Royal Islander Owners Timeshare Group
362 Tuscany Crescent, Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 4W6, Canada.
Phone Message 519-
Royal Islander Timeshare
The Timeshare Owners Group was founded in 1996 and has grown to over two thousand active members who have ownership rights at the Royal Islander St. Maarten Resort. On our Web Site, you can keep up to date on our Resort, review timeshare issues from the owners point of view, learn why we started our group and our objectives.
You are welcome to use the information contained on our website and we recommend you also refer to the Resorts updated web site at www.royalislander.com where we hope the majority of the questions you have can be answered. Throughout the pages of our web site, you will find a great deal of useful information. Those looking to rent or sell will want to check out our Listings section. You will find information on local attractions, events, restaurants etc. and links to helpful online information about Timesharing
Update October 22nd 2017
Here is the current official word as outlined on the website of the Royal Islander Club. www.royalislander.com
Closed through the end of 2017
A team of officials remain at the Resort, Insurance adjustors, estimators, Architects working hard to arrive at a timeline for the rebuilding and reopening and the staff are hard at work cleaning up and fixing things as best they can At this date the Resort is not in a position to officially advise specific reopening date. You have to understand this was a Category 5 PLUS hurricane the extent of the damage on the Island and around the Resort is extensive. The Sonesta Hotel beside the Islander is extensively damaged and the Maho area including Casino Royale in poor shape.
Hurricane Irma Damage at the Royal Islander Resort and the Island of St Maarten
Employee Relief Fund
FUNDS RAISED TO October 22nd 2017. $88,374 thank you
Relief Distribution. The first distribution of $51,500** was made on Tuesday October 17th 2017 when Ed Misiph, and myself traveled “on our own dime” to the Resort to personally distribute the delivery of your contributions. All employees and folks who are part of the Royal Islander experience (103 folks) received Food vouchers worth US$500. All Tortuga staff,Lobby Bar, Beach Boy, Towel boy, Security Guards were included Many thanks to the management team of Nicola, Nina, Simon, Nelson and John and the staff at the Resort who were so helpful and supportive to us during our stay. Pictures will be forthcoming
** We should mention through the efforts of management at the Resort we were able to get a 10% top up on these vouchers so our initial distribution of $51,500 in vouchers only cost us just over $46,000 Bravo Nicola Induni CEO for your work on this
This was a very moving experience for both Ed and myself. Almost all staff came to a luncheon prepared by the Resort and we personally presented to every employee their envelope which contained 20 x $25 food vouchers plus there share of the 260 Ibs of clothing T Shirts etc.. that we brought with us. It was “hugs” and “hand shakes “ and many of the employees were moved to tears as they accepted our aid and wanted to express their heartfelt thanks over and over to the owners whom donated on their behalf. These folks are very proud and determined people whom have a significant challenge ahead of them and need our support.
You can listen by clicking on http://pjil.streamon.fm/listen-
PS Ed is the guy on the left !
We discussed at length the specific needs of the employees, further information will be forthcoming with respect to how the balance of donations will be deployed ASAP. We know for sure will be sending a container of clothing and other goods in the new year from my winter home in Florida. Please note more funds are needed so if you know people who may not have contributed please share my posting.
You can donate at www.royal-
The Resort has named The Royal Islander Timeshare Owners Group as the official fundraiser for them and the "RIOTG" is coordinating collecting these funds both for the employees of the Resort and others who work at the “Islander” and who make our total experience at the Resort so great ! All Tortuga staff,Lobby Bar, Beach Boy, Towel boy Guards are included My personal goal is now to raise $150,000 but I would love to exceed that ! Please be generous.
You may also donate by mailing a check payable to “Royal Islander Employee Relief Fund”.
Mail to: Richard March, 362 Tuscany Crescent, Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 4W6 Canada
Please share with anybody who owns at the Resort
Richard March at the Royal Islander Timeshare Owners Group
Cell 519 819 4733 Call me anytime between 8 am and 8 pm
However if you still feel uncomfortable donating through me then please donate to another recognized agency but do something for the Island.
Here are the facebook links to click on to see what is happening.
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalIslanderOwners Facebook follow Owners Association
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalIslanderClubStMaarten Facebook follow Royal Islander
https://www.facebook.com/groups/6297726366/?fref=mentions Facebook follow Everything St Maarten
If you do not subscribe to Facebook here are the the most important announcements by the RIC and the Owners Group (most recent first)
Update by the Owners Association Sept 23 2017
This is my understanding Weeks 36 to 52 FOR Whole week ownership
"FOR ALL MEMBERS THAT COULD NOT UTILIZE THEIR WEEK DUE TO THE RESORT BEING CLOSED WILL BE CREDITED TOWARDS THE 2018 MAINTENANCE FEE"
Update by the Owners Association to the RIC post today Sept 22 2.25pm
After a review the announcement this morning from the Resort it did not cover all issues with respect to whole week owners and non RCI members. We have contacted the Resort to ask why owners cannot roll over there fees to next year as was done in 2005. Anyway they are looking at and an updated will be forthcoming I am told so lets see what the response is
Royal Islander Club Update For weeks 36-
Dear Members, Guests and Friends of Royal Islander Club:
Our professional team is working together with the insurance adjusters to assess the full extent of the damages at the Royal Islander Club La Plage & La Terrasse in an effort to formulate a plan of action. This process had to be redone again after the passing of Hurricane Maria that brought severe water damage.
We are happy to report that we are able to start a massive cleanup of major debris in and around the property and surrounding areas. We will continue to work tirelessly for you, and will update you as soon as we receive new information.
To keep you abreast of the progress, we are in the process of setting up an online portal in which we will share images of the pictures of the resort and surrounding areas.
FOR WEEKS 36-
Due to the closing of the resort, weeks 36-
For all RCI Points Members who have made their home week reservation for weeks 39-
We would like to thank our staff and volunteers that performed at the highest levels prior, during and after the hurricane. As you may have seen in the videos and images shared in various media outlets and on social media, the severity of the devastation of the storm has left many of our staff homeless and we stand beside them at this crucial time helping them to rebuild their lives.
Our heartfelt thank you to our members for your generous contribution to the Employee Relief Fund organized by Mr. Richard March.
Thank you again for your outpour of love and support. We appreciate it. We can’t wait to welcome you back to your home away from home.
The Management Royal Islander club-
Royal Islander Club Update Closed through the end of 2017 September 16, 2017
Dear Members, Guests and Friends of Royal Islander Club,
Unfortunately, due to the catastrophic destruction that Hurricane Irma brought to our beloved friendly island, Royal Islander Club La Plage and La Terrasse will be closed through the end of 2017. From time to time, we will update you on the progress of the renovations and expected opening dates of your home away from home.
Best wishes, Management of La Plage and La Terrasse
Royal Islander Club Update The official site to collect relief funds is royal-
Please be advised that Mr. Arent Brink is no longer General Manager nor is he affiliated with Royal Islander Club, therefore he is not representing us in any capacity. We are aware that Mr. Brink is attempting to collect relief funds, however we have set up an official site for collection which is http://royal-
Royal Islander Club Update Statement From Royal Islander Club Sint Maarten Regarding Hurricane Irma September 14, 2017
Royal Islander Club Sint Maarten confirms that no harm or causalities occurred during the storm to members or staff. We can also confirm that all members have been safely evacuated off the island. At this time, we are currently assessing and evaluating the damage and will revert with updates soon. Please know what we are thinking of all of our members, staff and owners, and everyone on our beloved island of Sint Maarten. Please also refer to our Facebook page for updates.