After Georges: Caribbean hotel rundown


Reopening dates:

  • Oct. 21: Catamaran Hotel, Club Antigua and St. James's Club.
  • Barrymore Beach Apartments partial opening at the end of October with a full opening in November.
  • Nov. 4: Sunsail Club Colonna.
  • Dec. 1: Coco Point Lodge (Barbuda), Hawksbill Beach Resort and Sandals (Antigua) Resort & Spa
  • Dec. 5: Allegro Pineapple Beach Hotel.
  • Reopening dates have not been set for Coco's which is closed for refurbishing; Escape (Carlisle Bay Hotel) which reported mild damage, and the K-Club in Barbuda, which suffered moderate to severe damage.

    The following resorts suffered little or no damage and remain open: Dickenson Bay Cottages, Dove Cove, Marina Bay Beach Resort and Piggotsville Hotel, Joe Mike's Hotel Plaza, Antigua Village, Amaryllis, Falmouth Harbour Apartments, Halcyon Heights, Sand Haven Hotel, Sunset Cove, The New Barrymore Hotel and Mango Bay Hotel and Beach Club, Yepton Beach Resort, Copper and Lumber Store Hotel, Coral Villas, Island Inn, Ocean View.

    The status at other resorts follows:

  • Antigua Beachcomber Hotel said some rooms sustained damage and are closed, but the property remains open.
  • Cortsland Hotel, The Earl's Villa & Efficiencies (Barbuda), Harbour Apartments and Sandpiper Reef Resort suffered cosmetic damage but their doors did not close.
  • HBK Villa Rentals/Jolly Harbour Beach had water damage but remains open.
  • The Heritage Hotel is fully operational despite some water damage to air conditioners.
  • The Royal Antiguan keeps operating while some broken windows and landscaping is repaired.
  • Some properties were shut during Hurricane Georges for their usual summer closures. Admiral's Inn will reopen as scheduled on Oct. 7. Curtain Bluff Resort suffered no structural damage and will reopen as scheduled on Oct. 17.

    Other properties have delayed their reopens from summer breaks due to storm damage.

  • Galleon Beach Club reported moderate to severe damage and will reopen Dec. 1.
  • The Inn at English Harbour is making repairs and has delayed its reopening until Dec. 1.
  • Long Bay Hotel rescheduled its seasonal opening to Nov. 5.
  • Blue Waters Beach Hotel, which was closed since Hurricane Luis hit in 1995, has delayed its scheduled Nov. 1 reopening to Dec. 1.
  • Jumby Bay, another resort reopening after several years of closure is still on track for its Dec. 16 opening.
  • St. Maarten

  • Great Bay Beach Resort reopened the weekend of Sept. 26.
  • Maho Beach Hotel & Casino remains closed for repairs of roof damage and water damage. The resort is expected to reopen in time for the holiday season.
  • Dominican Republic

    In the north, properties in Puerto Plata Caberete, Sosua, Playa Grande and other resorts in the area were totally undamaged by the storm.

  • The Iberostar Bavaro, Paradisus Punta Cana, Melia Bavaro, Rui Taino, Rui Naiboa, Hodelpa Bavaro, Villas Bavaro, Sueno Caribe, Carabela and Proyecto Gran Dominicus are all open for business.
  • The Punta Cana Beach Resort suffered landscape damage and several roofs were ripped up by the storm but is operational and expects to be at 100% in time for the winter season. Until Nov. 1, the resort will offer all-inclusive packages at the same price as MAP stays.
  • The Allegro Resort Bavaro will be closed until Nov. 15.
  • Natura Park has not set a reopening date.
  • Allegro's Village Decameron was significantly damaged by wind and water and is not expected to open until the summer.
  • The Melia Juan Dolio, Decamero, Tropic and Decameron B. Tower are expected reopen Dec. 1.
  • The Talanquera, is expected to reopen on Nov. 1.
  • Casa de Campo is set to reopen Nov. 15.
  • Casa del Mar is slated to reopen Dec. 1 and
  • Club Viva Dominicus will reopen Oct. 31 except for 72 rooms out of 500.
  • Puerto Rico

  • San Juan-area hotels that are open: Caribe Hilton (338 out of 672 rooms); Colony San Juan Beach; El Conquistador Resort & Country Club; El Convento; El San Juan Hotel & Casino; Embassy Suites; Excelsior; Hampton Inn; Radisson Ambassador; Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Casino; San Juan Grand Beach Resort & Casino; San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino; Wyndham Old San Juan Hotel & Resort;
  • San Juan-area hotels due to reopen: Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, Nov. 1; Hyatt Regency Cerromar Beach Resort & Casino, Dec. 15; Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort & Casino, Nov. 9; Las Casitas Village, Nov. 1; Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort & Casino, Oct. 15; Wyndham Palmas del Mar, end of the year.
  • Outside of San Juan, major hotels that are open include the Best Western Mayaguez, the Horned Dorset Primavera in Rincon and the Ponce Hilton in Ponce. Copamarina Beach Resort near Ponce reopens at the end of the month. All properties on Culebra and Vieques are in operation. Scheduled roadshows resumed the week of Oct. 5.

    A toll-free number for the travel industry and media is updated daily to reflect the recovery progress. The number is (888) 858-9583. A new Web site was created specifically to handle hurricane coverage and updates. The address is

    U.S. Virgin Islands

  • At press time, the only properties on St. Thomas not in full operation included Point Pleasant, reopening by the end of the month, and the Ritz-Carlton, reopening Nov. 1 for existing reservations and Nov. 15 for new reservations.
  • Caneel Bay on St. John reopens Oct. 17.
  • British Virgin Islands

    Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda reopens Oct. 30.


    Capt.'s Quarters, reopens Dec. 15.


    Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Dec. 15.

    St. Kitts

    Jack Tar Village, May 1999.

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