Time-Share Talk

Jul 7th, 2002, 05:15 PM
Stacy Albarran
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Time-Share Talk

Hi, my husband and I are planning a trip and need info if anyone has stayed at the following S. Martin resortsa Plage Royal Islander Club, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Pelican Reort and Casino & Royal Palm Beach Club. We like pretty beaches, and being close to restaurants and entertainment. THANKS!
Jul 8th, 2002, 05:41 AM
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A really good resource for timeshare reviews is www.tug2.net (timeshare users group).
Jul 8th, 2002, 09:42 AM
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I'm familiar with these resorts since I know someone from RCI. Apparently the Pelican is nicest followed by Royal Palm. The problem w/Royal Islander is the airplanes that land on your face..(almost)during the whole day.
Jul 8th, 2002, 06:00 PM
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Obvviously Judy, you do not know what you speak of!!!! The Pelican is far, far from the nicest, yes its one of the oldest on the island, and is need of some updating, it lost its rating with Interval International and with RCI. Royal Islander Club la Plage, is a Gold Crown resort, and if you did know what you speak of, you would know that the planes do not land in your face!!! If your sitting at the beach at the end of the runway, than yes, but if you are at the resort, they don't even fly overhead! you hear a few of the big ones land and take off, but thats it!!!!!
Jul 8th, 2002, 08:22 PM
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I can't understand why people on this talk site need to be so rude. Judy has a right to make a comment without getting such a nasty reply back and it is of no help to the person who posed the question. Let the author figure out which response is helpful to them or not. I think there are some people who peruse this site just to make rude remarks.
Jul 9th, 2002, 05:34 AM
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What is rude is people that make comments and do not know the facts, yes everyone has there own percecption of whats nice and whats not - but because one has a friend from RCI!! this person is making statements and doesn't have a clue of the facts! I'd be pretty upset if I took that advise and got to the Pelican and saw what it really is - stick with Royal Palm or Royal Islander. If you want direct waterfront Oyster Bay. Pelican was great in it heyday, but in some need of updating, though some of the rooms have been updated, but its a big, big place.
Aug 7th, 2002, 08:04 PM
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Hi Stacy:

We have been going to St. Maarten for approximately 10 years--always staying at the Towers of Mullet Bay. They are not new any more, but still very comfortable. Royal Islander is located in the Maho area and while it is near the airport, most people do not find the noise irritable as it is only during the daytime hours. You would enjoy the location with the casino across the street and Sherrie's (sp) also just a few steps away with outdoor dining and entertainment. It is the best Dutch location in our opinion. Oyster Bay is being aggressively developed, but it is on the Atlantic side and tends to more windy and can also be chilly. Also, it is not that convenient for shopping and visiting Phillipsburg and Marigot. The Maho Beach area is only about a 10 minute ride to Marigot which is a great little city. Hope you will enjoy St. Maarten.

Aug 7th, 2002, 08:17 PM
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I've been going to St.Martin for at least 20 years now and I ouldn't stay at any of the places you've mentioned. If you want great beaches there are so many other good places to stay; a rental car will get you around. How about Orient Beach area? There are great resorts there and then you're right near (or on) Orient Beach. You can eat out at restaurants that suit any budget; we make our own breakfast (fruit, croissants), pack a lunch for the beach and then go out for dinner. Personally we stay on the French side in Nettle Bay or at the Hotel Beach Plaza in Marigot. Next trip we're booked at L'Hoste on Orient Beach.
Aug 8th, 2002, 04:38 PM
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I too have been going for years, (1983)I own at the Towers at Mullet Bay. Of the places you mentioned, I would stay at Royal Islander or Royal Palm. I like being on the Dutch side, its a great location to get to all over the island. We only travel to Orient once or twice during our two weeks, we eat in Marigot, Phillipsburg and the Simpson Bay area. Orient was great 10 years ago, but I feel the beach area has gotten way to developed.
Aug 9th, 2002, 09:41 PM
M. Selby
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Hi to all! My children want to go to S. Martin at the end of August and are confused about where to stay and if the island has a lot of Hurricanes in the area. We are using RCI and thinking about the Royal Palm Resort but, I read on a site that they have very bad problems with the toilets not flushing in the whole hotel. Has anyone stayed there who has had this problem? AND is this hotle right on the beach? We have a 3 year old along, so is this kid friendly? Thanks so much for your help!!!
Aug 9th, 2002, 09:44 PM
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Aug 25th, 2002, 08:37 AM
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Wow, I didn't know my question would inspire such "passionate" responses!! Thank-you for your ideas-I actually have put in my request for La Plage and Royal Palm 2 weeks ago so hopefully we will get a match. Next I will need info on reasonable priced restaurants. THANKS!!!

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