US Virgin Islands


American Airlines Is Adding New Daily Flights to St Croix, USVI

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The US Virgin Islands, which has been the hottest destination in the Caribbean over the last few years, is set for another tourism boost with new daily flights to the island of St Croix.  American Airlines has announced plans to […]


In St John, a Celebration of Culture 

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It’s been nearly seven decades since the island of St John held its first Celebration, a tradition that has turned into one of the most vibrant summer festivals in the Caribbean. Now in its 69th year, St John Celebration is […]


US Virgin Islands, St Maarten Top Caribbean Visitor Growth 

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The US Virgin Islands and St Maarten are leading the way for international visitor growth in the Caribbean right now, according to new data from analytics firm ForwardKeys.  The United States Virgin Islands saw a 22 percent increase in international […]


Caribbean Photo of the Week: Dorsch Beach, St Croix

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Stefanie M. Tyson, who sent in this stunning shot of Dorsch Beach on the western coast of St Croix in the USVI. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Just Before Sunrise in St Thomas 

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Nick Heinemann, who sent in this stunning shot of St Thomas, just before sunrise.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the […]

The Best Hotels and Resorts in St Croix

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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 […]


USVI Charter Yacht Show Set for November in St Thomas 

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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 […]

The Buccaneer Resort Is Still a St Croix Legend

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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. […]

The Island of St John Is Back in a Big Way


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, […]


Saint Lucia Reporting “Overwhelming” Demand for Carnival 

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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 […]

St John Celebration Is Back and Better Than Ever 

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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 […]

How US Virgin Islands Tourism Survived the Pandemic

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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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