I know that the hurricane hit Vero hard and took a swat at the resort. We visited there after the hurricane (Jan 2005) and just returned from another visit this past month. I have to say that in the past, I wasn't crazy about the beach area before. To me, it had a lot of grassy/weedy stuff and the ocean floor at the shore had some drop-offs/unevenness that I wasn't thrilled with (from a mom perspective). It may be me, but the beach seems better than before. They obviously build up the beach area - the sand/beach area seems more wider, no grass/weedy stuff and the ocean floor seemed to be smooth and not as deep with the drop-offs that I seem to remember. Does anyone know how much beach reconstruction had to be done? It looks very beautiful now and it makes the Vero resort even more attractive a place to stay. Disney's best kept secret for relaxation, if you ask me!