As many of you are aware, St. Thomas experienced two major hurricanes - Irma and Maria - within a two-week period in September 2017. Point Pleasant Resort sustained damages from these storms and is temporarily closed to guests. Additionally, the resort and a substantial portion of the island are without power and water.
Our staff is one of the reasons guests love and return to Point Pleasant Resort. Our incredible team has worked together to achieve and maintain the TripAdvisor rating as one of the #1 resorts on St. Thomas. Sadly, many of our team members are currently out of work, lost their homes and possessions or had damage to their homes, and one even lost a mother during Irma.
We have received numerous calls and messages about what you can do to help our wonderful staff in the aftermath of these storms. In response, we have established an employee relief fund to support our team during this difficult time as they work to rebuild their lives. Any employee of Akers Ellis Resort Management (the operator and manager of Point Pleasant Resort), Shoreline Bar & Grille, Water Bay Wellness Spa, and PPVOA (the homeowners' association) who was laid off and still resides on St. Thomas or who is still employed and had significant damage to their homes will benefit from this fund. The distribution of funds will be managed by the Homeowners' Association Board of Directors.
If you are able, please considering donating to this fund. On behalf of our employees, Point Pleasant Resort extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your continued support and generous donations.