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How to Visit Turks and Caicos Right Now

 The Turks and Caicos Islands officially reopened for tourism last summer, one of the first destinations in the Caribbean to do so.  Since then, the destination has become one of the region’s most sought-after vacation options amid the pandemic, combining …

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From Turks and Caicos to St Maarten, 10 Islands to Visit This Spring

 You’re bobbing in the ocean, rum in hand, not another soul around, the only sound the soft crash of the waves. In other words, it’s exactly where you want to be in a time like this.  With lower case counts …

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Beaches Ocho Rios All-Inclusive Reopens in Jamaica

 Sandals Resorts International has reopened its Beaches Ocho Rios resort in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopening of the  family-friendly all-inclusive resort means Beaches has now reopened all three of its properties in the Caribbean, including Beaches Turks and …

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 Anguilla has expanded its Meads Bay “Bubble,” allowing guests staying at a select group of villas and resorts to enjoy expanded beach access. Until now, travelers to Anguilla were only able to access the beach directly in front of their …

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 Spectacular rum, marvelous beaches, world-class chocolate and a potpourri of diverse resorts are just a few of the charms of Grenada. And now that the island has been open for tourism since the summer, more and more travelers are heading …

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 Sandals and Beaches Resorts have launched a new free testing program at all of the brands’ resorts in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new program will run from Jan. 26-March 31, 2021.  Tests will be conducted by approved …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor  The Caribbean is mourning one of the titan’s of the region’s tourism industry, with the passing of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the founder and chairman of Sandals Resorts International.  Stewart was 79. Stewart was known for …

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 Cape Eleuthera, the historic resort set at the southern end of the island of Eleuthera, is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, long popular with sport fishermen and adventurers, is set on a 4,500-acre compound in Eleuthera.  It’s …

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 When the first Caribbean destinations began reopening in June, the travel world was filled with uncertainty. But in the six months since, the Caribbean has sent a message to the world that tourism reopenings can largely be done in a …

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 St Vincent and the Grenadines has a new tourism minister, following the country’s recent general elections.  The country’s new tourism chief is Carlos James, whose portfolio also includes Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture.  “I am looking forward to a …

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 The island of Barbados has announced an update to its travel protocols for visitors, headlined by new testing requirements and required self-monitoring throughout a visitor’s stay.  That includes the requirement of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within three days before …

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 If you haven’t gotten around to visiting Anguilla as yet, imagine an island the size of Manhattan with the population of just two high-rises, surrounded by 33 sugary white beaches, lapped by stunning turquoise waters ‒ with temps in the …

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 The Bahamas is planning to enter a major new phase of its tourism reopening in October, one that will include the reopening of its beaches and major hotels.  Beginning Oct. 15, beaches and hotels will open on all major islands …

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 Saint Lucia was one of the first destinations to relaunch tourism when the island reopened its borders at the beginning of June, and it’s open to tourists including those from the United States. What you’ll find in Saint Lucia are …

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 “My employees even come here on their days off,” says owner Sybille Sorrentino.  Such is the pull, the sheer magnetism of Honeymoon Beach in St John, the home of the beloved Bikinis on the Beach Bar and Grill.  It’s the …

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 By Bob Curley Aruba has always been one of the safest and friendliest destinations in the Caribbean, a reputation that’s especially valued given the realities of travel in 2020. COVID-19 cases on the island have remained low and while there …

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 Sandals Resorts International is opening its first-ever resort in St Vincent and the Grenadines.  The company is opening a new Beaches resort, the first in the Eastern Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property will be a transformation of the …