Chairman of Sandals and Beaches resorts, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, says that in an effort to safeguard the safety and health of guests and team members in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the luxury resort chain will be closed for the period March 30 to May 15.
In a statement on the weekend, Stewart described the decision as a difficult one.
“Never could we have imagined the impact the current global health crisis would have on the world. In these unprecedented times, and now more than ever, the safety and health of our valued guests and team members is of paramount importance. Recent global travel warnings, coupled with airline carrier cancellations, have compelled us to make the difficult decision to close all Sandals and Beaches Resorts .Therefore, we will not be able to accept new arrivals as of March 23, 2020,” Stewart said.
“We also want to alleviate any additional worry you might have about your upcoming vacation. Our dedicated team will be reaching out to you personally to assist with rescheduling your future plans. This way, you can spend less time trying to reach us and more time with your loved ones,” added Stewart whose all-inclusive luxury resort chain operates 19 properties across seven Caribbean islands.
“The Caribbean is resilient. We have always come back better, stronger and more passionate than ever,” he said.
“We promise this time will be no exception. We will take this time to make further enhancements to our resorts, so that we will continue to surpass your expectations and provide you with the luxury-included vacation you so well deserve. You chose Sandals and Beaches Resorts because it’s the brand you can trust. When the time is right, you can trust us to be here, ready to welcome you back with open arms and a warm smile. Soon come back.”