Representatives of the Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa in Nicaragua reached out to Travel Agent Friday afternoon to inform us the resort did not sustain any damage from the recent passage of Tropical Storm Nate.
“No damage to Yemaya, just a lot of rain,” a spokesperson for the resort told Travel Agent. “They’re fine thankfully.”
Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa was already closed for renovations. The hotel will reopen on November 16 after an extensive refurbishment and the addition of five luxury oceanfront suites with plunge pools.
After bringing deadly flooding to Central America, Tropical Storm Nate is headed to the Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast, with a landfall in Louisiana likely.
According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nate is currently about 230 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. A tropical storm warning is in effect for an area ranging from Punta Castilla, Honduras, to the Honduras / Nicaragua border, as well as an area ranging from Punta Herreroto Rio Lagartos, Mexico. A hurricane watch is in effect for an area ranging from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi / Alabama border; metropolitan New Orleans; Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas; and an area ranging from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos, Mexico. A tropical storm watch is also in effect for an area ranging from the Mississippi / Alabama border to the Okaloosa / Walton County line, as well as an area west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City, Louisiana.
Tropical Storm Nate is expected to reach the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula early this evening, before moving into the southern Gulf of Mexico tonight and approaching the northern Gulf Coast early Saturday evening. The storm’s maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph, but it is expected to strengthen over the next couple of days, becoming a hurricane by the time it reaches the northern Gulf of Mexico.