Aruba is now officially open for travelers from the United States.  The Dutch Caribbean Island officially reopened for U.S. travelers on July 10, following a July 1 reopening for Canadian and European travelers, following an initial relaunch for visitors from …

 American Airlines has returned to Saint Lucia.  The airline relaunched its flights from Miami to Saint Lucia on July 9, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline is operating the once-daily service on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Saint Lucia first …

 The Bahamas has updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for visitors to the destination.  Travelers must now present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 10 days of arrival.  The proof of negative result is part of the required Bahamas Health …

 Sandals Resorts International has reopened another three of its Caribbean resorts, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has officially reopened its all-inclusive Sandals Emerald Bay resort on Great Exuma in The Bahamas, along with the Sandals Grande St Lucian resort …

 The first United States travelers since the beginning of the pandemic returned to Bermuda this week.  Bermuda reopened its borders on July 1, with the first commercial flights from the U.S. on July 6.  JetBlue is now flying from New …

 Antigua and Barbuda has released an updated set of health and safety protocols for visitors.  Most notably, all passengers arriving by air must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, taken within seven days of their flight.  Travelers arriving by …

 American Airlines kicked off a major relaunch of service to the Caribbean on Tuesday, resuming flights to a host of reopened destinations across the region.  American resumed eight routes from Miami on July 7, including service to Santo Domingo, Santiago, …

 Caribbean Airlines has relaunched its commercial operations from its hub in Kingston.  The airline has resumed daily flights between Kingston and New York, with nonstop flights between Kingston and both Toronto and Miami to begin this week.  “The resumption of …

 JetBlue will be relaunching its service from New York to Guadeloupe on Nov. 7, according to a statement from the Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board.  The nonstop flights to Pointe-a-Pitre were first launched in February 2020 as JetBlue’s first-ever service to …

 Riu Hotels and Resorts has reopened 11 of its all-inclusive resorts in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopenings include the Riu Palace Paradise Island in The Bahamas; the Riu Palace Aruba; the Riu Ocho Rios in …

 AMResorts has opened its newest all-inclusive, the Dreams Vista Cancun Golf and Spa Resort.  The property, which officially opened July 2, has 416 rooms in a setting within the Puerta del Mar community.  “We are pleased to welcome Dreams Vista Cancun …

 The Pink Sands Resort on Harbour Island in The Bahamas has officially reopened, following a $2 million renovation project.  The resort’s relaunch comes after The Bahamas reopened for tourism on July 1.  “We are thrilled to debut renovations at Pink Sands,” said …

 St Maarten-based Caribbean airline Winair has resumed operations, following the reopening of St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport this week.  While St Maarten will not be reopening to U.S. travelers until July 15, it is once again open for intra-regional …

 The hip new Skylark Negril Beach Resort has reopened its doors in Jamaica.  The boutique hotel had its “grand reopening” on July 3, following Jamaica’s reopening for tourism last month.  The property, which is the home of the first Caribbean …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Missy Kropf, who sent in this stunning shot of a sunset in St Maarten.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …