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At The Bonairian, the Art of the Tiny Caribbean Beach Hotel

 By Alexander Britell It is not quite a boutique hotel, sleeker than a bed and breakfast. There’s a restaurant, though it is certainly no resort. There is a particular class of tiny hotels in the Caribbean, delightful little places with …

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At Bonaire’s Harbour Village Resort, Rediscovering Luxury

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton The noise of modernity is such that even in the Caribbean you can seldom enjoy the simple sound of a palm tree. There’s a way the fronds wave in the wind, moving together in …

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In Bonaire’s Lac Bay, a Caribbean Paradise Fueled by the Wind

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton LAC BAY – This is the birthplace. This is where it all began, where a stretch of white sand in the southeastern corner of Bonaire turned into the Caribbean capital of windsurfing. And when …

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 By Guy Britton and Alexander Britell An island with some of the most spectacular shorelines on the planet is not the first place you’d ever imagine spending even a single day away from the water. Even more so here on …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is expanding its presence in the Dutch Caribbean. The carrier, which first introduced flights in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao last year, will be increasing its service between Aruba, Curacao and …

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 By Alexander Britell THERE’S A popular restaurant in the onetime library of a very old Dominican abbey in the Dutch city of Zwolle. It’s called “The Library,” and it’s won a Michelin star every year since 1993 — now boasting three …

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 You didn’t want to spend 20 minutes walking from your room to get to the beach. That’s not why you’re here. You made the long journey so you could spend your vacation lazing on the sand, rum punch (or just …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is extending its recent expansion to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire to year-round service, Caribbean Journal has learned. That means a total of four weekly flights from Miami International Airport to Bonaire, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Recent years have seen the growth of a number of initiatives aimed at regrowing coral reef in the Caribbean — most notably the Coral Restoration Foundation in Bonaire. Now, another drive has launched to help rebuild …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional carrier Winair is adding more new flights for the upcoming holiday season. The carrier is adding 24 additional seats for its St Maarten-Curacao flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Aruba flights …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Whether it’s on the beach in Belize or in an urban setting in the Dominican Republic, Kingston or Panama, Marriott is in the midst of a massive expansion push in the Caribbean. And now it’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff United Airlines is planning a major expansion to the Caribbean for the spring season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier is adding more than 11,000 seats to destinations in the Caribbean, from U.S. cities including …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important boost for the Dutch Caribbean island, Sunwing is returning to Bonaire for a second season, the company said this week. The travel giant is the only Canadian tour operator that will be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s about to get easier to get around the destinations of the Dutch Caribbean. TUI has partnered with regional Caribbean carrier Winair to add a host of extra flights between Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s national culinary team took home the top honors in the latest edition of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami last week. The team beat out 11 other national culinary teams …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s under-the-radar foodie scenes has scored a major new addition. BLT Burger, the “rough and tumble” burger joint that’s part of the BLT steakhouse family, has opened its doors on the Dutch …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s always been known for its blue, but now Bonaire is making it official. Bonaire, long one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for snorkeling and diving, is developing a multifaceted public private partnership program that will …

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 By Alexander Britell American Airlines officially launches its first-ever flights to Bonaire this weekend, with plans for more. The carrier will also be adding flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Dec. 15 through March 30, 2019. That’s along with …