Eden Rock - St. Barths, arguably St. Barts’ most popular luxury resort, has issued a statement to travel industry partners announcing that a reopening “next summer is on the menu.”
“With regards to the Eden Rock - St Barths, this will take longer as we shall remake and reposition some structures,” according to the statement. “ER's Reservations Team is very much available to tweak bookings and make rearrangements. We intend now to be in touch a lot either directly or on social media and do please feel free to contact us anytime even if only to chat.”
Meanwhile, the Territorial Tourism Committee of St. Barts has issued a statement announcing “the continued success of clean-up and repair efforts following hurricanes Irma, Maria and Jose.”
“The population of St. Barts continues to show solidarity,” said Nils Dufau, president of the Territorial Tourism Committee of St. Barts, in the statement. “We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the island later this month.”
The Port of Gustavia is set to host the first cruise ship passengers on October 30. Restaurants and boutiques in the Port of Gustavia are also expected to reopen the same day.
Hotels expected to reopen by Thanksgiving include the Sunset, Ti Morne, Auberge de Terre Neuve, Tom Beach, Le Village St. Barth, Villa Lodge 4 Epices, Baie des Anges, Les Ondines, Saline Garden, Les Sucriers, Les Ilets de la Plage and Le Nid d’Aigle, according to the Territorial Tourism Committee statement. Villa managers, rental agencies and property owners are working to have as many villas available for rental, as soon as possible.
Also, according to the Territorial Tourism Committee of St. Barts, the 2017 Christmas Village will take place in December as planned and the 2018 Music Festival will take place in January, also as planned.
Maximum efforts are being made for the 2018 nautical events, such as the Bucket Regatta, Les Voiles de Saint-Barth and the 14th Annual Transat AG2R to take place as scheduled. Area hotels, such as The Christopher, Villa Marie and Le Manapany are working towards opening in time for the 2018 nautical events, according to the Territorial Tourism Committee.
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