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Two Sandals Resorts in Bahamas close following damage from Hurricane Matthew

Following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Sandals Resorts International has announced that the re-opening of Sandals Royal Bahamian will be postponed until 25th October, 2016. The hotel in Nassau was scheduled to open on 14th October, but damage from the hurricane has added extra work. Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma was also damaged and will remain closed until 15th December, 2016.

Two Sandals Resorts in Bahamas close following damage from Hurricane Matthew

Two Sandals Resorts hotels in the Bahamas have had to close due to damage from the recent Hurricane Matthew. Sandals Royal Bahamian was due to re-open following refurbishments on 14th October, 2016, but it will remain closed until 25th October, 2016.

According to Sandals Resorts International, Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma was also damaged in the storm but the company originally thought it would stay open during repairs. After an assessment last weekend, the decision was made to close the hotel until 15th December, 2016 to carry out the extensive repairs.

Tammy Gonzalez, the CEO of Unique Vacations, Inc. (UVI), who represents Sandals Resorts worldwide, said:

“We recognise the inconvenience this presents, but we are committed to delivering the quality Sandals experience our guests expect and deserve, when we reopen, it will be right.”

Customers who have booked stays during the closure of the two hotels will have 12 months to travel to the same resort at no extra cost. If travellers want to change their hotel, they can at no extra cost if they stay at a resort before 20th December, 2016. Sandals will cover flight fees or penalties for any booking changes made before 31st October, 2016.

Hurricane Matthew caused devastation across the Caribbean and southern United Stated earlier this month and many lives were lost, particularly in Haiti. The Sandals Foundation donated $150,000 to aid medical care, shelter and clean-up efforts in Haiti and the Bahamas.
Sandals Royal Bahamian is located in Nassau and features a private offshore island where guests can escape to two white sand beaches, enjoy food in the gourmet restaurant, indulge in treatments at the Red Lane Spa, or unwind by the pool at the Offshore Island Beach Club.

The luxury beachfront resort has six swimming pools, six whirlpools, 10 restaurants, and eight bars, including three swim-up bars.
Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma has 183 ocean and beachfront suites and villas with private butler or concierge services. Accommodation boast separate sitting areas, fully-stocked in-room bars, luxury amenities, king size beds, and private patio or balconies overlooking the turquoise ocean or white sand beach.

The upscale resort’s facilities include numerous casual and a la carte restaurants, and stylish bars. Guests will have access to the signature Red Lane Spa which provides private beach gazebos, a Fitness Centre, Yoga and Pilates studios, and a range of rejuvenating treatments. There’s also an 18-hole 72-par award-winning golf course with magnificent breathtaking ocean views.

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