Month: April 2022

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Aruba’s Top Music Festival Is Back 

 Aruba’s popular Soul Beach Music Festival is back.  The annual event will make its post-pandemic return from May 25-30.  Headliners will include Mary J. Blige, New Edition and comedian Mike Epps.  In a statement, the Aruba Tourism Authority said it …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: St Barth, From St Maarten

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ricky Boirard, who sent in this lovely shot of St Barth taken from Pointe Blanche in St Maarten.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.ocm …

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The Caribbean Island of Saba Just Removed Testing Rules for Travelers 

 The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba has removed all of its testing rules for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Effective May 1, the island will no longer require travelers to have a pre-travel test or complete an online health …

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antigua sailing week returns

 One of the Caribbean’s premier sailing events has officially returned.  Antigua Sailing Week 2022 kicks off this weekend, the 53rd edition of the now-legendary festival.  Racing begins April 30 with the standalone Peters & May Round Antigua Race, followed by …

st maarten all-inclusive restaurant

 St Maarten’s leading all-inclusive resort has added a new restaurant, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St Maarten has unveiled its newest eatery: Portofino, a “modern interpretation of classic Northern Italian specialties.” It’s one of …

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 A new Dreams resort is coming to Cozumel this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called the Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort and Spa, and it’s part of the Apple Leisure Group portfolio, which was acquired last year by Hyatt.  The …

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 In a boost for St Croix’s cruise industry, Royal Caribbean has announced plans to nearly triple its calls on the island’s cruise port in Frederiksted, according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  The announcement was made in a press conference …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius, better known as Statia, has updated its entry rules for travelers.  The biggest change is that the island no longer requires tests for travelers who are fully vaccinated with boosters. For most other …

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 Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is returning to Punta Cana.  Balvin is bringing back his NEON Punta Cana music festival to the Dominican Republic, following a sold-out 2001 edition.  The event will run from Dec 7-11, 2022 in the Dominican Republic’s …

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 Nevis is projecting a strong year of tourism arrivals, according to the island’s new tourism chief.  Devon Liburd, who took over as the CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority in February, said bookings from the end of last year for …

turks and caicos rules travelers

 Turks and Caicos is updating its entry protocols in May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Effective May 1, the destination will require all visitors 18 and over to show proof of full vaccination.  On the same date, the destination is removing …

carnival cruise line relaunch

 Arnold Donald, the president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, is stepping down.  The company announced that, effective Aug. 1, Donald would be appointed Vice Chair and member of the cruise company’s board of directors.  Josh …

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 Turks and Caicos’ Grace Bay Club has named a new general manger, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Grace Bay Resorts property has tapped Kulbhushan Tyagi to the role.  Tyagi, a 23-year-veteran of the hospitality industry, will oversee day-to-tday operations of …

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 The Residences at the St Regis Cap Cana have officially launched sales, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The new project by Campagne Ricart & Associates and Pioneer Investment Funds is set in the heart of Cap Cana, the most exclusive …

bahamas royal caribbean cruises

 The US Virgin Islands is “dedicated” to the growth of the cruise industry in the Caribbean, according to USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte.  Boschulte is in Miami this week for the Seatrade conference, the world’s premier gathering of cruise industry …