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From St John to Martinique, 5 Charming Caribbean Hotels to Try

 We’ve made no secret for our love of the Caribbean’s smaller hotels, where travelers can dig deep into the authentic charm of the Caribbean. But there are more such properties than one can count — meaning we never get tired of …

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The BVI’s Oil Nut Bay Is Set to Debut a New Marina Village

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is set to debut a highly-anticipated new destination: the Marina Village at Oil Nut Bay. The new complex at the luxe Oil Nut Bay development …

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A Must-Visit Regatta in the BVI

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a reason the British Virgin Islands has long been the Caribbean capital of sailing. And now the archipelago’s world-class sailing offering is on display again with the upcoming BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Freddy Wilson, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset in Brewers Bay, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. It’s another wonderful message of the beauty …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the fastest-growing cruise ports in the Caribbean has a new name. The British Virgin Islands has renamed the Tortola Pier Park in honor of tourism visionary and local cruise industry pioneer, Cyril B. Romney. …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor There’s a new way to island hop around the Caribbean’s greatest events. Caribbean Events has partnered with regional airline LIAT to increase awareness of regional events and to bolster intraregional air travel. “The Caribbean is …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the most beautiful — and perhaps most understated — things about rum is its power to transport. The romantic energy of rum can take you from wherever you’re indulging to a far-off Caribbean island somewhere, to …

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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 The British Virgin Islands’ cruise sector is continuing what has been a remarkable comeback from the storms of 2017. The BVI is projecting 524,928 cruise passengers for the 2018-2019 season, concentrated of course at the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding with home sharing giant Airbnb, the territory announced this week. The partnership “aims to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism to the islands, democratize the …

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 There’s a dynamism in the Caribbean now, a movement. The region is at once reinventing itself and delving even deeper into the beauty of its traditions and its culture. There are new hotels, new restaurants, new destinations and new ideas. …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has returned to the British Virgin Islands. The regional air carrier has resumed its morning and evening services to Tortola following the suspension of flights after Hurricane Irma last year. The airline resumed flights into …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sailing around the British Virgin Islands on a charter boat is one of the ultimate Caribbean getaways. But if you’re a solo traveler, a couple or a small group, it’s not always practical or easy …

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 The Caribbean his heating up for the winter season, and that’s being buoyed by a truly impressive lineup of hotel relaunches, from boutique St Barth stays to venerable Anguilla retreats. And whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving getaway or looking to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Oil Nut Bay development in Virgin Gorda is planning a major addition in December. The luxury residential community is set to open its new Marina Village, a multifaceted destination that will …

 By Alexander Britell There’s the sort of soundtrack you’d expect to find in Peckham or Paris, with panoramic views of brilliant green hills and tables hand-built from wine barrels. On a hot afternoon in Tortola, this is the coolest place …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton GUANA — Jamal is picking through the basil plants waving purply in the breeze. The first mango just came off the tree, he tells us, the fruit of a year of humbling revivification. Chickens …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Disney has officially returned to the British Virgin Islands. The cruise line’s Disney Fantasy ship was its first to make its return to the BVI this week. Passengers were welcomed by customer service representatives, and greeted …