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These Caribbean Resorts Require Proof of Vaccination For Guests 16+

 Elite Island Resorts’ portfolio of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts now requires all guests 16 and over to show proof of vaccination.  The new policy, first announced last month, officially took effect this week.  The company had initially set the threshold at …

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Celebrity Cruises Returns to Antigua and Barbuda

 Large-vessel cruising has returned to Antigua and Barbuda.  Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox ship called on the Antigua Cruise Port in St John’s this week, the first large vessel to visit the twin-island destination since the onset of the pandemic.  The …

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Elite Island Resorts to Require Proof of Vaccination for Guests 12 and Over

 One of the Caribbean’s leading resort companies has announced a significant update to its travel rules: all guests over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of Covid vaccination upon arrival.  Elite Island Resorts has a broad …

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 Tourism is booming to Antigua and Barbuda — with the twin-island destination surpassing pre-Covid levels in July.  Antigua and Barbuda welcomed 23.405 tourists in July via the VC Bird International Airport – a total that exceeded the 23,031 tourists that visited …

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 One of the leading all-inclusive resorts on the island of Saint Lucia is set to reopen to guests, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The St James’s Club Morgan Bay Saint Lucia, part of the Elite Island Resorts portfolio, is reopening on …

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 The all-inclusive Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua is reopening next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular family-friendly property is set to welcome back guests on Sept. 1, parent company Elite Island Resorts confirmed.  The Green Globe-certified, recently-upgraded resort, …

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 If you’re at a bar in Jamaica, it’s the rum for rum lovers, the one to sip if you’re looking for something special.  In just about every corner of Jamaica, Appleton 12 is almost always the best rum you’ll find …

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 Frontier Airlines is launching another major Caribbean expansion that will include several high-profile travel destinations.  This winter, the carrier will kick off its first-ever service to destinations including Antigua and Barbuda, Turks and Caicos and Belize.  On Dec. 4, Frontier …

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 All-inclusive resorts are hotter than ever, and since the world’s largest hotel company has made a high-profile entry into the space, the segment is becoming increasingly interesting. The All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy portfolio currently includes 25 properties across destinations including …

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 Boutique cruise firm Seabourn has returned to Antigua, part of the island’s cruise relaunch.  Seabourn Odyssey visited St John’s on July 20, the second cruise ship to call on the island since cruising restarted earlier this month.  The 11-deck cruise …

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 Luxury cruise line Seabourn is set to homeport its Seabourn Ovation cruise ship out of Miami.  Beginning in November, the ship will operate a series of Caribbean itineraries through April 2022.  That will include stops in Caribbean destinations including San …

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 Antigua and Barbuda was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen its borders for tourism when it did so back in early June 2020.  Now, that decision is continuing to pay off, with tourism to the twin-island destination bouncing …

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 People are traveling again. Driven by vaccinations, traveler confidence is as high as it’s been since the onset of the pandemic — and it’s borne out in the numbers in the Caribbean, where June was the highest-arrival month for the region …

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 JetBlue is kicking off a new route to Antigua and Barbuda next week, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The fast-expanding carrier is launching its first-ever service from Newark-Liberty International Airport to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport.  The new service, which begins …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jeff Groy, who sent in this stunning shot of Half Moon Bay in Antigua.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

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 Let’s call them “small inclusives” — these pint-sized Caribbean resorts deliver all-inclusive amenities alongside a boutique hotel experience where guests get personalized service and the serenity of a vacation where it often feels like you have the whole place to …

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 Very shortly into your visit to Hammock Cove you realize that you’re in one of the best hotel rooms in the Caribbean.  You’re gazing out at the spectacle of the a secluded cove at the edge of Devil’s Bridge National …

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 Antigua and Barbuda has undertaken a strong vaccination push in the tourism sector, with more than 60 percent of all tourism employees in the country now vaccinated. Second dose vaccinations are now underway for more than 3,500 employees in the …