ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday November 8, 2018 – Barbuda Belle, an intimate, luxury boutique hotel on Antigua’s sister island of Barbuda, is welcoming guests for the first time since being damaged during Hurricane Irma in September 2017, just in time for the 2018/2019 winter season.
Originally a seven-bungalow property, Barbuda Belle now boasts eight beachfront bungalows since renovations saw the total rebuild of one bungalow damaged during the storm and the addition of a completely new one. A beach bar and grill has also been added.
Speaking the reopening of the property last weekend, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Investment, Senator Mary-Clare Hurst said it marked “a very important step in Barbuda’s recovery post Hurricane Irma and a significant step in our country’s tourism”.
“Today is our collective affirmation to our visitors far and wide, that Barbuda is open for business,” she said.
“The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is excited by the momentum and progress that we have seen so far, as it relates to Barbuda’s tourism and progress just one year on.”
The Barbuda Belle reopening is the first of many openings that will take place in Barbuda for the season. The Barbuda Ocean Club, and Barbuda Cottages are expected to open in December.