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New “Streamlined” Bonaire Visitor Tax Set to Launch 

 Bonaire’s new entry tax for visitors will take effect on July 1.  The tax is what officials call a “streamlined” tax, meaning it will take the place of the island’s current room tax and rental car tax.  The new tax …

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A New Caribbean “Guide” for Coral Reef Restoration

 Healthy coral reefs aren’t just essential for the Caribbean ecosystem — they’re also vital for the Caribbean tourism economy.  That’s the impetus behind a major new guide for coral reef restoration specifically aimed at the Caribbean tourism industry.  The new “Guide,” …

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Statia’s “Giant Step” on Environmental Preservation 

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has taken what officials are calling a “giant step” towards its environmental preservation push.  The island’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has signed a letter of intent with the Public Entity St Eustatius …

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 Southwest Airlines has relaunched another nonstop route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The low-cost carrier has officially resumed nonstop service between Orlando International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport.  The relaunched service is …

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 The Caribbean’s greatest restaurant. Endless premium rum. Fine cigars.  It was truly a night to remember on June 17 as Bonaire Rum Week concluded with a multi-course rum-infused dinner at the world-renowned Brass Boer restaurant, followed by a VIP cigar …

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 The hottest new rum festival in the Caribbean kicked off on Tuesday night in Bonaire.  Bonaire Rum Week, the first major event on the island since the onset of the pandemic, launched with an opening party at the island’s signature …

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 Bonaire’s popular local food celebration, Taste of Bonaire, is making its return.  The first Taste of Bonaire since the onset of the pandemic is set for June 11, Tourism Corporation Bonaire announced.  The first edition, dubbed “Taste Is Back,” will …

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 One of Bonaire’s top resorts is expanding.  The renowned Harbour Village luxury resort is adding new one and two-bedroom “harbour villas,” the property announced.  The villas have “breathtaking marina views,” modern decor and full kitchenettes.  The one-bedroom villas are located …

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 As of June 1, 2022, travelers to Bonaire will no longer need to complete health declaration form, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means that the island will no longer have any special travel requirements to visit the island.  The health …

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 Divi Resorts has named a new regional director of operations for the Caribbean, the company said this week.  The North Carolina-based company has tapped Mo Sallah to the role, in which he will oversee resort operations at Divi’s seven properties …

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 Michelin-starred chefs. Oceanfront cocktail bars. World-class rums. The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is readying to host its most anticipated event in years: Bonaire Rum Week, the weeklong celebration of premium rum and culinary culture from June 14-17. Bonaire Rum …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is projecting a strong 2022, according to new data fro Tourism Corporation Bonaire.  The island’s top tourism organization is reporting a “strong increase” in bookings in the first six months of this year.  And …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has officially discontinued its entry travel rules, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means the island no longer requires pre-testing for travelers, effective May 11.  Statia, which is a short ferry or plane ride from …

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 The most exciting event in the Dutch Caribbean of 2022 has expanded again, this time with a new Photo Competition.  The Bonaire Rum Week Photo Competition, which launched May 5, seeks the best photos of Bonaire under or above the …

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 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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 The island of Bonaire is set for its most exciting event in years this June with the launch of Bonaire Rum Week Presented by Caribbean Journal.  The celebration of premium rum will run across the Dutch Caribbean island from June …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has lifted all of its testing requirements, Caribbean Journal has learned. That means no pre-testing is required of travelers, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers will just have to fill in a …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has announced an update to its entry travel protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new rules, which just went into effect on Jan. 16, mean fully vaccinated visitors can travel to Bonaire with either …