Update on Caribbean Tourism
February 8th 2018 Posted by: smtnwordpress Category: Resorts

Many destinations in the Caribbean were left in devastation after the hurricanes Irma and Maria. As such, Caribbean tourism has suffered in the recent months. Now, the majority of the affected destinations are ready and open for business, with many others on various levels of recovery.

Caribbean timeshare owners can rest assured that their resorts are ready, or will soon be ready for a relaxing getaway. Visits to the Caribbean islands are most important than ever before. Doing so will contribute to the recovery efforts of all the islands in need.

Take a look at some of the top Caribbean timeshare resorts on different islands that will be opening up later this year. In the meantime, you can book a Caribbean timeshare vacation at our vast inventory of Caribbean timeshares for sale and rent.

St. Thomas

St. Thomas is a destination that is craving your tourist dollars. While the views aren’t currently as spectacular as they once were, many resorts are open for business with sunshiney weather and crystal clear waters to welcome you to paradise.

St. Thomas airports are now open to commercial flights, seaport facilities are open, and debris clean-up on the roads and beaches is ongoing.

Bluebeard’s Beach Club, a Wyndham resort, is planning to reopen this month. Located on the southern end of the island, this secluded beach resort offers a tranquil and subdued vacation experience. On-site find ultimate relaxation on a private beach, in the outdoor swimming pool, or while indulging on a rejuvenating massage.

St. Thomas timeshare owners at Ritz-Carlton Club St. Thomas can confidently make their reservations this fall with an re-opening date set for October 1, 2018. This upscale property sits on 30 oceanfront acres along the Great Bay. During your visit you’ll enjoy a luxury catamaran for sunset cruises, a free form swimming pool, and a European spa and health club.

St. John

U.S. Virgin Islands destination, St. John also has seaports open for those flying in and then arriving by ferry. This island, along with St. Thomas, suffered some of the most destructions from the September hurricanes. While the clean-up process is still in affect, the majority of the businesses are up and ready to serve you.

Westin St. John is set to open back up in November 2018, so long as everything goes as planned. This sprawling resort is a favorite on the island, boasting sports courts, a delightful on-site restaurants, and the state-of-the-art WestWORKOUT® Fitness Studio.

St. Maarten

Both sections of St. Maarten were affected by the recent hurricanes. This included serious damage to the telecommunication system at major airports. Luckily, The Princess Juliana International Airport was able to open for commercial flights in October, and their cruise port opened on November 11th. Electricity is continually being restored.

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is hopeful that they will be able to reopen fully in May of 2018. This all-inclusive resort offers an impressive range of activities and features such as a freshwater pool, water sports and excursions, a family activity program, and indulgent spa treatments.

Oyster Bay Beach Resort is another property with a hopeful reopening date of June 2018. However, they should start taking reservations in the Spring of this year. Oyster Bay Beach Resort sits on a coral reef overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and plays host to wonderful amenities such as a sea spa, infinity pool, lounge, and multiple on-site dining option.

Puerto Rico

Shortly after the storms, we told you some reasons why you should plan a Puerto Rico vacation and how you can donate to hurricane relief. Visiting Puerto Rico gives you a chance to enjoy a tropical escape while giving your money to local establishments to help get them back on their feet.

The Hyatt Hacienda del Mar is closed until further notice, so be sure to check the offical website to find out their re-opening date when they announce it. When visiting, you’ll love the close proximity to scenic golf courses, tours and ziplining in El Yunque Rainforest, and exploration in the Camuy Caverns.


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