Sandals and Beaches Resorts is to reopen four more resorts this month as part of a phased reopening across the Caribbean.

Resorts in Grenada, Jamaica and Turks and Caicos will open their doors again, meaning that most of the group’s hotels will be back up and running by the middle of October. Of these destinations, Grenada is currently on the government’s travel corridor list.

Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa and Sandals South Coast in Jamaica reopen on October 1 while Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica is back open on October 8 and Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa reopens on October 14.

Karl Thompson, managing director of Unique Caribbean Holidays, the UK tour operator of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, said: “The re-opening of four of our resorts across October is another positive milestone for the brand. The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown us a lot of challenges, but it’s great to see guests and agents getting back out to the Caribbean and enjoying our resorts once more.”

Sandals Resorts International has created the Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gordon “Butch” Stewart, chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International said: ““If there’s an upside in any of this, it’s seeing the faces of our team members and their sheer happiness to be back to work. At the start of the year, travel was more accessible than ever, and as an industry, we were reporting record occupancies.

“Despite it all, we made a promise that when it was time to return, we would come back stronger and better than ever before. We are proud to have led the way to become the first resorts to open across the Caribbean and have the ability to share our protocols with other hotels in the region. With more openings on the horizon, our optimism just keeps growing and growing for the coming year.”