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Takeaways from the Caribbean Aviation Meetup

 By Kareem Yarde St. Maarten recently became the region’s command centre for solutions pertaining to the Caribbean’s air transport and tourism woes at the Caribbean Aviation Meetup 2017, which saw the coalescence of Air Transport and Tourism Practitioners around a …

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10 Beachfront Hotels in the Caribbean for $200 or Less Per Night

 The perfect Caribbean beach getaway isn’t always as expensive as you think. Indeed, there are tucked-away bargains all over the Caribbean, where the sand count is high but the price is low. Serving up warm hospitality on idyllic coastlines, they …

JetBlue Adding More St Maarten Flights

 New York City-based air carrier JetBlue Airways is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten. The carrier will be adding a second daily roundtrip flight between John F Kennedy Airport and St Maarten’s Princess Juliana over …

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The best hotels in St. Maarten.

 Although it’s a busy gateway to the farther reaches of the Caribbean, St. Maarten (the Dutch side of the island) certainly merits more than a quick fly-by. Spend a few days here and you’re sure to be impressed by the …

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 It’s a new way to experience the local flavors of St. Maarten: a rum and food tour. The tour is the brainchild of St. Maarten Culinary Tours, and offers a mix of gourmet food from five-star restaurants to local roadside …

St. Maarten

 Whether you’re spending a few days or just a few hours in transit, St. Maarten has no shortage of entertaining diversions. Beyond the usual plane-spotting at Maho Beach and sunning your buns on clothing-optional Orient Beach, here are some of …

Emerald at Maho

 The Maho Group’s latest real estate development in St. Maarten has officially launched. The Emerald at Maho has begun pre-sales, with a planned opening date in 2018. The modern project will span over two buildings with four floors each, for …

Demi Lovato

 Celebrity Cruises has signed music superstar Demi Lovato to kick off its new Concert Series this winter season. The concert will take place in St Maarten, and be available for four Caribbean itineraries: a 14-night Caribbean holiday on Celebrity Equinox, …

Fete de la Cuisine

 There’s another new reason to visit St Maarten this fall. The 10th annual Fete de Cuisine will take place in St. Maarten this year from Nov. 6 through Nov. 13. The half French, half Dutch island offers visitors a diversity of foods …

Sonesta Maho

 The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St Maarten is expanding with a big new aqua park and kids club. The project includes a 4,000-square-foot park featuring a 1,400-square-foot pool; the kids club will include a 1,000-square-foot indoor space …

St Maarten Tech

 CaribNOG is coming to St Maarten By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Sint Maarten will host the twelfth meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) from October 24 to 26. CaribNOG is the Caribbean’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oyster Bay Beach Resort is set to hold a grand opening of its newly-remodeled Infinity Restaurant and Bar. The debut comes after a $1 million, six-month renovation project completed by Pearl Development. “Our goal …

 An all-inclusive vacation with a gourmet twist. That’s the offer from St Maarten’s Sonesta Ocean Point resort, which is hosting a new gastronomic experience on May 24-206. The “A Chefs Night” package includes culinary creations and events with some of …

 A major new luxury project has launched in St Maarten’s Maho neighborhood. The Maho Group has announced the launch of Porto Maho, a mixed-use project that will include two components: The Vistas and Estates at Porto Maho. “This venture is …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Choice Hotels has appointed Karen Hana as General Manager of one of the newest hotels in its portfolio on the island of St. Maarten. Hana, who most recently served as Executive Director of the St. Maarten …

marys boon st maarten

 It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems — the affordable, lovely little Mary’s Boon hotel in St Maarten. And now it’s for sale. The 37-room boutique property in Simpson Bay is listed for sale at $6.8 million, according …

simpson bay

 St Maarten doesn’t lack for great beaches, but when it comes to that perfect mix of sand, sea and energy, it’s hard to beat Simpson Bay beach. And while real estate is at a premium on the densely-packed Dutch side …

 Whether you’re in snowy climes or are simply looking for a quick getaway, St Maarten has you covered. The Dutch Caribbean destination’s Sonesta resorts are offering a series of affordable all-inclusive getaways: the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point, the Sonesta Great …