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The Caribbean Island of Saba Has a New Hotel 

 Tiny Saba, the Dutch Caribbean island that’s long been one of the region’s best-kept secrets, has a brand-new hotel.  The new Saba Arawak Hotel just opened its doors on a hillside in the Windwardside area of the island.  Set across …

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Curacao Is Topping Its Pre-Pandemic Tourism Totals 

 In a significant milestone, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao just eclipsed its pre-pandemic numbers for the month of April.  Last month, Curacao reported 42,715 stayover visitors, representing 106 percent of its arrivals in April 2019.  That was buoyed by …

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Bonaire Rum Week Launches Photo Competition 

 The most exciting event in the Dutch Caribbean of 2022 has expanded again, this time with a new Photo Competition.  The Bonaire Rum Week Photo Competition, which launched May 5, seeks the best photos of Bonaire under or above the …

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st maarten carnival

 St Maarten Carnival is back.  The Dutch Caribbean destination’s popular carnival celebration is back this year for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.  “This year’s event will attract thousands of participants worldwide, who will come to enjoy …

aruba testing requirements

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has lifted all of its pandemic-related entry requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means travelers no longer have to present a negative test or proof of vaccination in order to enter the …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has eased its entry requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Fully vaccinated travelers whose second vaccine dose or booster shot was given within the last 270 days will no longer be required to …

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 The Caribbean’s most exciting new rum festival has added a new partner: American Airlines. American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, which operates nonstop service from Miami to Bonaire, is a new partner to the weeklong Dutch Caribbean rum festival. “We’re …

curacao tourism growth

 Curacao’s efforts to recoup its pre-pandemic tourism production are headed in the “right direction,” according to the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association.  Last month, the Dutch Caribbean destination reported 35,451 stay over visitors, about 69 percent of which came from …

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 It’s always been the Caribbean capital of diving, a haven for sustainability and the natural environment.  But now another side of Bonaire is in the spotlight, as more and more travelers appreciate Bonaire’s place as the culinary star of the …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has further eased its health restrictions, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island is now allowing a maximum of 50 people inside restaurants and bars, or 50 percent of full capacity.  The island has also …

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 A new Caribbean rum event is coming to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. It’s called Bonaire Rum Week, and it’s a celebration of the world of Caribbean rum, featuring cocktail competitions, exquisite rum pairings, cigar events and the chance …

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 Aruba has updated its travel protocols again, this time with a major change: the island is now waiving pre-testing requirements for those with booster shots.  All visitors who upload a digitally verifiable proof of vaccination (including proof of a booster …

curacao travel

 Curaçao recently updated its travel protocols for American and other “high-risk country” visitors, headlined by the requirement fo a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before flying to the island (the island requires a printed or digital copy …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has announced another update of its entry rules for travelers, now effective in January 2022. The new rules, which apply to American and Canadian visitors, mean travelers will have two pre-testing options for visiting …

bonaire testing protocols

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has announced an update to its entry travel protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new rules, which just went into effect on Jan. 16, mean fully vaccinated visitors can travel to Bonaire with either …

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 Curaçao’s tourism sector continues to recover, buoyed by a tourism surge in December.  The Dutch Caribbean island welcomed a total of 265,000 stay over visitor arrivals in 2021, according to new data from the Curacao Tourist Board.  That represented 57 …

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 In a major change to its testing rules, Aruba has implemented a two-day requirement for visitors from the US and Canada.  The new rules mean all visitors need to complete a PCR or RT-PCR test — antigen tests are not accepted. …

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 A leading hotel in the Dutch Caribbean has been sold, Caribbean Journal has exclusively learned.  A deal to purchase the Brickell Bay Beach Club hotel in Aruba has closed.  The 97-key hotel includes a 16,000-square-foot retail complex, in a strong …