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Here Are 18 St Maarten Hotels You Can Stay at Right Now

 French St Martin remains closed to U.S. travelers, but Dutch St Maarten is open and welcoming U.S. and other travelers arriving at Princess Juliana International Airport. The vast majority of St Maarten hotels are open for business, as are many …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Smuggler’s Cove, Tortola

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Clint Dalton, who sent in this gorgeous shot of Smuggler’s Cove on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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Aruba Launches “Workation” Program

 In a nod to a growing trend in the Caribbean, the island of Aruba has launched a new “workation” program for stays of up to three months.  The “One Happy Workation” program involves special rates at participating hotels, villas and …

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 As The Bahamas continues its multi-phased tourism reopening, the country is currently requiring a 14-day quarantine for travelers in the destination. That means travelers are looking for places where they can “quarantine” with all of the amenities they need for …

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 Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has relaunched flights to another Caribbean destination, this time to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.  Spirit has relaunched its route from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Cartagena.  With its return, Spirit is the first …

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 After a little over a month of closure, the United States Virgin Islands is reopening for tourism once again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte confirmed to Caribbean Journal that the destination would be reopening …

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 Royalton is reopening three Saint Lucia resorts in November, according to parent company Blue Diamond Resorts.  On Nov. 1, three Royalton-branded resorts will relaunch: Mystique Saint Lucia by Royalton; Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia and the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort …

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 The HIlton La Romana resort in the Dominican Republic is reopening in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive resort, which is part of Playa Hotels and Resorts, will reopen on Nov. 15, according to the property’s Web site.  The …

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 One of The Bahamas’ leading luxury resorts is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The private-island Fowl Cay resort, which is owned by Sandals Resorts International, officially reopened its doors this week.  The resort, set on a 50-acre island in …

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 Alaia Belize, the first-ever Marriott International property in Belize, is planning to open in the first quarter of 2021.  The 155-unit residential resort will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, set on 1,000 feet of beachfront in San Pedro Town.  …

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 Southwest Airlines will continue blocking middle seats through at least Nov. 30, the carrier said.  The move mirrors those by other carriers like Delta in what the company said was to support “the well-being and comfort of its customers and …

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 Turks and Ciacos’ Sailrock Resort has joined American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts, the property announced this week.  The South Caicos resort is now part of the collection of luxury hotels that offer benefits to holders of American Express’ Platinum …

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 JetBlue is continuing its plans for a major expansion in the Caribbean this winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company’s recently-announced Caribbean push will also include a trio of new routes from Raleigh-Durham to the wider region.  That will …

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 Grenada’s Spice Island Beach Resort has pushed back its planned reopening to 2021.  The resort is now planning to reopen in October 2021, “with hope that the COVID-19 pandemic subsides,” according to a statement from the property.  The resort had …

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 All-inclusive brand Club Med will be reopening four of its resorts in the wider Caribbean region in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company’s regional relaunch will include the reopening of the Club Med Cancun, Club Med Punta Cana and …

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 United Airlines is increasing its flights to the Mexican Caribbean tourism hub of Cancun, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning in October, United will be either resuming or increasing service to Cancun from hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Newark and Washington, …