Having been severely impacted by Hurricane Irma last September, the British Caribbean island of Anguilla is entering the new year with a bounce.
However, the luxury destination which is popular with the jet set crowd has rapidly bounced back.
Anguilla’s Best Hotel Openings & Reopenings
Many of the island’s hotels reopened within 6 weeks of the hurricane.
The Quintessence Hotel, a brand new opulent boutique hotel on Long Bay, held its grand opening on 1st January of this year, indicating a renewed surge in confidence in Anguilla’s tourism product.
The luxurious hotel Zemi Beach House has also announced plans to reopen its doors next month, with reopening scheduled for 15th February.
“We are elated to announce that Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa will reopen in February after the challenges of Hurricane Irma,” commented Zemi Beach House’s owner Jeff Goldstein. “We’ve completed restoration of any damages that the property sustained, and have returned the hotel and spa to their award-winning five-star status.”
Power Has Been Restored
Besides hotel openings, the Anguilla Tourist Board confirmed in December that power had been 100% restored to the island.
Air & Sea Access Being Restored
Access is also returning to normal.
Trans Anguilla Airways has announced plans to start a scheduled service on 4 days per week between Anguilla and Antigua from 15th January.
A daily ferry service which operated between the Marigot terminal on St Martin and the Blowing Point terminal on Anguilla 8 times per day has also resumed.
Renewed Confidence in Anguilla Real Estate & Tourism
With existing hotels rapidly returning to business, new hotels opening their doors and power and access returning to normal, the tourism and real estate sectors in Anguilla enter 2018 with a renewed sense of confidence.