedules and to sign up. Once you experience the flavor of Philipsburg, you are sure to crave another trip to the Caribbean’s shopping capital.

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Set sail from Simpson Bay Resort & Marina or enjoy a 10 min. drive over the causeway, to experience French flavor in the port town of Marigot. Explorers will be well rewarded with an adventure unlike anything the Dutch side of the island has to offer. In contrast to the bustling cruise ship port of Philipsburg, Marigot is home to luxury yachts and charming boutiques. The cafés and bars along the marina offer some of the best pizza on the island, daily specials and fresh mussels, and remain packed with patrons throughout the day. Inland from the marina and those bustling cafés, you’ll find the Rue de la Liberté and the beginning of your shopping experience in Marigot.

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Shops offer many of the same high-end goods you’ll find at shops in Philipsburg – perfume, jewelry and clothing to name a few – but with a decidedly French influence. Many of the best boutiques can be found in the West Indies Mall, which lies at the base of a hill. Fort St. Louis sits at the top of the very same hill. Built in 1767 from plans developed by King Louis XVI, most famous for being guillotined during the French Revolution, this squat stone fort is one of the must-see sites in Marigot and offers a stunning view of the entire city. Another, perhaps more macabre site, is the city’s cemetery, which dates back to the early 19th century. The French Caribbean influence will be noticeable to anyone who has been to New Orleans and seen similar above ground crypts. Along with these sites, visitors should be sure to hit Marigot’s open-air market, which takes place each Wednesday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Rue de France, along the wharves. This is a wonderful time to enjoy many of the local farmer’s treats such as sweet potatoes, coconuts, tropical fruits, local spices, fresh fish, and of course the various local arts and crafts. For Francophiles who visit the resort, Marigot is a must-see. We recommend getting there nice and early so you can start your day with a warm croissant and a cup of freshly brewed coffee at one of the many cafes. After visiting the open-air market and the high-end shopping in the many unique boutiques, stop by Marina Royale. This marina is more than just a home for the yachts. Today, you will find a variety of waterfront

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cafes, craft shops, bistros, and a wonderful museum with Haitian artwork. Check out the view from Fort St. Louis and visit the cemetery along the Rue de Sandy Ground as you head out of town. This spectacular French Caribbean journey begins from your island home, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina. Experience Marigot by hopping on the Monday Island Bus Trip, spending a day or two exploring via the daily boat ride with Aqua Mania or by renting a car with Dollar/Thrifty & Paradise car rental. With as many boutiques and fabulous restaurants for which the island is renowned – France is calling!

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o matter what you’re craving Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin is a great place to dine. Delight your palate with the tasty culinary choices offered in more than 350 restaurants. The island, we’ve been told, has the most restaurants per square mile in the Caribbean. Sint Maarten/Saint Martin are truly international destinations making it the gastronomic capital of the Caribbean. There are hundreds of gourmet restaurants, bistros and sidewalk cafés on this little island.

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Heralded by crimson sunsets over azure blue seas, unforgettable nights await you in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. The island’s legendary nightlife attracts visitors from all over the world. Test your luck at roulette, blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em poker and more at lively casinos located on the Dutch side of the island. Dance the night away at stylish clubs and discotheques or relax at local beach bars, laid back lounges and beachside BBQs with steel drum bands, or sail the evening away on scenic dinner cruises. When it comes to dynamic dining and nightlife, Sint Maarten/Saint Martin offers something for everyone.

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efore you head to dinner at La Patrona, you may want to brush up on your Spanish vocabulary for fire-related words: fuego. en llamas. flambeado. The staff speaks English just fine, but you’re apt to order flambéed steak, chicken, shrimp or any of three desserts – not to mention five after-dinner coffee drinks – that will be lit tableside, sending visually dramatic flames into the air. You’ll be thinking, “Wow!” but will have way more fun applauding “¡Olé! En fuego!” And you thought learning a bit of Dutch or French would help you on St. Maarten.

Welcome to La Patrona, a Mexican restaurant located within the Simpson Bay Resort & Marina. By day, La Patrona is a casual seaside restaurant with American and Mexican favorites. Come dinner time, the contemporary dining room blossoms into a fine dining venue. Tables are set with cloths and linen napkins, along with blue-rimmed Mexican plates and handblown south-of-the-border water glasses. On the water-view patio tables, candles enhance the setting. It’s the food, of course, that draws diners night after night. The chefs of La Patrona serve dishes that are authentically Mexican, adapted for guests’ tastes. So, a mole sauce, for example, made with more than fifteen spices, has a rich, complex, robust flavor, yet it’s not spicy. “There’s no heat at all, although we have chili habanero and chili de arbol for guests who like it hot,” says Manager Daniel Lavalle, a Mexico City neighbor whose father is from the Yucatán Peninsula. Customers eager to taste new flavors will find several tempting options. Many opt for the Mayan Pork Tomahawk. The description is unintimidating: grilled pork with bell peppers, onions, jalapeño butter and tikinxic sauce, served with tortillas, guacamole and Mexican rice. What it doesn’t mention is that the Mexican spice achiote turns the pork red. It also – together with sour orange, garlic and other flavors not listed in the menu description – adds a one-of-a-kind flavor. “No other food tastes like achiote,” Lavalle says, excited.

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If that doesn’t tempt you, consider the chicken Tampico, another specialty. For that entrée, a chicken breast is stuffed with spinach and mozzarella cheese, crusted in sliced almond, and topped with a vibrant chile poblano sauce. For those who prefer sticking to the familiar, La Patrona always has steaks and chops on the menu. But, why settle for a ribeye, even a wonderful one, when you can opt for steak Diane – a steak pan-fried at your table then flambéed with Cognac. Entrees are only a portion of the La Patrona dinner experience. While guests wait to be seated, they’re treated to a tostada of pureed black beans on a fried homemade tortilla. The house Caesar salad is tossed tableside, enabling a close view of a server dressing the lettuce with anchovy, raw egg, olive oil and garlic. Those flambés – banana, cherry or mango – are spectacular sweets paired with vanilla ice cream. And some guests indulge instead on churros. Here the long donuts are served with cajeta, a rich sweet caramel made from goats milk. For an extra special experience, reserve The Patrona’s Table, where 10 to 12 people can be educated about signature Mexican liquors. The service team provides tastes of Ancho Reyes, a Mexican liqueur made with hot peppers; then tequila, mescal – with the worm that comes in each bottle, and sotol, sharing the history and composition of each. Three small bites are sent out with the Patrona’s Table experience. One happens to be a fried tortilla topped with guacamole… and grasshopper. Another is a quesadilla filled with melted cheese and huitlacoche, a corn fungus. If you’d like your drinks without the exotica, simple belly up to the bar, or make yourself at home around one of the three fire pits that seat six to nine imbibers. “We have the best margaritas on the whole island,” Lavalle insists. Dinner may be La Patrona’s shining moment, but don’t skip the daytime meals. Most Americans enjoy the buffet of day-starter foods from home: pancakes, French toast, sausage, made-to-order omelets, etc. If you want some Mexican immersions, though, look to the a la carte items. For Lavalle, the most exciting is Motuleño eggs. “This dish is 100 percent Mexican,” he says. “It’s made using real Mexican tortillas, made fresh daily at the restaurant with corn flour imported from Mexico, as all our tortillas are.” The eggs, fried, are plated with not only refried beans, tomato sauce, ham, cheese and peas; they’re also served with fried sweet plantains. The lunch menu is a mix of American and Mexican foods: pizzas and fish fingers, plus ceviche and tacos. Morning, noon or night, La Patrona caters to you, the patron. Now about those margaritas…

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ISLAND TIPS

Vacation is all about relaxing and having fun. Here are a few tips to make sure your stay on island is nothing but smooth sailing.

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ISLAND LINGO While English is spoken everywhere the official languages on the island are Dutch in Sint Maarten and French in Saint Martin. You may also hear Papiamentu in Sint Maarten and Creole Patois in Saint Martin. With over 160 different nationalities on the island, you will hear other world languages such as Spanish, Chinese and Hindi, just to name a few.

MONEY MATTERS The official currency of Dutch St. Maarten is the Netherlands Antilles Guilder (NAF) and on French St. Martin it is the Euro. US dollars and all major credit cards are widely accepted and there are ATMs throughout the island. Identification is needed in order to cash travelers checks.

PHONES To place a call from the resort to numbers on the Dutch side of the island, dial 9 + the 7-digit number. To call the French side of the island, dial 9 + 00590 + 590 + the 6 - digit number; for cell phones on the French side, please dial 9 + 00690 + 590 + the 6 - digit number. Please note that Country Sint Maarten is now part of the North American dialing plan; the North American prefix is 721 followed by the 7 digit number. For example, if you call Simpson Bay Resort & Marina from North America, dial +1-721544-2503.

SAFETY The resort it equipped with surveillance cameras and utilizes 24 hour security. In addition, the staff is trained to be on the alert for anything amiss. However, you should still use the in-room safe to store your valuables. Never leave your belongings unattended in parked cars or on the beach. Walking alone at night on the beach or in areas with no streetlights is not recommended. Likewise, do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large

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amounts of cash or expensive jewelry. When on vacation it is always a good idea to carry copies of your passport, credit card numbers and the phone number of your credit card company in your wallet.

NEWSPAPERS Leading US and European newspapers are available on St. Maarten. For local news, check the St. Maarten Daily Herald and its Thursday Out & About section. Newspapers can be purchased at Peli Deli, located next to the Red Piano.

ISLAND SHOPPING The Island capitals, Philipsburg in the Dutch side and Marigot in the French side, are both duty-free zones full of jewelry and watches, lead crystal, French perfumes, electronics and designer labels. Other good buys are paintings by island artists, local hot sauces, preserves, and Guavaberry liqueur, which is distilled from the berries of a native tree. Ask the Concierge about a free shopping trip to Philipsburg and the water taxi shuttle offered by Aqua Mania Adventures to Marigot. Shopping hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in St. Maarten and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the French side.

RENTING A CAR Rent a car and explore the island at your own pace. Dollar/Thrifty & Paradise Car Rental is located in the Resort lobby. Open Sunday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TIME ZONE Atlantic Standard Time year round (equivalent to Eastern Daylight Savings Time).

BRIDGE INFORMATION Simpson Bay Lagoon on St. Maarten is a major port for mega yachts and sailboats. To allow boats to enter or leave, the Simpson Bay Bridge has to open. The bridge opens on Airport Road at: 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The new Causeway Swing Bridge opens at: 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

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RESORT TIPS Please take a few minutes to read this section and familiarize yourself with Simpson Bay Resort & Marina’s regulations and the additional services available. We appreciate your cooperation in helping all our members and guests enjoy their vacation, and in helping our staff maintain the resort in tiptop condition.

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We trust you will have a wonderful stay at Simpson Bay Resort & Marina. Please stop by the Membership Sales Office to renew old acquaintances, pick up the latest information on where to go and what to do, or learn more about the advantages of becoming a member here.

VISITOR POLICY Simpson Bay Resort & Marina is a private club and access is controlled. All members, guests and other visitors must register at the Front Desk upon arrival. May we suggest that you use discretion when inviting new acquaintances to your unit. All members, guests and visitors must agree to follow the published resort regulations and those of the affiliated facilities they may use during their stay. The Resort also reserves the right to terminate the use of resort facilities to anyone refusing to comply with the rules. The law of St. Maarten, to the exclusion of the laws of any other jurisdiction whatsoever, shall apply to and shall govern, and the courts and authorities of Country St. Maarten shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from any accident, injury, or illness occurring during your stay at the Resorts or as a consequence thereof.

YOUR RESORT HOME The Resort staff will do everything possible to make your stay pleasant and comfortable and if a problem should arise please report it to the Front Desk. You can rest assured that the matter will be taken care of as quickly as possible, often within minutes. Aside from maintenance requests, situations sometimes occur as a result of human error, for example, confusion over similar sounding names or breakages during Saturday unit changes. Accidents will happen and rather than expecting some form of complimentary compensation, a sincere apology from resort personnel should suffice.

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The Resort is not a hotel nor is it managed as such. It is non-profit and member dues cover operating expenses only. There are no funds to cover free dinners, extra nights, or gifts. The cost of such compensatory awards would come directly from member dues. Accepting this fundamental difference is essential to understanding why compensation is not permitted for any minor inconvenience you might encounter during your visit.

CHECKING IN Check-in time is 4 p.m. Upon check-in you may request the number of keys you require. A $250 USD refundable deposit is required upon check in.

CHECKING OUT Check-out time is 10 a.m. This time is strictly enforced and villas that have not been checked out at the Front Desk and vacated will be charged $100 USD per hour. Housekeeping will remove all belongings to prepare the villa for the next occupants. Complimentary luggage storage is available with the Bellman and changing rooms with showers are available in the gym.

MEDICAL SERVICE An independent doctor provides 24-hour medical service. Guests must pay all medical expenses (doctor’s fees, hospital charges, ambulances and prescriptions) directly to the provider. The Resorts assume no responsibility for any medical service provided.

CONCIERGE DESK A group of friends in St. Maarten you haven’t met yet. Enjoy the island to the fullest with best recommendations of restaurants, bars, beaches, the do’s and don’ts. Come to the concierge desk located in the lobby open daily or call 777.

NO SMOKING For the health and comfort of fellow guests, a no smoking policy is now part of the official Rules and Regulations. Smoking is permitted on the terraces with the sliding doors closed and using the ashtray provided. Smoking is strictly prohibited at all times inside the units. simpsonbayresort.com

The policy helps keep your unit in better condition and reduces the need for additional cleaning. Violators of this rule (including smoking in the villa, on the terrace with the sliding doors open or with the ashtray inside the villa) risk a fine up to $500 USD. This fee is the amount it will cost to clean the villa and to relocate the guests the following weeks. Thank you for your cooperation.

PETS Resort upholds a very strict No Pet policy, pets are not allowed.

MAID SERVICE Maid service is provided as follows: • Saturday check in: Tuesdays • Two week stay: Tuesdays and Fridays • Sunday check in: Wednesdays • Two week stay: Sunday and Wednesdays Each unit contains two extra sets of bath linens. Maids do not clean the kitchen. Before check out all kitchen items must be cleaned and returned to their storage space. If the kitchen and utensils are not clean, a service charge of $100 USD will be levied. Daily maid service is available upon request. Additional fees are $25 USD per day for Studio/Junior Suite, $35 USD one-bedroom villa and $45 USD for a two-bedroom villa. Please review the kitchen inventory, sign the inventory form and return to the Front Desk. Housekeeping will check the inventory and any shortages or unit damage beyond normal usage will be charged to the occupant. Please check the condition of the kitchen counter upon arrival, if you notice any damage, please report it to the Front Desk to avoid an additional charge upon check out.

VOICE MAIL + PLUS You may use the telephone voice mail system to leave messages and if a reply is required, answers will be provided at the earliest possible time. The system allows members and guests to maximize their vacation enjoyment and not spend time looking for or waiting to talk to Managers. To use Voice Mail + Plus, simply

dial 1999 and then follow the prerecorded instructions to leave your message for different departments.

OCCUPANCY POLICIES Your unit has been designed to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Observing a few simple rules will ensure the comfort of our members and guests and help keep maintenance costs to a minimum: 1. Please do not use bath linens to remove make up, clean dirty items, or in the kitchen. 2. Please do not place plastic items in the dishwasher. 3.  Please do not sit on the furniture when wet or covered with suntan lotion. 4. P  lease do not hang towels, bathing suits or other items from the terrace railing. 5. P  lease do not drape damp clothing over the lamp shades or furniture. 6. Please do not litter. 7. In order to prevent mildew, condensation, or odors, please use the air conditioning only when all doors are closed. 8. E  ach unit has a safety deposit box located inside the closet.

OCCUPANCY LIMITS Type of unit Accommodates Studio - Sleeps 2 Studio - Sleeps 4 One Bedroom Two Bedrooms Penthouse Three Bedrooms

2 persons 4 persons 4 persons 6 persons 6 persons 8 persons

POOL RULES AND REGULATIONS Pool hours are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. Unaccompanied children under the age of twelve must use the shallow pool area. Children under parental supervision are allowed to use any pool area. To check out beach towels please present the towel card you received at check-in.

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Please return towels and retrieve your card which must be handed in at the Front Desk during check-out. Beach towels can be exchanged once a day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1. Do not use the pool while service signs are posted. 2. No diving or jumping is permitted. 3. No splashing near the swim-up bars. 4. No bonfires on the beach or pool areas. 5. Radios,  CD or Mp3 players are not allowed in the pool or beach areas without personal earphones.

theft or other incidents in this area. Use of the beach and ocean is at the personal risk of the member or guest. Lifeguards are not available and swimming is at your own risk. Swimming at night is not recommended. Do not stake out your territory by placing towels or other items on the furniture or under beach umbrellas. All such items left unattended will be removed promptly by security. It may be possible to reclaim personal items by adequately describing them; however, the Resort beach towels and other equipment so removed will be charged to your account.

YOUR FEEDBACK PLEASE Your feedback is critical in our performance and improvement process. We appreciate you spending your vacation time at the Resort and ask that you take a moment to complete the survey so we may better serve you on your return visit.

6. B  ottles or glass items are not allowed in the pool or beach areas. 7. F loats, rafts and beach equipment are not allowed in the pool area except in the children’s pool. 8. N  o running or horseplay in the pool area. 9. Do  not take the terrace furniture from your unit to the beach or pool area. 10.  When returning from the beach, please shower with fresh water provided near the beach. 11. Pool lifeguards are not available. Swim at your own risk. Please Note: Parents will be held directly responsible for the actions of their children. Please make sure that all family members know and understand the pool rules.

ABOUT THE BEACH The turquoise waters and brisk warm breezes of the Caribbean are beautiful and alluring, but safety is still important. Please observe the warning flags prominently displayed on the beach. Black: Do not enter. Red: Strong wave action - unsafe for swimming. Yellow: Moderate wave action swimming not advisable. Green: Calm sea - enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. All beaches in St. Maarten are Federal property and Simpson Bay Resort & Marina assumes no responsibility for injury, simpsonbayresort.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BABYSITTING

LAUNDROMAT

$15 USD per hour ($3 USD per extra child) for the first child and US$ 4 per extra child per hour, from 7 am to 12 am. After Midnight the fee is US$ 20 per hour. Please contact the Front Desk 24 hours in advance or the Housekeeping department at Ext. 5600, 5615 or 5620.

There are laundry rooms in the Dieffenbachia, Bougainvillea, Caladium and Marina buildings and on the third floor between the stairs in both wings of the Villas. All are open 24 hours. You may purchase tokens to use the washing machines and dryers from the Front Desk or at the towel b ooth across from the A-building, $2 USD per token.

BOARDING PASSES Boarding Passes can be printed in the concierge center (charges apply), call Ext. 777 for information.

SUGGESTED TIPPING Bellman: $1.50 USD per bag Maids: $3 USD per day A 15% service charge is automatically added to your bill in most of the restaurants on the island.

ELECTRICITY 110 AC (same as in the United States).

LOST AND FOUND Contact the Front Desk or Security Department.

WAKE-UP CALLS Please call the Operator or the Front Desk for assistance.

ICE Resort refrigerators are equipped with an ice maker. You may also purchase ice at most convenience stores.

PHONE CALLS Please check with the Operator by calling 0 as dialing long distance can be expensive. Long distance calls are charged to your villa. Dialing the US: 9 + 1 + area code + phone number International: 9 + 011 + country code + city code + phone number. There is a charge for local calls.

DOCTOR For medical services please call the Front Desk at Ext. 5421.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION To become a distinguished Resort Member or receive Membership information, please visit the Membership Sales office or call Ext. 5800 for enrollment information. Drop in to learn how to maximize your membership and streamline your portfolio.

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TAXIS Available upon request, please ask your concierge or the Front Desk for assistance calling a taxi. A $10 USD refundable deposit is required before calling for a taxi, if none are available.

PARKING A parking permit is required to park your car in the Resorts. This may be obtained at the Front Desk. Please lock your vehicle; management is not responsible for theft or damage.

MAINTENANCE REQUESTS A maintenance request form is located on the kitchen counter. Please use this form to report any maintenance problems to the Front Desk.

NO ADVERTISING Use of the accommodations and facilities associated with Simpson Bay Resort is limited solely to Simpson Bay Resort members and their guests, exchangers and renters. Resort accommodations and facilities are provided for recreational purposes only, and any use associated with commercial ends is expressly prohibited including, but not limited to, resale of Simpson Bay Resort & Marina Memberships. No “for sale” or “for rent” signs or other advertising shall be placed or distributed in any part of the common areas or the units. The right to place and maintain such signs belongs solely to Simpson Bay Resort & Marina.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FIRE Familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher location nearest to your villa and, in the unlikely event of a fire, please observe the following procedures: • Report the fire to the Front Desk at Ext. 5421. • If possible, close all windows and doors. • Leave your unit at once. • D  o not use the elevator – exit the building by the stairs as marked.


HURRICANES Hurricanes do not happen instantly and there is ample warning of an approaching storm. You will be advised by Management on the proper safety procedures to follow should the situation arise.

RESORT DIRECTORY Alexander’s Local Classic

5091

Aqua Mania Adventures

5214

Bon Appetit

5294

Café Britt

5939

Concierge Desk

777

Fitness Center

5948

Front Desk General Manager House phones

5421/5422 5331 5424/5426

La Patrona Restaurant

5500

L’Aqualigne Spa

5211

Local Calls

9 + 7 Digit Number

Membership Sales Office

5800

Member Services Center

5817

Night Cap Sky Lounge/Rooftop

5940

Operations Manager

5330

Operator & Fax Services

0

Peli Deli

5212

Pool Bar (B)

5930

Pool Bar/ Chill out Bar (Marina)

5930

Red Piano Bar

5454

Replay Sports Pub

5513

Security department

5911/5912

Splash Jewellers

5442

Thrifty/Paradise Car Rental

5190

Voice Mail

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In-house telephone directory to call units within the resorts ALLAMANDA

ROOM A1B A2B A3B A4B

EXT. 71011 71021 71031 71041

ROOM A1A A2A A3A A4A

EXT. 71012 71022 71032 71042

ROOM B102 B104 B106-2 B110 B112-2 B116 B118-2 B122 B124 B126 B128 B130 B132 B134 B201 B202 B203 B204

EXT. 72102 72104 72106 72110 72112 72116 72118 72122 72124 72126 72128 72130 72132 72133 72201 72202 72203 72204

ROOM B205 B206 B207 B208 B209 B210 B211 B212 B213 B214 B215 B216 B217 B218 B219 B220 B221 B222 B223 B224 B225

ROOM B152 B154 B156-2 B160 B162 B164-2 B168 B170 B174

EXT. 72152 72154 72156 72160 72162 72164 72168 72170 72174

ROOM B176 B178-2 B251 B252 B253 B254 B255 B256 B257 B258

ROOM B352 B354 B356 B358 B360 B362 B364 B366 B370 B372 B374

EXT. 72352 72354 72356 72358 72360 72362 72364 72366 72370 72372 72374

ROOM B376 B378 B380 B452 B454 B456 B458 B460 B462 B464 B466

ROOM A5B A6 A8 A10

EXT. ROOM EXT. 71051 A5A 71052 71061 A7 71071 71081 A9 71091 71101 A11 71111

BEAUMONTIA EXT. 72205 72206 72207 72208 72209 72210 72211 72212 72213 72214 72215 72216 72217 72218 72219 72220 72221 72222 72223 72224 72225

ROOM EXT. B226 72226 B227 72227 B228 72228 B229 72229 B230 72230 B231 72231 B232 72232 B233 72233 B234 72234 B302 72302 B304 72304 B306 72306 B308 72308 B310 72310 B312 72312 B314 72314 B316 72316 B318 72318 B320 72320 B322 72322 B324 72324

BOUGAINVILLEA (B2) EXT. 72176 72178 72251 72252 72253 72254 72255 72256 72257 72258

ROOM EXT. B259 72259 B260 72260 B261 72261 B262 72262 B263 72263 B264 72264 B265 72265 B266 72266 B267 72267 B268 72268 B269 72269

BOUGAINVILLEA (B2) EXT. 72376 72378 72380 72452 72454 72456 72458 72460 72462 72464 72466

ROOM EXT. B468 72468 B470 72470 B472 72472 B474 72474 B476 72476 B478 72478 B480 72480 B552 72552 B554 72554 B556 72556 B558 72558

ROOM B326 B328 B330 B332 B334 B402 B404 B406 B408 B410 B412 B414 B416 B418 B420 B422 B424 B426 B428 B430 B432 B434

EXT. 72326 72328 72330 72332 72334 72402 72404 72406 72408 72410 72412 72414 72416 72418 72420 72422 72424 72426 72428 72430 72432 72434

ROOM B270 B271 B272 B273 B274 B275 B276 B277 B278 B279 B280

EXT. 72270 72271 72272 72273 72274 72275 72276 72277 72278 72279 72280

ROOM B560 B562 B564 B566 B568 B570 B572 B574 B576 B578 B580

EXT. 72560 72562 72564 72566 72568 72570 72572 72574 72576 72578 72580

ROOM C11A C12A C13A C14A C15A C16A

EXT. 73112 73122 73132 73142 73152 73162

ROOM C17A C18A C19A C20A C21A C22A

ROOM C1A C2A C3A C4A C5A

EXT. 73012 73022 73032 73042 73052

ROOM C6A C7A C8A C9A C10A

ROOM D1 D2 D3 D4 D5

EXT. 74011 74021 74031 74041 74051

ROOM D6 D7 D8 D9 D10

ROOM F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6

EXT. 76011 76021 76031 76041 76051 76061

ROOM F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12

ROOM M201 M202 M203 M204 M205 M206 M207 M208 M209 M210 M211 M212 M213 M215 M216 M217

EXT. 78201 78202 78203 78204 78205 78206 78207 78208 78209 78210 78211 78212 78213 78215 78216 78217

ROOM M218 M219 M220 M301 M302 M303 M304 M305 M306 M307 M308 M309 M310 M311 M312 M313

CALADIUM

EXT. 73172 73182 73192 73202 73212 73222

ROOM C11B C12B C13B C14B C15B C16B

EXT. 73111 73121 73131 73141 73151 73161

ROOM C17B C18B C19B C20B C21B C22B

EXT. 73171 73181 73191 73201 73211 73221

ROOM EXT. C1B 73011 C2B 73021 C3B 73031 C4B 73041 C5B 73051

ROOM C6B C7B C8B C9B C10B

EXT. 73061 73071 73081 73091 73101

ROOM D16 D17 D18 D19 D20

EXT. 74161 74171 74181 74191 74201

EXT. 76131 76141 76151 76161 76171 76181

ROOM F19 F20 F21 F22 F23 F24

EXT. 76191 76201 76211 76221 76231 76241

EXT. 78314 78315 78316 78317 78318 78319 78320 78401 78402 78403 78404 78405 78406 78407 78408 78409

ROOM M410 M411 M412 M413 M414 M415 M416 M417 M418 M419 M420 M510 M512 M515 M517 M520

EXT. 78410 78411 78412 78413 78414 78415 78416 78417 78418 78419 78420 78510 78512 78515 78517 78520

CROTON

EXT. 73062 73072 73082 73092 73102

DIEFFENBACHIA EXT. 74061 74071 74081 74091 74101

ROOM EXT. D11 74111 D12 74121 D13 74131 D14 74141 D15 74151

FLAMBOYANT EXT. 76071 76081 76091 76101 76111 76121

ROOM F13 F14 F15 F16 F17 F18

MARINA

EXT. 78218 78219 78220 78301 78302 78303 78304 78305 78306 78307 78308 78309 78310 78311 78312 78313

ROOM M314 M315 M316 M317 M318 M319 M320 M401 M402 M403 M404 M405 M406 M407 M408 M409

THE VILLAS AT SIMPSON BAY RESORT Villa numbers run from 101 to 113, 201 to 213, 301 to 313, 401 to 413, 501 to 513, 602 to 613, 703, 704, 709, 710, 711, 712, 810 and 811 To call the suite dial 8 + villa number + 0 To call the room dial 8 + villa number + 1 To call the kitchen dial 8 + villa number + 2 EXAMPLE:

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Simpson Bay Resort & Marina gives to local charities During the 2016 holiday season the Staff, Employees, Members and Guests of Simpson Bay Resort opened their hearts and their wallets to benefit some of the less fortunate citizens of the Friendly Island. Our Food and Toy Drive was months in the planning to raise cash for the needy, food for the hungry and toys for youngsters who might have gone without.

“Everyone was so generous”, said Carmen Ayala, Simpson Bay Resort Financial Comptroller. “The members and guests gave but the employees of SBR really stepped up for these kids”. Everyone’s generosity and hard work allowed us to share the spirit of Christmas with two very deserving charities here in St. Maarten. The Hope Outreach Foster Care Foundation cares for 15 orphaned children, and The Bishop Ellis Foundation provides assistance to nearly 100 needy families on the island. Food baskets and toys were delivered to those in need, putting smiles on the faces of children. The kind generosity of the company in matching all cash donations dollar for dollar doubled the amount given. The grand total of cash donations collected was $6,783! This allowed us to not only offer assistance during the holiday season, but to provide assistance to the needy well into 2017. A combination of Food Coupons and Cash Donations were made to the charities listed above to assist them in caring for the needy throughout the year. Special thanks go to the staff of Simpson Bay Resort for all the hard work in making this event possible. simpsonbayresort.com

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SBR NEWS

VILLAS BEACH CHALLENGE LEGAL CHALLENGE TO PROPOSED BEACH PROJECT Plans to build a second beach at Simpson Bay Resort have been put on hold due to a legal challenge to the approved building permit, which was obtained by the resort for that purpose. The challenge came from the neighboring property immediately north of the SBR Villas building. The plaintiffs filed suit against the government of Sint Maarten alleging that the government acted improperly in issuing the building permit. Simpson Bay Resort has joined the action as an interested third party. The proposed beach would be built in front of the Villas building where the existing seawall and rock revetments now sit. The beach will be over 150 meters in length and 15 meters deep on average. If successful this project would more than double the beach area available to SBR members.

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Simpson Bay Resort & Marina Calendar

2018

2017 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 9 6 RESORT LIFE 52 53

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07-Jan-17 14-Jan-17 21-Jan-17 28-Jan-17 04-Feb-17 11-Feb-17 18-Feb-17 25-Feb-17 04-Mar-17 11-Mar-17 18-Mar-17 25-Mar-17 01-Apr-17 08-Apr-17 15-Apr-17 22-Apr-17 29-Apr-17 06-May-17 13-May-17 20-May-17 27-May-17 03-Jun-17 10-Jun-17 17-Jun-17 24-Jun-17 01-Jul-17 08-Jul-17 15-Jul-17 22-Jul-17 29-Jul-17 05-Aug-17 12-Aug-17 19-Aug-17 26-Aug-17 02-Sep-17 09-Sep-17 16-Sep-17 23-Sep-17 30-Sep-17 07-Oct-17 14-Oct-17 21-Oct-17 28-Oct-17 04-Nov-17 11-Nov-17 18-Nov-17 25-Nov-17 02-Dec-17 09-Dec-17 16-Dec-17 23-Dec-17 30-Dec-17

08-Jan-17 15-Jan-17 22-Jan-17 29-Jan-17 05-Feb-17 12-Feb-17 19-Feb-17 26-Feb-17 05-Mar-17 12-Mar-17 19-Mar-17 26-Mar-17 02-Apr-17 09-Apr-17 16-Apr-17 23-Apr-17 30-Apr-17 07-May-17 14-May-17 21-May-17 28-May-17 04-Jun-17 11-Jun-17 18-Jun-17 25-Jun-17 02-Jul-17 09-Jul-17 16-Jul-17 23-Jul-17 30-Jul-17 06-Aug-17 13-Aug-17 20-Aug-17 27-Aug-17 03-Sep-17 10-Sep-17 17-Sep-17 24-Sep-17 01-Oct-17 08-Oct-17 15-Oct-17 22-Oct-17 29-Oct-17 05-Nov-17 12-Nov-17 19-Nov-17 26-Nov-17 03-Dec-17 10-Dec-17 17-Dec-17 24-Dec-17 31-Dec-17

06-Jan-18 13-Jan-18 20-Jan-18 27-Jan-18 03-Feb-18 10-Feb-18 17-Feb-18 24-Feb-18 03-Mar-18 10-Mar-18 17-Mar-18 24-Mar-18 31-Mar-18 07-Apr-18 14-Apr-18 21-Apr-18 28-Apr-18 05-May-18 12-May-18 19-May-18 26-May-18 02-Jun-18 09-Jun-18 16-Jun-18 23-Jun-18 30-Jun-18 07-Jul-18 14-Jul-18 21-Jul-18 28-Jul-18 04-Aug-18 11-Aug-18 18-Aug-18 25-Aug-18 01-Sep-18 08-Sep-18 15-Sep-18 22-Sep-18 29-Sep-18 06-Oct-18 13-Oct-18 20-Oct-18 27-Oct-18 03-Nov-18 10-Nov-18 17-Nov-18 24-Nov-18 01-Dec-18 08-Dec-18 15-Dec-18 22-Dec-18 29-Dec-18

07-Jan-18 14-Jan-18 21-Jan-18 28-Jan-18 04-Feb-18 11-Feb-18 18-Feb-18 25-Feb-18 04-Mar-18 11-Mar-18 18-Mar-18 25-Mar-18 01-Apr-18 08-Apr-18 15-Apr-18 22-Apr-18 29-Apr-18 06-May-18 13-May-18 20-May-18 27-May-18 03-Jun-18 10-Jun-18 17-Jun-18 24-Jun-18 01-Jul-18 08-Jul-18 15-Jul-18 22-Jul-18 29-Jul-18 05-Aug-18 12-Aug-18 19-Aug-18 26-Aug-18 02-Sep-18 09-Sep-18 16-Sep-18 23-Sep-18 30-Sep-18 07-Oct-18 14-Oct-18 21-Oct-18 28-Oct-18 04-Nov-18 11-Nov-18 18-Nov-18 25-Nov-18 02-Dec-18 09-Dec-18 16-Dec-18 23-Dec-18 30-Dec-18


Simpson Bay Resort & Marina Calendar

2019

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2020

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05-Jan-19 12-Jan-19 19-Jan-19 26-Jan-19 02-Feb-19 09-Feb-19 16-Feb-19 23-Feb-19 02-Mar-19 09-Mar-19 16-Mar-19 23-Mar-19 30-Mar-19 06-Apr-19 13-Apr-19 20-Apr-19 27-Apr-19 04-May-19 11-May-19 18-May-19 25-May-19 01-Jun-19 08-Jun-19 15-Jun-19 22-Jun-19 29-Jun-19 06-Jul-19 13-Jul-19 20-Jul-19 27-Jul-19 03-Aug-19 10-Aug-19 17-Aug-19 24-Aug-19 31-Aug-19 07-Sep-19 14-Sep-19 21-Sep-19 28-Sep-19 05-Oct-19 12-Oct-19 19-Oct-19 26-Oct-19 02-Nov-19 09-Nov-19 16-Nov-19 23-Nov-19 30-Nov-19 07-Dec-19 14-Dec-19 21-Dec-19 28-Dec-19

06-Jan-19 13-Jan-19 20-Jan-19 27-Jan-19 03-Feb-19 10-Feb-19 17-Feb-19 24-Feb-19 03-Mar-19 10-Mar-19 17-Mar-19 24-Mar-19 31-Mar-19 07-Apr-19 14-Apr-19 21-Apr-19 28-Apr-19 05-May-19 12-May-19 19-May-19 26-May-19 02-Jun-19 09-Jun-19 16-Jun-19 23-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 07-Jul-19 14-Jul-19 21-Jul-19 28-Jul-19 04-Aug-19 11-Aug-19 18-Aug-19 25-Aug-19 01-Sep-19 08-Sep-19 15-Sep-19 22-Sep-19 29-Sep-19 06-Oct-19 13-Oct-19 20-Oct-19 27-Oct-19 03-Nov-19 10-Nov-19 17-Nov-19 24-Nov-19 01-Dec-19 08-Dec-19 15-Dec-19 22-Dec-19 29-Dec-19

04-Jan-20 11-Jan-20 18-Jan-20 25-Jan-20 01-Feb-20 08-Feb-20 15-Feb-20 22-Feb-20 29-Feb-20 07-Mar-20 14-Mar-20 21-Mar-20 28-Mar-20 04-Apr-20 11-Apr-20 18-Apr-20 25-Apr-20 02-May-20 09-May-20 16-May-20 23-May-20 30-May-20 06-Jun-20 13-Jun-20 20-Jun-20 27-Jun-20 04-Jul-20 11-Jul-20 18-Jul-20 25-Jul-20 01-Aug-20 08-Aug-20 15-Aug-20 22-Aug-20 29-Aug-20 05-Sep-20 12-Sep-20 19-Sep-20 26-Sep-20 03-Oct-20 10-Oct-20 17-Oct-20 24-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 07-Nov-20 14-Nov-20 21-Nov-20 28-Nov-20 05-Dec-20 12-Dec-20 19-Dec-20 26-Dec-20

05-Jan-20 12-Jan-20 19-Jan-20 26-Jan-20 02-Feb-20 09-Feb-20 16-Feb-20 23-Feb-20 01-Mar-20 08-Mar-20 15-Mar-20 22-Mar-20 29-Mar-20 05-Apr-20 12-Apr-20 19-Apr-20 26-Apr-20 03-May-20 10-May-20 17-May-20 24-May-20 31-May-20 07-Jun-20 14-Jun-20 21-Jun-20 28-Jun-20 05-Jul-20 12-Jul-20 19-Jul-20 26-Jul-20 02-Aug-20 09-Aug-20 16-Aug-20 23-Aug-20 30-Aug-20 06-Sep-20 13-Sep-20 20-Sep-20 27-Sep-20 04-Oct-20 11-Oct-20 18-Oct-20 25-Oct-20 01-Nov-20 08-Nov-20 15-Nov-20 22-Nov-20 29-Nov-20 06-Dec-20 13-Dec-20 20-Dec-20 27-Dec-20

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A MEMBER SERVICES CENTER MEMBERSHIP SALES OFFICE

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12

10 14 13

11

Alexander’s Local Classic

12 13 14

Fine Mexican Cuisine

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