Hotel reopenings: Updated COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives restarting operations

An aerial view of COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives.
An aerial view of COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives.

The Excellence Collection has released updated reopening timelines for six of its resorts across Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The group's Finest Playa Mujeres will reopen Sept. 18, with the Excellence Punta Cana and the Excellence El Carmen to both resume operations on Sept. 20. The Excellence Riviera Cancun and Excellence Oyster Bay are scheduled to reopen on Sept. 24 and Sept. 26, respectively, followed by the Beloved Playa Mujeres on Oct. 1. The Excellence Playa Mujeres is already up and running.


Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced reopening dates for several of its properties. The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi is scheduled to begin welcoming back guests on Aug. 15. Additionally, Anantara's Maldives resorts -- including the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Anantara Veli Resort, Anantara Dhigu Resort, Naladhu Private Island and Niyama Private Islands -- will all reopen by Oct. 1. The Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas is targeting a Sept. 1 reopening, should the country's border restrictions be lifted by that date.


COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives will reopen its doors on Sept. 1. The resort has made several upgrades during its closure, including an expansion of its COMO Shambhala Retreat wellness center treatment rooms and the addition of a new Pilates studio.


The Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico's Riviera Maya will begin welcoming back guests on Sept. 15.


The Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour has announced plans to reopen on Oct. 1.


The Park Hyatt Aviva in Carlsbad, Calif., is reopening on Sept. 18. The property has recently undergone a $50 million-plus renovation and now features revamped guestrooms, upgraded event spaces and refreshed pool, cabana and waterslide amenities. Ponto Lago, a new breakfast and dinner eatery is slated to open this fall, followed by a new signature restaurant that's set to open in early 2021. 


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