The Calabash, one of the leading resorts on the island of Grenada, suffered some damage when hurricane Ivan hit the island on Tuesday night (September 7) but this was not extensive thanks to its relatively sheltered position on the south of the island. First reports say that some cottage roofs need repairing and there has been water damage to some of the buildings and the gardens.
The hotel is currently closed for its summer refurbishment and was due to reopen at the end of this month. All furniture and other loose fittings were in store. A new reopening date will be announced as soon as possible.
Owner Leo Garbutt, currently in England, said he was returning to the island on the first available flight on Sunday (12 September) to assess the damage more closely, give assistance to all the Calabash staff members and their families whose homes have been damaged, and help with the general clearing up process on the island.
Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes’ Rhodes Restaurant, which opened at the resort earlier this year, was also closed when the hurricane hit and suffered a small amount of damage.