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The Dutch Caribbean Has a Cool New Boutique Resort

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A very cool new boutique resort is opening its doors this month in the Dutch Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Belnem House Boutique Resort is officially opening its doors on April 22 on the island of Bonaire, according […]


The Ultimate Caribbean Summer Vacation Includes This Rum Festival

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A rum-on-the-beach party. A rum-infused lunch at an overwater restaurant. Outdoor tastings at oceanfront hotels around the island.  A final dinner at a restaurant with a three-Michelin-star pedigree.  This isn’t like any rum festival you’ve ever been to — and […]


Delta Is Adding More Daily Nonstop Flights to Aruba

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Delta is ramping up its Caribbean expansion with more daily nonstop flights to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.  Beginning this winter, Delta will be adding a second daily nonstop flight between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix […]


Bonaire Is the Hottest Destination in the Dutch Caribbean 

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A morning snorkel in one of the hemisphere’s most pristine reefs. Afternoon in the capital of windsurfing. Dinner at the number one restaurant in the Caribbean.  It sounds like a bucket-list itinerary — but it’s just a regular day in Bonaire, […]

The 10 Hottest Aruba Resorts for 2023

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Aruba is sizzling, and not just because it’s so close to the equator. The southern Caribbean hotspot has been one of the most popular destinations in the region since the onset of the pandemic, having nimbly handled its tourism protocols […]

Top Caribbean Rum Festival Returning to Bonaire in 2023 

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If you’ve been to a rum festival, you’re familiar with the routine.  A large indoor conference hall, crowded booths, typically thousands of miles from the Caribbean.  But if you love rum, there is another option: Bonaire Rum Week.  The Caribbean’s […]


This is the Coolest Boutique Hotel in Aruba 

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You wake up, slide your door open and peer out directly at the sand and the calm froth of Aruban blue. This is unlike any other place to stay in Aruba.  In a sea of larger, mostly high-rise resorts, it’s […]

In Aruba, a “Surge” in Visitor Arrivals 

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Aruba has moved past the recovery phase of its tourism rebound, with arrival numbers setting all-time records.  The Dutch Caribbean island has seen what officials are calling a “surge” in visitors arrivals in 2022, one that has “not only approached […]

St Maarten Is Removing All Testing, Vaccination Rules for Travelers 

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There’s been a significant shift in the Caribbean’s testing policies, with just about every destination in the region having lifted its entry rules.  And now you can include St Maarten.  Effective Nov. 1, the Friendly Island will no longer require […]


American Airlines Is Adding Daily Flights to Bonaire 

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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 […]

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 […]

In Saba, The Caribbean's Pioneering Eco-Tourism Month 

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The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba has been at the forefront of the eco-tourism movement for decades.  And a big part of that has been the island’s popular Sea & Learn Month, a beloved program focused on raising awareness […]


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