In light of recent events, many areas of the Caribbean have been affected by Hurricane Irma. As a result, some Caribbean itineraries face port alterations where destinations have been significantly damaged by the storm.
Following a statement from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Antigua was spared major damage and further north, in the Bahamas, this area has also escaped any severe damage.
Punta Cana International Airport has resumed normal operations and the areas hotel sector is reporting no major damage. However, visits to Cabarete and Sosua seem unlikely as damaged homes and flooded streets have been reported.
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has reported that major tourism infrastructure and attractions are operational, with the island continuing to welcome new visitors.
Following closure during the hurricane, both St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport have reopened.
Within the Turks and Caicos Islands, a statement has been released that the assessment of the damage is continuing.
With Hurricane Maria now sweeping through the Caribbean and taking the same path as Irma, it is difficult to say whether further damage may hit these areas, too. We will provide further updates once a full assessment of the damage has been carried out.