What's Open in the Caribbean After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

by Jessica Montevago
What's Open in the Caribbean After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Updated Friday, Sept. 29.

Hotels and resorts in the Caribbean have been completing their assessments of damage left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To assist travel advisors looking to rebook clients' travel plans, here is a roundup of the properties that are currently open and accepting reservations.

Antigua
Resorts including Cocobay, Jumby Bay, Curtain Bluff, Carlisle Bay, Hawksbill by Rex Resorts, Heritage, St. James's Club, The Inn at English Harbor, and Nonsuch Bay all reported no structural damages.

Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Sandals Royal Bahamian, Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas, Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas, Baha Mar Resort and Casino, and Meliá Nassau Beach Resort are open.

In Exuma, the Grand Isle Resort & Spa and Sandals Emerald Bay are open.

Dominican Republic
All of AMResorts, Riu Hotels and Barceló Resorts properties in the country are fully operational.

All six of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ Dominican Republic properties are open and fully operational: IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada, IBEROSTAR Dominicana, IBEROSTAR Punta Cana, IBEROSTAR Bávaro Suites, IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro, and IBEROSTAR Hacienda Dominicus.

All of Meliá Hotel's resorts in the Dominican Republic are fully operational: Meliá Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, The Level at Meliá Caribe Tropical, The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, and The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana.

Viva Wyndham Playa Dorada is open and operating.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is fully operational and welcoming guests as well.

Martinique
La Suite Villa has no damage and it is business as usual.

Le Courbaril Village reported no damage.

Turks and Caicos
The Ocean Club Resorts on Turks and Caicos reported no structural damage and said its reservations will remain unaffected.

The Somerset on Grace Bay is now accepting reservations and open for business.

Seven Stars Resort & Spa is open.

St. Kitts & Nevis
Four Seasons Resort Nevis suffered no major damage and is open.

Mount Nevis Hotel & Beach Club received no damage and it is business as usual.

Ocean Terrace Inn has no property damage and remains open and operating for guests.

The Sands at Grace Bay will be re-opening Sept.30th.

St. Croix
Caravelle Hotel & Casino received ground floor flooding and some damage, which is currently being assessed. The hotel is operational and will be accommodating relief workers; it will provide an update when it will be accepting additional guests.

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa is open and ready to welcome guests.

Palms at Pelican Cove sustained some ocean debris and sand into the common areas including the restaurant, bar, and lobby, and is the process of clean-up.

Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel is up and running again.

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