Caribbean Resorts Open for Business

lissapoirot
15th November 2017

Following the devastation of some Caribbean islands when two hurricanes blew through in September, there are many questions about which islands are open for business and what the status of island resorts may be. Here, we compile a list the islands and the most popular resorts and provide the current status. We’ll be updating often so you can stay up to date, as well, for future travel plans.

Islands Not Damaged by the Hurricanes

The following islands did not receive hurricane damage and are welcoming visitors:

Islands Hit by Hurricanes

Anguilla

Anguilla was directly hit by Hurricane Irma and suffered serious damage. Its airport was closed for some time, but flights have resumed and business is rebuilding.

 

Antigua/Barbuda

Although its neighboring island of Barbuda was destroyed, Antigua survived the hurricanes with mild damage and is welcoming visitors. In fact, in early 2018 a new resort will open. The all-suite Hodges Bay Resort & Spa will be all-inclusive and family-friendly.

Ninety percent of the island was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Travel is not advised to this island.

 

British Virgin Islands

Severely damaged by the hurricanes, the island is slowly getting back on its feet and mainly welcoming chartered sailboats to help rebuild the economy.

Puerto Rico

The U.S. terriority was hit directly by Hurricane Maria. Although some properties were not badly damaged, they are serving as centers for relief efforts for the island.

St. Barths

 St. Martin/St. Maarten

Severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, many resorts closed following the hurricane and quickly went to work to repair and reopen.

Turks & Caicos

Although the islands avoided major damage from Hurricane Irma, it was hit hard by Hurricane Maria, with many hotels closed through October. However, the island and its resorts are all open and welcoming guests.

 

U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John and St. Thomas were hit very hard by Hurricane Irma, which spared only St. Croix. However, St. Croix and the Virgin Islands were hit by Hurricane Maria. Properties on St. Thomas and St. John are closed, with St. Croix properties serving as relief accommodations.

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