Hurricane Irma Photos
Some Photos Of St Barts After Hurricane Irma.
Some Photos Of St Barts After Hurricane Irma.
The StBarthStrong fund was created here at SBHonline.com to help raise money to purchase tools and supplies to help rebuild the homes and businesses of St Barths. Our current contributions have been used to purchase chain saws, tarps, gas cans, generators, and related supplies. These tools and supplies are flown down to St Barths for immediate distribution to relief workers.
Please contribute whatever you can today, and forward information about the campaign to anyone who may be interested in making a donation.
A heartfelt thank you to all the SBHonline members and site visitors for your donations, support and concern.
HOTEL UPDATES ST BARTHELEMY | Friday 9.22.2017
Hotels that have confirmed they will open by December 2017:
Les Villages St Jean,
Baie des Anges,
Hotels reopening in 2018, dates TBD:
HOTEL UPDATES ST BARTHELEMY | 9.18.2017
Le Barthélemy Hotel and Spa
Thank you all for your thoughts and support.
We are glad to report that all our team is safe after that hurricane Irma hit St Barths.
Important damages were caused to the island unfortunately and to the hotel, but we’ll all work on the next steps as hard as possible.
We will give more information as soon as we can.
Thank you all and see you soon,
The Le Barthélemy’s team
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
Following the passage of hurricane Irma on our beautiful island of Saint-Barthélemy, we are relieved to announce that all Cheval Blanc and Taïwana ambassadors are safe and sound. Since the hotel was closed for its annual renovation, no guests were staying with us. We thank you warmly for all your messages of support and comfort, and our thoughts are turning to those who suffer from the damage caused by the hurricane.
Christopher St Barth
Our island may have suffered with one of the most violent hurricanes of the century, St Barth’s beautiful spirit is untouched and we’re so proud to be part of this amazing wave of solidarity and friendship to make the island as beautiful as before.
Our hotel has also suffered and we’re not able to tell you when we will reopen yet, but we’re joining all our strength and arms to make it happen as fast as possible!
✉️ For our guests who have planned a stay with us in the near future, our reservation team will write you back shortly! Thank you for your understanding!
With all our love from beautiful and strong St Barth,
Eden Rock – St Barth | St Jean
CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2018
The best things in life are worth waiting for and St Barths 2.0 is underway…
Incredible solidarity has been driving the island during the past few days and services are now mainly restored.The Eden team onsite in St Barths is working hard cleaning up our beloved rock and beach.
Oetker Collection, ER Team and experts are gathering to finalize our reopening plan. We are working on making the Eden shine again as soon as we can, and plan to be hosting you back starting summer 2018.
The Eden Rock Villa Rental Team is also doing an inventory of our villas and so we are looking forwards to be welcoming you in our cozy nests starting December 2017.
Please stay tuned as we keep you posted about the island revitalization.
Thanks for your continuous love and support sent to us from all around the world…
Dear Past and future Guests, Friends and Partners,
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for the countless messages of support and encouragement. As for many incomparable men and women who have experienced similar situations, we know that our current pains will also become our greatest strengths. Today, and due to the damages caused by Hurricane Irma the hotel’s reopening – planned for October after its annual closure – is postponed until further notice. We are currently completing a much detailed assessment of all reservations and will be able to start contacting all guests and our travel industry partners in the next week.
Please stay tuned as we keep you posted – à très bientôt!
Le Guanahani St Barth | Grand Cul de Sac
To our dear friends, loyal guests and future Le Guanahani visitors,
We are incredibly thankful for the outpouring of your positive messages of support during the past week. As you all may know, Hurricane Irma has deeply affected our beautiful home of St. Barth. We will be providing updates on our reopening date and our rebuilding efforts next week. We thank you for your patience during this difficult time as we assess the damage, we look forward to welcoming you back to our island paradise. #StBarthStrong
Les Ilets de la Plage | St Jean
Happy to report no further damage from “Maria” .. she just delayed our cleanup & gave everyone a day of rest! All back to work today!
Update…. Melane & her bump are safely in France for some well deserved R&R. At Les Ilets.. to respond to the hundreds of requests… tortoises ok & cats are ok!!!
We’re busy cleaning & clearing & will update further of timescales when we can
Bonjour… as you know, but just to reiterate… all staff safe & well… Les Ilets battered & bruised but still standing!
We are currently in the process of assessing the situation at Les Ilets; once this has been fully completed we will provide further updates. If you are holding a reservation you should have received an email from us or will be imminently, however it is impossible to give a timescale on the repairs at this stage. Our electricity is intermittent so please forgive us if we don’t respond to any messages straight away.. we will in due course
Concerning the situation in general on the island. Firstly we must tell you that St Barths is very sturdy and although there has been widespread damage, the island is far from destroyed and the island stepped quickly into gear to start the recovery process. The authorities have a firm grip on the situation, the port is operational, the airport is operational, electricity has been restored in many parts and the water is back on in 90% of the island. All main roads have been cleared. Even the boulangerie is open…things are moving very fast!
Meanwhile please bear with us and trust that the clear-up process is underway in earnest and our beautiful, beloved island will get back on its feet.
Thank you for your continued support, St Barths is strong!
Hôtel Les Mouettes | Lorient
CLOSED FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON
The hotel sustained significant damage and will not be open for the 2017-2018 season. They hope to open by the end of 2018…sooner if repairs go well.
Le Sereno St Barth | Grand Cul de Sac
We appreciate all your messages of support. Thankfully our staff are safe and sound. Le Sereno has sustained flooding and some damage due to the strong seas and winds, but all the buildings stood strong. Our thoughts are with everyone in St. Barths and the wider Caribbean, and we know that our beautiful island will pull together to bounce back from this very challenging time for the region.
Hotel Le Toiny St Barth
Dear Friends of Family,
The island of St. Barth and its neighbouring islands of St. Maarten and Anguilla were severely impacted by hurricane Irma.
We are so very grateful for your wonderful expressions of support and concern. This storm hit during a time that the island’s many resorts, including our own, were customarily closed for seasonal upgrades – so it looks like we will have a little more work on our hands now. We are conducting our assessment and will provide a more detailed update soon.
Whilst the damage to the island has been considerable the spirit of its people is strong! Recovery and clean-up plans and activities are already underway. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
#StBarthStrong #SeeYouSoon #ThankYou #LeToiny
Tom Beach Hotel
💙☁️Our Paradise ☁️💙
#Irma just hit us really hard, but nothing that could not be fixed or built again !
Thank you all for the support !
We’ll see you soon at La Plage Restaurant & Tom Beach Hotel
#hurricane #irma #stbarth #laplagestbarth #keepfighting #love #hope #prayforsaintbarth
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation in the first days of the campaign. We have purchased chain saws, generators, sat phones, protein bars, and related gear. First shipment arrived via Tradewind relief flight last Tuesday. More supplies are being flown down. We are meeting with government employees based at the airport organizing the rebuilding effort to determine what supplies to buy next, and how best to distribute them.
Thanks to Tradewind Aviation and WIMCO Villas for their enthusiastic support.
September 12, 2017 Hurricane Irma Updates St Barthelemy
Basic necessities and food for infants and young children are available at the dispensary.
The Saur will distribute water in different quarters of the island.
LA company opens its workshop to sharpen chain saws in Lorient, near the nursery.
Good news! Some of the local bakeries have resumed on the island, you can find bread at La Petite Colombe: Open Colombier, Lorient
Boulangerie Choisy bakery: Open in Gustavia and Lorient.
Scheduled passenger flights resume at St. Barths airport
September 11, 2017 Hurricane Irma Updates St Barthelemy
25 Quarter restaurant and bar in Gustavia will reopen tonight and be serving drinks!
Bistro Josephine in Gustavia opening for limited service
11am to 3pm and from 6pm to 10pm. Within the limits of available stocks and supplies.
Electricity restored at WIMCO offices, Marche U, and Mayas To Go. Internet is now up at these locations as well.
Electricity restored in Gustavia and Saint Jean Roadways are operational
Garbage: Normal garbage collection will resume. Plant debris must be deposited in Saint-Jean, in front of the airport, and the other debris type plate in Saline, at the old site of Batibart.
Telephone network, internet: The wi-fi points will be multiplied, including a full coverage of Cul de Sac. As for the telephone network, all Orange equipment and technical teams are there or about to arrive. A gradual return to normal is announced by the end of next week.
Water production is underway
September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma Updates St Barthelemy
St. Barth Collectivite (government) issues the following updates:
The distribution of petrol with a 20 euro ration per vehicle will resume in the next two days.
The port of commerce will reopen on Monday 11 September. General Resupply, including food, will be effective.
Food, Water: The Super U store in Saint-Jean is due to reopen this afternoon. The ships loaded with goods will start arriving today
EDF generators are operational, power will be distributed on a cattier by cattier basis as soon as lines are repaired. Working in parts of Gustavia now for hospital and govt offices. Public next
More information at – facebook.com/comstbarth
Post Hurricane IRMA Information
Hospital St Barths – From US: 011-590-590 27-6035
Fire Department St Barths – From US: 011-590-590-27 6613
Gendarmerie St Barths – From US: 011-590-590-27-1170
Police St Barths – From US: 011-590-590-27-6666
How To Call St Barths from the US. The country code for St Barths is +590
Example: To call 0590 27-66-13 You would dial: 011 590 590 27-66-13
We have read many trip reports that include detail of arriving to St Barts and on Day one or Day two someone getting a bad sunburn. This is especially common during the winter months where visitors from northern states have been inside and their skin has become very pale… expose that pale skin to the Caribbean sun and it does not take long before you have a serious sunburn to deal with.
Here are a few of the suggestions that have been posted in the forum to achieve a nice suntan:
Pack or purchase a light / loose long sleeved shirt that you can wear when you will be outside for an extended period. If you can gradually expose your skin to the sun you can prevent the very painful”pink sunburn”. If you skin gets small doses of sun over the first two or three days you will be less likely to get a debilitating sunburn that will leave you with peeling skin for the next two weeks.
Institute Esthederm Suntan Lotion & Optimum Bronzage – these sun tanning and sunscreen products are available on SBH in the pharmacy near the airport. They are not cheap but come highly recommended. Posters claims that the”After Sun Bronzing Cream” will preserve your tan for 6 – 7 weeks.
Ligne St Barths – produced on SBH. These skin care products are made in Lorient. Wonderful avocado oil and great sunscreen and after-sun lotions.
The SBHonline site has been undergoing a framework overhaul so you may run into some”page not found” errors.
We are notified about each one and correct the problem as soon as possible.
We plan to have the site work completed by then end of July and will have a lot more St Barts information available to our loyal visitors.
Sorry for any troubles and thanks for using SBHonline.
The reviews are coming in for recently opened restaurant Victoria, a wonderful waterfront dining option in Gustavia. https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/97075-Victoria-Opens-Used-to-be-Buccaneer-etc-in-Gustavia/page2
April in St Barths - Jazz festival, followed by the film festival! Of course the beaches will still be here too... whose coming? More: https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/97164-St-Barth-Film-Festival-April-28-May-4-2019
One of the great features of sbhonline is where St Barths enthusiasts post their trip reports and photos. Missing St Barths? There is a fresh batch waiting for you right here - https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/97142-SB-Trip-Feb-22-M...
What’s so cool about March 20? Opening day for our friends at Lil’ Rock bar on St Jean Beach!
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Join us for a spontaneous cocktail party tonight to celebrate 20 years of awesome with Baz Bar!! RSVP! https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/97080-Meet-at-BAZ-Bar-Wed-Feb-20-at-6-PM-It-s-also-their-20th-Anniversary
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Christmas holiday lights in Gustavia. More photos: https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/96807-Christmas-2018-in-Gustavia
lucky villa renters staying in Colombier can see a N-S line of yachts belonging to David Geffen (Rising Sun 454 ft), Dmitry Rybolovlev (Anna, 361ft), and Roman Abramovich (Eclipse, 533ft). More: https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/967...
This legendary property is in the news again.... https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/96768-No-12-room-villa-in-Lorient
Welcome back Cheval Blanc!!!! More: https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/96721-Cheval-Blanc
TAXI! See where you can find them in St Barths.... https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/96686-St-Barth-Taxi-Website
A fun option for an outing in Gustavia this Sunday. Who went to one of one of the market days last winter? https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/96699-Saint-Barth-Market-Returns