Sandals Resorts is planning to open the vast majority of its Caribbean resorts in June, a company spokesperson confirmed to Caribbean Journal.
“We are pleased to announce that all of our resorts (with the exception of our Bahamas resorts) are scheduled to reopen on June 4, 2020,” a spokesperson told Caribbean Journal.
That includes Sandals and Beaches resorts in Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Turks and Caicos.
Of course, the reopening will depend on those destinations’ choosing to reopen their borders by those dates.
“There have been several ongoing travel restrictions, airport closures, and increased government protocols, which have caused border closure extensions. These dates are, therefore, subject to change, as they are dependent on those factors,” the company said.
In effect, that means the company will be prepared to reopen if borders are open by that date.
As for Sandals’ pair of branded resorts in The Bahamas (in Nassau and Exuma), the plan is for a scheduled opening date of July 1, 2020. (The Bahamas, too, currently has closed borders).
It’s a major step for the all-inclusive brand — though much will also depend on how quickly key source markets like the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom begin to send travelers.
The announcement comes after Sandals released a broad list of changes to its operational and hygiene procedures in a nod to the new realities of travel.
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