On Barbados’ east coast, hotels are providing complimentary transportation to west coast beaches for the day.Sandals, which recently opened its Barbados resort on the island’s south coast, cleans its beach every morning. Because of this effort, operations are running normally, with the beach open and all watersports activities uninterrupted.
Sargassum is a nonissue for Sandals’ resorts in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Antigua.
Martinique’s Atlantic coast has been hard hit. The island’s Regional Council has spent $2.2 million on sargassum cleanup, and over 100 volunteers work with public works staff to clear affected areas.