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ST. MAARTEN: An Update on Our Resorts


TUG Lifetime Member
Jun 6, 2005
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Belly-View, WA
Update on St. Maarten

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together, the health and safety of our members, owners, guests and team members has remained our top priority. Nearly every industry has been impacted by the crisis and unfortunately, we have been forced to make some difficult decisions, including adjusting the reopening timeline for our resorts in St. Maarten.

The St. Maarten government has issued strict social distancing measures, including ordering all construction projects to cease work until further notice. Because of these orders, we have been forced to stop all reconstruction work at both Royal Palm Beach Resort and Flamingo Beach Resort.

With many unknown factors, including how long the government orders will last, the availability of materials on the island and the 2020 hurricane season, we cannot determine a definitive reopening date. At this time, we estimate the resorts will reopen in spring 2021. However, we caution that date could change based on the unknown factors.

We know this situation is not ideal and appreciate your understanding.

We are eager to complete work on the resorts and welcome everyone home for a much-deserved vacation. We will continue to follow all government mandates and guidelines, and hope to have a positive update for you as soon as work resumes.

In the meantime, we want to thank you for your continued support during this unprecedented time. Our Member Services Team is available to answer any questions you may have and is available anytime by calling 1.877.374.2582.


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Jan 27, 2008
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Colorful Colorado
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Towers at Mullet Bay, SXM
Silverado II, CO
Sad, but expected. My RTU at The Towers at Mullet bay is probably total loss. Construction came to abrupt halt last year and I reconciled with the fact that I will not celebrate Christmas in my unit any more. We have made great family memories there for ten holidays season before Irma.


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Jun 6, 2005
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East Coast
A very sad story, owners have paid their maintenance fees for 1999 & 2020 and they still cannot use their timeshare until sometimes hopefully in the spring 2021.