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St. Maarten is Now Open!

We know you’d rather be here… and now you can!

The island of St. Maarten and Princess Julianna International Airport (SXM) are currently scheduled to reopen on August 1st for North American travelers. Rest assured, Oyster Bay Beach Resort and Coral Beach Club are ready with new safety guidelines for our guests and the same fabulous fun, surf, and service as always. Welcome back. Welcome home.

Travel policies are evolving so we encourage you to stay up-to-date with the St. Maarten government’s requirements here.

What you should know:

Upon your arrival, the St. Maarten Ministry of Tourism will require you to submit a COVID-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test result—the test can be taken at any time, but the results must be dated no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival. Children 10 and younger are not required to submit a COVID-19 PCR test result. You will also need to fill out a simple health form and have a no-contact temperature check at the airport. After which, you’ll be free to engage typical ground transportation options for the short drive to Oyster Bay Beach Resort and Coral Beach Club. 

For those needing assistance locating a COVID-19 PCR test, or for any questions about entry requirements, please contact our Corporate COVID-19 testing Concierge. Call +1 (866) 297-6978. Karen (extension 1) or Christine (extension 2) are ready to assist you.

Your Island Paradise is waiting for you.

We’re ready and looking forward to seeing you again. Restaurants, bars and most businesses have been open since June 1st. It’s also good to know that St. Maarten has seen minimal impact from COVID-19 due to the government’s early, directive action to isolate. 

Oyster Bay Beach Resort was one of the first resorts to reopen with new health and safety guidelines in place. Your resort and your Island are fully operational and we are ready to welcome you back. A few of our new modifications are shown below.  

Reception:

Acrylic dividers have been installed at the reception desk as well as the concierge desk and car rental area.

Infinity Restaurant:

We have reduced the number of tables and distanced them appropriately in the dining room and the patio. All staff members are wearing masks.

Infinity Bar:

Acrylic dividers have been installed at the bar and tables have been appropriately distanced. 

Infinity Pool:

Lounge chairs have been paired and separated for proper distancing. 

Procedures:

In addition to physical modifications, anti-viral protocols for social distancing and sanitation have been enhanced to include: advanced check-in, room service and delivery procedures, fortified anti-viral housekeeping protocols as well as temperature checks. Click here to download a one-page, need-to-know flyer of our guest safety guidelines and anti-viral protocols. 

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Now Taking Reservations

Celebrate your independence at Oyster Bay Beach Resort!

Are you ready to escape to your favorite island get-a-way? The St. Maarten Ministry of Tourism has announced July 1st as the day Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) will start accepting arrivals from Europe and North America. Travel policies are evolving so we encourage you to stay up-to-date with the St. Maarten government’s travel requirements here

In the meantime, we’ve been hard at work preparing for a safe and healthy stay – from check-in to check-out, we’re implementing new hygiene and social distancing policies… and keeping the drinks cold. As more information becomes available, we’ll keep you updated.

Click Here to book your stay.

From your friends at Oyster Bay Beach Resort – see you soon!

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Stay & Play

Tired of being stuck at home? Now is your chance to enjoy one of St. Maarten’sfinest resorts for a fraction of the standard rates.


ATTRACTIONS

  • Early check-in and late check-out at no additional cost so you can enjoy the maximum time at the Resort
  • All magnificent ocean view rooms, facing St. Barths
  • Prices starting as low as $46 per person per night and up depending room size, based on double occupancy
  • Complimentary bottle of wine as arrival gift
  • Continental breakfast included (coffee, juice, pastries) either delivered to the luxury of your room or at the restaurant.  Additional à la carte items available – additional cost involved
  • Special for first responders: pay for 3 nights, the 4th night is on us in any size accommodation ranging from studio to 2-bedroom penthouse

RULES & REGULATIONS

2 night minimum stay, 4 day maximum stay.

  • Latest departure, Mondays at noon
  • Hygiene and social distancing rules will be in effect
  • Resort staff will be taking daily temperature checks throughout the resort
  • Full payment required at the time of reservation


Use of the rooms and amenities is for registered guests only. Reservations are required for Infinity restaurant.

  • First Responders Special applies to healthcare workers, law enforcement including Dutch support personnel, members of registered food distribution organizations (e.g. Red Cross, K1 Britania etc.) Proper ID corresponding to the field of work must be presented at the point of reservation
  • No parties or loud music allowed — fun is encouraged
  • OBBR is a smoke-free property — no smoking allowed on property except from the balconies of the units

Limited number of rooms available in order to comply with government-required social distancing for overnight establishments.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 721-543-6040
MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM – 5PM OR
EMAIL RESERVATIONS@OBBR.COM

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We Know You’d Rather Be Here

We miss you too. You are our reason for being and your safety is our foremost priority. 

The island of St. Maarten is slowly emerging from a government decreed lockdown. Their dedicated actions have kept the health impact of COVID-19 to a minimum with only a small number of active cases, all of which are in isolation. However, while some airlines are allowing reservations, the island is not yet ready to open its gates. 

While we await the reopening of foreign travel soon, we have been making the most of our time in isolation. Oyster Bay Beach Resort has initiated extensive and comprehensive new protocols for cleaning, hygiene, and social distancing in accordance with public health and government recommendations.

Additionally, we continue to maintain and improve the resort in anticipation of welcoming you back. We don’t yet know the exact date we can book your stay, nevertheless, we’ll be ready. In the meantime, we will update you as more information is made available. Keep the island dream alive – we’ll be together soon! 

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Covid-19 Update

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Silveria Jacobs, issued temporary Travel Restrictions for incoming visitors to Sint Maarten. The Travel Restrictions provide that, effective on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, visitors from the United States, Canada, and Europe including the United Kingdom and Ireland will not be permitted to enter Sint Maarten until April 1, 2020, at the earliest. Even though St. Maarten has only one reported case, we believe that the ban will be extended due to the increase in cases world-wide.

For the past week, the management and staff at OBBR and CBC have been working hard to get all of our owners and guests onto the last outgoing flights. It is expected that by Tuesday, March 24, there will be no owners or guests staying in Oyster Bay Bech Resort and Coral Beach Club.
All Owners scheduled for vacation with us from March 17 through April 1, 2020, (“The Restricted Time Period” ) will be permitted to bank their week for future usage commencing on or prior to September 15, 2021. Any hotel guest scheduled to arrive for stays during the Restricted Time Period will receive a full refund of their deposits. It appears likely that the Restricted Time Period will be extended based upon the fluid nature of this situation and the fact that the airlines or Sint Maarten government may further restrict travel. We will keep you updated on all new events and announcements.

The Island of St. Maarten /St. Martin seems to be avoiding the virus so far. There have been just a few cases reported on the Island nations. All have a travel background from afflicted areas, and as of this writing, there has been no “community spread” identified. All restaurants, casinos, bars, hotels, guest houses, and other gathering places have been closed by government edict. The population is dedicated to suppressing any spread of the virus through self- quarantine or strict social distancing.

The employees have been put on a reduced work schedule but are all still employed and being paid. In order to maintain social distancing, only half of the employees are asked to work at a time. None of the employees have reported in sick. The employees will be asked to scrub down all areas and clean the resort to a spanking new level. We also plan to use this downtime to complete an in-depth inspection of every unit in the resorts and repair and replace all maintenance issues throughout the resort. When we reopen, hopefully very soon, we will shine.

We look forward to getting past this difficult and uncertain time and getting back to providing the very best vacation experience to all of our outstanding owners and guests. We thank you for your support and patience. We will overcome this challenge by taking good care of ourselves and our neighbors and following restrictions decreed or recommended by the government to stop the spread of Covid-19.

We look forward to welcoming back our owners and guests, which hopefully will be in a short time. Please keep an eye on this site for any updates.

The resort management team will still be busy at work, with social distancing in place. So please contact our reservations department at 888-784-6688 or reservations@obbr.com with your reservations, questions, or concerns.

Stay Healthy and come and see us when restrictions are lifted. We’ll be looking forward to greeting you again.

Mike Dolente and Joshua Gold
Iron Shore Management NV

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Introducing the Veranda Market and Bistro

 

Oyster Bay Beach Resort is proud to announce the development of the new Veranda Market and Bistro — featuring an expansive ocean front deck with bistro, bar and grocery market.

The Veranda Market and Bistro will expand upon the old Beau Beau’s Bar and Grill and offer both dine-in and take-out as well as packaged goods.

Construction is slated to begin in March, with a projected completion date of June 2020. The roughly 3,500 sq. ft. space will be completely new including a larger deck, indoor/outdoor seating and a brand-new kitchen.

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The Veranda Market will be the largest grocery store in the Oyster Pond community with an extensive selection, including kitchen staples, premium coffee, wine and spirits, gourmet treats, as well as specialty meats and fish. Since all Oyster Bay Beach Resort units have kitchens or kitchenettes, the new market is anticipated to be a big benefit for guests. The onsite grocery will eliminate the need for a trip to Philipsburg — currently, the closest market.

“We expect the grocery market to be very popular with our guests, as well as the locals seeking an up-scale, affordable shopping experience,” notes OBBR Managing Director Mike Dolente.

The Veranda is to feature expansive glass doors and windows with ocean views from inside the market, as well as panoramic vistas from the Bistro’s deck and bar.

The Bistro’s full kitchen will offer lighter fare including fresh salads, made-to-order sandwiches, pizza from our own pizza oven, selections from the grill, rotisserie chicken and fresh food from the market. A newly constructed outdoor bar will serve all of your favorite frozen cocktails, best-selling beers, wines and liquors as well as full food service. The Bistro will be open daily allowing guests the option of eat-in or take-out.

“The Veranda Market and Bistro will give OBBR guests and local residents more choices when it comes to delicious, affordable meals and top-quality grocery shopping,” added Dolente.

Stay tuned for future updates regarding the Veranda Market and Bistro.

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September to Remember 2019 September 2019 - Let’s Play!

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It’s that time of year when Oyster Bay Beach Resort shows our love and appreciation for you, our owners, with four week-long celebrations!

Join us for a week of festivities, fun and prizes! This year’s revelry features sports, games and, of course, lots of tailgating! You’ll enjoy free beach trips, prizes, entertainment, special prices on rentals… and as you may have guessed, pre-parties, party-parties and after-parties!

Don’t forget your formal wear for the big Dress-to-Impress Gala Night!

Book your week today!

  • 1st week – August 31 – September 7, 2019
  • 2nd week – September 7-14, 2019
  • 3rd week – September 14-21, 2019
  • 4th week – September 21-28, 2019
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Check out this incredible line-up of activities we have in store for you:

SATURDAY – WELCOME TO OBBR

  • 4:00 PM Live Steel Pan Music
  • 5:00 PM Free Wine Tasting at the Bodega (Marina)
  • 6:00 PM BBQ Buffet at Infinity Restaurant

 

SUNDAY – BEACH DAY CONTEST

  • 10:00 AM Island Orientation in the Courtyard (Complimentary Mimosas)
  • 11:30 AM Friends and Family Fun Day on the beach (Complimentary transportation to the Beach) – Includes volleyball, football, rugby, tug of war, limbo and water activities

 

MONDAY – IT’S THE TAILGATE PARTY

  • 8:30 AM Aqua exercise
  • 9:30 AM Island orientation at Infinity Bar
  • 11:00 AM Team bean bag toss by the pool
  • 5:30 PM Poolside tailgate party at the Infinity pool
  • 5:45 PM Kids brass band & cheerleading performance
  • 7:00 PM Tailgate buffet at Infinity restaurant
  • 7:30 PM Karaoke showtime at Infinity Bar

 

TUESDAY – OBBR’S NIGHT ON THE TOWN

  • 6:00 AM Team Scavenger Hunt – Eat your way through to find the clues!
  • 2:00 PM Pool games at Infinity Pool 
  • 5:30 PM Back to the 80’s party at Layback Beach Bar – Wear your favorite 80’s outfit and get ready for the karaoke competition!

 

WEDNESDAY – RESORT’S PARADE, LET’S PLAY

  • 8:30 AM Aqua exercise
  • 11:00 AM Texas Hold’em in the bar area 
  • 5:30 PM The Resort’s Grand Sport Parade – Dress up in your favorite costume!
  • 6:30 PM Soualiga Band performance in the parking lot – Enjoy snacks, drinks and creations of local street vendors!

 

THURSDAY (1st AND 3rd WEEK) – BEACH BASH DAY

  • 9:30 AM Beach Bash at Karakter Beach Bar – Spend a fun day at the beach!
  • 5:00 PM Poolside after-party 

 

THURSDAY (2nd AND 4th WEEK) – SAIL DAY

  • 9:30 AM Beach bash and boat trip day
  • 5:00 PM Poolside after-party 

 

FRIDAY – RECHARGE

  • 8:30 AM Aqua exercise
  • 1:00 PM Poolside Bingo – Don’t miss a chance to win amazing prizes!
  • 5:30 PM Black & White Affair – Dress to impress Gala Night! Dress up in black and white for the red carpet.

 

For special discounted weekly rates, please contact our Reservations Department at 1-866-978-0212 or email your requested dates to reservations@obbr.com.

 

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A Free Night On Us!

 

Simply book four nights and receive the fifth night free. (Valid for stays up to 11/30/19 only. This offer is limited to one free night for every four nights at Oyster Bay Beach Resort and cannot be combined with any other offer.)

To take advantage of this amazing offer please contact our reservations department at 1-866-978-0212 or email your requested dates to reservations@obbr.com and mention code “TAFREE19″.

 

Congratulations, your ultimate getaway awaits! We look forward to seeing you at Oyster Bay Beach Resort!
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Oyster Bay Beach Resort is now open!

Restoration Completed; OBBR is Now Completely Reopened

As of Jan. 15, 2019, the restoration of OBBR since Irma is now completed and the resort has returned to full use. As one of the first St. Maarten resorts to completely reopen since Irma, we’re proud to contribute to St. Maarten’s remarkable rebirth.

The restoration was completed in three phases, with each phase completed on schedule and now open:

  • Phase I:   80 units
  • Phase II:    48 units
  • Phase III:    54 units

 

This makes for a total of 182 available studio and one- and two-bedroom units. During the high-demand season the resort is up to 85% occupancy, with all of its rooms on line.

It’s very emotionally rewarding to have the entire resort opened again, as well as almost completely occupied. Ownership and guests are grateful to have OBBR returned to them in great condition — and in some ways better than before Irma. To complete this substantial restoration on time and on budget was an intensive team effort by our management group and staff.

Here are details regarding the updates:

Phase III was completed on time on Jan. 15. All rooms and common areas were completely restored, except for a few minor finishing touches around the resort.

Beau Beau’s is not yet restored to its former use. However, we’re planning on creating a new Beau Beau’s that will transform it into a beach-front bistro, bar and market.

All amenities are now open and thriving: Infinity, Infinity Bar, Bodega, Shipwreck Shop, Nectar Spa, Oyster Bay Marina, Infinity pool and hot tub, Dawn Beach, and the gym.

To complete this substantial restoration on time and on budget was an intensive team effort lead by Ricardo Perez and our management team: Anju Snow, Mientje Brown, Jonathan Peterson, Lorenzo Bryant, Mitch Mardenborourgh, and many others. The main contractor who delivered on time (with accuracy and serious skill), was Simon Warrington. He was assisted by his able brother, Skeith Warrington. Simon has worked on St. Maarten for years and uses only local labor. He did an absolutely fantastic job, and his workmanship is of obvious superior quality. We owe Simon a lot for his consistently high-quality work, as well as for his attentiveness to the job so we could meet our ambitious opening schedules.

Timeshare owners and other guests are enjoying the newly renovated units. Occupancy is good at an average of 85%, so there are still rooms available. All owners are being accommodated. Still, prospective guests are urged to call now. Comment cards and internet comments are almost universally positive regarding the room improvements, furniture, fabrics, paint color and art, and the Infinity Restaurant and bar. The comments are especially enthusiastic regarding the staff at OBBR.

Big Fish restaurant at Coral Beach Club is coming back soon! Big Fish, down the road from OBBR, is scheduled to reopen in the next several weeks as well. Big Fish was voted the #3 restaurant on St. Maarten, before Irma. The owner and chef, Leslie Martina, vows to live up to that honor. He plans an excellent restaurant with a wonderful relaxing atmosphere with great food and a fantastic new menu. It’s a welcome addition to our peninsula.

St. Maarten continues its steady progress. The airport’s main terminal has reopened. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but it’s great to be back in the modern, spacious and comfortable terminal. Work is on-going on reconstruction of many of the iconic hotels in Simpson Bay. Many restaurants catering to all levels of gourmet or gourmand have reopened. The electric and water companies are increasing their capacity. The infrastructure of St. Maarten, with the help of a $650,000,000 helping hand from Holland, is being markedly improved. Soon St. Maarten will surpass where it was before the storm. Life on St. Maarten is good!

The timeshare sales at OBBR and Coral Beach Club (CBC) have been record-breaking, to say the least. The demand for the units in both resorts is strong and gratifying. The CBC resort gives OBBR owners the ability to trade their OBBR unit week for weeks in either a three-bedroom, luxurious, ocean-front villa or a Mediterranean-style, two-story, two-bedroom townhouse overlooking the Marina. Many owners are making the short jump to CBC and freeing up prime inventory at OBBR for other owners who are upgrading to it as it becomes available.

Despite all the restoration that’s occurred, OBBR Management is happy to announce there will be no increase in the annual maintenance assessment in 2019. This is the fifth year in a row that assessments have remained unchanged.

Ownership and guests are grateful to have OBBR returned to them better than ever.

Reservations

The Infinity Restaurant is open daily 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Infinity Bar is open 10 a.m. to midnight. The Infinity Restaurant is also available for weddings, parties, meetings or other gatherings. To make a reservation or for more information, call 721-543-6040 or visit: www.oysterbaybeachresort.com.

We wish you great success in 2019.

The Staff and Management of Coral Beach Club and Oyster Bay Beach Resort