Heading to St Maarten / St Martin this summer

Eventually I’ll make a page for this like I have for other trips but I just wanted to make a little start here.

We’ll be staying at Wyndham Sapphire Beach resort


The Wyndham Sapphire Beach Club & Resort is a modern Caribbean style resort, which is located between the Caribbean Sea and the expansive Simpson Bay Lagoon. Thus all rooms offer stunning views of the Ocean or the Lagoon. The resort is also conveniently located near some of the island’s best upscale shopping areas, trendy bars, nightclubs & casinos. The best beaches are also within walking distance of the Resort. The resort offers a large Tropical Fresh Water Swimming Pool, a Kids Pool, Two Outdoor Jacuzzis, a Health Club, Internet Cafe, Duty-Free Superette and a Car Rental Desk. The Sapphire Café is an open-air café serving international cuisine set amongst the lush tropical gardens with nightly scheduled entertainment.

All guest accomodations boast elegant Caribbean Style décor, luxurious spacious Italian marble bathrooms, a private terrace, a fully fitted kitchenette (equiped with coffee making facilities), Satellite & Cable TV, VCRs, and direct dial telephones. In addition, each room offers a spectacular view of either the Caribbean Sea or the Simpson Bay Lagoon.

All guest accomodations facing the Ocean have a private Jacuzzi on each of its balconies. The resort also has luxurious villas and penthouses each fitted with its own private swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The resort is fun, friendly and full of Dutch and French Antillean hospitality and is perfect for small groups, couples, families and senior travellers.

From another site:

view of Sapphire Beach Club

view of Sapphire Beach Club Pool Sapphire Beach Club consists of three towers along the road and thirteen villas along the shore of Cupecoy Beach. In between is a beautiful garden, this lovely freshwater pool, and a lively restaurant and bar. Below that is a gated, underground parking garage. The marble lobby has a concierge/activities desk and a jewelry shop. The lower level has a suprette, a mini-gym, a hairdresser, and a spa/massage center. Most of the villas are in whole ownership and about 15% of the towers are also. The rest of the property is timeshare. Many owners (and some timeshare owners) rent their units at attractive rates

 

The villas were the first units to be constructed, followed by tower number one, in the center. Tower two, to the east or left when viewed from the road, was finished in 1995 and tower three was completed around the turn of the century. The villas are typically numbered 0xx, with xx indicating the unit number 1 through 14. The towers are numbered xyz, where x is the tower (1, 2, or 3), y is the floor in the European style where 0 is the ground floor and 1 is the floor above that, etc, and z is the unit number on the floor, again starting at 0 on the left and proceeding along the Caribbean side of the building, ending with the units along the road, called lagoon view units, as they have a view only of the lagoon, not the Caribbean. Moreover, they do not have hot tubs on the deck, as all other units do. In total, there are 180 units with many floor plans, but basically all units have a kitchen with granite countertops, a sleeping area with a kingsize bed, a living room with a sleep sofa, and a dining area. The floor plans vary from building to building, but here are some samples:

 

1 BR Floor through, Caribbean and lagoon views | 1 BR Caribbean View
Studio | Lagoon Studio | 2 BR Floor through | 2 BR tower 3 | Villa

 

 

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