Quito’s Gazebo in Cane Garden Bay has reopened after a six-week setback caused by scarce building materials on Tortola and subsequent shipping interruptions.
Owner of the tourist hotspot, Quito Rymer, said the million-dollar upgraded Gazebo was unveiled at a soft launch on Saturday.
The one-floor reinforced concrete building and beach bar now provides an alternative for persons seeking food, drink and entertainment in the territory.
“We still have a few things to fix up mostly on the outside but we are operating again,” he told BVI News on Monday.
Stronger than before
Like the rest of the territory, Quito’s Gazebo took a pounding in the 2017 weather events.
However, Rymer said: “We built stronger, we went deeper down in the sand and we used some boulders on the edge of the building to protect us from the high waves.”
“It’s all in an effort to make sure that we don’t get damaged as bad as we did if something like that (hurricane) happens again.”
Meanwhile, the businessman’s 21-room hotel called Quito’s Inn, which was slated for a December 2017 opening but was delayed by the hurricanes, faced another hurdle.
“For a while, our containers were stuck on the port and a lot of things we needed we couldn’t get them. But they are cleared now … It’s now a race to the finish.”
He continued: “We definitely want to have it ready for February. That’s our aim.”
Rymer said Quito’s Inn is expected to be ‘very modern’ with cutting-edge technology.
“It’s taking some time [but] we are on the finishing touches now,” he said.
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