With such an active hurricane season this year (hurricane seasons spans June 1 to November 30) and the devastating news coverage on many islands.
It is easy to be under the impression that the entire Caribbean is in a total and utter state of disarray. On the contrary, many of the islands thankfully spared from the wrath of Irma and remained unscathed. In fact, most islands are carrying out business as usual and fully operational for those blissful fall and winter getaways.
Here is a list of islands that are still very much open and operational providing that winter getaway we so desperately crave (and deserve) in those icy months.
The island’s international airport has reopened, as have popular spots like the Road Bay Port at Sandy Ground.
(their sister island Barbuda is closed)
Despite the damage to Barbuda, sister island Antigua remains open for business.
Barbados was thankfully spared from the wrath of the Hurricanes and by all reports is fully functional and operational.
Grenada remains intact and open for arrival.
Montserrat remains intact and open for arrival.
6. St. Kitts and Nevis
The tourism authority has reported that both islands managed to escape any major damage from both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, which passed to the south of St. Kitts. The airport, cruise port, and all tourism providers have resumed normal operations.
7. St. Lucia
One of this year’s top vacation getaways, St. Lucia remains open and booming.
8. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and its 32 island archipelago- the Grenadines was unscathed by Irma.
9. Trinidad and Tobago
The land of steel pan and calypso, island republic Trinidad and Tobago is open for business. Don’t forget Carnival seasons is around the corner if you want a taste of trini mas!