Florida Keys recovers post Irma, more than 70% accommodation running

Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

indexAfter being severely impacted by Hurricane Irma , Florida Keys was on its way to recovery with more than 70% of the visitor accommodation up and running.


Tremendous efforts were made by the tourists chiefs in destination to reopen rooms in Key West, where more than 90% of the inventory is available and Key Largo where 80% of the room stock was open for booking.



Stacey Mitchell, Director of Marketing for the Florida Keys Tourist Development Council said that he was thankful that many of their island destinations was opened and ready to welcome visitors after Irma. Their basic infrastructure is now operating normally that includes the famous  Florida Keys Overseas Highway.



The progress has been very quick and recent visitors were delighted that Irma did not prevent them from having memorable travel experiences in the Keys.



Majority of attractions in the region are operating normally after less than 10 weeks  of the ferocious tropical storm.



A number of Atlantic Oceanside properties in the Islamorada, Marathon and Lower Keys districts and some popular resorts are still under renovation and most of them are scheduled to reopen in early 2018.


Islamorada’s 110-room Amara Cay Resort has started booking for mid-December and onwards. It is expected that many bayside properties  like the Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club in Marathon will remain open for weeks.



While others in the region including the Hawks Cay Resort will not be ready for the next six to 12 months.

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