It’s been a long month for the Turks & Caicos. As most people know by now, our beautiful (but tough) little islands were struck by two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, in September all within the span of a week. Hurricane Irma, which hit the island in the late hours of Sept. 4, hit us the hardest as a Category 5 hurricane. Needless to say, the storm brought with it a lot of damage to the islands. Fortunately, no lives were lost. But the storms are not what this story is about. It’s about the aftermath, and the strength and resilience of the islands we call home.
Lucky for us, Triton suffered only minor damage from Irma and Maria. We closed Triton after Irma, but we’re happy to announce we will welcome guests back to the villa on Oct. 28 as we take this time to not only fix any damages, but also to get some renovations done. This includes a newly finished tennis court, new water features and more—all of which we can’t wait to unveil to our guests in just a few weeks.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to bounce back so quickly after two hurricanes, and what’s more, we are incredibly impressed by the whole country and how hard everyone here has worked to get back to business as usual. Within days of Hurricane Irma, grocery stores and restaurants were already reopening and ready to serve people. Maria forced many businesses to stall a bit longer, but within weeks of both storms, dozens of businesses had also reopened their doors, including resorts and tour operators. It’s been a remarkable experience to watch our islands bounce back from Irma and Maria, determined to come back even stronger than we were before. In a way, these hurricanes have unified the people of our islands, with everyone working toward a common goal. And yes, you’ll be happy to know the beaches are still here and as beautiful as they always were.
So there’s no reason to postpone a holiday to Turks & Caicos. Now is the time to get down here and soak up the sun on some of the best beaches in the world. And mark your calendars: Oct. 28 we’ll be ready to welcome you back to Triton, offering you an even better experience than before. We can’t wait to see you all!
Photo by @bommi.the.traveller