St Maarten’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort is officially open for business! About half of the rooms and all of the amenities at the resort opened for business June 1 after being struck by Hurricane Irma last September. The remainder of the resort reconstruction is anticipated to be completed by December.
“Efforts over the past nine months to recapture the magic created over all those years have been heroic and a testament to the resilience of the people and our resort’s leadership,” said Jim Goss of Hinsdale, Ill. He and his wife Barb were part of the first group to stay at OBBR upon its reopening.
“The Dutch colonial multi-colored exterior paint scheme is a noticeable and striking visual change,” added his wife Barb.
The resort had been taking reservations since February 22. Most of the more than 80 available rooms were filled upon opening — mostly by timeshare owners and Interval International members. There is still availability for the next several months. However, the summer and fall season is filling up quickly and the resort advises future guests and owners to make reservations early.
“In most cases there’s completely new furniture, bedding and drapes, artwork and appliances,” said OBBR General Manager Ricardo Perez. “The rooms have also been fitted with new upgraded windows and doors throughout. The rooms are looking great and the facilities feature striking new colors — which have attracted a lot of positive energy from our owners and guests.”
All of the amenities of the resort have been re-constructed (and in many cases improved), including the resort’s signature ocean front Infinity Pool. The pool has been upgraded with a new pool deck and water features. There’s also a completely redesigned and refurbished lobby, gym (with new fitness equipment), guest laundry (with new washers and dryers), Bodega and spa. The spa has been renamed “The St. Maarten Nectar Wellness Spa at Oyster Bay Beach Resort.”
The first rooms renovated were in the ocean front Mainsail building, several ocean-front buildings, and buildings located along the Oyster Bay Marina. All available rooms have either ocean or Marina views. The Mainsail penthouses are also open.
“The sight of our rebuilt and renewed resort is lifting everyone’s spirits,” said Perez.
The OBBR staff provided a special welcome in the newly renovated lobby as the first guests checked in. They received welcome gift, hugs and kisses from almost everyone.
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.
Visit one of the premiere vacation destinations in the Caribbean, book your trip at Oyster Bay Beach Resort today!