GUSTAVIA, St. Barts -- St. Barts, as reported Nov. 24, is closing up next fall while its airport runway is repaved and emergency landing lights installed.

However, not all the hotels are shutting their doors during the airport closure.

The Hotels Association reported five properties will remain open for guests: Tropical, Village St. Jean, Carl Gustaf, Manapany and Tom Beach.

In addition to ferry services from St. Maarten/Martin, discussions are underway regarding helicopter and speedboat transfers to St. Barts.

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