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In St Croix, a Different Kind of Caribbean Vacation

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean vacation is synonymous with a beach vacation. But what if you decided to do something different? On a recent trip to St. Croix I did, eschewing seaside resorts for Hotel Caravelle, a small …

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VIDEO: A Secret Island Hideaway in St Croix

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What’s better than vacationing on a Caribbean island? Vacationing on two. And if you’re staying on St. Croix, you can enjoy a second island experience, one that’ll cost you only five bucks round-trip. From your …

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St Croix’s New Ice Cream Spot

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s no secret that I scream for ice cream. So when a friend from the USVI clued me into a new ice cream parlor in Christiansted, St. Croix, I was there, well, lickety split. Savor …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s home to great beaches, world-class rum and one of the most beautiful historic cities in the Caribbean. And while the US Virgin Island of St Croix has long tended to stay under-the-radar as a tourism destination, …

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 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ed Cave in Atlanta, Georgia, who sent in this incredible shot of Ram Head, the southernmost tip of the island of St John. Did you take a great photo of the …

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 Could St Croix get a major new resort? That’s the plan by the government of the US Virgin Islands, which is looking to bring a four-star resort project to the island. US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp said his administration …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tracy K., who sent in this shot of Secret Harbour on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected]

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 The US Virgin Islands will welcome new Delta Air Lines flights from Atlanta to St. Croix beginning Dec. 23. US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp says that the new flights are an important development in the resurgence of the economy …

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 St John meets high fashion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St John’s Caneel Bay resort turns 60 next year and is celebrating the landmark in style by partnering with fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer to release a limited-edition scarf. The 28” x …

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 Hoteliers in the US Virgin Islands are bracing for the introduction of an increased hotel tax on the island. The new hotel room tax will rise from 10 percent to 12.5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The tax rate will …

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 The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has a new owner. The property, which recently underwent a $22 million renovation, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Prime for $64 million from Marriott International. The deal for the 180-room hotel in the US …

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 St John has a special kind of a natural energy and that is most obvious on its beaches. It all starts with the abundant life on the coral reefs that surround St John and the rise to dramatic mountain peaks on over …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands’ hotel tax is going up. The United States Caribbean territory has announced that its hotel room tax will increase to 12.5 percent from 10 percent, a 25 percent increase. US Virgin …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is launching a new fight against the impact of climate change. Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed an executive order that provides for the launch of a territorial climate change initiative and …

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 By Guy Britton I was waiting at the airport in St Thomas, recounting the history of my time at Mystic Ridge in St John to a onetime colleague I ran into at the airport. “You’ve been living like a rock …

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 A hotel called home By Guy Britton ST THOMAS — You can feel it the moment you arrive. It’s about the guests. They’re all … so … happy. That’s because at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, the hotel becomes more than …

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 By Guy Britton It’s been said that some islands have more beaches, but few have more beautiful beaches than the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.  If you are headed to St Thomas for a few hours, …

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 How to Move to St Croix We continue our How to Move series with a look at the market in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Ever thought of moving to America’s Caribbean? We talked to Amy Land de …