St Martin Recovery Following Hurricane Irma
Update on the recovery of St. Martin Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Hurricane Irma passed through the Caribbean on September 5-7, 2017. Jose and Maria followed shortly thereafter. Several islands were battered by high winds and storm surges. This page serves as a source of factual information on the recovery of tourism infrastructure on St. Martin.
** Latest News, (Updated Monday, December 18):
Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA/SXM Airport) will open to accept all commercial flights as per October 10, 2017. Public fountains with safe water can be found at these locations – Sandy Ground Marigot, stadium Vanterpool, Concordia basketball court, Round Cul-de-Sac, Orleans neighborhood, Oyster Pond.
Villas: We are sad to report that no villas in St Martin will be available to vacation in before April 1, 2018.
Hotels: The Atrium Beach Resort and Spa will be open to take guests December 15th. Commodore Suites Boutique Hotel at Simpson Bay is open and fully operational. Princess Heights Deluxe Condo Hotel is open and taking reservations. Holland House Beach Hotel is open. Baker’s Suites and the Travel Inn Hotel at Simpson Bay are open. Alicia’s Inn and Horizon View Beach Hotel in Philipsburg are open. Aazure Apartment Porto Cupecoy and La Ida Beachfront Apartments in Simpson Bay are open. Belmond La Semanna does not anticipate being open until April 2018, and Belmond Cap Juluca is undergoing renovations and will not reopen until November 2018.
Restaurants: These restaurants are now open – La Main a la Pate, Sunset Grill, La Pizzeria, You and Me, Mousse, Yacht Club, La Terrasse.
Airport: Princess JulianaInternational Airport (PJIA/SXM Airport) has opened to accept all commercial flights. Delta, American Airlines, Pawa Dominicana, Seaborne, InselAir, and Winair have all relaunched operations. Winair has stated they will be flying limited flights to islands including St. Barths, Saba, Statia, Antigua and St. Kitts.
Port: The cargo section at Port St. Maarten, Dutch side of island, is operational. St. Maarten’s cruise port reopened on November 11. Carnival Cruise Line will resume calls to St. Maarten at the beginning of January 2018. Royal Caribbean returns to St. Martin on Sunday, December 16th.
Beaches: These 5 beaches are authorized for swimming – Orient Bay, Friar’s Bay, Grand Case, Anse Marcel, and Galisbay.
Roads: Roads have been cleared.
Electricity: Power has been restored to 88 percent of the homes on the island.
Aid: Local radio station Laser 101 St. Maarten (101.1FM and online at fm) is now functioning. Please tune to it for information and continue to monitor official news sources. Shelters are available in the following locations – New Testament Baptist Church in Philipsburg, Belvedere Community Center in Belvedere, Dutch Quater Community Center in Dutch Quater, Rupert I Maynard Youth Community Center St. Peters, NIPA National Institute for Professional Advancement Cay Hill and Christian Fellowship Church Across from Pineapple Pete’s Cole Bay.
Events: The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is on and scheduled to take place March 1-4, 2018. St Martin is unveiling new Rainforest Adventures Rockland Estate eco-park for November 2017.