Hurricane Igor moved north of Bermuda Monday morning, leaving behind beach erosion, power outages, some flooding and spotty communications in its wake.
There were no early reports of major damage or injuries; hotel assessments and general cleanup are underway.
Full services, which were never interrupted at the Fairmont Hamilton, will resume today at the Fairmont Southampton. The pool and golf course are scheduled to open on Tuesday.
To assist local residents without electrical power, both hotels are offering reduced rates for those who want to move into the hotels until power is restored.
The Rosedon Hotel in Hamilton and Grotto Bay on St. George reported only minor foliage damage. At Pink Beach Club, sand was pushed up to the doors of several beachfront cottages.
Most buildings on Bermuda, including hotels, are built of solid concrete. Building codes require walls at least eight inches thick and able to withstand 150 mph winds.
The ports, airport and the Causeway leading to the airport remain closed. The ferry terminal in Hamilton experienced some damage, according to the Bermuda Sun.
The storm had weakened to a Category One hurricane as it approached Bermuda late Sunday and passed 40 miles to the west just before midnight.
Winds of 75 mph and higher produced immense waves and pounding surf, especially along the island’s south coast.
BermudaTourism.com has a link to the Emergency Measures Organization, which posts official announcements, telephone numbers and advisories.
This report has been updated with additional hotel damage information.