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In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.

An oasis on a rainy day, the Caribbean’s largest mall goes way beyond shopping with its own restaurant row, spas, a cinema, and beauty salons. Dining options range from The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang's China Bistro to local finds like pizzeria Faccio’s and gourmet salad and soup bar Ponte Fresco. There are always special events taking place, coffee festivals, car shows, musical performances, and fashion shows. It’s a place to shop, for sure, with Macy’s, Armani Exchange, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and 300 other stores.