COVID 19 Updates

We’re excited to welcome guests back to the white-sand beaches of the Alabama Coast. As of April 30, Alabama beaches will reopen to the public with social distancing guidelines in place and limits to group sizes. Martinique offers private beach access to an open and uncrowded stretch of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.


With the opening of Martinique on the Gulf Resort to guests starting May 1, we're excited to offer more opportunities to enjoy this beautiful region of Coastal Alabama. Here are a few highlights from the newest Safer at Home order from the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

Alabama Beaches Reopen 

What you need to know:

The Alabama Beaches will reopen to allow groups of fewer than 10 as long as they keep a minimum of 6 feet distance between other people and groups. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health website, the beach is considered in this case as the "sandy shoreline area abutting the Gulf of Mexico." Both public and private beaches will be open, including the private beach at Martinique. 

Resorts can Reopen Pools

What you need to know:

Pools are now able to reopen as long as people adhere to social distancing and stay with groups of fewer than 10. Groups must also maintain at least six feet distance between other groups.

Retailers can Reopen

What you need to know:

Stores can reopen under restrictions of 50 percent their capacity limits. Guests must remain in groups of fewer than 10 and maintain 6 feet distance between other individuals and groups. Employees are encouraged to monitor these restrictions. Retailers are also required to regularly disinfect surfaces and items in the store. 

Restaurants Will Continue to Offer Take Out

What you need to know:

Restaurants, breweries, bars, and other similar eateries can remain open with take-out or delivery. When possible, restaurants will offer online ordering and curbside pickup. Patrons are not allowed to consume food or beverages on-site and they must maintain 6 feet distance between other individuals and groups. 

Businesses Required to Remain Closed as of April 29, 2020

  • Bars and Nightclubs
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Arcades
  • Venues, theaters, performing arts centers, auditoriums
  • Racetracks
  • Indoor children's play centers
  • Casinos
  • Fitness centers, gyms, and studios
  • Spas and salons

For a complete list of high-risk businesses that will remain closed view the Alabama Public Health updates from April 29, 2020. 


According to state officials, this current state health order is in effect until at least May 15, 2020. The team at Martinique on the Gulf will continue to monitor updates from the State of Alabama, Alabama Department of Public Health, and local organizations.