by Royal Resorts Caribbean®
When in Rome... 10 TIPS TO HEALTH AND SAFETY VACATION THE ISLAND OF ST. MAARTEN
W LCOME! 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!
MARCEL JAVOIS General Manager Simpson Bay Resort & Marina
Steak House Dinner only. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Fine Mexican Cuisine Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Ext. 5500
ROOM SERVICE In the comfort of your room International Food.
Lunch and dinner. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ext. 5512
& BAR Get your game on! Burgers • Pizzas • Sushi 12 p.m. until the game is over. Ext. 5513
Gourmet Bistro Baguettes • Fondues • Wine
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ext. 5520
Wake up and smell the coffee! Great coffee and appetizers.
7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ext. 5939
TOLL FREE FROM USA & CANADA 1 888 387 4789 ELSEWHERE 1 954 736 5820 OR BOOK ONLINE AND GET THE BEST RATE AT WWW.SIMPSONBAYRESORT.COM www.simpsonbayresort.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4
RESORT RESTAURANTS Try the best cuisine in your resort.
DAYS OF FUN A variety of exciting ways to spend dolor sit your vacation.
SHOPPING SENSATIONS High quality duty-free products with the best prices.
DINING AND NIGHTLIFE Delight your palate with the tasty culinary choices.
WHEN IN ROME... Saint Martin/Sint Maarten is known for its unique gastronomy.
10 TIPS TO HEALTHY & SAFETY
During your vacation, now, as we recover into our new normal.
THE ISLAND OF ST. MAARTEN A unique cultural paradise of the Caribbean.
A few tips to make your stay relaxed consectinur to make and fun.
Familiarize yourself with some doler Simpson Bay Resort & Marina. www.simpsonbayresort.com
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CERTIFIED DIAMONDS & FINE JEWELRY
www.joesjewelry.com Tel: 1(721) 543 7020 Toll Free: 1(866) 313 2123
Main Location & Diamond Boutique #66 Front Street Flagship & Rado Boutique #60 Front Street 3rd Location & Tissot Boutique #40 Front Street www.simpsonbayresort.com
Philipsburg I Sint Maarten Dutch I Caribbean RESORT LIFE
Let her holiday stories be ﬁlled with twinkling memories
Do more of what make her eyes sparkle
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Lobby Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm Tel: +1 721 LIFE544 2710 14 RESORT
Royal Palm Beach Resort Airport Rd, Simpson Bay Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm Tel: +1 721 544 1100
Email: email@example.com US Tel: +1 305 851 5557
Make a wish upon a Starﬁsh
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Lobby Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm www.simpsonbayresort.com Tel: +1 721 544 2710
Royal Palm Beach Resort Airport Rd, Simpson Bay Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm Tel: +1 721 544 1100
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Keep the ocean close to you
Take a little bit of the sea wherever you go
Simpson Bay Resort and Marina Lobby Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm Tel: +1 721 544 2710 Royal Palm Beach Resort Airport Rd, Simpson Bay Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm Tel: +1 721 544 1100 Email: email@example.com US Tel: +1 305 851 5557
WE CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS, ANALYSE YOUR PORTFOLIO AND SHOW YOU HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP. 18
SERVICES CENTER We speak with hundreds of
• Switches and Upgrades
members every year and it is
• RRCC Points conversions
amazing that they are not all
• Owner Loan Process
aware of the services available to
• Referral Program
them. These may be new services
• Rental Program to stay additional
or enhancements that have been added over the years. If the
nights or deposit if you can’t stay at all • Customising your membership to fit
members don’t come to talk to us
your current and changing needs
on a regular basis, they could be
• ISCO services which includes Title
missing some vital information.
Changes and listing your unit into the Resale Program • Setting up your on-line points account
MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
and navigational instruction • Loan and maintenance fee payments accepted • Book Exchange
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. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you! Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Members Services Center was created to help our members to learn how to get the most out of their membership. Members are invited to drop in to learn how to utilise all the benefits encompassed in the membership program.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
F N! 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. 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.
B ACH 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
Tan on the white sand
SPF suitable for your skin type. Choose
beach, join in a game
environmentally friendly sun products and
of volleyball or explore
apply regularly after going in the water. The hottest part of the day is between 11 a.m.
wildlife with a mask and
and 2 p.m. Please remember that you can
fins. See our beach staff
still get burned even when it is cloudy.
to get set up with beach chairs under a palapa.
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 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and at Aqua Mania Adventures, open from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Marina Plaza.
AQUA MANIA ADVENTURES
GETTING YOUR BEARINGS Stop by the orientation briefing for information
Scuba diving courses take place right off
on the island, resort
the beach, and offer guests the chance to
activities, shopping and
experience diving for the first time. After
dining. Please check the
completing the course, guests can explore
weekly activity calendar
the reef in front of the resort!
for the time and location or call the concierge desk just dial ext. 777.
S ILING 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. Watersports hours are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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
Keep up with your daily
to the bay. Children must be accompanied by
workout at the Fitness
an adult. A credit card deposit is required upon
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.
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.
THE CALM WATERS OF SIMPSON BAY IDEAL FOR WATERSPORTS
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.
RESORT SHUTTLE SERVICE Use our shuttle service to get around the resort.
TENNIS AND MULTIPURPOSE COURTS
Call the Front Desk at ext. 5411 or the Concierge Desk at ext. 777 to request
The Resort has new tennis and multipurpose
transport and a van will
courts, basketball hoop and shuffleboard now
be sent to your building
available on Court I. For lessons with the Tennis
to take you wherever you
Pro or to reserve court time, please contact your
want to go on the premises.
personal concierge ext. 777 or the security office
Transport is available only
for equipment available at ext. 5911 or 5912.
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ALWAYS RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR VILLA! Float around in serene comfort or swim up to the pool bar for a drink and some island music.
Rainforest Adventure St. Maarten at Rockland Estate Featuring
ach adventure begins in this restored plantation house originally built in the 1700s. Guests will see depictions of what life was like on a plantation and learn about the customs, traditions, lifestyle and stories that earned Sint Maarten the nickname ‘The Friendly Island.’
Flying Dutchman: The World’s Steepest Zip Line
The Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlifts takes you on a tranquil ride up two as the landscape unfolds below. Walkways and platforms encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360 degrees including vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Barts, St. Eustatius and Anguilla. Experience the thrill of a lifetime on the Flying Dutchman - the steepest zip line in the world! Sentry Hill Zip Line is a more traditional multi-span line that traverses the mountain ride – the perfect combination of hiking & zipping! The Schooner Ride allows you to surf down the mountain on a track of curves and straightaways.
Soualiga Sky Explorer
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For all your vacation adventures in, on and under the water ... all at Simpson Bay Resort
Awesome A wesome staff
Shopping trips & Island tours
Around the island
B O O K W I T H A Q U A M A N I A , R I G H T H E R E AT Y O U R R E S O R T
L A M B A D A A N D TA N G O D AY S A I L S T O A N G U I L L A A N D P R I C K LY P E A R I S L A N D S BBQ LUNCH, OPEN BAR, SNACKS, SNORKELLING, SWIMMING AND PRISTINE BEACHES... I T ’ S PA R A D I S E !
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St Barts St Barts VISIT THE JEWEL OF THE CARIBBEAN I N U N D E R A N H O U R W I T H H I G H S P E E D F E R RY E D G E High Speed Ferry Edge will whisk you away right from Simpson Bay Resort Marina to the “Caribbean Riveira”. Sun drenched beaches, boutique shopping, fabulous sidewalk cafes and 9 square miles to explore...
Saba I T ’ S A W O R L D A PA R T R I G H T O N O U R D O O R S T E P, A N E C O PA R A D I S E F O R H I K I N G , SIGHTSEEING AND SCUBA DIVING. DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO S P E N D A D AY I N S A B A . W E D N E S D A Y, F R I D A Y A N D S U N D A Y D E P A R T U R E S
A portal to St Maarten’s Underwater World, right from Simpson Bay Resort
D I V I N G T R I P S D A I LY F O R B E G I N N E R S A N D E X P E R I E N C E D D I V E R S , www.simpsonbayresort.com
COURSES, NIGHT DIVES AND TRIPS TO SABA.
Evening Cruises AS DAYTIME FUN GIVES WAY TO NIGHT TIME PLEASURES... COME JOIN OUR CONGA LINE!
B U B B LY C R U I S E T U E S D AY S www.simpsonbayresort.com
S U N S E T S A I L S T H U R S D AY S & S AT U R D AY S
D I N N E R C R U I S E S W E D N E S D AY S & F R I D AY S
SAND DOLLAR SNORKEL TRIPS TO CREOLE ROCK
SANTINO ROUND THE ISLAND VISITING PINEL AND TINTEMARRE ISLANDS
LAMBADA AND TANGO TO ANGUILLA AND PRICKLY PEAR
ASK FOR A SCUBA DIVE AND SNORKEL COMBO
WE SNORKEL DAILY
Stores at Simpson bay Resort (right on the marina), Little Bay and Royal Palm
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OPEN YOUR EYES AND FILL THEM WITH Located on a private islan d in the middle of the crystal clear waters of Curacao, this sister resort is waiting for you. A small but sophisticated property of 30 villas is the perfect spot to reconnect with yo urself by doing it all, or simply by doing nothing at all.
Splendor Here, there is no need to rush. Time and nature conspire to give you the perfect getaway you deserve.
In C u rac a o the E uro pea n he r it ag e co mes a l i ve i n eve r y corne r, eve r y ho me and eve r y pe rso n. D ivin g in o ur wate rs yo u wil l real i z e th at C ura c a o is als o t he ho me of o ne of t he mo st si g n i fi c a n t a nd beau t if u l co ra l re efs i n the wor ld . W he n yo u stay at T he Roya l S ea Aq ua ri um Res o r t yo u c a n g et a ccess to one of the g reatest in st it u t io n s a nd l a nd ma rks in C u ra c a o w he re yo u can l ea rn a l l a bo ut the u nd e rs ea spe c i es, the C u racao S ea Aq ua ri um. Come to one of the jewe l s of t he Roya l Reso r ts Car ibbean Co l l e c ti o n a nd dis cove r w hy C ura ç a o is al so k now n a s the Car i bbea n’s “ H i d d e n Trea sure ” .
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S NSATIONS Spree on either side of the island! Dutch Sint Maarten
THE ISLAND HAS A WELL-EARNED REPUTATION AS A SHOPPER’S PARADISE
& French Saint Martin, offers high quality duty-free goods delivered in charming island style. Here you will find local crafts & arts, exotic foods, jewelry, liquor, tobacco, electronics, leather goods, as well as most elegant designer goods. The best prices, Duty free, tax-free shops abound, You can literally shop till you drop.
PHILIPSBURG In the heart of Philipsburg, featuring over a mile of shopping.
FRONT STREET ON THE
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.
THE CAPITAL OF DUTCH SINT MAARTEN, PHILIPSBURG, IS RICH IN HISTORY AND ABUNDANT IN SHOPPING. Founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch Navy, the town’s history is still felt when you pass by the historic Court House that was built in 1793. Philipsburg became a bustling center for international trade including salt mining, which was the Dutch settler’s main interest in this unique island. Remnants of the original Great Salt Pond can still be seen while driving along Walter A. Nisbeth Road, also known as Pondfill Road.
MARIGOT The entire center and marina area of Marigot is a lovely
CHIC MARIGOT ON THE
shopping district with old Créole houses, bistro bars, cafes, restaurants, fashion and designer boutiques, jewelers and perfume shops. 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.
PHILIPSBURG On most days, it is impossible to miss the gigantic vessels docked
With it’s compact nature and easy-to-
free samples of their delicious Rum blends
follow street plan, Philipsburg is made for
including the famous Guavaberry Colada.
pedestrian traffic and an ideal shopping
Turn north onto any alley (Dutch: steeg) or
experience. The Boardwalk, along the
street (Dutch: straat) and you will find a busy
Great Bay, the bay in
beautiful shores of Great Bay, is the
shopping area, Back Street. The market
front of Philipsburg,
place to grab a drink or have lunch while
here offers a taste of Caribbean flair with a
listening to live music. Head on up to
variety of clothing stores and kiosks with
large cruise ships at
Front Street for fantastic shops packed
once. In fact, the pier
with jewelry, electronics and clothing
at the A.C. Wathey Pier
can accommodate six
was expanded in 2009
to accommodate the world’s largest mega class cruise ships. Today, Philipsburg is arguably the premier Caribbean destination for the world’s largest cruise lines.
couldn’t be easier. Take Aqua Mania’s Front Street is also home to a variety
water taxi, rent a car on site from Dollar/
of points of interest, including the St.
Thrifty & Paradise car rental, or ride the
Maarten Museum and the St. Maarten
free, air-conditioned bus provided by AMA
Guavaberry Company. Although
jewelers. Cold drinks and a short guided
guavaberries grow throughout the
tour covering the history and interesting
Caribbean, St. Maarten has taken their
landmarks is included. Check with your
cultivation to special heights, and the
personal concierge for bus schedules and
St. Maarten Guavaberry Company
to sign up. Once you experience the flavor
offers liqueur, barbecue sauce, jam and
of Philipsburg, you are sure to crave another
other goods all made with the island’s
trip to the Caribbean’s shopping capital.
native fruit. Make sure to stop by for
Getting from the resort to Philipsburg
MARIGOT Shops in Marigot offer many of the same high-end goods you’ll find in Philipsburg, like perfume, jewelry and clothing, 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, 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. The city’s cemetery, which dates back to the early 19th century with 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
journey begins from
Rue de France, along the wharves. This is a wonderful
your island, Simpson
time to enjoy many of the local farmer’s treats such as
Bay Resort & Marina.
sweet potatoes, coconuts, tropical fruits, local spices,
fresh fish, and of course the various local arts and crafts.
by hopping on the
For Francophiles who visit the resort, Marigot is a must-
Monday Island Bus
see. We recommend getting there nice and early so you
Trip, spending a day
can start your day with a warm croissant and a cup of
exploring via the daily
freshly brewed coffee at one of the many cafes. After
boat ride with Aqua
visiting the open-air market and the high-end shopping
Mania or by renting a
in the many unique boutiques, stop by Marina Royale.
car with Dollar/Thrifty
This marina is more than just a home for the yachts.
& Paradise. With as
Today, you will find a variety of waterfront cafes, craft
many boutiques and
shops, bistros, and a wonderful museum with Haitian
artwork. Check out the view from Fort St. Louis and
for which the island is
visit the cemetery along the Rue de Sandy Ground as you
renowned France is
head out of town.
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NO 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 300 restaurants. The island, has the most restaurants per square mile in the Caribbean.
N GHTLIFE 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.
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 BBQ’s 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.
THE NEW BOVIN STEAK HOUSE Bovin Steak House will open its doors soon. The vision of this new restaurant is to become the sector’s leader with its top-quality steaks and unprecedented service that will take it to the number one restaurant in Simpson Bay area, by offering many unique options to meat lovers.
Bovin Steak House will bring extra flair to the steakhouse culture with an unparalleled location for its diners, aims to provide the highest quality food in a polished environment, delivered by professional servers with a sense of genuine hospitality.
So, whether it’s a night out with friends or an intimate dining experience with that special someone, this new restaurant will highlight your stay in Simpson Bay Resort, Marina & Spa.
& r e d Ten y t s a T
A MEXICAN RESTAURANT THAT WILL DELIGHT YOUR PALATE WITH AUTHENTIC INGREDIENTS. From the hand-made tortilla to the chiles in nogada, also we can cook for you on the edge of your table to wrap the magic that generates this type of cuisine.
We have exclusive tequilas and mezcales that can be enjoyed in the authentic Mexican way guided by our hosts and get to know the most intimate secrets of mezcal and tequila. We will also have the most exclusive cocktails menu where you can enjoy mixtures developed by our expert mixologists
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Patrona will also feature “The Patrona’s Table”, an exclusive place where you can experience the true secrets of ancient dishes that will fill you with new flavors and a great culinary experience. We open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Freshness & healthy JULIETTE’S BISTRO, A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN ORDER GOURMET FOOD WITHOUT THE FORMALITIES OF AN ELEGANT RESTAURANT Juliette’s Bistro is located opposite to the Flamboyant building, and offers you a menu that achieves the perfect mix of classic and international snacks with fresh and healthy products. Its facilities offer the option of sitting inside the bistro or on a pleasant deck.
Be ready for a casual and chic atmosphere for breakfast or a delicious gastronomic experience for lunch and dinner combined with great service. Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
REPLAY NOW IS ABLE TO RECEIVE MORE FRIENDS In an instant, a must. This is what Replay Restaurant has become. If you want to class up the big game with craft cocktails or just
kick back with a cold beer and classic snacks to share, this will be of interest for you. Replay Restaurant is adding more fun and more space. Enjoy our delicious menu with a faster service. We have become a fullblown restaurant offering more indoor and outdoor seating with a new and fresh ambiance. You won’t miss a minute of the game while you’re lounging in it’s new extended place enjoying the friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.
More fun & space
In the new Reply Restaurant there will be something on the food menu for every level of appetite, from snacks to sushi and pizzas. Replay Restaurant sits in the Marina Plaza at Simpson Bay Resort & Marina Open from 12 p.m. Until the game is over!
Lands of Paradise CAFÉ BRITT IS RENOWNED FOR CREATING EXCLUSIVE GOURMET PRODUCTS.
Britt Café will encapsulate the flavor and essence of St. Maarten. It will be the perfect accompaniment to a visit to paradise.
The best-known are their coffees and chocolates, crafted by experts from unique recipes and featuring ingredients from prestigious areas as Tarrazú (Costa Rica), Nariño (Colombia) and Sacred Valley (Peru) that represent the highest quality available. From crunchy slices of Peruvian lucuma fruit, to chocolates filled with Costa Rica tropical fruits, to coffee harvested in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada, Britt products add value to local specialties and reflect a “sense of place” as unique as the country that produces them.
With a gourmet offering, Café Britt maintains a strong presence in the most prestigious hotel and resorts chains in Latin America and the Caribbean, through impeccable service and unparalleled products.The Britt product range is both ample and gourmet, to please the most demanding coffee connoisseurs. Located in the lobby area of Simpson Bay Resort & Marina.. Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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TOUTED AS ONE OF THE CULINARY CAPITALS OF THE CARIBBEAN. Saint Martin/Sint Maarten is known for its incredible and unique gastronomy. On an Island that covers only
Common fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients generally come from what can be sourced locally such as mango, pineapple, guavaberry, callaloo, eggplant, potato, pumpkin, coconut, passionfruit, onions, celery, carrot, plantain, pigeon peas and cassava. Common seafood used in their culinary creations include shrimp, crab, crayfish, conch, sea urchin, octopus, codfish, saltfish, red snapper and lobster; while meats include chicken, pork, beef, duck and goat. Combined with spices such as paprika, thyme, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, black pepper, red pepper and black bonnet peppers, the results are distinctive and delectable dishes that make you want to come back for more. Some popular and traditional local foods include:
37 square miles, (96 square kilometers) there are more than 400 restaurants to choose from, ranging from the most distinguished to the ever-popular roadside open air stands called “lolos.” Many of the gourmet restaurants are on the French side in Grand Case, with Marigot, Cupecoy and Simpson Bay serving up a more casual dining experience.
Johnny Cakes: Similar to hush-puppies, these are small slow fried cornmeal balls often served with jam or butter. Conch & Dumplings: Made from a type of sea snail called conch, the meat is pressure cooked with dumplings, herbs and spices resulting in a thick sauce like gravy that is often eaten with rice, vegetables and johnny cakes. Codfish Fritters: Saltfish that is sautéed and mixed with green pepper, chopped onion, thyme, tomato, celery and hot sauce, then blended with milk, flour, egg yolk, and deep-fried in oil. St. Maarten Spareribs: Grilled spareribs tossed in spicy and savory barbecue sauce, often available at local lolo barbecue shacks. Locri: A rice and chicken dish that is similar to risotto. Crabmeat-Stuffed Shells: Freshly cooked blue crab meat mixed with
The true local cuisine is
tomato, sautéed onion, various herbs and seasonings, and Worcestershire
influenced by the trio of
sauce. The mixture is then placed back into the original crab shells,
French, Dutch and Caribbean culture.
sprinkled with breadcrumbs, and broiled before being served. Whelk Soup: Saltwater whelk (snail) that is stewed in coconut milk or added to a stew of vegetables and seasonings.
Though this is only a small sampling of the incredibly tasty local cuisine, all of these dishes can be paired with some kind of Guavaberry accompaniment - a locally grown plant that is used to make jam, juice, desserts, rum, and liqueur. Even though many local cuisines might be extremely different from what you’re used to, it’s always fun to at least give them a try. You know, When in Rome… do as the Romans do. Why not just dive into the taste of the culture? You might be surprised to discover some new favorites!
With the motto ‘’Great Food and Great Service” you can expect a fun dining experience at Pineapple Pete Restaurant and Bar. This award-winning combination is what makes Pineapple Pete an island landmark and a must visit on any trip to St. Maarten. Pineapple Pete is also definitely a local favorite. Did you know that pineapple is an recognized symbol for hospitality? Which is what it is all about at Pineapple Pete. Whether it is your first visit or your twentieth, customers are always treated like family. The well-trained staff offers the highest standard of service and is personally trained by owner, Pete himself. Pete, whose real name is Pierre Ferland, hails from Quebec, Canada and has more than 35 years of hotel and restaurant experience. Pineapple Pete is specialized in Lobster Thermidor, Steak and Seafood. However, Pastas, Ribs, Burgers... are on their large menu as well as a kids menu and the full sushi menu from Wasabi Charlie. This makes their options incomparable. From small to large parties there will be something on the menu for everyone. All menus are also available for take-out.
Furthermore Pineapple Pete has an airconditioned poolroom with several screens to watch live sports. There is also an arcade and fun for the whole family. A visit to Pineapple Pete is not complete without a stop at the giftshop where you can find: T-Shirts, Caps, Bags and much more. Pineapple Pete is a 5 minute drive from Simpson Bay Resort. They are located across the movie theater in Simpson Bay. They open from 11AM non-stop for lunch and dinner with live music nightly.
For reservations or take-out Whatsapp: +1(721)523-7383 Call: +1(721)544-6030
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Wasabi Charlie offers more then just sushi, it also offers worldclass hibachi-style dining. High quality Japanese cuisine and sake is enhanced by friendly and efficient service that is provided by the highly trained staff. Wasabi Charlie has something for everyone. It is a great place for a romantic dinner for two or for a group of friends to gather and have a great time. Wasabi Charlie is currently complementing Pineapple Pete restaurant. They like to call it ”Pete & Charlie - The Best of Both Worlds”. Like this, no one has to choose anymore whether to go to Pineapple Pete or to Wasabi Charlie for Lunch or Dinner as both menus are offered from one location. Wasabi Charlie is a 5 minute drive from Simpson Bay Resort. They are located across the movies theater in Simpson Bay. Sushi starts from 11AM and hibachi starts from 5PM. For reservations or take-out Whatsapp: +1(721)523-7383 Call: +1(721)544-6030
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2019 & 2020
#29 Airport Road Simpson Bay
1 721 545 3612
1 721 522 9601
AIR PORT ROAD # 29
SIMPSON BAY ST. MAARTEN
Beirut is one of the newest hot spot in the heart of Simpson bay and Cupecoy on Sint Maarten and everyone is talking about it.They have authentic Lebanese cuisine and a hookah bar and the food is freshly prepared daily from scratch. They offer a large variety of appetizers (mezza) and salads such as hummus, baba ghanouj, labna, falafel, kebbeh, stuffed grape leaves, tabouli, fatouch, Greek salad and many more.
Beirut’s famous lentil soup, Beirut platter fried kebeh and baklava desserts
Beirut caters for both meat lovers or vegans. They offer large selection of main courses and daily specials such as the vegan plate and Beirut plate combo sampler, kebabs (beef, chicken and lamb), rack of lamb, and shawarma. They also offer steaks, grilled chicken, burgers, mahi mahi, fresh red snapper, fresh lobster, garlic shrimp, and a complementary bowl of lentil soup to go with the main course. There is all full service bar and wine collection. Take the time to relax and enjoy the Shisha with your favorite drink and baklava dessert.
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Sint Maarten - St. Martin Atlantic Ocean Pointe des Petites Cayes Froussards Wilderness BELL HILL
Grand Case Bay Happy Bay
PEA TREE HILL MOUNT VERNON
Friar’s Bay Anse des Pierre
GREEN CAY LA SAVANNE
Port de Marigot
Falaise des Oiseaux Pointe Plum Baie aux Prunes
TERRES BASSES LOWLANDS
Pointe du Canonier
Baie de la Potence
LOWER PRINCES QUARTER
CUL DE SAC
Boundary Monument ALMOND GROVE
SENTRY HILL MARY’S FANCY
MIDDLE REGION MADAME ESTATE
Red Point Bay Guana Bay
Great Salt Pond Pond Fill
Geneve Bay Cay Hill
Great Bay Bak Bay
Little Bay Fort Amsterdam POINTE BLANCHE
St. Jean Mount Fortune
Mullet Bay Maho Bay
Belle Vue SIMPSON BAY LAGOON
Le Gallion Etang aux Baie de L’embouchure Poissons
PIC PARADIS CONCORDIA
Fort St. Luis
Pointe des Pierres à C haux
Etang de Chevrise
Pointe de Arago
Pointe du Bluff
CUL DE SAC
Saba St. Eustatius
BUY MORE THAN MINI TOOTHPASTE AT OUR STORE Whether it’s for your bedroom or your bathroom or if you’re looking for
Finally, a shop that has you in mind. At the Gift Shop in Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, you’ll find most of the essentials you need any time, day or night. In addition to the basic toiletries and T-shirts
a gift that captures the
we are stepping up their game with our new shop selling exclusive
Caribbean’s flare of our
products you can only find here. Whether looking for that special
Friendly Island, you’re sure
gift or a little treat for you, our Gift Shop just might have the answer
to find it here. The new Gift
because you will have an easy and convenient way to bring the
Shop will make it easy to
products you love in St. Maarten to your home.
keep the good times rolling.
The Convention Center at Simpson Bay Resort, Marina & Spa is more than a beautiful scenery. Our Royal Ballroom offers you the opportunity to enjoy your event just like you want. Intimate or elegant, start your guest list, we can host up to 250 people for your reception. Call it a get together, a party or a sensational gala. The social events at our Royal Ballroom are unique and remarkable.
La Patrona’s Table
Our different venues offers you the best for your special event. Just imagine a day of work facing the ocean in outdoor venues. We are experienced in hosting corporate groups, seminars and courses to board presentations, especially those who enjoy comfort and efficiency.
Weddings & Special Events The perfect paradise for the perfect love story. Do you want your dream come true? Just say “I do” and we will make it happen. Be inspired by amazing St. Maarten and walk the isle surrounded by the beauty and crystal clear waters of Simpson Bay. We can host up to 250 people for your reception. Luxury, flexibility and productivity is what you will find by selecting us.
Set a professional tone for your meeting and invite conversation in our new Cabana Meeting Room designed to accommodate a small to medium gathering of people. Equipped with technology to ensure seamless connectivity and hassle-free presentations.
THE VILLAS RENOVATION During the last years Simpson Bay Resort & Marina have reinvented itself and we are making major updates that you can easily appreciate once you put a foot in the resort, however other updates are more subtle and yet crucial to give you a wonderful experience with us. So, is it possible to be captivating and high-design, yet warm and inviting at the same time? The renovation at The Villas responds with a resounding yes. Each renovated Villa is a haven of classic lines, calming neutrals, splashes of color and irresistible bedscapes. Experience St. Maarten the way it’s meant to be.
So, when you need to relax in your room after a whole day of activities you will enjoy a better looking and confort.
1 0 Tips
TO HEALTH & SAFETY - DURING YOUR VACATION -
We’ve all heard the saying, “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT ‘TIL
IT’S GONE.” Well, isn’t THAT the truth! Especially after the last couple of
Now, as we recover into our new normal, one thing that most of us definitely agree on is, vacation is
years our planet has had. With a world shut down due to you-know-what, we
good for all
realize how fragile we really are - body, mind and soul.
MASK TASK The majority of us really
GIVE ME SPACE Again, regardless of your comfort level of being
hate wearing those things, but in
around people with you-know-what still floating around, please be
many places throughout the world
respectful of others personal space. Keeping a distance of 6 feet is still
it’s a mandate. Make sure you have a
recommended when interacting with people.
comfortable mask with you at all times when you are out exploring during
BE AWARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT Even if you have been to the
your vacation. A couple of emergency
island many times, it’s super important to constantly be aware of your
back ups would be smart as well.
surroundings. Stay in places that have other tourists and some kind of
Some establishments may require you
foot traffic, avoiding isolated areas. Try to travel as light as possible,
to wear one. Whether you agree or
and keep your belongings close to you. Try not to carry too much cash
disagree with the use of masks, rules
with you and be sure that you have your credit card information along
are rules. Just do it. It’s challenging
with a copy of your driver’s license and passport stored somewhere safe
enough in these times to continue
like in the cloud or a thumb drive - including your credit card’s customer
providing services while having to
service number - just in case you lose anything. It’s also a good idea to
implement all of the new mandated
let your credit card company know that you’re traveling. This can help to
rules, so please be respectful and kind
avoid being declined when using your cards abroad.
to the local workforce.
CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS By now you know
the routine. Wash your hands frequently with soap and
30 will keep you protected for long exposure times in the
water, especially after being out touching doors, handles,
sun. Just remember to keep some with you to reapply as
elevator buttons, etc. It’s always smart to carry sanitizer
needed. It’s also wise to wear a hat to keep your face extra
with you at all times.
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP You’re on vacation! Rest and
relaxation is kind of the point of it all, right? Sleep has been
months now about lying on the beach and being served
proven to be critical in staying healthy, especially when
cocktails all day. But did you know that you will actually
shifting to other time zones. Lack of sleep can severely
feel much better and more rested if you make sure to
compromise your immune system, so make sure to get
get your body out moving everyday? Exercise helps to
plenty of sleep, rest and relaxation to rejuvenate your body
bolster your immune system and release those super good
and keep it healthy.
feeling endorphins. There are so many great ways to get
This one is pretty self explanatory. SPF
You’ve probably been fantasizing for
exercise while on vacation. Water aerobics, beach yoga, EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
While traveling, it’s really smart
sightseeing, laps in the pool, using the gym or even just
to do everything in moderation. Often, traveling upsets
going for a walk around the property will help you to get a
our digestive systems due to altered eating schedules, long plane rides, jet lag and a different type of food. Many people sometimes drink a lot more while on vacation as well. Try not to overdo it! Be kind to your bodies, they’ll in turn be kind back.
little cardio and keep your body feeling great.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE! Can we say it again?
you to focus on yourself and your family and take the
We tend to lose track of the amount of water we drink while on vacation, especially with poolside cocktails and
FREE YOUR MIND - FIND YOUR SOUL You deserve this vacation. By following these tips, you’ll avoid a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety. These are the times for opportunity to replenish your soul. Travel without worry and feel the freedom in your heart.
sightseeing. It’s smart to begin your day with a couple of glasses of water to get a head start, and be sure to carry a water bottle with you throughout the day.
The Island of St. Maarten A Unique Cultural Paradise of the Caribbean Nowhere else in the Caribbean can you find such a mixture of exotic cultures than on the island of St. Maarten. Featuring a unique blend of various Dutch, French, British and African heritages.
The island today is controlled by two separate nations: the northern half
Columbus named it St. Martin after Bishop Martin of Tours who was buried in the year 397 on November 11 - the same date that Columbus discovered the island.
Saint-Martin by the French and the southern half Sint Maarten by the Dutch.
The island lay mostly uninhabited until the Dutch began to colonize it in the mid 1600’s. They built Fort Amsterdam on the hill overlooking the Great Bay near the town of Phillipsburg as a defense outpost. Despite
The first European to set
several skirmishes during the mid 1600’s, the fort has remained in the
eyes on this beautiful
hands of the Dutch. Today, it’s ruins are a popular tour destination and
paradise was none other than noted explorer Christopher Columbus himself who claimed the island for his native Spanish homeland during his 1493 voyage, although it must be said that he never actually came ashore.
its location offers a beautiful panoramic view of the island. Despite the border between the French and Dutch halves of the island, the local population has always been free to roam both sides. This freedom to travel has also greatly benefitted the island’s enthusiastic visitors. During the middle of the 20th century, the Dutch government decided to shift the economic focus of St. Maarten toward tourism, a decision that has had a major impact on the island’s culture and demographic.
The once stable population
For example, overlooking
can be found overlooking
of around 5000 suddenly
Simpson Bay on the west
the bays and adorning the
expanded to over 80,000
side of St. Maarten, is
in the mid 1990’s with
the Simpson Bay Resort,
immigrants coming in
Marina and Spa with its
from nearby Caribbean
beautiful beaches and
countries such as Curacao,
Haiti, and the Dominican Republic along with workers of all kinds from Europe, Asia, and America. As a result, this island paradise today has some of the most gorgeous places to stay in the world, making it a premier tour destination.
With so many cultural influences coming together, it’s no wonder
Those who explore the
that the island plays host
island will no doubt pass
to more than 400 different
by numerous statues
restaurants with variations
located all over the island.
of local seafood dishes,
These monuments to
Creole, West Indian and
various local heroes such
French Haute cuisine being
as The Giant Protector,
The Butcher, The Traffic Man, and the Salt Pickers
Today, school children are taught to be tri-lingual in Dutch, French and English as part of the island’s ever expanding educational program. Those who travel to the region can gain even more insight into the rich history and cultural heritage of this beautiful and popular island by visiting the St Maarten Museum in Philipsburg.
T PS RELAXING AND HAVING FUN! Vacation is all about this. Here are a few tips to make sure your stay on island is nothing but smooth sailing.
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. to 6 p.m. in St. Maarten and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the French side.
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.
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.
PHONES To place a call from the resort. To local numbers on the Dutch side of the island, dial 9 + the 7 digit number. To local numbers on the French side of the island, dial 9 + 00590 + 590 + the 6 digit number. For cell phones on the French side of the island 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 +1 721 544 2503.
The resort it equipped with surveillance cameras
While English is spoken everywhere the official
and utilizes 24 hour security. In addition, the staff is
languages on the island are Dutch in Sint Maarten
trained to be on the alert for anything amiss. However:
and French in Saint Martin. You may also hear
• You should still use the in-room safe to store your valuables. • Never leave your belongings unattended in parked cars or on the beach.
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.
• Walking alone at night on the beach or in areas with no street lights is not recommended. • Likewise, do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry. • When on vacation it is always a good idea to carry
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
copies of your passport, credit card numbers and
credit cards are widely accepted and there are
the phone number of your credit card company in
ATMs throughout the island. Identification is
needed in order to cash travelers checks.
T PS PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THIS SECTION Familiarize yourself with Simpson Bay Resort & Marina’s regulations and the additional services available.
WE TRUST YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL STAY
Simpson Bay Resort Marina & Spa appreciate
helping all our members and guests enjoy their vacation, and please help our staff maintaining the resort in tiptop condition. Please stop by the Member Services Center 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.
You can rest assured that the matter will be taken care of as quickly as possible, often within minutes.
YOUR RESORT HOME The Resort staff will do everything possible to make your stay comfortable and pleasant and if a problem should arise please report it to the Front Desk. 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. 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.
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.
Check-in time is 4 p.m.
Check-out time is 10 a.m.
Upon check-in you may
This time is strictly enforced
request the number
and villas that have not been
of keys you require. A
checked out at the Front Desk
$250 USD refundable
and vacated will be charged $100
deposit is required upon
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
Come to the concierge desk located in the lobby open daily or call 777.
changing rooms with showers are available in the gym.
Maid service is provided as follows:
Type of unit Accommodates
Saturday check in: Tuesdays
Deluxe Studio - 2 persons
Two week stay: Tuesdays and Fridays
Deluxe Studio Plus - 4 persons
Sunday check in: Wednesdays
One Bedroom - 4 persons
Two week stay: Sunday and Wednesdays
Two Bedrooms - 6 persons
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
Penthouse - 6 persons Three Bedrooms - 8 persons
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 per day are, $25 USD Studio/Junior Suite. $35 USD One-bedroom Villa. $45 USD 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.
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.
OCCUPANCY POLICIES The law of St. Maarten, to the exclusion of the laws of any other jurisdiction whatsoever, shall apply to
Your unit has been designed to make your stay as pleasant as possible. A few simple rules will ensure the comfort of our members and guests and help keep maintenance costs to a minimum:
courts and authorities of
1. Please do not use bath linens to remove make up, clean dirty items, or in the kitchen.
Country St. Maarten shall
2. Please do not place plastic items in the dishwasher.
and shall govern, and the
have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from
3. Please do not sit on the furniture when wet or covered with suntan lotion.
any accident, injury, or
4. Please do not hang towels, bathing suits or other items from the terrace railing.
illness occurring during
5. Please do not drape damp clothing over the lamp shades or furniture.
your stay at the Resorts or as a consequence thereof.
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. Each unit has a safety deposit box located inside the closet.
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. 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.
ABOUT THE BEACH
Do not stake out your
The turquoise waters and brisk warm breezes of the Caribbean are beautiful and alluring,
territory by placing towels
but safety is still important. Please observe the warning flags prominently displayed on the
or other items on the
furniture or under beach
Black: Do not enter. Red: Strong wave action unsafe for swimming. Yellow: Moderate wave action swimming not advisable Green: Calm sea, enjoy!.
umbrellas. All such items left unattended will be removed promptly by security. It may be possible to reclaim personal items by adequately describing
All beaches in St. Maarten are Federal property and Simpson Bay Resort & Marina assumes
them; however, the Resort
no responsibility for injury, theft or other incidents in this area. Use of the beach and ocean
beach towels and other
is at the personal risk of the member or guest. Lifeguards are not available and swimming
equipment so removed will
is at your own risk. Swimming at night is not recommended.
be charged to your account.
An independent doctor
provides 24-hour medical
service. Guests must
call the Front
pay all medical expenses
Desk at Ext. 5421.
(doctor’s fees, hospital charges, ambulances and prescriptions) directly to the provider. The Resorts assume no responsibility for any medical service provided.
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. • Do 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.
BABYSITTING Service available from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. $15 USD Per hour, for the first child. $ 3 USD Per extra child $ 4 USD Per extra child, per hour. $20 USD After midnight, per hour. Please contact the Front Desk 24 hours in advance or the Housekeeping department at Ext. 5600, 5615 or 5620.
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.
WAKE UP CALLS Please call the Operator or the Front Desk for assistance.
PETS Resort upholds a very strict No Pet policy, pets are not allowed.
BOARDING PASSES Boarding Passes can be printed in the concierge center (charges apply). Call Ext. 777 for information.
LOST AND FOUND Contact the Front Desk or Security Department.
VOICE MAIL + PLUS
You may use the telephone voice mail system to leave messages and if a reply is required,
Full size resort
answers will be provided at the earliest possible time. The system allows members and
refrigerators are equipped
guests to maximize their vacation enjoyment and not spend time looking for or waiting to
with an ice maker. Ice
talk to Managers. To use Voice Mail + Plus, simply dial 1999 and then follow the prerecorded
making machines are
instructions to leave your message for different departments.
located on the third floor of The Villas building next to the laundry machines for rooms with compact refrigerators.
MAINTENANCE REQUESTS Please report any maintenance problems to the Front Desk, ext. 5421 - 5422.
ELECTRICITY 110 AC (same as in USA).
There are laundry rooms
Available upon request,
A parking permit is
Use of the facilities
in the Bougainvillea and
please ask your concierge
required to park your car
Marina buildings and on
or the Front Desk for
in the Resorts. This may
the third floor between
assistance calling a taxi.
be obtained at the Front
Simpson Bay Resort
the stairs in both wings of
A $10 USD refundable
Desk. Please lock your
is limited solely to
the Villas. All are open 24
deposit is required before
vehicle; management is
Simpson Bay Resort
hours. You may purchase
calling for a taxi, if none
not responsible for theft or
members and their
tokens to use the washing
guests, exchangers and renters.
machines and dryers from the Front Desk or at the towel booth across from the A-building, $2 USD per token.
YOUR FEEDBACK PLEASE
Resort facilities and
Your feedback is critical
in our performance and
$1.50 USD per bag
only, and any use
improvement process. We
appreciate you spending
$3 USD per day
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.
A 15% service charge is automatically added to your bill in most of the restaurants on the island.
accommodations are provided for
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
MEMBER SERVICES CENTER
advertising shall be
To become a distinguished Resort Member or
in any part of the
receive Membership information, please visit
common areas or the
the MEMBER SERVICES CENTER or call Ext. 5817
units. The right to
for enrollment information. Drop in to learn how
place and maintain
to maximize your membership and streamline
such signs belongs
your portfolio. Conveniently located beside
solely to Simpson Bay
Resort & Marina.
placed or distributed
1. Do not use the pool while service signs are posted. 2. N o diving or jumping is permitted. 3. N o 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. 6. B ottles or glass items are not allowed in the pool or beach areas. 7. Floats, 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.
POOL RULES AND REGULATIONS Pool hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. * Unaccompanied
• Please note that parents will be held directly responsible for the
actions of their children.
the age of twelve
• Please make sure that all family members know and understand the
must use the shallow pool area. Children under parental
• 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.
allowed to use
• To check out beach towels please present the towel card you
any pool area.
received at check-in.
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. P ool lifeguards are not available. Swim at your own risk.
D RECTORY Operator & Fax Services ........... 0
ROOM SERVICE ............................. 5512
Peli Deli ................................. 5212
Concierge Desk ...................... 777
La Patrona Restaurant ................ 5500
Red Piano Bar ...................... 5454
Front Desk ................ 5421 / 5422
Juliette’s Bistro ........................... 5520
Splash Jewellers ................. 5442
General Manager .................. 5331
Replay Restaurant ........................ 5513 Thrifty / Paradise Car Rental .. 5190
Operations Manager ............ 5330
Cafe Britt ..................................... 5939
Member Services Center ..... 5817
Coco Beach Bar ........................... 5935
Security Department .. 5911 / 5912
Pool Bar B (Treasure Island) ......... 5910
House Phones ......... 5424 / 5426
Villas Pool Bar B (Paradise Pool) .. 5941
Local Calls ....... 9+7 Digit Number
Pool Bar / Chill Out Bar (Marina) .. 5930
Aquamania ........................... 5214
Voice Mail ............................. 1999 Fitness Center .................... 5948
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IN HOUSE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY To call units within the resorts.
BOUGAINVILLEA B152 72152 B154 72154 B156-2 72156 B160 72160 B162 72162 B164-2 72164 B168 72168 B170 72170 B174 72174
B176 72176 B178-2 72178 B251 72251 B252 72252 B253 72253 B254 72254 B255 72255 B256 72256 B257 72257 B258 72258
B259 72259 B260 72260 B261 72261 B262 72262 B263 72263 B264 72264 B265 72265 B266 72266 B267 72267 B268 72268 B269 72269
B270 72270 B271 72271 B272 72272 B273 72273 B274 72274 B275 72275 B276 72276 B277 72277 B278 72278 B279 72279 B280 72280
ALLAMANDA A1B 71011 A2B 71021 A3B 71031 A4B 71041
B352 72352 B354 72354 B356 72356 B358 72358 B360 72360 B362 72362 B364 72364 B366 72366 B370 72370 B372 72372 B374 72374
B376 72376 B378 72378 B380 72380 B452 72452 B454 72454 B456 72456 B458 72458 B460 72460 B462 72462 B464 72464 B466 72466
B468 72468 B470 72470 B472 72472 B474 72474 B476 72476 B478 72478 B480 72480 B552 72552 B554 72554 B556 72556 B558 72558
B560 72560 B562 72562 B564 72564 B566 72566 B568 72568 B570 72570 B572 72572 B574 72574 B576 72576 B578 72578 B580 72580
F7 76071 F8 76081 F9 76091 F10 76101 F11 76111 F12 76121
F13 76131 F14 76141 F15 76151 F16 76161 F17 76171 F18 76181
F19 76191 F20 76201 F21 76211 F22 76221 F23 76231 F24 76241
M218 78218 M219 78219 M220 78220 M301 78301 M302 78302 M303 78303 M304 78304 M305 78305 M306 78306 M307 78307 M308 78308 M309 78309 M310 78310 M311 78311 M312 78312 M313 78313
M314 78314 M315 78315 M316 78316 M317 78317 M318 78318 M319 78319 M320 78320 M401 78401 M402 78402 M403 78403 M404 78404 M405 78405 M406 78406 M407 78407 M408 78408 M409 78409
M410 78410 M411 78411 M412 78412 M413 78413 M414 78414 M415 78415 M416 78416 M417 78417 M418 78418 M419 78419 M420 78420 M510 78510 M512 78512 M515 78515 M517 78517 M520 78520
A1A 71012 A2A 71022 A3A 71032 A4A 71042
A5B 71051 A6 71061 A8 71081 A10 71101
A5A 71052 A7 71071 A9 71091 A11 71111
F1 76011 F2 76021 F3 76031 F4 76041 F5 76051 F6 76061
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
B326 72326 B328 72328 B330 72330 B332 72332 B334 72334 B402 72402 B404 72404 B406 72406 B408 72408 B410 72410 B412 72412 B414 72414 B416 72416 B418 72418 B420 72420 B422 72422 B424 72424 B426 72426 B428 72428 B430 72430 B432 72432 B434 72434
BEAUMONTIA B102 72102 B104 72104 B106-2 72106 B110 72110 B112-2 72112 B116 72116 B118-2 72118 B122 72122 B124 72124 B126 72126 B128 72128 B130 72130 B132 72132 B134 72133 B201 72201 B202 72202 B203 72203 B204 72204
B205 72205 B206 72206 B207 72207 B208 72208 B209 72209 B210 72210 B211 72211 B212 72212 B213 72213 B214 72214 B215 72215 B216 72216 B217 72217 B218 72218 B219 72219 B220 72220 B221 72221 B222 72222 B223 72223 B224 72224 B225 72225
VILLA NUMBERS AT SIMPSON BAY
M201 78201 M202 78202 M203 78203 M204 78204 M205 78205 M206 78206 M207 78207 M208 78208 M209 78209 M210 78210 M211 78211 M212 78212 M213 78213 M215 78215 M216 78216 M217 78217
SIMPSON BAY RESORT, MARINA & SPA * INTERVAL CALENDAR 2022-2025
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