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Bimini Sands Resort Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ Bimini Sands Resort has reopened after escaping Hurricane Irma without significant structural damage, the property announced. The property has a total of 214 condominium units on the island of South Bimini, with a …

Guadeloupe Avoids Direct Hit From Maria

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, although the storm caused the death of two people. The island did not see infrastructural damage, however, and within two to three …

Legendary Tortola Hotel Plans Quick Comeback

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Tortola was not spared the wrath of Hurricane Irma, but the island’s most legendary hotel is making a quick comeback. The Sugar Mill Hotel and Restaurant, set on Tortola’s Apple Bay, is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria clobbered Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending it into a total island-wide blackout, with reports of significant property damage. It was not yet clear how much damage had been wrought, nor was it yet …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique was spared after Tuesday’s encounter with Hurricane Irma, officials said. Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport reopened on Tuesday morning, with ports scheduled to reopen on Thursday. “In Martinique, reconnaissance …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands was “severely impacted” by the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to a statement US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. The eye of the Category …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis’ Relais & Chateaux hotel is coming back soon. The Montpelier Plantation & Beach is reopening Oct. 8 after seeing no damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to a statement. The property, set on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts’ Robert L Bradshaw International Airport reopened on Wednesday after the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to tourism officials. The eye of Maria passed about 90 miles south of St Kitts on Tuesday; rapid …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels continued their strong third quarter with another increase in occupancy last month, according to the latest data report from analytics specialist STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 66.7 percent in August, a 1.8 …

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson, whose own Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands was devastated by Hurricane Irma, is urging the creation of a long-term “Marshall Plan” for the British Virgin Islands, modeled on the massive …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Beach Enclave villa collection in Turks and Caicos is planning to reopen all nine of its villas on Oct. 12, the property said in a statement. Beach Enclave sustained no structural damage due to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new museum in the Mexican Caribbean. The Museo Frida Kahlo has expanded with a new museum in the beach town of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. The Museo Frida Kahlo …

 Looking for an easy island getaway? Bermuda is offering some of its biggest savings of the year right now, with a host of places to stay. Bermuda’s calling it a “Splash Sale,” with a 30 percent discount on your stay …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

Delta Seaborne

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta has added two extra flights to and from San Juan to Atlanta this week ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Maria, the company announced. Delta is flying 757 and Airbus A321 aircraft from …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is extending its gratitude to its cruise and airline partners for their Hurricane Irma relief efforts, the territory announced in a statement. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty thanked the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …