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Mother Nature just announced 2009 Hurricane Season

cdaf275e-120e-4e97-b0a9-34f5c9d4ee38hmediumIt’s like clockwork, Mother Nature just announced the 2009 hurricane season, and Tropical Storm Andres was the first tropical storm of the season brushing across Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The Reef Resort in Grand Cayman is in the Hurricane Belt, but more often than not, this season offers one of the calmest, most tranquil times of the whole year. It’s truly an Indian summer escape as summer vacations are a distant memory, the beaches less crowded and a native vibe takes hold again. The weather patterns that occasionally spawn a storm in the Atlantic and Caribbean also bring weeks of light, balmy southeasterly breezes, and calm seas, which are excellent for kite surfing, diving and snorkeling. Power snorkeling anyone?

The Reef also understands that guests will want to have some type of guarantee when traveling this time of the year, and is happy to offer a “Simply No Worries” guarantee, * which protects travelers for any cancellations prior to a trip. Guests holding a confirmed reservation who are unable to travel to The Reef because of the closing of the Grand Cayman airport or the resort have the following options:

  1. A full refund
  2. Re-booking free of charge with a one-category room upgrade on the next visit taken anytime before the end of the following year. (Valid for the summer/fall season, based on availability, some restrictions apply.)

In the unlikely event that the island does experience inclement weather and guests who are on a rental reservation and are evacuated for safety reasons or would like to depart early due to a potential hurricane threat, will be offered the option of either:

  1. A refund for their complete stay, including nights already stayed at the resort
  2. A refund for the remaining nights that were cut short from their vacation, plus a certificate good for the original amount of nights of their stay up to five room nights in our summer/fall season through the end of the following year, based on availability, some restrictions apply.

*Bookings made not with the Reef directly may be non-refundable and the Reef may not be able to reverse payment.

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