As you may be aware the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina are currently bracing for impact from Hurricane Florence. As an owner at a resort managed by SPM Resorts or Defender Resorts, we wanted to make you aware of the Mandatory Evacuation orders that will affect your resort. Disaster preparedness procedures have currently been enacted for these resorts and preparations are well underway. Please see the list below as it pertains to the resorts currently affected.
A mandatory evacuation stipulates that everyone must leave including owners, guests, employees, and residents. After the storm passes, staff will return to the resorts to evaluate any damage and make initial assessments as to when reopening may occur. As phone lines will likely be down, we encourage you to check your resorts’ website for further updates and information.
Dare County, North Carolina – Mandatory Evacuation issued for all visitors and residents beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 a.m. The following resorts will be closed until further notice:
OUTER BANKS UPDATE: September 14:
Thankfully, all is well here in the Outer Banks. There is no substantial damage or flooding to report. Currently, we are working on assessments, but there’s no damage at this time. We are truly blessed that the storm has missed us.
All Outer Banks resorts will be open for guests beginning tomorrow (September 15th) at 4 pm for check-in.
Please exercise caution when traveling to the resort as there are still reports of roads closed due to fallen trees throughout North Carolina.
Barrier Island Station – Duck: OPEN
Ocean Pines: OPEN
Sea Scape Beach & Golf Villas: OPEN
Outer Banks Beach Club I & II: OPEN
Sands Villas: CLOSED due to loss of power, property damage and surrounding road damage
South Carolina Coast – Myrtle Beach properties update:
Owners & Guests:
As of Sunday, September 16th our property's (except Peppertree By the Sea) will be closed tomorrow in order for us fully inspect the property for damage and ensure it is safe to open to guests.
Please call the Resort before traveling to it once we do open. As soon as we have an exact date of re-opening we will publish it on the resort websites and Facebook pages.
While we believe the resort did not incur severe damage many roads in the surrounding area are closed, leading to issues in safely getting Resort staff and guests to the property. Thank you for your patience and we will continue to publish updates.
Myrtle Beach: all Myrtle Beach properties are currently closed. We will update this list individually as they open.
A Place at the Beach - Windy Hill: OPEN
Atalaya Towers: estimated to open Saturday, September 22nd, but guests should call first as this is estimated
The Beach Club at Montego Inn: Closed, potentially open Sunday, September 23rd
Beach House Golf & Racquet Club: OPEN
Country Club Villas: OPEN
Jade Tree Cove: Not yet Open
Links Golf & Racquet Club: OPEN
Maritime Beach Club: estimated to potentially open Saturday, September 22nd
Ocean Forest Colony: OPEN
Ocean Towers: OPEN
Peppertree By the Sea: Closed due to property damage.
Sands Beach Club: OPEN
Sandy Shores: OPEN
Schooner Beach & Racquet Club: opening Saturday, September 22nd
Schooner II Beach & Racquet Club: scheduled to open Friday, September 21
Windy Shores: OPEN
The mandatory evacuation was lifted for Hilton Head Island, so please call the following properties before arriving to ensure they are operational:
Ocean View at Island Club: OPEN
Royal Dunes: OPEN
Seawatch at Island Club: OPEN
We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. We will post further updates as they become available.
Staff and Management of SPM Resorts, Defender Resorts and National Hospitality Group