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Your Own Private Resort in St Maarten

 It’s hard to think of a better location in St Maarten.  You’re right near the border, a bit less than 15 minutes from the culinary capital of the Caribbean (and the island’s best markets) in Grand Case.  It’s about the …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sun and Sand in St Maarten

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jenni Bergen, who sent in this lovely shot of sun and sand on Simpson Bay Beach in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

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Another Big Step in St Maarten’s Cruise Comeback

 St Maarten’s cruise comeback took another big step this week with its first six-ship day of the season.  Indeed, it was the first time six ships had called on St Maarten in a single day since the onset of the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader David Olson, who sent in this lovely shot from the Bel Air Beach Hotel at Little Bay in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

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 St Maarten’s newest travel rules have officially taken effect — meaning fully vaccinated travelers from the United States don’t need a test to enter the island.  The island is now waiving its pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors, making St …

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 “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” It’s on a sign above the door at the Infinity Bar. It’s that old French refrain, “Let the good times roll.” And the moment you walk into the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, you understand.  The 180-room …

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 St Maarten will soon begin waiving pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Nov. 1, fully vaccinated visitors will no longer require a test, antigen or PCR, to enter St Maarten.  It’s a major change for …

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 Delta Airlines is expanding its flights service to the Caribbean, headlined by a pair of major routes, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be increasing its service to daily nonstop flights from New York to both St Thomas, US …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The beloved Grand Case Beach Club hotel was hit during Hurricane Irma, and now its staff and their families need help, both to rebuild their homes and their lives. The property has set up a …

 Vacation services giant Interval International has extended its longstanding agreement with St. Maarten’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Under the terms of the exclusive, multi-year agreement, Interval will keep providing membership and vacation exchange services for the resort’s vacation ownership base. …

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 It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Grand Case Beach Club in St. Martin, the lovely beach hotel in the Caribbean’s culinary capital. And now with some recent changes, the hotel is looking better than ever, thanks in large …

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 Yes, the beach town of Grand Case in St Martin is known, rightly for its food. It’s got the best collection of top-level restaurants in the whole Caribbean, a veritable Mecca for foodies around the world. But there’s more to …

 It’s a quiet hillside residential neighborhood over looking Pinel Island. It’s not the place you’d ever expect to see a colorful, Creole-style rum shack. But that’s what makes Ma Doudou such a pleasant surprise — because this secret rum shack …

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 It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems — the affordable, lovely little Mary’s Boon hotel in St Maarten. And now it’s for sale. The 37-room boutique property in Simpson Bay is listed for sale at $6.8 million, according …

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 St Maarten doesn’t lack for great beaches, but when it comes to that perfect mix of sand, sea and energy, it’s hard to beat Simpson Bay beach. And while real estate is at a premium on the densely-packed Dutch side …

 Whether you’re in snowy climes or are simply looking for a quick getaway, St Maarten has you covered. The Dutch Caribbean destination’s Sonesta resorts are offering a series of affordable all-inclusive getaways: the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point, the Sonesta Great …

 You wake up and open the sliding doors to your private pool, lifting up the bird figurine on the wall to signal that you’re ready for fresh croissants and pain au chocolat. Moments later, a staff member arrives with your …

 A top netminder heads to St Maarten By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa in St Maarten has appointed former professional hockey player Denis Herron as international sales manager. His responsibilities in the role include working …