Representatives of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort report that the resort will remain closed through the end of the year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
“Our hearts go out to all those who have felt Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects,” resort representatives said. “We are still in the process of assessing the storm’s impact.”
Hurricane Maria caused heavy damage to Puerto Rico when it made landfall as a powerful storm, prompting Gov. Ricardo Rosello to call it the “most devastating storm to hit the island this century, if not in modern history.” The storm knocked out the island’s entire power grid, and officials have estimated that it could take four to six months until it’s restored.
The first commercial flights began to return to San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) late last week, although air service through the airport remains heavily disrupted. Additionally, the Port of San Juan sustained heavy damage from the storm, with Carnival Cruise Line reporting that repairs to its pier could take weeks. While the Carnival Fascination was able to dock there over the weekend to allow passengers to disembark, the cruise line has canceled several of its upcoming sailings. Royal Caribbean has also canceled Adventure of the Seas’ September 23 sailing out of San Juan.