More comprehensive assessments of resorts in Fiji in the aftermath of the colossal Cyclone Winston are now online and assembled in an alphabetical grid based on resort names.
These give a quick, concise overview of how well each of the listed resorts weathered the storm that tore through the islands on Feb. 20 – and how they are faring since then.
Some resorts were relatively unaffected and resumed operations with only a few inconveniences and delays to guests. But others were hit harder and suffered damage that is taking longer to repair.
For instance, the Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, first announced that it would reopen on May 31, then amended that to say it would stay closed until much later in the year. Its first report said that “due to extensive damage sustained during the cyclone the property will remain closed until 31st May 2016.”
But, “following more detailed investigations, the Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island will now remain closed until 30 November, 2016.” Guests with bookings at the resort were instructed to discuss the relocation of their Fiji holiday to one of the other Starwood Denarau properties or to receive a full refund.
“Starwood Hotels & Resorts apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and hopes to welcome guests to Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island in the near future.”
The info grid is updated regularly and is available by contacting Ruth Daly, regional director at Tourism Fiji, at email@example.com.
The organization said that while “some of our islands suffered devastating damage, we are happy to report that 90% of Fiji’s tourist regions and resorts are already reopened.”