What's open and closed after the hurricanesMAP OF CARIBBEAN ISLANDSLast updated: Jan. 18, 2018


When the Caribbean took a one-two punch from hurricanes Irma and Maria, the obvious question from travel advisers and their clients is: What's next? What's open, and what can we expect for travel to the region?

The good news: Many islands were untouched by either storm, and many that took a glancing blow or sustained minimal damage are open and welcoming visitors with open arms.

The bad news, of course, is that islands that sustained heavy damage are in the midst of recovery operations -- though if history is a guide, it's possible that places will reopen to tourism faster than you'd expect.

Travel Weekly has undertaken the mission of providing as much updated information as we can here about what's open and closed in the region. Rapid progress has been made in many places, and as of Jan. 3 we have updated and condensed information for several islands. (Click here for an enlarged PDF option of the map at right.)

You may also check the websites of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association for additional info.

THIS REPORT WAS UPDATED 11:45 A.M. EASTERN, Jan. 18.

If you see something on this list that should be changed, please email the editors here.

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ANGUILLA

The airport is open and served by Seaborne from San Juan, providing connections for American, Delta, JetBlue, United and Southwest flights into San Juan.

The airport plans to expand its runway to 6,000 feet to accommodate 737s.

For visitors transiting St. Maarten to Anguilla, ferry service is available from Simpson Bay in St. Maarten to the temporary structure at Blowing Point terminal while the new facility is being built. From St. Martin, there is ferry service from Marigot Bay to Anguilla.

Infrastructure

Electrical power has been restored islandwide. Landline, internet and FLOW TV services are still being restored in various parts of the island. 

Hotels and resorts

Hotels with scheduled reopening dates include the Four Seasons Resort & Residences, March 23; Belmond Cap Juluca, Nov. 15; and CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, summer. The golf course at CuisinArt is open and the Venus Spa reopens this month.

Also, the Reef at CuisinArt will reopen April 1, Malliouhana hopes to reopen in November and the Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa is scheduled to open Feb. 15.

Reopening dates have not been announced for Altamer, Anacaona Boutique Hotel, Arawak Beach Inn and Anguilla Great House Beach Resort.

More than 600 guest rooms are available now in villas, small hotels and apartment rentals.

Anguilla's newest hotel, the nine-suite Quintessence, opened in Long Bay on Jan. 1. Its restaurant Julians opened in December.

More than 540 more rooms are slated to come on stream by April. 

Attractions and restaurants

Anguilla's culinary scene is alive and well with more restaurants and beach bars reopening each week, including the rebuilt Garvey's Sunshine Shack, da'Vida and its new Tamarind Lounge, Trattoria Tramonto, Picante, Roy's, the Pelican Bar, Geraud's, Manoah, Dolce Vita, Tasty's, Dad's & Johnno's, Ferryboat Inn, Breezes at the Reef, and Elvis's Beach Bar with free WiFi.

Shops, businesses and art galleries also have reopened their doors. Anguilla's Jammin's gardens are back and producing bananas, papayas, avocados and other fruits for the jams and jellies sold islandwide.

Excursions in Anguilla include day trips to St. Barts on Calypso Charters, dive trips on Shoal Bay Scuba and tours to Magic City, a family attraction. Anguilla Watersports resumed operations and offers paddle boarding, glass bottom boat ride and kite surfing. Surf AXA now has surfboards available for rent.

Sandy Island beach lost much of its sand during Hurricane Irma but is slowly returning to normal as the tides bring in replacement sand each day.

Events include International Tennis Federation Junior Championships Jan. 13-20. Moonsplash March 10-11, Festival del Mar March 3-April l, and Anguilla Literary Festival May 17-20.

Cruise

The Seabourne Odyssey called in Anguilla three times in December and has 10 calls scheduled through 2018.

BARBUDA

Of the 1,800 residents of Barbuda evacuated to sister island Antigua in the wake of the storm, less than 20% have returned, according to an online report on MSN News.

Few homes have been reconnected to the electrical grid. Water and electricity has been restored to government buildings, the police station, the hospital and post office in the capital of Codrington.

Coco Point Lodge is closed through 2018. Barbuda Belle Beach Hotel hopes to begin rebuilding this year. Construction is slated to begin later this year on actor Robert de Niro's $250 million Paradise Found resort project on the site of the long-defunct K Club.

Plans call for a new airport on Barbuda, according to a year-end radio address by prime minister Gaston Browne, who did not give cost details or a timeline.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

The Terrance B. Lettsome airport on Beef Island on Tortola is open.

Carriers serving the airport from San Juan include Cape Air, Liat, Seaborne and InterCaribbean Airways, which will add new service from Tortola to St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Maarten, Dominica and St. Lucia on Feb. 1.

Ferries are operating between the BVI and St. Thomas and within the BVI. The Moorings and Sunsail reopened their yacht charter base last month on Tortola with many yacht charters available for the winter, and more yachts arriving in January and beyond. Conch Charters, Horizon Yacht Charters and TMM Yacht Charters resume operations this month.

Infrastructure

Power is on in Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. Work is ongoing in Tortola and Virgin Gorda with extra teams of linemen expected from Jamaica in January.

Hotels and resorts

Peter Island Resort will remain closed until late this year. "A reopening date depends upon the progress of the BVI government to restore normal operations, the return of staff and our rebuild," according to a statement on the resort's Facebook page.

Sunset House on Long Bay, Tortola will be available for rent starting in April.

Scrub Island Resort will take reservations after March.

Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda will begin taking villa reservations in March. Its marina, beach club, restaurant and resort amenities reopened in mid-December.

Necker Island will welcome guests to its restored Great House beginning this October. Additional accommodations will reopen in 2019.

The Sugar Mill Hotel & Restaurant plans to reopen by April 1.

The Bitter End Yacht Club has not announced a reopening date.

Sebastian's On The Beach hopes to open by the second quarter of this year.

Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas, Guana Island, Treasure Isle, Surfsong Villa Resort, Turtle Bay Lambert Beach Resort and Heritage Inn are closed until further notice.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay hopes to reopen late this year. 

Anegada Beach Club will reopen in February.

Cooper Island Beach Club will reopen in April.

Attractions and restaurants

Most beaches have reopened, with the exception of Cane Garden Bay beach, which had bacteria in the water in late December.

More than 60 restaurants and bars are open on Tortola, 16 on Virgin Gorda, four on Jost Van Dyke, six on Anegada and two on Norman Island.

The cruise pier and park in Tortola are open.

The BVI Sailing Regatta will be held as scheduled from March 26 to April l.

DOMINICA

The Douglas Charles airport is open, served by interisland carriers Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Liat Winair and Trans Island Air. The smaller Canefield Airport is open to cargo flights.

Fast ferry services offer connections from St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Infrastructure

Power had been restored to 8% of customers by early December, according to Domlec, the electric company. All customers should be reconnected to the power grid by April, according to Dominica News Online. Many communities are operating on generator power. Close to 80% of the island has access to pipe-borne water.

Hotels and resorts

More than 22 small properties have accommodations for visitors, although some amenities are limited. Seven properties are housing relief workers, and 43 remain closed, including Rosalie Bay, which has no reopening date.
Fort Young Hotel in Roseau plans to reopen 41 of its 72 rooms on Jan. 15.

Secret Bay will reopen Nov. 1 with six villas that will offer private plunge pools.

Cruise

The first cruise ship since Hurricane Maria on Sept. 18 anchored at Purple Turtle Beach in Portsmouth on Dec. 28 (the cruise port in Roseau has not reopened), bringing 200 passengers from the Sea Cloud II of Sea Cloud Cruises.

Passengers toured Fort Shirley at Cabrits National Park and went horseback riding on Purple Turtle beach. The Mein Schiff 3 of Tui Cruises will call on Jan 28, with 2,000 passengers.

Other lines coming later this season include Costa Cruises, Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Line.

Attractions

Mero Beach and Toucan Beach, both on the north coast, have reopened and offer water sports for visitors.

The Forestry, Wildlife and National Parks Division of Discover Dominica Authority worked to clear and reopen several popular tourist sites by Jan. 1, including Trafalgar Falls, Syndicate Nature Trail, Emerald Pool, Indian River and the Botanic Gardens.

The tourism authority hosted a workshop in late December to train tour guides to incorporate the post-Maria landscape into into their commentary for tourists.

Tours to several dive sites were set to resume this month.

Dominica's annual Carnival will take place Jan. 25 to Feb. 14 in Roseau, St. Joseph, Loubiere and several villages. The theme this year is "Celebrating Our Tradition".

PUERTO RICO

The Luis Munoz Marin airport in San Juan is open, with more than 70 scheduled domestic and international flights on 27 different carriers. Airports in Aguadilla, Ponce, Ceiba, Isla Grande and Vieques are operational but with limited service.

Infrastructure

More than 100 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20, 660,000 customers remain without power.

Officials said that 55% of Puerto Rico's nearly 1.5 million customers do have power. 

The statistics were provided by the Puerto Rican government, which warned that much work remains to be done and crews were still finding unexpected damage. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that power will be restored to all of Puerto Rico by May.

Still however, there has been progress. Much of San Juan has power, including hotels, businesses and restaurants, although some residential areas are still in the dark.

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Hotels and resorts

According to the Puerto Rico Tourism Co., 122 hotels, 4,000 restaurants, 105 casinos and 107 attractions are open and operating across the island. 

Hotels with reopening dates: 

Hacienda El Jabarito, Feb. 1
Howard Johnson Hotel Ponce, Feb. 1
Cofresi Beach Resort, March 1
Verdanza Hotel, April 1
El Conquistador-A Waldorf Astoria Resort, April 1
Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort, April 1
Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino, San Juan, April 1
Comfort Inn San Juan, May 1
El San Juan Hotel-Curio Collection by Hilton, May 22
Las Casitas Village-A Waldorf Astoria Resort, May 22
El Canario By The Lagoon Hotel, May 31
Holiday Inn Express San Juan Condado Hotel, June 1
Condado Plaza Hilton, July 1
Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton, July 1
Caribe Hilton, July 1
Hotel St. Regis at Bahia Beach Resort is closed to new reservations through Oct. 1 and is waiving cancellation fees for reservations through Sept. 30
Ritz-Carlton San Juan, Oct. 1
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Oct. 1.
Melia Coco Beach Puerto Rico, Nov. 1

Hotels that are closed and/or have not announced reopening dates include Blue Horizon Boutique Resort, Casa Flamboyant, Casa Grande Mountain Retreat, Coral by the Sea, Dos Angeles del Mar Guest House, Great Escape, Hacienda Gripinas, Hyatt Hacienda del Mar, Malecon House, Parador Costa del Mar, Parador Guanica 1929, Parador Mauna Caribe, Plaza de Armas Hotel, Villa Doral Guest House, Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar and the Wyndham Rio Mar.

Meanwhile, the new 96-room Serafina Beach Hotel will open its doors on March 20 in the Condado district of San Juan. Facilities include the hotel's signature aMare restaurant; an infinity pool and  poolside lounge; cabanas; and By the Pool, an outdoor bar.

Restaurants and attractions

Tourist attractions open to visitors include major sites and activities such as Old San Juan, El Morro Castle, Museum of Art, Cueva Ventana in Arecibo, catamaran rides in Fajardo, trail rides in Isabela, Museo Parque de Bombas and the Museum of Art in Ponce, Rain Forest zip line in Rio Grande, Bacardi distillery tours in Toa Baja and luminescent tours in Vieques.

El Yunque National Forest remains closed, but there is some accessibility to the lowers paths and rivers. The forest is greening up again.

Cruise

The cruise port is open, and more than 60 shore excursions are available. The Puerto Rico Tourism Commission reported that 80,000 homeport passengers embarked from San Juan through mid-December, and 85,000 more were expected to do so through January. A total of 27 cruise ships are calling in San Juan in January.

ST. BARTS

St. Jean Airport is open, served by St. Barth Commuter to Guadeloupe and St. Martin Grand Case airports. Tradewind Aviation flies to St. Barts from San Juan and Antigua, Winair has daily flights from St. Maarten, Seaborne from San Juan and Air Antilles from Guadeloupe.

Infrastructure

Electricity, water and telecommunications are up and running throughout the island. All roads are fully accessible.

Hotels and resorts

Wimco, a villa rental and concierge services company, had 50% of its villa inventory (540 rooms) available by year's end, according to Stiles Bennett, president and CEO. In addition, this season Wimco is offering its villa clients a catered picnic lunch on the beach in association with the culinary team of Le Barthelemy Hotel. The hotel has not yet reopened but is accepting reservations from Nov. 1.

Oetker Collection's Eden Rock will reopen this summer, and its Villa Rental program, which includes 80 properties, is currently open for business. Other reopening dates include Hotel Christopher St. Barth, Feb. 20; Hotel Le Toiny, Oct. 15; Hotel Le Mouettes, March; Le Manapany, April, and Villa Marie Saint-Barth, March 9. No reopening dates have been announced for Cheval Blanc St.-Barth Isle de France, Le Guanahani or Le Sereno, but most likely they will reopen in the fall of 2018.

Restaurants and attractions

The Jimmy Buffet free concert on Dec. 27 took place on the boardwalk in Gustavia, followed by fireworks over the water, and raised awareness that the island is open for business.

Three beach bars opened in time for the holidays: Shellona on Shell Beach in Gustavia, L'll Rock on St. Jean beach and La Plage, also on St. Jean beach. La Plage is part of the Tom Beach hotel, which is open.

Many restaurants and shops are open in Gustavia.

Cruise

The cruise port in Gustavia is open and welcomed 17 cruise calls from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1. More calls are scheduled throughout the cruise season.

ST. MAARTEN

The Princess Juliana airport reopened in October with limited service, and major carriers have since increased their flights each month from gateways of Atlanta, New York Kennedy, Boston, Miami, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale as well as from Canada and Europe.

Spirit Airlines, however, has cancelled several of its flights from the U.S. to St. Maarten in April, in a month that more than 1,000 additional more rooms are being added to the island's inventory

Large tents have been erected at the airport to handle arrivals and departures until the main terminal reopens, tentatively scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Hotels and resorts

Hotels with tentative reopening dates include Belair Beach Hotel, March; Sea Palace Resort, April 1; Palm Court Hotel, and Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, May; Horny Toad Guest House, fall of 2018; and Oyster Bay Beach Resort, December.

The three Sonesta resorts: Great Bay, Maho and Ocean Point, are closed until further notice, as are the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach, Alegria Hotel, Ocean Club, Royal Islander Resort, the Towers at Mullet Bay, Flamingo Resort and Royal Palm Resort.

The Summit Resort Hotel will not reopen.

Timeshare resorts coming back online include Sea Palace, Sapphire Beach Resort and Atrium Resort.

Infrastructure

Power has been restored in some areas, and teams of linemen are working in different neighborhoods each day. Close to 70% of homes were expected to have power by January. Work on full cell phone reception is still underway. About half of the island is connected to the water network. Water-tank trucks are still distributing water.

Restaurants and attractions

Numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and beach shacks have reopened, including the rebuilt Sunset Beach Bar overlooking Maho Beach and the flight path of incoming aircraft.

Despite damage from Hurricane Irma, St. Maarten's newest attraction opened in November: The Rainforest Adventures' Rockland Estate eco-park launched with two signature attractions, the Flying Dutchman, billed as the world's steepest zipline, and the Soualiga Sky Explorer four-person chairlift. Still slated to open at the park are the Sentry Hill Zip Line and the Schooner Ride.

Cruise

St. Maarten reopened as a port of call for cruise ships on Dec. 10. Five cruise ships carrying 10,000 passengers arrived on the island on Dec. 25 and 26, and a steady stream of cruise calls is projected during the winter season. On Jan. 2, the port welcomed 12,000 cruise passengers on three cruise ships: the Disney Fantasy, Marella Discovery and Harmony of the Seas, according to a statement from Port St. Maarten.

The annual Heineken Regatta is set for March 1 to 4 with 45 racing teams already registered, representing 17 countries. A Regatta Village has been added this year at Princess Port de Plaisance Resort and Casino and the Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance across from race host St. Maarten Yacht Club. Visit www.heinekenregatta.com for information.

ST. MARTIN

L'Esperance, the small airport on the French side of the Dutch-French island, is open and is served by Seaborne on flights from San Juan as well as Air Antilles Express and Air Caraibes from Guadeloupe and St. Barth Commuter from St. Barts.

Ferry service is available from Marigot to Anguilla. 

Hotels and resorts

Hotel reopening dates include Alamanda Resort, autumn; Esmeralda Resort, June; La Plantation, April 15; Belmond La Samanna, late 2018, and Grand Case Beach Club, September. Club Orient Resort will begin offering some rooms "as soon as possible," according to its Facebook page, and its Perch Lite restaurant on Orient Beach is open for lunch and cocktails.

Closed until further notice are L'Esplanade and the Riu Palace St. Martin.

Infrastructure

Electricity has been restored to 88% of households; water and telecommunications are back, although cell service can be spotty. Roads have been cleared.

Restaurants and attractions

Several beaches reopened, including Orient Beach, which is set up with umbrellas and beach chairs.

Many restaurants, bars and businesses have reopened their doors around the island and in the dining capital of Grand Case, including Cafe Spiga.

Tijon Parfumerie & Boutique, also in Grand Case, has reopened.

Marina Fort Louis reopened most of its docks. Also open are the Windy Reef Windsurf Center and the Anse Marcel Marina. Private Yacht Charter company offers its Nirvana yacht for day trips.

The annual SXM electronic music festival was canceled for 2018 because not enough hotel rooms were available, but it is on the calendar for 2019.

Cruise

The Viking Sea made the first post-Irma cruise call on Dec. 4, followed by the Marella Discovery, a TUI ship from the U.K., and several more calls are expected during this cruise season.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

In St. Croix, the Henry Rohlsen airport reopened Oct. 5. Carriers currently serving the island from San Juan and St. Thomas include American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, Seaborne and United.

In St. Thomas, the Cyril E. King airport reopened to commercial flights on a limited basis on Sept. 28. Carriers serving St. Thomas include Spirit, Delta, America, United (after April) and JetBlue.

Infrastructure

According to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), as of Jan. 5 power had been restored to 92% of eligible customers across the territory. Most of St. John was back on the grid by Christmas, and WAPA launched a "No Customer Left Behind" initiative to complete its work on that island while hundreds of linemen continue their work in many neighborhoods and communities on St. Croix and St. Thomas. 

Hotels and resorts

In St. Croix, the Fred, St. Croix's first new hotel development in 30 years, plans to open this spring.
Caravelle Hotel & Casino will close on April 30 in order to undertake repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Maria and will reopen on Sept. 1. Its casino and Rumrunners restaurant will remain open throughout the repairs.
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino plans to reopen in May. The casino is open.
Hotel on the Cay reopened Dec. 1, but there is no pool access and the independently operated beach restaurant and bar are closed. 
Palms at Pelican Cove is closed until further notice.
Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa will accept reservations after April 1.

In St. Thomas, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort plans to reopen in June.
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort is closed until Dec. 31.
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove is working toward a February reopening.
Emerald Beach Resort is open with limited amenities. The pool and beach bar will reopen on Feb. 1.
The Green Iguana has not announced a reopening date.
Villa Viento will reopen to guests in mid-January.
Condo rentals at Sapphire Beach Resort will be available when power is restored.
The three condo rentals at Cowpet Bay East Resort will be available this summer.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas will reopen on Jan. 1, 2019.
Sugar Bay Resort & Spa will not fully reopen until 2019.
Wyndham Vacation Ownership's Bluebeard's Beach Club is closed; there is no reopening date at this time.
Elysian Beach Resort hopes to reopen in the spring of 2019.
Flamboyan on the Bay Resort & Villas is closed until 2019.

In St. John, Caneel Bay Resort is closed for the 2017/2018 season, and no reopening date has been announced.
Concordia Eco Resort is closed through 2018 with no reopening date set.
Grande Bay Resort will accept reservations after mid January.
The Inn at Tamarind Court is rebuilding and has not yet announced a reopening date.
Westin St. John Resort & Villas has canceled all reservations through Jan. 3, 2019.

Restaurants and attractions

Many restaurants have reopened on St. Croix. Christiansted and Frederiksted are experiencing a boost with new restaurants, shops and tours being offered.

Of 150 or so restaurants on St. Thomas listed in its online dining guide, more than half have reopened, 23 are rebuilding and the remainder have not listed reopening dates.

On St. John, more than 30 restaurants out of 70 are open, several are rebuilding and the remainder are listed as closed or no reopening date.

St. Croix has plenty of tours and activities available for visitors, including sail and snorkel trips to Buck Island Reef National Monument and other sites, dive excursions, beach massages and tours of Christiansted and Frederiksted.
The water quality at nine of 12 beaches met quality safety standards for swimming and fishing when tested in mid-December.

The Virgin Islands Food Tour on St. Croix is running again, and Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted has reopened.
All roads, trails and beaches at the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John were reopened by Dec. 5. Beach gear rentals are available at Honeymoon Beach and Trunk Bay Beach. Cinnamon Bay and Hawksnest beaches also are open in the park.

On St. Thomas, Water Island in the harbor of Charlotte Amalie is accessible by ferry. It is the fourth and smallest of the US Virgin Islands at 491 acres with a population of less than 200 people. Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill is open; Heidi's remains closed.

Mountain Top is open, as is the Paradise Point Skyride to get to the top.

Many shops in Charlotte Amalie and Havensight have reopened; taxis and safari bus island tours are available, and several rental car companies, Coral World and daily and weekly yacht charters are operating.

Magens Bay has reopened for visitors, following a massive cleanup operation orchestrated by Royal Caribbean International and government agencies.

Cruise

Cruise ports are open in St. Croix and St. Thomas. According to tourism commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty, cruise calls in January on St. Thomas will be "close to 90% of what they were in January 2017."

Islands with moderate damage or fully reopened

ANTIGUA

According to the CHTA, "Antigua was impacted minimally by Hurricane Irma with the VC Bird International Airport opening on Sept. 7, and all hotels have reopened by Sept. 13. Some hotels were closed for refurbishment, and all of these have reported that they are still on schedule to reopen as planned."

BAHAMAS

According to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, southern islands that sustained damage ranged from minor in places such as Crooked Island, Inaugua and Mayaguana, to more severe damage on Ragged Island and Acklins Island. While it advised those who were considering travel to Ragged, Acklins and Crooked Islands to postpone travel at that time, it emphasized that the Bahamas' major tourism centers were minimally impacted and are operating as usual. 

CUBA

There was some damage along the Malecon seawall in Havana and flooding in parts of the city, but that situation quickly cleared. Hotels in Havana are open, the airport is operating, the resorts in Varadero are welcoming guests and ports are open in Havana, Cienfuego and Santiago de Cuba. There was some damage to resorts in three areas in the Varadero area, which has been repaired. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

All hotels and airports open.

GUADELOUPE

Pointe-a-Pitre Airport has resumed all air traffic. "Hotels are up and running and suffered only minor damage," said Daniel Arnoux, CEO of Des Hotels et Des Iles Group.

ST. KITTS & NEVIS

Robert L. Bradshaw Airport in St. Kitts is open as is the Vance W. Amory airport in Nevis. 

The 2018 Nevis Blues Festival has been canceled. "In the wake of hurricanes, priorities lie elsewhere. Fortunately, Nevis was spared the worst effects of the hurricanes, but neighboring islands were devastated," the organizers said in a statement. The festival will return in 2019.

TURKS AND CAICOS

The Grand Turk Cruise Center officially reopened Nov. 1, following damage sustained from Hurricane Maria with a visit from Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Ecstasy, part of the ship's seven-day voyage from Charleston. 

"We had some resort cancellations right before and after Irma, but all our resorts on Provo are in great shape with power, water, electricity. Power will be restored to all residences before Dec. 15, thanks to the power company, which has tripled its manpower resources," said Ralph Higgs, minister of tourism.

Club Med Turkoise will reopen on Jan. 31. The resort sustained damage from both hurricanes. After completing the full assessment following the passage of Hurricane Maria, it has been determined that the time needed to get the necessary materials to the island to complete the repairs will take longer than had anticipated, according to a message on its Facebook page.

Undamaged islands

The following islands were outside the paths of Irma and Maria and suffered little or no damage from the storms:

Aruba

Barbados

Belize

Bonaire

The Cayman Islands

Curacao

Guyana

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Martinique

Saba

St. Eustatius

St. Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Correction: The Sugar Mill Hotel is located on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, not Virgin Gorda as a previous version of this article stated.