The resort I understand was hit by the last hurricane and they did not have insurance. It has been sold and is being repaired. I'm not sure who owns it now, when we were staying at Belizean Shores last month which is next to Essene they had a small grocery store open and had great sub sandwiches. The resort wasn't open yet but looked like it would soon. Very nice grounds, and from the outside the buildings were very attractive too.