Club Med Columbus Isle on San Salvador Island in the Out
Islands of the Bahamas was damaged in Hurricane Joaquin and has pushed its
reopening date from Oct. 18 to Dec. 20.
The 216-room resort was in its annual closure period when
the storm hit on Oct. 2, so no guests were at the resort as the storm passed. A
small team of staff and suppliers was on site, but no injuries were reported.
Preliminary assessments indicated no major structural
damage, although there was damage to roofs, water intrusion in some areas and
the loss of hundreds of palm trees.
The initial assessment from the Bahamas Electric Co. to
repair the power generator facility on San Salvador was three to five weeks.
Club Med is offering options to guests impacted by the
reopening delay to reschedule their visits.