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Oct. 10, 2017 - Damage significant and under assessment. Diamond Resorts closed until Spring 2020

Sept. 8, 2017 - St. Maarten devasted by Category 5 Hurrican Irma - Diamond Resorts closed until December

Jan. 1 2016 - Diamond announces Homeowner Meetings 2016 Royal Palm and Flamingo

Dec. 31 2015 - SXM-TimeshareNews Announces Major upgrade underway

June 2015 - Diamond Holds first Homeowner Meetings Royal Palm and Flamingo

Apr. 2015 - Diamond sets up new Reservations contacts 

Apr. 2015 - Diamond to establish Flamingo and Royal Palm Homeowner Associations

Nov 2013 - Flamingo Fees Rise after 2-year Freeze

Aug. 2012 - Simpson Bay Resort and Marina wins legal battle

Mar. 2011 - SXM-TimeshareNews.com Offers Draft for Timeshare Legislation

Mar. 2011 - Simpson Bay Resort (Pelican) reopen

Feb. 2011 - St. Maarten Diamond Owner Group loses court battle

Feb. 2011 - Pelican Resort Closes temporarily

Dec. 2010 - Pelican Resort sold at auctio

Nov. 2010 - Pelican Board Recommends no Fee Increase

Nov. 2010 - Diamond Raises 2011 Maintenance Fees - Reserve Fees Stay the Sam

Aug. 2010 - Hurricane Erl Movers off North as Category 4 Major Hurricane

Aug 2010 - Hurricane Earl Hits SXM as Category 2 Storm

Dec 2009 Diamond Raises Maintenance Fees, Lowers Capital Reserve Fees

Sep 2009 Pelican Holds the Line on Maintenance Fees; Marine residences see new Reserve Fee

Dec 2008 Diamond Raises Maintenance, Capital Reserve and Hurricane Deductible Fees

Nov 2008 Update on Flamingo Damage and Clean Up Crew Pix

Nov 2008 Diamond Resorts Updates Flamingo and Royal Palm Omar Damage

Oct 2008 Hurricane Omar Hits Flamingo and Royal Palm

Oct 2008 JetBlue Set to add Boston St. Maarten

Sep 2008 Financial Rests Show Loss at Royal Plam and Breakeven Flamingo

May 2008 Flamingo Resort Manager Leaves for Pelican

Dec 2007 Renovations Substantially Complete

Dec 2007 Sunterra/Diamond Maintenance Bills Mailed

Nov 2007 Sunterra/Diamond Raises Maintenance Fees 17-22%

Oct 2007 JetBlue Set to Fly JFK to SXM Jan 17, 2008

Mar - 2007 Donations Sought for Fire Victims at Flamingo and Royal Palm

Mar 2007 Sunterra Corp Accepts Takeover Offers from Diamond Resorts

Feb-2007 Royal Palm and Flamingo Regain RCI Gold Crown

Jan-2007 Spirit Airlines Flies Fri, Sat,Sun

Jan-2007 Liat and Caribbean Star Combine Schedule

Jan-2007 Caribbean Sun Airlines to Shutdown

Nov-2006 Sunterra Sets Maintenance Fee Schedule for 2007


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Welcome to SXM-TimeshareNews.com. This website is designed for owners at Royal Palm and Flamingo Beach Resort in Saint Maarten or St. Maarten. We also list the neighbouring Simpson Bay Resort and Marina - formally known as Pelican Resort. St. Maarten (the Dutch side) shares an island with St. Martin (the French side) in the Carribean south of Puerto Rico. The main airport is on the Dutch side and has the designation: SXM.

At prsent, many of the resorts on the island, including the Diamond Resorts of Flamingo and Royal Palm are closed due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. Some island resorts may open later this year, but Flamingo and Royal Plam are closed unitl May 2018. That date may change following a professional damage assessment which should happen soon now that the airport has reopened to commercial flights. For detailed regular updates, please join our Premium Newsletter. Details available here.

The site has many listings of timeshare weeks/units for rent, sale and trade as well as requests for sales and rentals. See quick links FAQ's at the right.

SXM-TimeshareNews.com is also the primary tool for owners at Flamingo and Royal Palm - to communicate with each other about management at the two resorts which are owned and managed by Diamond Resorts from Las Vegas. Diamond took over ownership and management when it took over Sunterra Corporation in the spring of 2007.

This website is run by former owner at Flamingo, Bruce Cameron – not by Diamond. He can be contacted at sxmtimeshare@yahoo.ca

Follow the main navigation links in the top bar above to access each section - or use the quick links to the right to jump to the particular section. If you register by clicking on the link at the top right, you will be automatically be put on our newsletter e-mail list. If you are an owner, you are encouraged to become a premium subscriber, which will give you access to the Flamingo and Royal Palm owner's section on the website and, a special owners' oriented Premium Edition Newsletter.  You must be a Premium Subscriber before you are able to post weeks for rent or sale at any resort, including Pelican, Flamingo and Royal Palm. Click here to register or to update your profile including e-mail address changes.