Statia’s “Giant Step” on Environmental Preservation 

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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 […]


The Caribbean Island of Saba Has a New Hotel 

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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 […]


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

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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 […]


Saba’s Top Hotel Just Rebranded 

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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 […]

The Caribbean Island of Saba Just Removed Testing Rules for Travelers 

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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 […]

Taking the Ferry to Statia Just Got Easier 

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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 […]


A Tiny Must-Visit Resort in the British Virgin Islands

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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 […]

Why This Is the Perfect Day Trip From St Maarten 

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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 […]

The 22 Best Islands in the Caribbean to Visit in 2022

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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 […]


6 Under-the-Radar Caribbean Diving Destinations

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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 […]

New Ferry to Operate Between St Maarten, Statia and Saba

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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 […]

Saba Is Now Fully Open to Vaccinated Travelers

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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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