Storm Update: Status of Caribbean Islands After Hurricanes Maria, Jose & Irma

With a devastating 2017 hurricane season causing enormous damage to the beautiful Caribbean, many islands and regions are in the process of rebuilding. If you were thinking of a honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Caribbean, check below for our update to see which islands and hotels are carrying on tourism business and which are inaccessible. If you'd like to help the people of the Caribbean with the rebuilding effort, check the bottom of the page for funds and organizations you can donate to and help this charming, friendly, and incredibly beautiful part of the world recover. One great way to donate is through the relief fund from the Caribbean Tourism Association.

The following Caribbean islands are OPEN to honeymooners as of October 26th, 2017*:

  • Antigua
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curacao
  • Dominican Republic
  • Florida Keys
  • Guadeloupe Islands
  • Guyana
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Nevis
  • Saba
  • St. Eustatius
  • St. Kitts
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos

*(Source: Bridal Guide)

However, sections of many of these islands are still damaged, which may impede your ability to go to certain hotels, resorts, beaches, restaurants, bars, museums, and other sites and attractions. There are also fewer airlines currently servicing many of these islands, meaning fewer flight options until they can recover more from the storms.

According to our research, the following islands are not quite ready for travelers, as they are grappling with severe damage, lack of electricity, etc. However, several of these islands have already or are about to re-open commercial flights and several hotels, so check in often for ongoing updates on a special website managed by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association here.

  • Anguilla
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Barbuda
  • Cuba (technically open for travel, but the US State Department advises against it until rebuildin completes)
  • Dominica
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Barthélemy (St. Barts)
  • St. Croix
  • St. John
  • St. Martin/Sint Maarten
  • St. Thomas

A great way to help would be adding hurricane relief organizations to your wedding registry. Since every dollar counts, it's a great way to make your wedding charitable and use it as an opportunity to help people in need.

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