When are hotels and resorts in Dutch St.Maarten reopen? Hurricane update


The Dutch side of St.Maarten was badly hit by two hurricanes last year in 2017. Many hotels were closed. in 2018/2019 the island is finally getting back to normal. Here is a list of hotels and their expected re-opening after renovation and major tourism investments.

  • The Belair Beach Hotel will open by the end of March, 2018.
  • The Colombus Hotel will open at the end of April, 2018.
  • Divi Little Bay Beach Resort will reopen on May 1st, 2018.
  • Sonesta Ocean Point Resort will open August 31, 2018.
  • The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is undergoing repairs and will open for the 2019 season.
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