Fiona took out some Cap Cana DR resorts

Hurricane Fiona got a bit Breezy
Hurricane Fiona got a bit Breezy

Having your vacation blown away really sucks.

You grind all year just so you can lay back on a beach lounger and recuperate with an intravenous concoction of Mud Slides and Mind Erasers

Then along comes Fiona.

Fortunately, Hurricane Fiona only inflicted minor bumps and bruises on the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Dominican Republic.

Unfortunately Cap Cana, one of our favorite areas in the DR, took it in the face and was dinged pretty good.

News from Playa Resorts (who markets properties for Hyatt, Hilton and The Sanctuary Cap Cana) is that they have 3 resorts that need a little more than just the pool swept.

In A Nutshell:   Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara and The Sanctuary Cap Cana will need until mid -December before Santa can land his sleigh full of toys and new guests.   But – next door to those resorts are the Margaritaville and Secrets Cap Cana.  Both are both operational.  And both are stunning resorts.  

The Hyatt’s and Sanctuary had no structural damage, but guests we spoke with said the rain blew sideways into the upper floors and so everything was soaked.  And they lost a number of the swaying palm trees they had on the beach.   So clean up is the order of the day.

For those of you who were booked into one of the Hyatts or The Sanctuary, Playa is cancelling your reservation with no penalties so you can get a full refund.  Or, you can book one of the other resorts that were not impacted by Fiona.

Here is a link to the Storm Policy on the Playa Resorts website.  Hyatt & Sanctuary Cap Cana cancelation policy for Hurricane Fiona


Hurricane Fiona – 09/26/22 – 9:00 a.m. Update

After thorough evaluations of the state of the Playa Hotels & Resorts properties affected by Hurricane Fiona in the Dominican Republic, the temporary closures of the following resorts have been extended:

  • Hilton La Romana Family will open for arrivals on November 1, 2022.
  • Hilton La Romana Adult will open for arrivals on November 20, 2022.
  • Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana will open for arrivals on November 15, 2022.
  • Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana will open for arrivals on December 6, 2022.
  • Sanctuary Cap Cana will open for arrivals for December 20, 2022.

We would much rather be writing about the warm sun, soft sand and the all inclusive fun you should be having right now.

But from September to November we have to write about what Granny Nature gives us – so you can get your refund or rebook.

Sorry to bring you good news wrapped in bad news, but Playa is a great company and they work hard to do what is right.

Writing this is depressing me so I think I will go grab a drink and share in your angst.

See ya in the morning….



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