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The 10 Hottest Aruba Resorts for 2023

 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 …

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Top Caribbean Rum Festival Returning to Bonaire in 2023 

 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 …

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This is the Coolest Boutique Hotel in Aruba 

 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 …

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aruba surge visitors

 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 …

 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 …

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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 …

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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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 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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 A new luxury adults-only hotel is opening its doors this month on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.  It’s called the Kura Botanica Hotel, and it’s a transformation of the former Kura Hulanda resort hotel in Willemstad.  It’s set in …

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 British Airways is headed for the Dutch Caribbean.  The British flag carrier is adding its first-ever service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba next spring.  Beginning in March 2023, British Airways will be operating twice-weekly flights out of London …

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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 …

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 Southwest Airlines has relaunched another nonstop route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The low-cost carrier has officially resumed nonstop service between Orlando International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport.  The relaunched service is …

caribbean saba island 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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 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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 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 …

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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