Several major hotels and resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean are set to open in July, with a few tourism consultants claiming that “new direct bookings” are outpacing last year’s number.
Don’t worry that resorts may become new hotspots of COVID-19 because they are going to put to use every technological tool at their disposal to make sure that none of their guests contract the virus.
Hoteliers are not opening up the places where people gather in groups, such as poolside restaurants. Some have gone a step ahead to sanitize their resorts just the way hospitals do.
Bill Linehan, a marketing executive for Karisma Hotels and Resorts, says things are returning to normal and that the new “direct” bookings are outpacing last year’s.
Below is a list of resorts getting re-opened in the coming weeks.
Karisma Hotels and Resorts
Five of its Mexican resorts are set to open in the first week of July. Considering the hotel’s statement, it seems like its popular beach resorts in Jamaica will also be opened at the same time.
Atlantis Paradise Island is an ocean-themed resort in the Bahamas. It is known for Aquaventure, because of its 62-hectare waterscape, which includes fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, and marine habitats.
The Sandals hotel chain is also opening many of its resorts in July. Its Grande Antiqua Resort in Antigua and Barbuda and properties in Montego Bay in Jamaica are already welcoming guests.
The luxury resort chain says it will conduct temperature checks on all guests upon arrival and use UV LED light to ensure cleanliness. It has promised to install hand sanitizers across the resort, in addition to inspecting restrooms every half hour.
Playa Hotels and Resorts
Most of its resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean are set to reopen in the first week of July.
“We have been working diligently for months—with the help of Hyatt and Hilton—on implementing new procedures and policies as part of ‘Playa Safe Stay’ to ensure that a vacation at any Playa resort exceeds our guests’ expectations of both safety and fun,” stated the company in a press release.
Secrets Resorts & Spas
Secrets Resorts and, a subsidiary of AMResorts, is set to reopen a majority of its locations across the Caribbean and Mexico in July. However, its hugely popular Secrets St. James in Jamaica will remain closed until then end of this year.
Its Dreams Resorts, most of which are located in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, will also begin welcoming guests as of July 1, with a few slated for openings later this fall.