Hurricane Irma has already dealt a huge damage to the territories that passed by and one of them is St. Maarten. As the news coming out following the destruction caused by the great natural disaster, all the reports show that both the island’s airport and major resorts have been severely damaged. It is inevitable that there will be lots of changes within the next few months. Αnd that is the case for the resorts, the airport and the St. Maarten Island in whole as well.
Sonesta Hotels detailed the damages have been done to its three major resorts on St. Maarten, through a statement the governance published a couple of days ago. Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino suffered major devastation, but the most important thing is that all the guests and the staff members are safe and unharmed.
“The damages to our resorts, however, are severe, as is widespread damage and destruction on our beloved island of Sint Maarten. Severe damage has also occurred at Princess Juliana International Airport. It is a fact that we do not have news as to when the airport will resume operations.”. And that is what it was mentioned on the statement.
Moreover, due to the damages the resorts suffered, all further reservations from now through the end of 2017 will be canceled, as Sonesta announced in the statement. In addition, it is needless to say that the hurricane destroyed completely the airport. Rocks smashed into planes and passenger walkways sent crashing onto the tarmac. Of course that means that the airport will not be operational for a while. Everyone that had prepaid reservations through the end of 2017 will be refunded as soon as the assessment of the situation is over and the operations of the airport are restored.