All seven Sandals Resorts and three Beaches Resorts in Jamaica report no structural damage as a result of Hurricane Dean. “We are thrilled to report the extraordinary good news that our resorts have weathered the storm,” said an elated Sandals Resorts founder and Chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart. “We are confident that Dean left no damage beyond landscaping. The resorts never lost power, guests are comfortable and debris clean-up has begun.” In St. Lucia, where Hurricane Dean glanced past north of the island as a Category 2 storm on Friday, all three Sandals Resorts are open and operating normally.
Since St. Lucia and Jamaica did experience hurricane force winds, Sandals and Beaches enacted their Blue Chip Hurricane Guarantee and every guest staying at the three Sandals locations in St. Lucia and ten Sandals and Beaches locations in Jamaica, will receive a free replacement trip to return.
Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts Hurricane Blue Chip Guarantee provides affected guests with a free replacement vacation. The free replacement stay is for the same duration and room category as the originally booked trip and is valid for one year after the original vacation.
In addition, guests at resorts in Jamaica reacted with thunderous applause to news that Sandals Chairman Stewart extended a complimentary night for guests who could not depart their resorts in Jamaica due to cancelled flights last night or the night before.
“What could’ve been an awful day has turned into one of the most blessed,” said Stewart. “Dean turned south sparing our beloved Jamaica. Our people are safe and our resorts in St. Lucia and in Jamaica are in impeccable condition. The investments we’ve made in these countries including our new river suites in Jamaica and rondovals in St. Lucia are unscathed and ready to welcome guests. It’s all good.”