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The Best Hotels and Resorts in St Croix

 St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands is home to one of the most iconic hotels in the Caribbean (more on that here) as well as the only all-inclusive resort in the USVI and an eclectic assortment of other lodging …

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USVI Charter Yacht Show Set for November in St Thomas 

 Planning has already begun for the 2022 edition of the USVI Charter Yacht Show.  This year’s event will be set at IGY Marinas’ Yacht Haven Grande in St Thomas from Nov. 12-15.  “Build. Learn. Shine. Certify. These are the keywords …

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The Buccaneer Resort Is Still a St Croix Legend

 It’s hard to imagine St. Croix — or at least tourism in St. Croix — without the Buccaneer resort. When Douglas and Rachel Armstrong originally opened their 11-room inn on Beauregard Bay in 1947, sugar was still king on St. …

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 The combination of no passport requirements, easy-to-understand COVID-19 rules and strong tourism management led to a boom in visits to the U.S. Virgin Islands from the mainland in 2021, helping to fuel a dramatic turnaround in tourism on St. John, …

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 Saint Lucia Carnival is making its return this year after a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic, and tourism officials say the demand is “overwhelming.” Caribbean Airlines has already added more flights from Trinidad to tap the regional market for the …

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 The US Virgin Islands’ popular St John Celebration is back again this year, with plans for the biggest and best version of the event since the onset of the pandemic.  While scaled-back events were held in 2020 and 2021, this …

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 The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry at large, and on the cruise business in particular. As a region largely dependent on the cruise business, the Caribbean took an incredible economic hit. The U.S. Virgin Islands …

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 The US Virgin Islands, among the biggest tourism success stories of the pandemic, has announced a major updates to its entry rules: the lifting of all restrictions for American travelers.  That means U.S. citizens traveling from the US mainland and …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bob Seymour, who sent in this stunning shot of Buck Island with St Croix in the background.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.comw with …

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 Sailing through the British Virgin Islands on a chartered catamaran is every bit the fantasy journey it sounds like, but here’s one surprise I got during my time cruising around Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke on a Moorings …

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 The long awaited transformation of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef property in St Thomas is slated to debut this fall.  Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that it will be opening two new hotels in St Thomas: the Westin Beach Resort and Spa …

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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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 From Magens Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on earth, to stunning mangroves to some of the Caribbean’s best shopping, St Thomas is a vibrant, energetic destination that has been among the most popular in the entire region since …

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 St Thomas Carnival made its triumphant return this past weekend in the US Virgin Islands. The 70th annual edition of St Thomas Carnival was an “eclectic celebration of culture and tradition,” according to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  …

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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 latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Scott Mitchell, who sent in this spectacular shot of the view of Buck Island from Point Udall on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Have you taken …

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 Cape Air, the Massachusetts-based airline that has a strong presence in the Caribbean, is going electric.  The company has signed a letter of intent to purchase 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft, meaning the longtime regional carrier will become the Caribbean’s …

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 Families with young children are all to familiar with the experience: the extra carry-on bags, the worn pack ’n plays.  But now one of the Caribbean’s top resorts has debuted a specialized program that aims to make traveling with kids, …