Wyndham Grand in Puerto Rico to Remain Closed Through Year’s End

Hurricane Maria
Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico. // Photo by AP Photo / Carlos Giusti via Newscred

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 Marias devastating effects, resort representatives said. We are still in the process of assessing the storms 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 islands entire power grid, and officials have estimated that it could take four to six months until its restored.

The first commercial flights began to return to San Juans 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.

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