All Sandals and Beaches Resorts are set to be closed for the period March 30- May 15. The decision comes an attempt to safeguard the hotel’s staff amid the looming threat of the coronavirus.

See the full statement from company officials below:

We have been in business for nearly four decades and have seen our share of many kinds of disruptions, from natural events to various health emergencies. We are saddened by the impact that COVID-19 is having on the world.

If we could have, we would have remained open to welcome guests and for the benefit of our team members but airline disruptions and airport closures coupled with recent global health warnings have forced us to temporarily close.  

Right now, as we make this transition, our main priority is the health and well-being of all of our team members and valued guests. We will use this temporary closure to embark on various improvement projects both front and back of the house, so that when the time comes, we can welcome guests with open arms and an even more elevated experience. Our view remains optimistic. Travel is resilient and so is Sandals Resorts. We are proud to be a brand that customers and team members can trust.