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The Caribbean Island of Statia Just Removed All Testing Rules 

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has officially discontinued its entry travel rules, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means the island no longer requires pre-testing for travelers, effective May 11.  Statia, which is a short ferry or plane ride from …

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Aruba’s Top Music Festival Is Back 

 Aruba’s popular Soul Beach Music Festival is back.  The annual event will make its post-pandemic return from May 25-30.  Headliners will include Mary J. Blige, New Edition and comedian Mike Epps.  In a statement, the Aruba Tourism Authority said it …

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Bonaire Just Lifted All of Its Testing Requirements

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has lifted all of its testing requirements, Caribbean Journal has learned. That means no pre-testing is required of travelers, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers will just have to fill in a …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has lifted all of its pandemic-related entry requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means travelers no longer have to present a negative test or proof of vaccination in order to enter the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tom Werner, who sent in this lovely shot of Arashi Beach in Aruba. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Dana Holler, who sent in this lovely shot of the Holiday Inn on Palm Beach, Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack, who sent in this lovely shot of the water at the Pelican Pier Bar in Aruba. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 Aruba has officially lifted its Covid protocols, Aruba tourism officials said this week.  That means operating hours for businesses are now back to normal, with no restrictions on closing times.  Restaurant restrictions on the number of diners have also been …

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 By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean …

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 Bermuda will soon be requiring booster shots for travelers who received their second vaccine dose more than six months ago.  The island is requiring “up-to-date vaccination status,” meaning travelers who received their second vaccine dose more than six months ago …

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 Aruba has updated its travel protocols again, this time with a major change: the island is now waiving pre-testing requirements for those with booster shots.  All visitors who upload a digitally verifiable proof of vaccination (including proof of a booster …

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 Xixon, one of the most renowned Spanish restaurants in Miami, has expanded to the Caribbean.  The restaurant has officially opened its doors at Paseo Herencia in Aruba, adding a vibrant new tapas eatery to the Dutch Caribbean island.  Xixon’s menu …

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 Best Western is in the midst of a major expansion in the Caribbean, and now it’s added two more hotels in the region.   The company has debuted a pair of Best Western Signature Collection hotels in Aruba and Curacao, …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has announced another update of its entry rules for travelers, now effective in January 2022. The new rules, which apply to American and Canadian visitors, mean travelers will have two pre-testing options for visiting …

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 Romance in the Caribbean comes in so many different forms: cliffside sunsets; afternoons on empty beaches; endless wine-fueled dinners in centuries-old estates; twilight walks on hidden streets.  And that’s particularly true of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean, which …

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 Aruba’s top boutique hotel has added a new wellness destination. The new Boardwalk Spa, operated by Aruba Wellness Therapies, is open every day, accessible to both guests and the general public.  It’s set on the ground floor of the hotel’s …

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 Even at the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, you can always find your own space.  But right now, sometimes travelers are looking for a little extra seclusion; a little more distance from other people.  That’s where these Caribbean beaches …

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 A new Embassy Suites by Hilton resort is set to open in Aruba this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort will be set on the island’s renowned Eagle Beach.  The 330-room resort will include five food and beverage concepts, …