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American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Flights to Bonaire

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It will soon be significantly easier to get to one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. American Airlines will be launching new nonstop flights between Miami and Bonaire beginning in June, an American Airlines spokesperson confirmed …

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The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean — 2017

 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

Carnival Sunshine to Homeport in Charleston

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Sunshine is coming to Charleston. Carnival is repositioning the 3,002-passenger ship to kick off a year-round schedule of four and five-day cruises beginning in May 2019. Four-day cruises will visit Nassau, …

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 They’re not mega-resorts. They’re not even large resorts. But they’re also more than boutique hotels. These are Caribbean resorts, in a smaller package, with the amenities you’re looking for and the intimacy you prize. They’re full of character and charm …

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

KLM St Maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it will be resuming flight service to the island of St Maarten beginning Oct. 29. The news is a significant boost for the island whose Princess Juliana airport …

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

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 Coral gardening, the process of replanting laboratory-raised coral fragments to restore coral populations, is proving to benefit Caribbean reefs, according to a new study from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The school said the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re a diver, the Caribbean’s your go-to destination, with hundreds of fish-filled, coral-crusted dive spots to capture your attention. But paying a la carte for your underwater adventures can get pricey, and all those …

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 The perfect Caribbean beach getaway isn’t always as expensive as you think. Indeed, there are tucked-away bargains all over the Caribbean, where the sand count is high but the price is low. Serving up warm hospitality on idyllic coastlines, they …

 The Barbados culinary team has taken home the crown as the winner of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami this week. The CHTA event was held this week at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Barbados also took home individual honors …

Nieuw Statendam

 Bookings are now open for the first voyage and 2018-2019 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America’s new ms Nieuw Statendam cruise ship. The ship, due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, will be the second “Pinnacle” class ship in Holland …

 Bonaire is launching its third annual Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program. From mid-August through early November, the Bonaire Fall Festival features a lineup of accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater and topside adventures and culinary specials. “Maintaining a continuous flow of …

 One of the Caribbean’s greatest dive resorts has just gotten even better. Bonaire’s Captain Don’s Habitat has debuted its new Namaste Spa, with spa packages available for relaxation, wellness and rejuvenation, whether you’re there for a diving trip or simply …

  There’s a major new Caribbean food festival coming to Miami, part of a regional push to take the Caribbean’s food scene to new global heights. Indeed, celebrated Trinidadian chef Richardson Skinner is calling for the Caribbean to elevate the …

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 The boutique Bellafonte Bonaire hotel has added a new private pier for guests. The oceanfront property’s new pier offers direct access to the sea, along with cushioned lounge chairs lined up along the pier for guests. The hotel, which has …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Brandi Fleischman, who sent in this superb shot of a french angel fish in the waters beneath the island of Klein Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. Have you taken a great …

Wreck Diving

 With its miles of coral reefs and warm crystalline waters, the Caribbean is the world’s most popular dive destination.  The Caribbean’s ocean currents, rocky reefs and tropical storms have also created a trail of Caribbean ship wrecks you can dive …