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REPLAY RESTAURANT & BAR REOPENS WITH A NEW AND FRESH VIBE! HAVING FUN PROTECTING THE BEAUTY OF ST. MARTIN/ST. MAARTEN PINEL ISLAND: A TINY PIECE OF PARADISE NEW BOVIN STEAKHOUSE WILL OPEN SOON


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The Art of Sparkle Exclusively at

59 Front Street, Cyrus Wathey Square • Philipsburg, St. Maarten 1-646-432-4727 Ext. 35123 www.simpsonbayresort.com

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MARCEL JAVOIS General Manager Simpson Bay Resort & Marina

YOU’VE COME TO A VERY UNIQUE COUNTRY WHERE EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY AND FRIENDLINESS CONTRIBUTE TO A PEACEFUL AND CHARMING CARIBBEAN WAY OF LIFE.

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Welcome TO ST. MAARTEN / ST. MARTIN!

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!

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Resort Restaurants ROOM SERVICE In the comfort of your room. International Food.

Lunch and dinner. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ext. 5512

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Get your game on!

Wake up and smell the coffee!

Burgers, Pizzas, Sushi and more. 12 p.m. until the game is over. Ext. 5513

Great coffee and appetizers.

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7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ext. 5939


Fine Mexican Cuisine.

Gourmet Bistro.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Ext. 5500

Baguettes, fondues, wine.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ext. 5520

Steak House. Dinner only. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Magazine Contributors Resort Life - Volume 8, number 2, 2019 | By Royal Resorts Caribbean

EDITOR Ricardo Richards GRAPHIC DESIGN Vanezza Muñoz CONTRIBUTORS David Minasian Gerardo González

PHOTOGRAPHY Ricardo Imán Rich Drinkard Karla Martínez ADVERTISING SALES & COORDINATION Marcel Javois mjavois@simpsonbayresort.com

CONTACTING THE RESORT +1 721-544 2503 customerservices@royalresortscaribbean.com Billy Folly Road #37, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.

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Table of Contents 4 RESORT RESTAURANTS

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18 DAYS OF FUN

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SHOPPING SENSATIONS

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DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

HAVING FUN PROTECTING THE BEAUTY OF ST. MARTIN/ST. MAARTEN

PINEL ISLAND, A TINY PIECE OF PARADISE

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82 RESORT TIPS

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MEMBER SERVICES CENTER We speak with hundreds

• Switches and Upgrades

of members every year

• RRCC Points conversions

and it is amazing that

• Owner Loan Process

they are not all aware

• Referral Program

of the services available

• Rental Program to stay additional nights or deposit if

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

you can’t stay at all • 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

could be missing some

• Loan and maintenance fee payments accepted

vital information.

• Book Exchange

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. .

We can answer your questions, analyse your portfolio and show you how to

MAXIMIZEYOUR

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. 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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CERTIFIED DIAMONDS & FINE JEWELRY


FREE VALET PARKING SERVICE

2 YEARS EXTENDED WARRANTY ON ALL WATCHES PURCHASES

$50 OFF WITH JEWELRY PURCHASE OF $500 JEWELRY OR MORE USE PROMO CODE SIM2019

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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. 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.

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Hit the Beach 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 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 Scuba diving courses take place right off the beach, and offer guests the chance to experience diving for

Stop by the orientation briefing for information on the island, resort activities, shopping and dining. Please check the weekly activity calendar

the first time. After completing the

for the time and location

in front of the resort!

just dial ext. 777.

course, guests can explore the reef

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or call the concierge desk


UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE! 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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Smooth Sailing 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 to the bay. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A credit card deposit is required upon booking.

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.

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THE CONCIERGE DESK The concierge desk is conveniently located in

THE CALM WATERS OF SIMPSON BAY IDEAL FOR WATERSPORTS

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.

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

TENNIS AND MULTIPURPOSE COURTS The Resort has new tennis and multipurpose

Call the Front Desk at ext. 5411 or the Concierge Desk at ext. 777 to request

courts, basketball hoop and shuffleboard now

transport and a van will

Tennis Pro or to reserve court time, please

to take you wherever

available on Court I. For lessons with the

be sent to your building

contact your personal concierge ext. 777 or the

you want to go on the

security office for equipment available at ext. 5911 or 5912.

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to get around the resort.

premises. Transport is available only on request.

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Pools on Property 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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360o Views

Rainforest Adventure St. Maarten at Rockland Estate Featuring

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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

Sentry Hill

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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.

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Shopping Sensations Spree on either side of the island! Dutch Sint Maarten & French Saint Martin, offers high quality duty-free goods delivered in charming island style.

THE ISLAND HAS A WELLEARNED REPUTATION AS A SHOPPER’S PARADISE

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.

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Philipsburg In the heart of Philipsburg, featuring 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.

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.

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FRONT STREET ON THE DUTCH SIDE


Marigot CHIC MARIGOT ON THE FRENCH SIDE

The entire center and marina area of Marigot is a lovely 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.

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PHILIPSBURG On most days, it is impossible to miss the gigantic vessels docked at the A.C. Wathey Pier.

With it’s compact nature and easy-to-

follow street plan, Philipsburg is made for pedestrian traffic and an ideal shopping experience. The Boardwalk, along the

Great Bay, the bay in

beautiful shores of Great Bay, is the

front of Philipsburg,

place to grab a drink or have lunch while

can accommodate six large cruise ships at once. In fact, the pier was expanded in 2009

listening to live music. Head on up to Front Street for fantastic shops packed with jewelry, electronics and clothing stores.

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.

Turn north onto any alley (Dutch: steeg) or street (Dutch: straat) and you will find a busy shopping area, Back Street. The

market here offers a taste of Caribbean

flair with a variety of clothing stores and kiosks with great bargains.

Getting from the resort to Philipsburg couldn’t be easier. Take Aqua Mania’s

water taxi, rent a car on site from Dollar/

of points of interest, including the

Thrifty & Paradise car rental, or ride the

St. Maarten Museum and the St.

Maarten Guavaberry Company. Although guavaberries grow throughout the

free, air-conditioned bus provided by AMA jewelers. Cold drinks and a short guided

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

liqueur, barbecue sauce, jam and other

goods all made with the island’s native fruit. Make sure to stop by for free

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including the famous Guavaberry Colada.

Front Street is also home to a variety

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samples of their delicious Rum blends

and to sign up. Once you experience the flavor of Philipsburg, you are sure to crave another trip to the Caribbean’s shopping capital.


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 Rue de France, along the wharves. This is a wonderful time

This spectacular French Caribbean journey begins from your island, Simpson

to enjoy many of the local farmer’s treats such as sweet

Bay Resort & Marina.

potatoes, coconuts, tropical fruits, local spices, fresh fish,

Experience Marigot by

and of course the various local arts and crafts.

hopping on the Monday

For Francophiles who visit the resort, Marigot is a must-

Island Bus Trip,

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 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.

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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Dining and Nightlife 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.

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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 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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Fine Cuisine From 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Try our delicious Breakfast Buffet! Ask your waiter for a tableside preparation. Book La Patrona’s Table for a private event. 544.2503 Ext. 5500

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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

The Britt product

recipes and featuring ingredients from prestigious areas as Tarrazú (Costa Rica),

range is both ample

Nariño (Colombia) and Sacred Valley (Peru) that represent the highest quality

and gourmet, to

available. From crunchy slices of Peruvian lucuma fruit, to chocolates filled with

please the most

Costa Rica tropical fruits, to coffee harvested in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada, Britt

demanding coffee

products add value to local specialties and reflect a “sense of place” as unique

connoisseurs.

as the country that produces them. Open from 7 a.m. to With a gourmet offering, Café Britt maintains a strong presence in the most

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prestigious hotel and resorts chains in Latin America and the Caribbean,

lobby area of Simpson

through impeccable service and unparalleled products.

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THE NEW JULIETTE’S BISTRO FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN ORDER GOURMET FOOD Without the formalities of an

Be ready for a

elegant restaurant, but with

casual and chic

the guarantee of freshness

atmosphere

and healthy elements we

for breakfast

have great news. Juliette’s

or a delicious

Bistro opened its doors

gastronomic

opposite to the Flamboyant

experience for

building.

lunch and dinner

The new Juliette’s Bistro offers you a menu that

achieves the perfect mix of classic and international

combined with great service. Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

snacks with fresh and healthy products. Its

facilities offer the option of sitting inside the bistro or on a pleasant deck.

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REPLAY RESTAURANT NOW IS ABLE TO RECEIVE MORE FRIENDS

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will be something

opportunity to serve your

on the food menu

This is what Replay

food in an instant. We

for every level of

Restaurant has become.

have become a full-blown

appetite, from

restaurant offering

snacks to sushi

If you want to class up

more indoor and outdoor

and pizzas.

cocktails or just kick

seating with a new and

back with a cold beer and

fresh ambiance. Replay

Open from

classic snacks to share,

Restaurant sits in the

this will be of interest for

Marina Plaza at Simpson

you. Replay Restaurant

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is adding more fun and

and you won’t miss a

more space. Now we are

minute of the game

ready to welcome more friends to enjoy our delicious menu with a

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Restaurant there

In an instant, a must.

the big game with craft

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In the new Reply

while you’re lounging in its new extended place enjoying the

faster service. Having our

friendly atmosphere and

own kitchen gives us the

beautiful surroundings.

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THE NEW BOVIN STEAK HOUSE The new Bovin Steak House will open its doors in early 2020. 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, the new Bovin Steak House will bring extra flair to the steakhouse culture with an unparalleled location for its diners.

The new Bovin Steak House 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.

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and sake and staff can make suggestions for perfect drink and food pairing. Make sure to try Wasabi Charlie’s sumo-hour from 5 to 7 p.m. with specials on sushi, appetizers, mojitos and cocktails. Wasabi Charlie has a little something for everyone. It’s an ideal place for a romantic dinner for two or for a group of friends to gather and have a great time. It’s also a family friendly environment with a special menu just for the “little-ninjas”. Wasabi Charlie is a great setting to host private parties, easily capable of accommodating up to 20 guests or more. For any questions or take out, please call 544-2323. So next time you have a craving for sushi and the authentic tastes of Japan, go to Wasabi Charlie and say domo arigatou gozaimasu (thank you very much).

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COURTYARD SINT MAARTEN

Located in the capital of St Maarten, Courtyard Restaurant welcomes you in an open and inviting shaded backyard garden, right next to St Maarten’s Historic Courthouse. We offer a local and international cuisine with a choice of our daily lunch buffet or a la carte. Start your day off at Courtyard with a nice breakfast or come and join us for lunch.

Address: Hendrik Street 6 Philipsburg, St. Maarten Opening hours: Mon - Sat 8AM - 4PM

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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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THE ROYAL BALLROOM 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. We are experienced in hosting corporate groups, especially those who enjoy comfort and efficiency.

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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.

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Meetings & Events The Convention Center at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina is more than a beautiful scenery

Romantic Dinner

La Patrona’s Table

We can host up to 250 people for your reception. We are experienced in hosting corporate groups, seminars and courses to board presentations. Our indoor venues, bring the best of everyone in a closed door meeting, or just imagine a day of work facing the ocean in our outdoor venues.

Come and take a tour in our facility to see exactly what we can offer you. 1 721 544 2503 Ext. 5534 or 5531 | events@simpsonbayresort.com

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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.

Come and take a tour in our facility to see exactly what we can offer you. 1 721 544 2503 Ext. 5534 or 5531 events@simpsonbayresort.com

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REDEFINING THE IN-ROOM EXPERIENCE During the last years Simpson Bay Resort & Marina have reinvented

So, when you

itself and we are making major updates that you can easily appreciate

need to relax in

once you put a foot in the resort, however other updates are more subtle

your room after

and yet crucial to give you a wonderful experience with us. That is the

a whole day of

case of our TV Signal. Before this new update, our television broadcast

activities you

had used analog technology, which was prone to fading, snow, and ghosts.

will enjoy your

Right now, our Digital TV signal reproduces crystal-clear picture and

favorite shows

sound without fading or interference and will let you enjoy the content

with better

like at home.

looking and better sounding television.

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Whether it’s for your bedroom or your bathroom or if you’re looking

BUY MORE THAN MINI TOOTHPASTE AT OUR NEW STORE

for a gift that

Finally, a shop that has you in mind. At the new Gift Shop in Simpson Bay Resort &

Caribbean’s flare of

to the basic toiletries and T-shirts we are stepping up their game with our new shop

you’re sure to find

Marina, you’ll find most of the essentials you need any time, day or night. In addition selling exclusive products you can only find here. Whether looking for that special

captures the our Friendly Island, it here. The new

gift or a little treat for you, our new Gift Shop just might have the answer because

Gift Shop will make

you will have an easy and convenient way to bring the products you love in St.

it easy to keep the

Maarten to your home.

good times rolling.

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Pinel Island: A Tiny Piece of Paradise By David Minasian JUST OFF THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE FRENCH PORTION OF THE ISLAND. St. Martin sits a tiny piece of paradise known as the Ilet de Pinel, or Pinel Island. Despite a width of less than half a mile, visitors to this hidden oasis can find much to do here.

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Those looking to sunbathe on a deserted beach, swim in crystal clear waters, snorkel among undisturbed coral reefs, or simply enjoy a favorite drink or delicious meal, need look no further than Pinel Island. Located just across the Cup-deSac Bay, Pinel Island just may be St. Martin’s best kept secret.


To get to the island, one only needs to board the Panel Island Ferry which departs

Depending on the number of

from the Cul-de-Sac dock every 30 minutes each day beginning at 9:30 a.m. The cost

visitors the island receives,

is only $12 for a round trip ticket, and it takes just less than 10 minutes to reach your

it’s not uncommon for

destination. The slightly more adventurous explorer can forsake the ferry and rent

couples to have an entire

a kayak or a stand up paddle board from the Cul-de-Sac dock and make their own

beach to themselves,

way across the small bay. And there’s plenty of free parking at the dock. Snorkeling

especially during the

equipment is available for rent as well. Upon your arrival to the shore, you will

weekday. Therefore, if

notice that the island has only two structures. The first is the Yellow Beach Bar

basking in the warm rays

and Restaurant which offers all of your favorite drinks and some of the best cuisine

of St. Martin on a beautiful

around. There are actually tables set up in the water where you can stand and enjoy

uncrowded beach is your

your drinks. Or you can sit on shore and enjoy a beautiful view of Orient Beach across

thing, then the Ilet de Pinel

the bay. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are also available to rent for the day from

just may be the tiny piece

Yellow Beach. A short distance away is the Karibuni Bar and Restaurant which is

of paradise you’ve been

even more laid back than Yellow Beach. Both locations feature menus in English and

looking for. Just remember

French. As one might expect, the island has no electricity, therefore power to each of

to pack some sunscreen!.

the venues is provided by generators.

There are a number of hiking trails which criss cross the island’s landscape. Since there are no real hills or obstructions, hiking is not terribly strenuous. In fact, it takes only 15 minutes to walk from one side of the island to the other. Along the way you will most likely encounter a number of friendly and colorful iguanas hoping for a hand out of any surplus French fries you might have on you. And the view from the island’s slightly elevated areas provides a panoramic view of the St. Martin mainland which are truly breathtaking.

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Having Fun Protecting the Beauty of St. Martin/St. Maarten

First time visitors to St. Martin are often struck by the unlikely combinations of lush and dry vegetation growing side by side.

By David Minasian ONE OF THE BLESSINGS BESTOWED UPON ST. MARTIN IS ITS UNIQUE and often dry subtropical climate which has resulted in an exceptional array of flora and fauna that today blankets many parts of the island.

St. Martin also plays

host to a wide variety of bird species that co-exist along the island’s coastline and near the edges of the mangrove swamps. Terns, Frigatebirds, Gannets, Brown Pelicans, Hummingbirds and Bananaquits are all members of the St. Martin family, along with the native Iguanas which like to casually bask in the sun on the warm rocks that line the shore. As part of its commitment to the protection of the environment, the island of St. Martin has dedicated itself to the

practice of Ecotourism. Visitors are encouraged to explore the island through various activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, quad riding and kayaking.

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Cactus, bougainvillea and flamboyant for example are often intertwined with hibiscus, coconut palms and ferns, creating a oneof-a-kind setting that is truly idyllic.


In this manner, explorers can discover the magic of St. Martin without disrupting its natural resources.

The French side of the island offers numerous hiking adventures from organizations such as the Dream of Trail Association which was formed in 2014 by a group of

nature-race enthusiasts. Loterie Farm, the island’s only private nature sanctuary, consists of 135 acres complete with hiking trails and zip lines, a pool, a bar and a

restaurant. And then there is Le Ranch du Galion on the east side of the island near Salines d’Orient Bay which is a horse sanctuary that offers horseback riding and

beautiful trails along the shore. And finally you have Seaworld Explorer in Grand Case, a place where you can board a semi-submersible vessel that takes adventurers on a 60 minute tour of St. Martin’s underwater seascape.

On the Dutch side of St. Maarten there is the Parrot Ville Bird Sanctuary, a secret gem tucked away in the island’s interior where visitors get the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s friendliest birds. Visitors are welcome to feed them, and many will perch on your shoulders or hands and even pose for pictures. Meanwhile, the Rain Forest Adventure Park features the steepest zip lines in the world along

with a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view of the island. Both the Sea Horse Sun and Seaside Nature Park offer horseback riding with the Nature Park also providing a petting zoo for children. And finally, we have the Tri Sport Eco Tours of Simpson Bay which offers just about everything you can imagine from bicycling to kayaking, from paddle-boarding to hiking, and from boogie-boarding to snorkeling.

By partaking in these various events, the beauty of St. Martin can be enjoyed and

protected simultaneously; ensuring that its many natural attributes will remain

intact for generations to come.

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Sint Maarten - St. Martin Atlantic Ocean Pointe des Petites Cayes Froussards Wilderness BELL HILL

Anguila

Anse Marcel

RED ROCK

Grand Case Bay

PEA TREE HILL MOUNT VERNON

Friar’s Bay Anse des Pierre

GREEN CAY LA SAVANNE

Port de Marigot

Falaise des Oiseaux

Baie aux Prunes

TERRES BASSES LOWLANDS

Pointe du Canonier

ST. LOUIS

Baie de la Potence

Mornes Rouges

COLOMBIER

Cupecoy Bay

Discovery Island

Belle Plaine

JULIANA AIRPORT

Pelican Cay

COLE BAY

LOWER PRINCES QUARTER

CUL DE SAC

Boundary Monument ALMOND GROVE

SENTRY HILL MARY’S FANCY

ORANGE GROVE

Dawn Beach

MIDDLE REGION MADAME ESTATE

Red Point Bay Guana Bay

Great Salt Pond Pond Fill

Fort Willem

Lay Bay

Geneve Bay Cay Hill

Cole Bay

Cay Bay

Great Bay Bak Bay

Little Bay Fort Amsterdam POINTE BLANCHE

Caribbean Sea

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Baie Lucas

St. Jean Mount Fortune

Mullet Bay Maho Bay

OYSTER POINT

Dutch Side

Belle Vue SIMPSON BAY LAGOON

QUARTIER D’ORLEANS

Le Gallion Etang aux Baie de L’embouchure Poissons

French Side

St. James

Pointe Pirouette

Salt Pond

PIC PARADIS CONCORDIA

Baie Nettlé

Baie Longue

MONT O’RELLY

RAMBAUD

Fort St. Luis

Pointe des Pierres à C haux

Baie Rouge

Pointe Plum

Baie Oriental

Etang de Chevrise

Pointe de Arago

Pointe du Bluff

PINEL ISLAND

CUL DE SAC

Happy Bay

Guana Key

St. Bart

Saba St. Eustatius

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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.

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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.

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SAFETY

ISLAND LINGO

The resort it equipped with surveillance cameras

While English is spoken everywhere the official

trained to be on the alert for anything amiss. However:

Maarten and French in Saint Martin. You may

and utilizes 24 hour security. In addition, the staff is • Y  ou should still use the in-room safe to store your valuables. • N  ever leave your belongings unattended in parked cars or on the beach.

languages on the island are Dutch in Sint

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.

• W  alking alone at night on the beach or in areas with no street lights is not recommended. • L ikewise, do not draw attention to yourself by

MONEY MATTERS

displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry. • W  hen 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.

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.

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Resort Tips 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 appreciate

Bay

Resort

your

&

Marina

cooperation

in

helping all our members and guests enjoy their vacation, and in helping our staff maintain 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.

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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.

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. Aside from maintenance requests, situations sometimes occur as a

You can rest

result of human error, for example, confusion over similar sounding

assured that

names or breakages during Saturday unit changes. Accidents will

the matter will

happen and rather than expecting some form of complimentary

be taken care

compensation, a sincere apology from resort personnel should

of as quickly as

suffice. The Resort is not a hotel nor is it managed as such. It is non-

possible, often

profit and member dues cover operating expenses only.

within minutes.

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.

Come to the concierge desk located in the lobby open daily or call 777.

CHECKING IN

CHECKING OUT

Check-in time is 4 p.m.

Check-out time is 10 a.m.

Upon check-in you may

This time is strictly enforced and villas that have not been

request the number of

checked out at the Front Desk and vacated will be charged

keys you require. A $250

$100 USD per hour. Housekeeping will remove all belongings

USD refundable deposit is

to prepare the villa for the next occupants. Complimentary

required upon check-in.

luggage storage is available with the Bellman and changing rooms with showers are available in the gym.

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MAID SERVICE

OCUPPANCY LIMITS

Maid service is provided as follows:

Type of unit Accommodates

Saturday check in: Tuesdays

Two week stay: Tuesdays and Fridays

Sunday check in: Wednesdays

T wo 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

D  eluxe Studio - 2 persons

Deluxe Studio Plus - 4 persons One Bedroom - 4 persons

Two Bedrooms - 6 persons Penthouse - 6 persons

Three Bedrooms - 8 persons

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 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.

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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

Your unit has been designed to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Observing a

of any other jurisdiction

maintenance costs to a minimum:

the exclusion of the laws

few simple rules will ensure the comfort of our members and guests and help keep

to and shall govern,

1. Please do not use bath linens to remove make up, clean dirty items, or in the kitchen.

and the courts and

2. Please do not place plastic items in the dishwasher.

whatsoever, shall apply

authorities of Country St. Maarten shall have

3. Please do not sit on the furniture when wet or covered with suntan lotion.

exclusive jurisdiction over

4. Please do not hang towels, bathing suits or other items from the terrace railing.

any claim arising from

5. Please do not drape damp clothing over the lamp shades or furniture.

any accident, injury, or illness occurring during

6. Please do not litter.

or as a consequence

7. In order to prevent mildew, condensation, or odors, please use the air conditioning only when all doors are closed.

thereof.

8. Each unit has a safety deposit box located inside the closet.

your stay at the Resorts

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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.

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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. 6. Bottles 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. No running or horseplay in the pool area.

POOL RULES AND REGULATIONS Pool hours are DAILY from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Unaccompanied children

Please note that parents will be held directly responsible

under the age of twelve

for the actions of their children. Please make sure that

must use the shallow

all family members know and understand the pool rules.

pool area. Children under

Please return towels and retrieve your card which must

parental supervision are

be handed in at the Front Desk during check-out. Beach

allowed to use any pool

towels can be exchanged once a day from 7 a.m. to

area.

6 p.m. To check out beach towels please present the towel card you received at check-in.

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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.


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ABOUT THE BEACH Do not stake out your The turquoise waters and brisk warm breezes of the Caribbean are beautiful and

territory by placing towels

displayed on the beach.

furniture or under beach

Black: Do not enter.

umbrellas. All such items

Yellow: Moderate wave action swimming not advisable

removed promptly by

alluring, but safety is still important. Please observe the warning flags prominently

or other items on the

Red: Strong wave action unsafe for swimming.

left unattended will be

Green: Calm sea, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!.

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

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them; however, the Resort

assumes no responsibility for injury, theft or other incidents in this area. Use of the

beach towels and other

beach and ocean is at the personal risk of the member or guest. Lifeguards are not

equipment so removed will

available and swimming is at your own risk. Swimming at night is not recommended.

be charged to your account.

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MEDICAL SERVICE

DOCTOR

An independent doctor

For medical services

provides 24-hour medical service. Guests must pay

please call the Front Desk at Ext. 5421.

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.

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.

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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

ICE

You may use the telephone voice mail system to leave messages and if a reply is

Full size resort

required, answers will be provided at the earliest possible time. The system allows

refrigerators are

members and guests to maximize their vacation enjoyment and not spend time

equipped with an ice

and then follow the prerecorded instructions to leave your message for different

machines are located

looking for or waiting to talk to Managers. To use Voice Mail + Plus, simply dial 1999 departments.

maker. Ice making

on the third floor of The Villas building next to the laundry machines for rooms with compact refrigerators.

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MAINTENANCE REQUESTS Please report any

maintenance problems to the Front Desk, ext. 5421 - 5422.

ELECTRICITY 110 AC (same as in USA).

LAUNDROMAT

TAXIS

PARKING

NO ADVERTISING

There are laundry rooms

Available upon request,

A parking permit is

Use of the facilities

in the Bougainvillea and

please ask your concierge

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

deposit is required before

vehicle; management is

Simpson Bay Resort

calling for a taxi, if none

not responsible for theft

members and their

are available.

or damage.

guests, exchangers

the Villas. All are open 24 hours. You may purchase

tokens to use the washing

required to park your car

machines and dryers from the Front Desk or at the towel booth across from the A-building, $2 USD per token.

associated with

and renters. Resort

YOUR FEEDBACK PLEASE

SUGGESTED TIPPING

facilities and

Your feedback is critical

Bellman:

recreational purposes

in our performance and

$1.50 USD per bag

only, and any use

appreciate you spending

$3 USD per day

commercial ends is

improvement process. We 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.

MEMBER SERVICES CENTER To become a distinguished Resort Member or receive Membership information, please visit the MEMBER SERVICES CENTER or call

Ext. 5817 for enrollment information. Drop in to learn how to maximize your membership and streamline your portfolio. Conveniently located beside Hollywood Casino.

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and accommodations

Maids:

A 15% service charge is automatically added to your bill in most of the restaurants on the island.

accommodations are provided for

associated with 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.

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Resort Directory 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

Voice Mail .................................... 1999 Fitness Center ........................... 5948

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ABC

SHOWTIME

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FOX

HBO CARIBBEAN

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TCM

WGN

CNN

FOX NEWS

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

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DISNEY

USA

TNT

24

28

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

29

TBN NETWORKS

30

TELEMUNDO

31

THE GOLF CHANNEL

THE LEARNING CHANNEL

RAI ITALIA

ESPN

DISCOVERY

TV5 MONDE

19

26

33

18

NICKELODEON

20

TV LAND

25 HGTV

27

THE HISTORY CHANNEL

32

FLIGHT CHANNEL


In house telephone directory To call units within the resorts. BOUGAINVILLEA

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

 A1A 71012 A2A 71022 A3A 71032 A4A 71042

 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

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FLAMBOYANT  A5B 71051 A6 71061 A8 71081 A10 71101

 A5A 71052 A7 71071 A9 71091 A11 71111

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 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

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MARINA

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

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