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The Caribbean Island of Saba Has a New Hotel 

 Tiny Saba, the Dutch Caribbean island that’s long been one of the region’s best-kept secrets, has a brand-new hotel.  The new Saba Arawak Hotel just opened its doors on a hillside in the Windwardside area of the island.  Set across …

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St Maarten-Based Winair Is Adding More Flights to Saba and Statia

 Caribbean carrier Winair is expanding its flights to a pair of tiny Dutch Caribbean islands: Saba and Statia.  Beginning June 1, the St Maarten-based carrier will run twice-daily flights to both Saba and Statia.  The expanded service will run through …

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Saba’s Top Hotel Just Rebranded 

 The best hotel in Saba has a new name.  The former Queen’s Garden’s Resort and Spa has rebranded as the Queen’s Hotel Bar and Kitchen.  The change comes after the hotel’s longtime management team of Hidde and Claire Verbeke stepped …

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 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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 Statia’s new ferry service has now launched e-ticket service, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Makana ferry, which now operates between St Maarten and Statia, launched operations in December.  And now you can make a reservation online right on the Makana …

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 The new Saba Rock resort in the British Virgin Islands is a magnificent blend of form and function, capturing some of the ephemeral feel of a Caribbean beach bar while designed to survive the destructive force of a hurricane like …

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 You can see it from St Maarten.  It’s there across the blue, rocky and enticing, a mountainous mystery in plain sight.  And while most travelers to St Maarten have probably seen it, far fewer have been there.  It’s still one …

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 Hiking a volcano. Walking the cane fields of an organic rum distillery. Eating lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; savoring a twilight mento concert; kayaking across a secret mangrove forest; riding a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar. They’re …

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 If you’re an avid diver in the Caribbean, chances are you’ve been to the region’s most famous diving hotspots — most notably the longtime Caribbean capital of diving, Bonaire.  But there’s a multitude of spectacular diving destinations hidden away across …

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 A new ferry service is coming to the St Maarten-Statia-Saba triangle, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Anguilla-based Blues and Blues has won the tender for the inter-island maritime route between the three islands.  The company will operating the service on a …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is officially open again for tourism, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The island near St Maarten began welcoming back tourists on May 1.  Most notably, Saba has lifted its quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated visitors, …

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 The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is set to broadly reopen its tourism sector on May 1, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That move will be headlined by the elimination of quarantine requirements for all fully vaccinated travelers.  Non-vaccinated travelers …

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 St Maarten-based regional Caribbean carrier Winair is relaunching its service to Dominica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Aug. 8, Winair will be operating two routes to Dominica: flights on Thursdays and Saturdays between Antigua and Dominica, and flights on Mondays …

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 A three-bedroom stunner has hit the market on the island of St Barth, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The three-bedroom Villa Esprit de Roche has been listed exclusively with St Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty for $€ 9,900,000. The Colombier-area …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian made landfall in the Eastern Caribbean on Monday, with tropical storm conditions including 50 mph winds affecting portions of the region through Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Early Tuesday …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s a very different way to cruise around the Caribbean — think megayacht instead of cruise ship, ultra-luxe instead of mainstream. And now SeaDream Yacht Club is accepting reservations for its 2021 spring season, the company said …

 Exploring a Saba moment By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SABA — “Saba is a beautiful place to do nothing,” the local I’d met earlier that day told me. And now I understand exactly what she means about this five-square-mile Dutch-Caribbean …

 

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