ST. THOMAS—Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove reopened Friday for the first time since Hurricane Irma hit St. Thomas on Sept. 6, 2017. It is one of the first large resorts on St. Thomas to open after recovering from the aftermath of two extremely powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria.
Upon reopening today, owners and guests are able to use the pool and hot tub, the beach has been cleared and is open for use, the pier is fully restored, the restaurant and marketplace are open and operating, and the resort activities department is functioning normally. Crews will continue to work on landscaping and other projects, including building painting, throughout the resort over the next several weeks. Additionally, The Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort remains closed due to hurricane damage until further notice.
“The unwavering dedication of our associates has shown through during this challenging time at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove,” said Scott Derrickson, general manager. “I am so proud of the hard work our associates took on and completed to get the resort back open even though they were also affected personally by these storms. We are grateful to be welcoming our first owners and guests back to the resort today.”
The island of St. Thomas continues to go through a lengthy recovery process. Many restaurants and shops have reopened for business and much of the foliage has made a recovery.