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In Bonaire, a New Kind of Dutch Caribbean Vacation 

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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 […]


Statia Further Eases Health Restrictions 


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 […]


Bonaire to Host New Caribbean Rum Festival in June 

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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 […]


Aruba Waives Testing Requirements for Boosted Travelers 

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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 […]

What to Know About Traveling to Curaçao Right Now

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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 […]

Aruba Adds Antigen Testing Option for American, Canadian Travelers

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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 Just Updated Its Testing Protocols for Visitors

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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 […]

Curaçao Continues Tourism Rebound

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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 […]

Aruba Has New Testing Rules for Travelers

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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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Popular Aruba Hotel Sold

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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 […]

Bonaire Just Updated Its Entry Requirements for Travelers

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has announced changes to its entry requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new rules, which take effect Dec. 22, mean travelers need to show proof of a negative PCR test result taken […]

Curaçao Hits Major Tourism Milestone

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Curaçao has reached a major milestone, eclipsing its 2019 tourism totals in a month for the first time since the pandemic, according to data from the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association. In October, the Dutch Caribbean island reported 35,020 stay […]


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