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 business.

Saba and St. Eustatius

At press time, communications remained cut off.

St. Barts

Hotel Guanahani reported water damage in some guest rooms and will reopen Dec. 5. Sofitel Christopher will reopen Dec. 19.

St. Croix

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 debris.

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. 17.

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.

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