The good news is that we’ve found seven Caribbean resorts that are reopening in October. While countries in the Caribbean have been slowly reopening their borders for tourism since June, certain resorts have been slower to reopen. They have been busy taking precautions to protect both visitors and locals from Covid-19.
The bad news is that most of the Caribbean’s economy is hugely dependent on tourism. Naturally, the closing of borders and interruption of tourism in the wake of the pandemic means they suffered significantly since early this year. This gradual reopening and an uptick in tourism are crucial for economic recovery. So not only will you have an amazing time, but you’ll also be supporting local economies by visiting.
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Editor’s Note: Club Med La Caravelle is now reopening on December 12th, 2020.
Here are seven beautiful Caribbean resorts reopening in October
St Maarten’s largest all-inclusive resort, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, aims to reopen on October 29, 2020. They’re kindly offering up to $120 in resort credit to help offset the cost of Covid-19 tests required to visit St Maarten. Check out their new sanitization measures here.
6. Club Med Caravelle, Guadaloupe
Update: Club Med La Caravelle is now reopening on December 12th, 2020.
5. Turneffe Island Resort, Belize
Belize is reopening on October 1, 2020. As is Turneffe Island Resort. Nestled on the coral island of Little Caye Bokel, this one-of-a-kind private resort sits at the southern elbow of one of the world’s unspoken wonders, the Turneffe Atoll. Fishing, diving, and watersports will love the resort’s kayaks, paddleboards, Hobie Cats, and many boats.
Check out their full safety protocols here.
This one is for the boujee among us. Members-only vacation club Exclusive Resorts is reopening private villas at The Ritz-Carlton on stunning Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman starting October 1, 2020. Described as a “contactless” sanctuary with luxurious accommodations and five-star amenities. Moreover, they claim you’ll never have to “wait in lines to check-in, wear a mask at the pool, or share a dining room with hundreds of strangers” but will still be providing PPE and hand sanitizer for all guests.
3. Club Med Cancún Yucatán, Mexico
If you are noticing a theme on this list of seven Caribbean resorts reopening in October, it’s that Club Med resorts are really gearing up to reopen. However, the newly-redesigned Club Med Turkoise will reopen later than the others – on October 24, 2020. The adults-only, all-inclusive paradise is the perfect vacation destination for action-packed adventure and romantic getaways alike. It’s truly beautiful!
1. Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, St Bart’s
Covid-19 health and safety protocols including testing and self-monitoring differ from island to island. They also differ based on where you’re travelling from. Ensure you refer to local government authorities and tourism boards for the most up to date information on entry requirements and restrictions.
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