Anguilla Tourism: What is open, what is closed?
Following is an update regarding Irma’s impact on Anguilla tourism..
The Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) is open from sunrise to sunset for charters and emergency flights. The Road Bay Port at Sandy Ground is open to receive cargo.
Aid from the United Kingdom in the form of food, water, medical supplies and technical support has been arriving.
Many properties are still conducting assessments, but following is an update from select stakeholders.
Anguilla Resort Hotels
Carimar Beach Club The clean-up has begun and management will advise of the reopening date.
CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort – Resort had no guests during the hurricane as it was already closed for the season. The villas and resort buildings held up well against the hurricane and they are all structurally sound. The resort has begun the clean up process, and looks forward to welcoming guests for the season.
Fountain Anguilla The Fountain buildings and grounds are structurally intact. A few of the units suffered some damage from debris. Assessment and clean up are under way and the resort is expected to open for the season.
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and The Reef by CuisinArt This property was significantly affected, and engineers are currently assessing the full extent of the damage. The ownership and management have said they are steadfastly committed to restoring, rebuilding and reopening, as well as doing everything possible to help and support their employees through this most difficult time.
Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort Upon preliminary review there appears to be no major structural damage to the resort. The team is now assessing the extent of the clean up required and will advise on their proposed reopening date.
Quintessence Boutique Resort The property sustained a fair amount of damage and the proposed 1 November opening will be delayed.
Zemi Beach House Zemi Beach had closed to guests in advance of the hurricane. The property held strong during the storm and will be able to welcome guests before long.
Neveah Villa This property suffered only cosmetic damage. A clean up of the grounds is under way.
Sunset Homes Properties Spyglass Hill will be ready for reopening on 1 November; Little Butterfly survived intact.
Bird of Paradise Bird of Paradise was designed to withstand 200 mph winds. There was no structural damage to the buildings or to the roof, nor was there any damage to the contents of the villa.
Blanchards received moderate damage and Blanchards Beach Shack is in great shape, requiring just a little clean-up. The owners expect to be able to open both restaurants as soon as the major resorts are open.
daVida Restaurant & Bayside The main restaurant is still intact. However, the canape on the second floor of the loft was lost. The Bar at the Bayside is still intact, but the dining area will be rebuilt.
Garveys, Pumphouse and Mango’s were devastated, while Dune Preserve, Elvis’ Beach Bar, Dolce Vita and Ripples also suffered severe damage. Jacala, Geraud’s Patisserie and Grands Vins de France all survived. Johnno’s, Dads, and Picante are still standing, but will require some repairs.