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KLM Is Relaunching Its Nonstop St Maarten Flights

 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is officially relaunching its flights from Amsterdam to St Maarten.  The Dutch carrier suspended its nonstop flights to the island in the wake of Hurricane Irma in 2017, instead operating flights in combination with its Curacao …

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A Legendary Caribbean Floating Bar Is Back in the BVI

 It’s back in The Bight.  For years, it was one of the Caribbean’s bucket-list bars: a floating, decommissioned old tanker converted into a beach bar Mecca.  Then, in 2017, the William Thornton, or Willy T as it was affectionately known, …

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How Barbuda Is Going Green

 After the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the beach-filled paradise of Barbuda is about to go green in a major way. The United Arab Emirates is joining with the CARICOM Development Fund and other partners to build a …

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 By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s debut …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 By Alexander Britell There are certain hotels in the Caribbean that manage to transcend the world of hospitality and enter a realm reserved for legends. They’re hotels that become destinations, that become bucket-list stops, that become part of the tapestry …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most prestigious hotels is getting bigger. The boutique Christopher St Barth will be adding a collection of three new villas in December, Caribbean Journal has learned. The expansion comes after the …

st croix hotel renovation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel Caravelle, among the most popular places to stay on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, has closed to begin a renovation project. The renovation and remodeling will last through the …

st thomas nonstop flights

 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland St Thomas is getting a big airlift boost this summer — and it looks like the start of a trend. The flight expansion will be highlighted by the addition of a second daily nonstop …

anguilla tourism rebound

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Anguilla is starting to see a major tourism rebound, according to new data from the Anguilla Tourist Board. Stopover arrivals to the island rose by 22 percent in January compared to the same month the …

all-inclusive st maarten sonesta

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In what is easily the most important reopening of the year for St Maarten’s post-Hurricane Irma recovery, the Sonesta Maho all-inclusive has begun welcoming guests again. The family-friendly hotel, long St Maarten’s flagship hotel, reopened …

jamaica visitor safety

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Tourism isn’t just the beating heart of the Caribbean economy — it’s one of the largest economic sectors on earth. And in an age of increasing global challenges, that means the continued sustainability — and resilience …

st maarten divi upgrades

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has completed a series of upgrade projects. The new additions range from the new “pureocean” poolscape and bar to the completion of propertywide renovations in the wake of …

st john resort westin

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a massive boost for the tourism fortunes of the island of St John, the Westin St John Resort Villas has officially reopened its doors. The reopening comes 16 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria …

st maarten cruise boom

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor As St Maarten’s tourism comeback, one sector is already performing better than ever: the cruise industry. Port St Maarten reported over 1.5 million cruise passengers in 2018, according to new data from the port. Over the …

st maarten oyster bay reconstruction

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s popular Oyster Bay Beach Resort has officially completed its extensive reconstruction project, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property, which partially reopened in June after shuttering in the wake of Hurricane Irma, has now …

anguilla long bay villas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A portfolio of luxury villas has made its return on the island of Anguilla, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Santosha Villa Estate and the Sand Villa, Sea Villa and Sky Villa at Anguilla’s Long Bay …

St Maarten Sonesta Reopening

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The reopening of the popular Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St Maarten has been pushed back to the end of next month, according to a statement from the property. The property said it would reopen …