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10 Caribbean Beach Resorts for Your Next Vacation  

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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 Tourism Surpassing 2019 Levels 

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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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From Nassau to the Dominican Republic, 5 Places to Go in September 

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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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Rum Journal: The Best Rum Shop in Bonaire 

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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 […]


A Secret Caribbean Oasis in Bonaire 

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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 […]


The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean - 2022

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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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British Virgin Islands Removes Testing Requirements for Travelers

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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 […]


Air Belgium Is Launching Flights to Bonaire 

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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 […]


Belize Just Removed All Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Visitors

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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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Jetair Caribbean Launches Curacao-Aruba Flights

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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 […]


In Bonaire, Your Own Private Caribbean Reef 

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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, […]


New “Streamlined” Bonaire Visitor Tax Set to Launch 

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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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