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Caribbean Comeback: A Top Vacation Destination is Better Than Ever After Hurricanes

St. Martin was one of the islands hardest hit by last year’s record Caribbean hurricane season, but tourism has rebounded and the island’s best luxury resort, the Belmond La Samanna, is ready for peak holiday season.BELMOND

By Larry Olmsted

“I hear from clients all the time, today, who think the entire region is decimated, no power, nothing open, no flights,” said one of the thousands of luxury travel advisors attending the annual Virtuoso conference in Las Vegas two weeks ago told me, shaking his head in disbelief.

Totally not true.

In fact, most islands were unscathed by last year’s horrific hurricane season, and even those hit hard are nearly back to the hotel, villa, restaurant and flight levels they enjoyed before the storm … continue reading

 

Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is the author of “Real Food, Fake Food.” He is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com.

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