What's open and closed after the hurricanesMAP OF CARIBBEAN ISLANDSLast updated: July 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. All of the Islands that sustained heavy damage are well into recovery and rebuilding operations. Several have reopened to tourism faster than expected.

Travel Weekly has undertaken the mission of providing as much updated information as we can here about what's open and closed in the Caribbean.

As of late May, progress has been made throughout the region. According to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, more than 50% of the CHTA-member hotels on the most severely affected islands have reopened, and more are on the way. Overall visitor numbers for the Caribbean were strong in 2017. Residents of tourism areas of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are welcoming visitors.

Along with a major update to the countries primarily affected by the storms -- Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Maarten/Martin and the Virgin Islands -- we have stopped listing information for islands that reported moderate damage from the storms, as those destinations are either fully or almost recovered.

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

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ANGUILLA

Life has pretty much returned to normal.

Transportation

The Clayton J. Lloyd Airport reopened within a week of Irma's passage on Sept. 6, 2017. Seaborne offers five flights a week Thursday through Sunday between San Juan and Anguilla. Seaborne has codeshares with Delta, JetBlue and American. Tradewinds Aviation starts daily service between San Juan and Anguilla on Dec. 14. Anguilla Air Services and Trans Anguilla Airways operate seven-minute flights from St. Martin to Anguilla. Air Sunshine serves Anguilla from San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Carriers serving St. Maarten, the main hub for connections to Anguilla, include JetBlue, American, Delta and United. There are connections four days a week via Antigua on Trans Anguilla Airways and Caribbean Helicopters.

The Anguilla-St. Maarten Ferry Terminal opened for operation on July 16. The port of entry is housed on St. Maarten near the Princess Juliana Airport. The regular one-way fare is $12 during the day and $15 in the evening. There is a $5 passenger levy for passengers traveling from the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal in Anguilla to St. Maarten, $3 in the opposite direction. Passports are required to clear immigration in both St. Maarten and Anguilla.

A number of private charter boats operate between the Simpson Bay Police Station Dock near the Princess Juliana Airport on St. Maarten to the ferry terminal on Anguilla.

Infrastructure

Electrical power has been restored islandwide, along with cellular and internet services.

Roads and beaches are cleared; gas stations, pharmacies, hospitals and supermarkets are all open. Car rentals and taxi services are operating.

Hotels and resorts

Anguilla has 1,200 rooms available on island, ranging from villas, boutique hotels and apartment rentals, along with three of the island's six five-star resorts, including Zemi Beach House (Feb. 15), the Four Seasons (March 23), the Reef by CuisinArt (April 1).

Reopening in November are the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa,  Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort and Belmond Cap Juluca (Nov. 17).

The Quintessence Hotel, a Relais & Chateaux property, opened in January. Its restaurant Julians opened in December.

Properties that are part of the Charming Escapes Collection that have reopened include Paradise Cove, Carimar Beach Club, Shoal Bay Villas and Meads Bay Villas.

Santosha Villa Estate reopens Aug. 1; Long Bay Villas reopens Nov. 15 and is taking reservations now.

Attractions and restaurants

More than 90% of Anguilla's restaurants are back in operation, including Ferryboat Inn, Veya, Dolce Vita, Geraud's,  Straw hat, Garvey's Sunshine Shack, B&Ds, DaVida and its new Tamarind Lounge, Tasty's and Elvis's Beach Bar as are attractions such as Sandy Island, Silly Cay and Prickly Pear Island.

Johnno's Beach Stop and Dad's Bar & Grill, both in Sandy Ground, were completely destroyed by fire on July 11. No one was hurt, but the cause of the blaze has not been determined. There is no timeline on rebuilding as neither venue was covered by insurance.

Bankie's Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay is still under renovation, but his iconic Moonsplash music festival, canceled this year, is planned to be back in 2019.

Watersports operators are back in service; the Anguilla Tennis Academy is open as is the 18-hole golf course at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. Bikes are available from many hotels.

BARBUDA

Roads are cleared, and two-thirds of Barbuda's 2,000 residents have returned to the island. Some of the popular attractions, including the Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the Codrington Lagoon are open to visitors, and the frigate birds are returning.

The Barbuda Belle plans to reopen in November. CoCo Point Lodge was heavily destroyed and is up for sale.

Actor Robert de Niro is going ahead with plans for the $250 million Paradise Found Resort on the site of the long-defunct K Club, according to Colin James, minister of tourism, Antigua and Barbuda. 

Some of the coral reefs surrounding Barbuda were destroyed, but are beginning to regenerate, according to James. He said that the storm surges "created well-sanded beaches."

Plans call for a new runway at the Codrington Airport to accommodate jets, although no timeline has been given.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Eight months after Hurricane Irma, the BVI has made significant progress in restoring its tourism product.

Transportation

The Terrance B. Lettsome airport on Beef Island on Tortola is served from San Juan by Cape Air, Liat, Seaborne and InterCaribean Airways, which added new service to St. Maarten, Dominica and St. Lucia earlier this year.

Ferry services are operating between the BVI and St. Thomas and within the BVI.  The yacht charter base for the Moorings and Sunsail is operating on Tortola.

More than 30 charter companies, including Conch Charters, Horizon Yacht Charters and TMM Yacht Charters, are back in business as well as 16 marinas, 13 yacht brokers, five dive operators and eight watersports companies.

Disney Cruise Line will return to the BVI with a call on Aug. 28, its first in a year following last September’s hurricanes. The Disney Fantasy will call in Tortola as part of a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Subsequent Fantasy calls in Tortola will take place on seven-night cruises departing every other Saturday from Sept. 8 to Oct. 27, and in 2019 on Sept. 7, 21 and Oct. 5. The Disney Magic will stop in Tortola on a six-night itinerary departing New York on Nov. 24, and on a five-night cruise from Miami on Nov. 15, 2019.

Infrastructure

Electricity has been restored throughout the BVI, and all water plants are up and running. All mobile networks and Internet access are up across the islands.

Hotels and resorts

Most properties on Anegada, the island least impacted by Irma, are open to visitors, including Anegada Beach Club, Four Diamonds Park Villas and Anegada Reef Hotel.

Also open: Cooper Island; villa rentals at Oil Nut Bay; Sunset House on Long Bay, Tortola; Sebastian's On The Beach, and Guana Island.

The Sugar Mill Hotel will reopen on Oct. 1, but its spa and new beach bar restaurant Tramonti is open now; Peter Island Resort & Spa will have a partial reopening in October; Mosquito Island has several rentals available; Biras Creek on Virgin Gorda is scheduled to open 12 rooms in November; private island Eustatia will reopen in November; Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda plans to open late 2019; Necker Island plans a partial reopening in October.

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is slated to fully open in October under the Marriott Autograph Collection umbrella. As of Aug. 1, 30 rooms and suites (out of a total of 52) will be available in Marina Village, including 15 guestrooms and 15 one-bedroom suites.  Also available on Aug. 1: six villas; the Caravela restaurant, Donovan’s Lounge and a limited menu at Tierra! Tierra; the Gourmet Market & Deli; the Ixora Spa and a 24-hour fitness room; upgraded WiFi network; an expanded North Beach; infinity pool and pool bar; renovated 55-slip marina.

Pusser's Marina Cay is rebuilding and plans to open a small restaurant, a new store and a redone eight-room hotel in the near future. Its iconic British phone booth, which stood at the end of the dock and which disappeared during Irma, was found on the bottom of the seabed and will be hoisted back to its original spot on the gas dock. Reconstruction has begun at some sections of the Bitter End Yacht Club , which plans to reopen in late 2019.

Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas is closed; Surfsong Villa Resort is open on a limited basis; Treasure Isle is open on a limited basis, and Turtle Bay Lambert Beach Resort has some rooms and cottages available, and the pool has reopened. Guana Island private island resort will reopen in July.

Attractions and restaurants

Most beaches have reopened as have most attractions, including the famous Baths.

More than 80 restaurants and bars are open on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada and Norman Island. The Willy T Floating Bar reopened June 1 in a new location at Great Harbour on Peter Island. The replacement vessel is a replica of the previous boat, just a bit larger.

Tortola Pier Park is open.

DOMINICA

Dominica continues to renovate affected properties and sites, enhance road networks and improve guest experience, according to Colin Piper, CEO of the Discover Dominica Authority.

Transportation

The Douglas Charles airport is open and is served by Liat from Antigua and Barbados; Winair from Guadeloupe, San Juan and St. Maarten; Seaborne from San Juan; Air Sunshine from St. Kitts, San Juan, Anguilla and Tortola; Sky High from Santo Domingo, DR; Trans Island Air from Barbados and InterCaribbean Airways from St. Lucia and Tortola.

Ferry services are fully operational and connect Dominica with St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Dominica has 239 certified taxi operators, 96 certified taxi drivers and nine certified tour operators. The majority of the roads on the island are drivable.

Carnival Cruise Lines' Fascination resumed regular summer calls to Dominica on July 15 for the first time since 2010, when it pulled out citing high fuel prices. The ship arrived in port with more than 2,000 passengers. There are 10 scheduled calls this summer.

The government has invested more than $6 million in site reconstruction and rehabilitation post-Hurricane Maria to get tourist sites ready for land and sea visitors.

Infrastructure

Cell service is available to 90% of the users on the island; water is available to 100% of the population. Dominica Electricity Company (Domlec) continues to work towards powering the entire island. The capital of Roseau, Portsmouth, Canfield Industrial Estate, Bath Estate, Elmshall and Goodwill are on the grid, but smaller communities and villages still lack electricity. Some properties are on generators.

Hotels and resorts

Dominica had 962 guest rooms before Hurricane Maria; 393 rooms were open as of June, 41% of the total. Piper reported that the hurricane severely damaged 26 properties and destroyed 13. Currently, 42 remain closed.

Fort Young Hotel, which had to demolish 34 rooms after the storm, is building 60 new rooms to bring the total inventory to 101 rooms. The hotel is open during reconstruction. Several cottages will reopen at Secret Bay in November as well as a new onsite restaurant and a riverside wellness center. Pequod Beach Cottages in Portsmouth is reopening nine beach cottages and nine gardenview cottages.

New developments in the pipeline, for a total of 400 new rooms: the 160-room Kempinski Cabrits Resort in Portsmouth is expected to open in the third-quarter of 2019; the 120-room Anichi Resort, Marriott Autograph Collection, in Portsmouth will open in December 2020; the 60-villa (a total of 120 rooms) Jungle Bay Resort in Soufriere will open 30 villas in February.

Attractions

Of the island's 23 official sites and attractions, 19 have reopened, including Trafalgar Falls, Syndicate Nature Trail, Emerald Pool, Indian River, the Botanic Gardens, Mero Beach and Toucan Beach on the north coast. The Moulin Lake Trail will reopen in mid-June, offering miles of hiking trails.

In the dive sector, 15 dive operators have been assessed, five are severely damaged, seven are operational and there was damage to 35% of the reefs surrounding Dominica, mainly sponges and soft coral above 45 feet. 

PUERTO RICO

Transportation

All airports are open and operational. The Luis Munoz Marin airport in San Juan averages more than 110 daily flights on 28 airlines, offering a monthly seat volume close to 400,000. Seat capacity will increase by another 81,000 in July and air access will be on par with levels of last summer. JetBlue has returned to its full pre-hurricane flight schedule of 48 daily flights, six months earlier than originally planned, given the improved demand for travel as the island continues to recover and welcome visitors.

The airport in San Juan is served by American Airlines, Air Antilles Express, Air Century, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air Flamenco, Air Sunshine, Air Transat, Allegiant, Avianca, Condor, Cope Airlines, Cape Air, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, InterCaribbean Airways, JetBlue, Liat, Pawa Dominicana, Seaborne, Southwest Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, Tradewind Aviation, United, Vieques Air Link, Westjet.

Ferry services operate several times a day between Fajardo and Vieques and Fajardo and Culebra.

Ground transportation is operating as normal, and 55 tour operators are open for business. Puerto Rico's 34 major car-rental companies are open, with 95 dealers across the island.

Infrastructure

According to the Puerto Rican government, 95.2% of the island has electricity, but more than 10,000 customers  remain in the dark, primarily in rural, remote communities. Telecommunications are 99% operational; 68 hospitals are 100% operational; 1,586 ATMs are working across the island; 98% of customers have running water; all 78 municipalities have some form of water distribution and 99.3% of San Juan has running water.

Hotels and resorts

As of mid-May, 130 out of 146 Puerto Rico Tourism Co.-sponsored hotels are open, representing 89% of the island's inventory. In addition, hundreds of Airbnb listings and paradores (small, family-run inns) offer accommodations.

Carla Campos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co., reported in late May that 12,000 out of 15,000 hotel rooms are fully operational. The other 3,000 are being remodeled to offer a better product.

A complete list of hotels that are open, including Vieques and Culebra, can be found at seepuertorico.com.

Future openings include Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, October; El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Oct. 1 (the iconic lobby already is  open for entertainment on weekend evenings); the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Oct. 29; Melia Coco Beach, Rio Grande, Nov. 1; Caribe Hilton, Jan. 1; Condado Plaza Hilton, Dec. 15; Verdanza Hotel, Aug. 1; W Retreat & Spa Vieques, Dec. 31; Hyatt Hacienda del Mar, Jan. 1; El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and Las Casitas Village, Jan. 1.

No reopening dates have been announced for the Ritz-Carlton, San Juan.

Regarding Culebra, 12 rooms are available at Club Seaborne; 79 rooms are open in Vieques.

Puerto Rico plans to add 3,800 new rooms by the end of 2019, representing a 25% increase in inventory.  Developments underway include JW Marriott, Aloft San Juan Convention Center, Aloft Ponce, Four Seasons Cayo Largo and O:LV Fifty Five.

Restaurants and attractions

Puerto Rico has 16 out of 17 casinos open; eight are open 24 hours.

More than 1,885 restaurants are open around the island, including on Culebra and Vieques; 76% (16 out of 21) of Mesones Gastonomicos, restaurants outside of San Juan known for local specialties and high quality, are open.

Puerto Rico has 184 tourist attractions and 13 golf courses open. Attractions include the Bacardi Tour, Castillo San Cristobal, Museum of Art, catamaran  rides in Fajardo, the Museum Parque de Bombas and the Museum of Art in Ponce, luminescent tours in Vieques, Castillo San Felipe de Morro, Cueva Ventana, fishing charter tours, Hacienda Campo Rico, Hacienda Carabali, horseback riding tours, Mall of San Juan, Old San Juan Bike Tours, Plaza Las Americas, Toro Verde and water attractions.

Parts of El Yunque National Forest are still closed, although some lower trails are passable. The park will fully reopen after a renovation that will include an upgraded visitor information center.

The cruise port is open; 116 cruise shore excursions are fully operational.

ST. BARTS

St. Barts is back in business.

Transportation

The Gustav II airport is open with daily flights from St. Maarten on Winair and St. Barth Commuter, from Guadaloupe and Martinique on Air Antilles and on Tradewind Aviation from San Juan or Antigua.

The Great Bay Express Ferry operates between St. Martin and St. Barts on 30-minute crossings.

Infrastructure

All beaches have been cleared and open for swimming since November; electricity and water have been restored to all areas of the island; Internet service is widely available; WiFi hotspots have been installed; and cell service is widely available. 

Hotels and resorts

St. Barts is home to approximately 800 villas. More than 50% are open, and the remaining 50% will be open for the upcoming winter season. More than 60% of Wimco's (West Indian Management Co.) portfolio of 370 private villas, representing more than 600 bedrooms have been repaired, inspected and reopened, according to Stiles Bennet, president.

Open villas include Barnes St. Barthelemy, Eden Rock Villas Rental, Villa Marie Villa Rental, Elan Immo Saint Barth, Ice et La Saint Barthelemy, Immo St. Barth, Maria, Missimmo, Premier Properties St. Barth, Re/Max Island Properties St-Barths, SiBarth, So Barts Home, St. Barth Properties/Sotheby's, Terre de St. Barth, Unique Properties St. Barth, Wimco.

St. Barts has 28 hotels, of which more than half are open, including The Sunset, Baie des Anges, Les Ilets de la Plage, Auberge de Terre Neuve, Tom Beach, Le Village St. Bart, Villa Lodge 4 Epices, Les Sucriers, Le Nid d'Aigle, Auberge Petite Anse, Fleur de Lune, Petit Morne, Tropical Hotel, Les Mouettes Hotel and Manapany.

Signature resorts still to open: Eden Rock-St. Barths, Oetker Collection, Dec 22; Hotel Le Toiny, Oct. 15; Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle of France, Dec. 1; Le Barthelemy, Oct. 28; Christopher Hotel, Oct. 17 (Mango restaurant and Sisley Spa are open); Le Sereno, Nov. 17.

Four hotels have not yet specified reopening dates, although they plan to reopen for the 2018-2019 winter season: Guanahani Hotel in Marigot, Emmeraude Plage Hotel on St. Jean beach, Tropical Hotel in St. Jean and Carl Gustaf Hotel in Gustavia.

Restaurants and attractions

More than 60 of the 80 restaurants on St. Barts are open. The rebuilt Nikki Beach Saint Barth, a luxury outdoor beach club and event space, reopened this spring on St. Jean beach.

All 14 beaches have been cleared and are open for swimming.

The cruise port in Gustavia is open.

ST. MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN

The Princess Juliana airport reopened last October, and major carriers have since increased their flights each month.

JetBlue currently has daily service from JFK; American, which operates a daily nonstop from Miami, will add a larger capacity aircraft on Dec. 19 and will add a daily nonstop from Charlotte on Nov. 4; Delta flies three times a week from Atlanta; United has weekly service from Newark; and Spirit flies from Fort Lauderdale. Available seats total 12,000, which represents 66% of the pre-Irma levels, according to Cornelius de Weever, interim minister of tourism and justice.

Reconstruction efforts are underway at the airport. The interior of the terminal building has to be completely rebuilt due to wind, water and mold damage. A new air conditioned departure lounge outside of the terminal is in place with seats, concessions, check-in booths, restrooms and security screening. A new temporary arrival pavilion will be installed soon to replace the tent.

The airport's new roof will be designed to sustain winds of over 185 mph and wind gusts up to 240 mph. The demolition at the airport will be completed by the end of the year or Q1 2019. "The rebuilding will take 18 months. It will include pre-clearance when we reopen and we expect the airport to be 100% operational by Q1 2020. It will be a state-of-the-art facility," de Weever said.

Grand Case airport has daily flights to and from Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Barts as well as flights on Seaborne to/from San Juan. When the runway extension is finished in 2020, it will permit larger aircraft to use the airport. The short runway now limits 50-passenger flights. The extension will increase flights to 74 passengers.

Infrastructure

On St. Maarten, telecommunications, including WiFi, are up; electricity has been restored to more than 95% of St. Maarten.

On St. Martin, Valerie Damaseau, president of the St. Martin Tourist Office, said that electricity has been restored; water and communications are back, but cell service can be spotty. The roads are clear and supermarkets are open, but "we still have a ways to go."

Hotels and resorts

"Inventory will be up to 54% by the end of the year," he said. Oyster Bay Beach Resort reopened June 1; the all-inclusive Planet Hollywood resort, the former Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, will reopen in Q2 2019; the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point, Nov. 15, followed by the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa on Feb. 1; Horny Toad Guest House, this fall; Royal Islander Club La Plage, Oct. 1; Sapphire Beach Club Resort in October; Towers at Mullet Bay in November.

Hotels currently open now include Divi Little Bay Beach Resort; Belair Beach Hotel; Sea Place Resort; De Vila; Palm Court Hotel; Simpson Bay Resort as well as a number of timeshares and villa properties.

In addition, other properties that are open include Alicia's Inn, Holland House Beach Hotel, Horizon View Beach Hotel, Sea Breeze Hotel, Princess Heights Luxury Condo Hotel, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Atrium Beach Resort, Commodore Suites, Baker's Suites, El Zafiro Boutique, Mary's Boon Plantation and La Vista Resort.

St. Martin had 1,500 rooms pre-Irma in hotels, villas and guesthouses and currently has 200 available, according to Damaseau. Inventory will be up to between 500 and 600 rooms by December, she said. Esmeralda Resort and its Astrolab restaurant will reopen Nov. 1; Alamanda resort, no return until November 2019: the first phase of Club Orient Resort will open in July and the rest in December; Grand Case Beach Club, Oct. 1; Palm Court, Dec. 23; Hotel L'Esplanade hopes to reopen by November; Le Temps de Cerises, Les Balcons d'Oyster Pond in December. The Belmond La Samanna will reopen Dec. 10; Le Beach Hotel hopes to reopen sometime in 2019.

The former Riu Palace St. Martin will be converted into a Secrets resort in 2019. The 350-room resort, owned by Sole Resorts and closed since Hurricane Irma, will undergo a $20 million renovation that will include a rooftop pool and swim-up suites, among other enhancements. 

Hotels and guesthouses now open on St. Martin include Mon Reve Guesthouse; Over the Hill Guesthouse; Fantastic Hotel; Golfe Hotel; Centr' Hotel; L'Esperance. Le Mercure; Bleu Emerald Residence; Hever Hotel; Le Petit Hotel; Sol e Luna; Couleur Cafe; Hotel La Plantation (partially reopen now, full reopening on Oct. 15 with all room categories and three full-service beach restaurants on Orient Bay, although the Bikini beach bar reopens July 13); Adam & Eve Residences; La Source. 

Restaurants and attractions

More than 80% of the restaurants, bars, cafes and beach shacks in St. Maarten are open, including the rebuilt Sunset Beach Bar overlooking Maho Beach and the flight path of incoming aircraft, Chesterfield's, Le Piment in Oyster Bay and La Rosa.  SkipJack's, the seafood restaurant in Simpson Bay, plans to reopen late this year.

More than 90% of St. Maarten's land excursions are back in operation, including the Rainforest Adventures' Rockland Estate ecopark with the Flying Dutchman zipline, the Soualiga Sky Explorer four-person chairlift, the Schooner SXM Ride and the Sentry Hill Zip Line. 

Although more than 60% of the restaurants on St. Martin have reopened, only a handful have reopened in Grand Case, including Spiga's. A few lolos (neighborhood streetside grills) are open in Grand Case, but more will reopen along the waterfront by November. Several beaches have reopened, including Orient Beach, which has beach chairs, umbrellas and a restaurant.

Attractions that are open in St. Martin include Tijon Parfumerie & Boutique in Grand Case, Pinel Island, Loterie Farm, the Windy Reef Windsurf Center and several marinas. 

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

The U.S. Virgin Islands continues to recover and rebuild.

Transportation

Carrier serving St. Thomas include Spirit, Delta, American, United and JetBlue. Carrier serving St. Croix from San Juan and St. Thomas include American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, Seaborne, Spirit  and United. Airlift capacity and schedules are matched to accommodations inventory. Airport arrivals are back to 85% of what they had been before the storms.

Infrastructure

Power has been restored to the U.S.V.I.

Territorywide restoration progress on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas: debris cleanup is 95% finished; all beaches are open; 60% of accommodations are available to visitors, from guesthouses to several resorts; 95% of restaurants are back in business as are most shops; public transportation is operating at 80% levels; 80% of the major attractions are operating; renovations and repairs are 95% completed at the airports in St. Croix and St. Thomas; flights are operating at 85% capacity pre-hurricanes; cruise arrivals are back to normal, and ferry services are at 80%.

Hotels and resorts

On St. Croix, the 200-room Divi Carina Bay All -Inclusive Resort & Casino plans to reopen in June 2019. The 150-room Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa continues to house relief workers and voluntourism guests, not the general public, and has not announced a reopening date.

Caravelle Hotel & Casino in Christiansted closed April 30 and will reopen Sept. 1. Its casino and Rumrunners restaurant remain open throughout the repairs.

The Buccaneer and the Fred Hotel are open, as are several smaller guesthouses and inns.

A significant portion of room inventory in St. Thomas and St. John remains closed for repairs and renovations. The largest resorts are still out of commission until late this year and into 2019, including Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on St. Thomas and Caneel Bay and the Westin St. John Resort & Villas on St. John.

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas reopened June 1. Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham on St. Thomas has reopened to club owners and guests. Wyndham's nearby Elysian Beach Resort and Bluebeard's Beach Resort remain under renovation.

Restaurants and attractions

Most major attractions on all three islands are open, include trails and beaches at the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John.

More than half of the restaurants on all three islands have reopened, and the remainder are rebuilding.

Islands with moderate damage or fully reopened

Several other countries were hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and several reported infrastructure and resort damage. However, as of late February, most or all of the hurricane recovery on these islands was complete:

• Antigua
• Bahamas (Ragged and Acklins islands)
• Cuba
• Dominican Republic
• Guadeloupe
• St. Kitts and Nevis
• Turks and Caicos

Islands with no damage

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