October 5, 2017
It has been one month since hurricane Irma hit our island. Everyone has exhibited great strength and solidarity in face of the damage caused by hurricane Irma in St Barts. The island has seen a huge flurry of post-Irma recovery activity in St Barts to welcome the first tourists of the season.
Electricity and water have been restored in the majority of areas in St Barths after the damage caused by Irma. Professionals, volunteers, and residents alike have given generously of their time to make our beautiful island shine once again. After huge clean-up and post-Irma recovery efforts in St Barths, the island’s neighborhoods, beaches, and landscapes are looking good and St Barths is recovering nicely post-Irma.
TRAVEL USA | ST BARTS
The travel agency, Elan Voyages in St Barts, has provided us information about flights from the United States to St Barts. Several American airlines are already flying to Puerto Rico. There are also flights to St Barts via Antigua with Tradewind Aviation. Saint Martin’s Princess Juliana Airport is operational as of October 10.
AVAILABILITY OF RENTAL VILLAS
Our current priority is to provide a complete, up-to-date list of rental villas and hotels in St Barts that will be ready to welcome guests as of Thanksgiving 2017.
Many of the rental villas were spared by hurricane Irma in St Barts. You can find the best villas available on A C C E S S, in our villa listings. Take advantage of our personalized reservations service which works with the most important rental agencies in St Barts: Wimco, SiBarth, St Barth Properties, St Barth VIP, Barnes International, Missimmo...
REOPENING OF HOTELS POST-IRMA IN ST BARTS
Auberge de Terre Neuve, Baie des Anges, Le Nid D’Aigle, Sunset, Le Village St Barth, Les Ilets de la Plage, Les Ondines, Les Sucriers, Saline Garden, Le Ti Morne, Tom Beach, Villa Lodge 4 Epices, will be ready to welcome you as of late October.
The reopening of additional hotels in St Barth post Irma—Le Cheval Blanc, Eden Rock, Emeraude Plage, Le Barthélemy, Le Christopher, Le Toiny, Le Tropical, Villa Marie—is expected sometime during 2018. The staff at each of these luxury properties is investing all they can to get their doors open as soon as possible. As they make announcements, you will find their opening dates directly on our website.
REOPENING OF RESTAURANTS POST-IRMA IN ST BARTS
A large number of restaurants are ready to reopen in St Barths post-Irma:
October: Black Ginger, Eddy’s, L’Esprit de Jean Claude Dufour, Isola, Isoletta, La Langouste, Yo Sushi Mania, L'Oubli, Le Select, 25 Quarter, Le Repaire, Galawa , Le Jardin, Le Vietnam, Saveurs Island, Au Regal, L'Ardoise, and Les Bananiers
We have polled various professionals on the island to compile all of this important information for you. Please consider everything carefully as ongoing work or unexpected events might cause some places to reopen later than originally planned.
However, we will do all we can to continue to provide real-time updates as correctly as possible.
Seasoned sailing fans and newcomers will be glad to know that The Bucket Regatta will take place as planned in March, Les Voiles de Saint-Barth in April, and the 14th edition of the Transat AG2R in May 2018.
In January 2018, music lovers can reserve their trips for the annual St Barts Music Festival.
ACCESS is your best source of current information for opening dates and photos of Saint Barth post-Irma!
See you soon!