St. Martin Hurricane Recovery News

Update on the recovery of St. Martin Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Hurricane Irma passed through the Caribbean on September 5-7, 2017. Jose and Maria followed shortly thereafter. Several islands were battered by high winds and storm surges. This page serves as a source of factual information on the recovery of tourism infrastructure on St. Martin. Check back for daily updates (please refresh the page to see the latest news).

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St. Martin
(Updated Wednesday, September 25th)

** Latest News: St. Martin has recovered well and more than 1,200 hotel rooms are open and they are projecting to have 2,145 available hotel rooms ready by the end of the year! More than 80% of cafés, restaurants, and bars are open, along with 90% of land excursions that are currently back in operation. Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA/SXM Airport) has opened to accept all commercial flights and the main floor of the terminal will reopen in November, 2018.

Hotels Open – St. Martin (French Side)

  • La Plantation Hotel, Shamrock Residence in Orient Bay
  • Couleur Café in Mount Vernon
  • Centr’ Hotel, Golfe Hotel and Fantastic Guest House in Marigot
  • Mon Rêve Guest House in Friar’s Bay
  • Over The Hill in La Savane
  • Les Balcons d’Oyster Pond in Oyster Pond
  • Bleu Emeraude and Hévéa Hotel in Grand Case
  • Mercure Saint Martin & Marina in Nettle Bay
  • Alicia’s Inn, Princess Heights, Holland House Beach Hotel, L’Esperance, Atrium Resort, Baker Suites,
  • Commodore Suites, Horizon View Hotel, La Vista hotel, Paradise Inn, Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Travel
  • Inn Hotel, Turquoise Shell Inn, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Le Petite Hotel, Le Beach Hotel,

Hotels Opening Soon – St. Martin (French Side)

  • Marquis Boutique Hotel (June 2018), Grand Case Beach Club (October 2018), Hotel L’Esplanade (November 1, 2018), Le Shambala Hotel (November 2018), Alamanda Resort (November 2018), Esmeralda Resort (November 2018), Belmond La Samanna Hotel (Late 2018)

 Restaurants Opened – St. Martin (French Side) 

  • Les Voiles in Nettle Bay
  • Alamanda Kitchen, Café Plantation, L’Epicurien, Le P’tit Bistro, and Rancho de Sol in Orient Bay
  • Bistrot Da Vinci, La Fourchette, Le Gouter, and Rice upon a time in Bellvue
  • L’Eau Lounge in Columbier and Pic Paradis
  • Kali’s Beach Bar in Friar’s Bay Beach
  • Les Bains, Bistrot Caraïbe, Max Place, Piazza Pascal, Spiga, La Villa, and Sky’s the Limit in Grand-Case
  • L’Express by Bacchus, L’Hope Ti Mal, and Chez Maguy in Hope Estate
  • City Snack, Coffee Shop, Lucy’s, Le Patio, and What Else in Downtown Marigot
  • Le Grillardin, and Chez Polo in Concordia- Marigot
  • L’Arhawak, Bistro de la Mer, Ô Plongeoir, La Terrasse, and Yacht Club on Marigot Waterfront
  • Crêperie du Lagon, La Main à la Pâte, and La Source in Port La Royale Marina
  • Chez Douncem, and You & Me in Saint James
  • Al Dente in Mount Vernon
  • BZH, Mama Pizza, L’Oasis, La Petite Pause, and Quaie Ouest in Oyster Pond  
  • P’s Cheesecake in Quartier d’Orléans – Le Galion
  • Pizz’ Hayo in Sandy Ground
  • Chez Raymond in Terres Basses

St. Maarten

Hotels Open- St. Maarten (Dutch Side)

  • Atrium Beach Resort, Commodore Suites, Baker’s Suites, Travel Inn Hotel, Simpson Bay Suites, El Zafiro
  • Boutique Hotel, and Mary’s Boon Beach Plantation Resort in Simpson Bay.
  • Princess Heights Luxury Condo Hotel in Dawn Beach
  • Belair Beach Hotel, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, Alicia’s Inn, Holland House Beach Hotel, Horizon View Beach
  • Hotel, Joshua Rose Guest House, L’Esperance Hotel, Sea Palace Resort, and Sea View Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
  • Columbus Hotel in Oyster Pond
  • Paula’s Country Inn in South Reward
  • Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Hotels Opening Soon – St. Maarten (Dutch Side) 

  • Sonesta Ocean Point Resort (August 31, 2018), Belmond Cap Juluca (November 2018), Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa (2019)

Top Restaurants & Casinos Open in St Maarten (Dutch side)

  • Simpsons Bay Restaurants: Little Bamboo, Toppers, Avantika, Buccaneers, Shiv Shakti, Sal & Pepe, Top Carrot, The Carrousel, Thai Savanna, Beirut, The Green House and Pineapple Pete.
  • Jump Up Casino in the town of Philipsburg
  • The Hollywood Casino in Pelican
  • The Princess Casino at Port de Plaisance
  • Tropicana Casino in Cole Ba
  • Airport: Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA/SXM Airport) has opened to accept all commercial flights and the main floor of the terminal will reopen in November, 2018. Delta, American Airlines, Pawa Dominicana, Seaborne, InselAir, and Winair have all relaunched operations. Copa Airlines have resumed operations. Winair has stated they will be flying limited flights to islands including St. Barths, Saba, Statia, Antigua, and St. Kitts.
  • Port: The cargo section at Port St. Maarten, Dutch side of the island, is operational. St. Maarten’s cruise port reopened on November 11. Carnival Cruise Line resumed calls to St. Maarten at the beginning of January 2018.
  • Ferry: The public ferry service to Marigot Bay in St. Martin operates every 45 minutes, with 14 trips a day.
  • Beaches: All beaches are clean and open for swimming.
  • Roads: Roads have been cleared.
  • Events: St Martin has opened a new Rainforest Adventures Rockland Estate eco-park.