Sandals Resorts International’s (SRI) executive chairman, Adam Stewart has declared May 14 a ‘landmark day’ for SRI as it reopened its two Barbados hotels — Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados – and marking the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that all Caribbean destinations flying the Sandals Resorts and/or Beaches Resorts flags are accepting guests.
Said Stewart: “Today is a landmark day for Sandals Resorts International, marking the first time since the start of the pandemic, that we are operational in every Caribbean destination we serve.”
SRI’s executive chairman continued: “This is a testament to our incredible team, our loyal guests and travel advisors who trust our brands to deliver on our promises of putting the health and safety of their customers first.”
All Sandals Resorts — except for Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, which is undergoing an extensive transformation and will reopen Nov. 4, 2021 — are fully open and operational.
All three Beaches Resorts, with locations in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos, are also open.
Said Stewart: “We are thrilled to get back to work in every destination where we operate in the Caribbean. And while it is a joy to welcome guests and satisfy the pent-up demand for our style of luxury included vacationing, it is also extremely gratifying to know that we are part of a tourism engine that will bring real and meaningful opportunity to our team members and the greater Caribbean community.”
Stewart concluded: “We are proud to have led the reopening efforts throughout the Caribbean and set a standard for how to safely and successfully welcome back travellers. It’s really a great day and just the beginning.”