NEW YORK -- Hurricane Lenny's erratic west-to-east rampage through
the Caribbean earlier this month affected several islands as
flooding, sea surges and high winds damaged hotels and port
facilities, and eroded beaches. A rundown follows:
The island reported flooding and beach erosion; the western
Caribbean side was the hardest hit. Malliouhana reopens Dec. 18;
Cocoloba is closed through mid-December, and the Sonesta is closed
through February. Cap Juluca is closed through December; no
reopening date has been set. The new CuisinArt Resort and Spa,
originally scheduled to open Dec. 1, is closed through early
January; no opening date has been set.
Rex Blue Heron and Rex Halcyon Cove, which were closed due to
damage from Hurricane Jose's visit in mid-October, hope to reopen
by Dec. 15. St. James's Club, which had been closed for
refurbishing, will reopen its villa units as scheduled on Dec. 15.
However, the resort will reopen Feb. 11.
British Virgin Islands
Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda will reopen Dec. 17.
The island experienced heavy rain and storm surges. Four hotels
on the west coast experienced water damage. The Coconut Beach Hotel
lost a beachfront bungalow and some beachfront but is open for
Saba and St. Eustatius
At press time, communications remained cut off.
Hotel Guanahani reported water damage in some guest rooms and
will reopen Dec. 5. Sofitel Christopher will reopen Dec. 19.
Damage to the roof of the new casino at Divi Carina Beach Resort
pushed the opening date back to January. The hotel is fully
operational. Cormorant Beach Club reopens Dec. 15. The Ann Abramson
cruise pier in Frederiksted was damaged from surging seas.
Temporary repairs will be completed in time for the Regal Empress
to call on Nov. 28. Swimmers are advised to watch for floating
St. Kitts and Nevis
Two piers at Port Zante, St. Kitts' cruise port facility, were
destroyed. However, cruise passengers will tender in and disembark
at the port's marina. A Feb. 29 reopening date has been set for the
Four Seasons Nevis, which sustained heavy water damage.
St. Maarten/St. Martin
On the Dutch side, Maho Beach Hotel, Caravanserai, Royal
Islander, Great Bay Beach Hotel and Divi Little Bay Hotel sustained
structural damages, according to officials. Reopening dates are
pending insurance company assessments.
On the French side, Le Flamboyant, La Samanna and Green Key are
closed. Reopening dates have not been set. Mont Vernon reopens Dec.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Opening of the new cruise terminal in Kingstown, St. Vincent,
originally scheduled for Nov. 22, is postponed indefinitely.
However, cruise ship calls at the port are not affected.