For timeshare owners at Coral Beach Club
You’ll be happy to learn that Coral Beach Club is well on its way to being restored to its previous beauty and unique oceanfront serenity.
The Association of Apartment Owners at Coral Beach Club hired a trusted, local contractor to lead what will be a total renovation and restoration of the Club. Work has begun. Completion of the reconstruction is scheduled for June 2019. Due to minimal damage to some of the units, we think the first units will be ready by early 2019. We’ll let you know when we can accept reservations. Your timeshare week will be banked (reserved) and available for use at a mutually agreeable time — once the unit or resort is complete.
OYSTER BAY BEACH RESORT
Your timeshare is also fully exchangeable for a unit at Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Construction at OBBR is moving quickly and is on time. OBBR expects to open Phase II (48 units on the oceanfront) by November 15 and the remaining units (54) by January 15, 2019 (which will also complete the OBBR reconstruction). All of the amenities (except Beau Beau’s) have been restored and are in use by our guests.
OBBR and CBC Director of Sales Paolo LoCastro were pleased to report that sales at CBC have nearly returned to pre-storm levels. Buyers continue to purchase available vacation weeks at CBC at very attractive prices. Visitors are steady at the CBC model, which suffered little storm damage and has been 100% restored. Suffice it to say confidence is high in the ultimate rebuilding of the Coral Beach Club.
St. Maarten continues to improve and resurrect itself. Many of the restaurants are now open. Half of the overnight accommodations on St. Maarten are available. It was recently announced that a Planet Hollywood Hotel is being built on the site of the Sonesta Great Bay Hotel. This 459-room hotel is expected to be complete in 2020. The owner of the hotel, travel and airline company Sunwing Travel Group has also announced an expanded schedule of flights from Toronto and other Ontario airports.
The Princess Juliana International Airport will reopen the ground floor of its terminal (which is being restored to its modern and comfortable condition) and be ready for flights by mid-November. The entire facility is projected to be completed in the spring of 2019. Plus, we just learned the airport plans to have U.S. Customs/Immigrations pre-clearance by the end of 2020. This will significantly enhance the travel experience when returning from SXM and eliminate the need to “clear customs” at local points of entry in the United States. The early return of the airport is important to the safety and comfort of travelers to St. Maarten and the new Customs and Immigration capability at PJIA will greatly enhance the travel experience to and from St. Maarten when in place.
The reopening of the airport will help the airlines provide more frequent, direct and affordable service to and from St. Maarten. The current schedule has most of the direct flights resuming for this year’s high season the covers 2019 as well.
Things are looking bright for Coral Beach Club and its sister Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Management expects 2019 to be a great year for both resorts.