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    dgberczik is offline
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    What's open and when?

    We were planning a November trip, but circumstances are turning us toward October. Is there a list of what hotels and restaurants are open in October?

    Also, we thought that we would stay one night in a hotel before taking possession of our villa. Is this doable?

    Thanks again.

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    JEK is offline
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    Re: What's open and when?

    On hotels, the best bet is to go to their website and try to book a room - you will see the opening date and avalability. No "list" is usually avalable. On restaurants, by the end of October most are open. Historically, September and October many are closed.

    Just checked and Eden Rock opens on 1 November.
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    dgberczik is offline
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    Re: What's open and when?

    Thanks, I did see that Le Toiny is open 15 October, Le Sereno the 21st. This year is soooo complicated!

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    Re: What's open and when?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgberczik View Post
    Thanks, I did see that Le Toiny is open 15 October, Le Sereno the 21st. This year is soooo complicated!
    You’re looking at high-end hotels. Maybe that’s what you want. There are, in any event, less expensive options. In this regard, a hotel may advise that it has a 2 or 3 night minimum. If you’re genuinely interested in the place, I recommend that you frequently check back. As the arrival date grows closer, there’s a likelihood that single night reservations will become available.

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    Re: What's open and when?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgberczik View Post
    We were planning a November trip, but circumstances are turning us toward October. Is there a list of what hotels and restaurants are open in October?

    Also, we thought that we would stay one night in a hotel before taking possession of our villa. Is this doable?

    Thanks again.
    I want to add . . . generally speaking, October 15 is a “tipping point” at which most restaurants (perhaps excluding resort hotels) commence their openings.

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    JEK is offline
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    Re: What's open and when?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgberczik View Post
    Thanks, I did see that Le Toiny is open 15 October, Le Sereno the 21st. This year is soooo complicated!
    That's really not unusual for the hotels and restaurants to vary the opening dates in late October. Rule of thumb is that everything is back before Thanksgiving. October is the restart month for many.
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    dgberczik is offline
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    Re: What's open and when?

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    I want to add . . . generally speaking, October 15 is a “tipping point” at which most restaurants (perhaps excluding resort hotels) commence their openings.
    That's what I thought, although we have never been that early. We've always headed down between 11/15 and 12/15.

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    NancySC is offline
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    Re: What's open and when?

    Still hurricane season so you might want to think about that when making plans.

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    Re: What's open and when?

    An option also is to call the hotel directly and ask for an email confirmation. We have found it to cut through the digital ‘red tape!’

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    Re: What's open and when?

    Thanks, all. We are coming in 8 November and staying at the villa to the 17th. Then we head to le sereno for three days before heading back. Can't. Wait.

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    marybeth is online now
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    Re: What's open and when?

    We will be leaving the 'Burgh when you are returning....have a great trip and be sure to leave us some champagne!

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    Re: What's open and when?

    Bon Voyage to both dgberczik and marybeth!

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    dgberczik is offline
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    Re: What's open and when?

    Thanks, all for the good wishes. We are confirmed for 10 days in Lorient and then four days finishing up at Le Sereno, which has been on my list since the first time we had dinner there. Arriving 8 November and hoping that the island of our dreams is open!

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    dgberczik is offline
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    Re: What's open and when?

    Quote Originally Posted by marybeth View Post
    We will be leaving the 'Burgh when you are returning....have a great trip and be sure to leave us some champagne!
    We will have to meet someday and share tips/experiences.

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    Re: What's open and when?

    Given all of the pandemic developments, you should consider checking with your airlines on covid travel policies and as you may have seen on the Forum- a 10pm-5am curfew is in effect, subject to change which can affect your original question on this thread.

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