Month: October 2020

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Antigua’s Blue Waters Hotel Is Open Again

 One of Antigua’s leading luxury hotels is back, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Blue Waters luxury boutique hotel, set on 17 acres on the island’s northern coast, officially reopened on Oct. 1.  The property is the latest certified COVID-safe hotel …

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American Airlines Adding Costa Rica to Pre-Flight Testing Program

 American Airlines is adding Costa Rica to its newly-announced pre-flight testing program, the company said this week.  The plan will begin on Oct. 15 at Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport.  In the next few weeks, American Airlines will be launching a …

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United Airlines’ Big Caribbean Relaunch

 United Airlines is set for a major relaunch of its Caribbean service in November and December, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company plans to increase service on more than 40 Caribbean and Mexican “beach” routes in November. In all, United …

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 Sandals Resorts International has reopened another resort in the Caribbean, this time its newly-transformed Sandals South Coast resort in Jamaica.  The all-inclusive resort has relaunched with a new kind of hotel room for the brand: the Swim-Up Rondoval Suites, which …

caribbean tourism recovery

 As part of its program to help the region’s tourism sector rise to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Caribbean Tourism Organization is teaming up with the world’s leading international tourism agency and other regional and international organizations for a …

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 The Bahamas is set to launch a new set of travel and testing protocols that would remove the country’s existing mandatory quarantine for visitors.  Beginning Nov. 1, The Bahamas will remove the mandatory “vacation in place” requirements for all visitors, …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Chris Zearley, who sent in this lovely shot of Culebrita on the island of Culebrita in Puerto Rico.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 Aruba reopened for tourism earlier this summer. Now, after several months back open, more and more travelers are making their way back to the Dutch Caribbean island. But in the age of COVID-19, that means more and more travelers also …

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 Global luxury brand Davidoff is joining this year’s Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth.  The Switzerland-based premium cigar and accessory company will be the official cigar company of Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards, which take place from Nov. 10-Nov. 15, …

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 American Airlines is planning to launch pre-flight COVID-19 testing on certain flights in the Caribbean region. The plan will begin with preflight COVID-19 testing for customers traveling to Jamaica and The Bahamas. Jamaica will be the first destination, with American …

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 Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has resumed its flight service to Cap-Haitien in Haiti. The relaunch means Spirit is operating the only nonstop flights between the United States and northern Haiti. Spirit is operating the route with three weekly flights, with …

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 Grenada’s Silversands luxury boutique hotel has reopened its doors, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The opening comes as Grenada has reopened for international travelers, including those from the United States.  The boutique hotel, home to the longest infinity pool in the …

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 One of the leading resorts in Saint Lucia is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina began welcoming guests again this week.  The property, whose signature marina reopened earlier this summer, has launched a …

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 Saint Lucia’s BodyHoliday wellness-focused all-inclusive resort has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property, which first opened in Saint Lucia in 1988, has long been one of the region’s top destinations for spa and wellness vacations.  “With access to …

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 St Kitts and Nevis has revealed that the twin-island federation will reopen for tourism on Oct. 31.  The was recently designated as a “No Travel Notice” required destination by the CDC, due to having had only 19 cases to date …