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Bonaire Adds New Options for Visitor Tax 

 Over the summer, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire put in a new “visitor tax,” aiming to replace its existing room and rental car taxes.  The $75 tax is due before entering Bonaire, either digitally or at the passport line …

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American Airlines Is Adding Daily Flights to Bonaire 

 Bonaire has seen a strong recovery of its tourism industry in the last year, in spite of less-than-robust airlift to the island.  That is about to change this winter, however, according to the island’s tourist board.  In December, American Airlines …

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17 Great Caribbean Beaches You Can Only Reach By Boat 

 They’re tucked away in tiny corners of the Caribbean, set off far in the middle of the sea, hidden beneath cliffs.  They’re those rarefied beaches that are a bit harder to reach, the ones you can’t fly to, the ones …

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 It’s one of the best times to visit the Caribbean: the so-called “shoulder season,” when the storms are typically behind us but the winter tourism season hasn’t yet begun.  That means you can find great value — and smaller crowds —in …

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 Bonaire is seeing continued strong tourism numbers this summer and into the fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Dutch Caribbean island reported just under 11,000 stay over visitors in September, which represented a 7 percent increase over September 2019, before …

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 It’s not peak season, and that’s what makes it so wonderful.  Because while September is the slowest time of year in the Caribbean, the region is very much open for travel — and thanks to relaxed travel protocols, right now is …

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 It’s never been known as a rum destination, but for rum drinkers making the trip, Bonaire is home to one rather good rum shop.  And it’s actually a Chinese supermarket.  It’s called the Zhung Kong supermarket, and inside this grocery …

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 Every time you come back, you feel better.  Maybe you’ve just spent a morning snorkeling the 1,000 Steps, or a day windsurfing at Lac Bay.  But the moment you punch in the passcode and walk through the door at Bamboo …

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 They’re the kinds of meals you savor. Not just when you’re finishing dessert, but months and years in advance. This is the experience diners are seeking when they come to any strong culinary destination, and, thankfully, the Caribbean is full …

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 In a major shift, the British Virgin Islands has removed pre-testing requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means travelers no longer have to show proof of a negative test to enter the British overseas territory.  Travelers are also …

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 Air Belgium is adding to its growing Caribbean network with new service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Air Belgium has added Bonaire as a new destination for the 2022-2023 winter season, with a nonstop …

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 In a significant move, Belize has become the latest Caribbean destination to dispense with all of its travel health protocols.  That means travelers to Belize no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the …

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 There’s a new way to island hop in the Dutch Caribbean, with the launch of regional carrier Jetair’s new service between Curacao and Aruba.  The new flight, which has already started operations, is running four times each week, twice on …

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 The first thing you notice is the view: a beautiful and vast ocean lies before you, unobstructed and inviting.  Walk into any room at the Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel and you can hear it calling.  It’s the sound of the ocean and nature, …

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 Bonaire’s new entry tax for visitors will take effect on July 1.  The tax is what officials call a “streamlined” tax, meaning it will take the place of the island’s current room tax and rental car tax.  The new tax …

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 Healthy coral reefs aren’t just essential for the Caribbean ecosystem — they’re also vital for the Caribbean tourism economy.  That’s the impetus behind a major new guide for coral reef restoration specifically aimed at the Caribbean tourism industry.  The new “Guide,” …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has taken what officials are calling a “giant step” towards its environmental preservation push.  The island’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has signed a letter of intent with the Public Entity St Eustatius …

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 Southwest Airlines has relaunched another nonstop route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The low-cost carrier has officially resumed nonstop service between Orlando International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport.  The relaunched service is …

 

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