It’s now been about three months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated parts of the Caribbean, but the swath of destruction was selective. Some islands were virtually destroyed. Almost every building on Barbuda, for example, was knocked down, while on Antigua, almost next door, the damage was minor. Generally, the southern Caribbean, from Martinique on down, escaped undamaged, while Puerto Rico and the nearby U.S. and British Virgin Islands took a big hit.
But that was then. What’s open now? Here’s an island-by-island update from the Travel section of The New York Times, reporting on the recovery situation and when things might get back to normal. There’s even a map to help you understand the big picture.
The Times’ review starts with Anguilla, where the Frangipani Beach Resort is scheduled to reopen in December, and ends with the Turks and Caicos, where the Sailrock Resort is scheduled to reopen on Dec. 16 in the South Caicos. Meanwhile, you definitely can plan to swim with the sperm whales off Dominica, pictured above.