Hurricane Irma Forces Beaches Turks and Caicos to Close Until December; Sandals Issues Full Hotel Damage Assessments

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

According to a statement released by Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Hurricane Irma’s passage through Turks and Caicos last week has forced Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa to close until December 14.

“We sincerely regret the inconvenience this brings to guests with upcoming holiday plans,” said Stewart. “We truly understand the importance of your family vacation and we look forward to exceeding your expectations at Beaches Resorts. With that said we are happy to re-accommodate your stay at one of our Beaches Resorts located in Jamaica or to any available Sandals Resort, or reschedule your travel dates for Beaches Turks & Caicos. To make arrangements, please call 1-800-BEACHES.”

Sandals also announced that an initial review of Sandals Grande Antigua suggests that the resort "sustained superficial damage," but a complete assessment will take place as soon as possible.  

Due to the impact of Irma and the close proximity to the previously announced closure for resort maintenance, Sandals Grande Antigua will remain closed in the interim and will reopen on the previously scheduled date of December 20. Guests with upcoming travel plans are asked to please call 1-800-SANDALS to reschedule.

The company has also reported that its Fowl Cay property on Great Exuma, the Bahamas had already been closed for maintenance, so there was no impact to guests.

The company also reported that Sandals Royal Bahamian, located in Nassau, "has escaped Hurricane Irma unscathed."

"Sandals Emerald Bay, located in Great Exuma, Bahamas, was also spared the worst of Hurricane Irma’s path and sustained no damage following the storm," according to the statement. "Guests and staff at both resorts are safe and comfortable and other than some minor tidying, the resorts are open and ready to welcome guests. For more information, guests are encouraged to call 1-800-SANDALS."

Visit www.sandals.com and www.beaches.com. Keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for more Hurricane Irma updates and be sure to follow Travel Agent’s Joe Pike on Twitter @TravelPike and Instagram @pike5260.

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