Hurricane Irma has left devastation in her wake. Many areas of the Caribbean have been dramatically affected by the storm, while others remain relatively unscathed. As a result, some Caribbean itineraries face port alterations to avoid those areas that have been significantly damaged by the storm.
A statement from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) tells us that Antigua was spared major damage and, further north, the Bahamas also escaped any severe damage.
Punta Cana International Airport has resumed normal operations, while the areas hotel sector reports no major damage. However, visits to Cabarete and Sosua seem unlikely, as damage to homes and flooded streets have been reported.
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) states that major tourism infrastructure and attractions are now operational, with the island continuing to welcome new visitors.
Following closure during the hurricane, both St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport have reopened to the public.
Within the Turks and Caicos Islands, a statement has been released that the assessment of the damage is continuing and no concrete statement can be made at the moment.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Maria is now predicted to hit the Caribbean along the same path as Irma. At this time it is difficult to say whether further damage may strike these ‘safe’ areas. We will provide further updates once a full assessment has been carried out.