hurricane irma


Cruise Ships Returning to St Barth

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Barth’s port of Gustavia will soon be welcoming back cruise ships to the island, according to officials from the St Barth Tourism Committee. The first ship to call on St Barth will be Crystal […]


This St Martin Beach Bar Was Destroyed By Irma. Here’s How to Help Rebuild It.

Calmos Cafe

By the Caribbean Journal staff It was one of St Martin’s legendary beach bars: Calmos Cafe, the always-happening nightlife and culture hub in the heart of the French Caribbean town of Grand Case. But as it did for much of […]


Norwegian Escape Shifting Caribbean Itineraries

By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Escape will be shifting its Eastern Caribbean itineraries to the Western Caribbean for the remainder of 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced. The changes come after the passage of Hurricane Maria and Irma impacted destinations […]


"St Barth 2.0" Moving Ahead As Island Continues Recovery

By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Barth was pummeled by Hurricane Irma, but it’s making a strong recovery so far, according to initial reports. One hotel calls it “St Barth 2.0.” All roads have been cleared, while […]

How to Help the Staff of a Beloved Hotel in St Martin

By the Caribbean Journal staff The beloved Grand Case Beach Club hotel was hit during Hurricane Irma, and now its staff and their families need help, both to rebuild their homes and their lives. The property has set up a […]

Bimini Sands Resort Reopens

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ Bimini Sands Resort has reopened after escaping Hurricane Irma without significant structural damage, the property announced. The property has a total of 214 condominium units on the island of South Bimini, with a […]


Legendary Tortola Hotel Plans Quick Comeback

By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Tortola was not spared the wrath of Hurricane Irma, but the island’s most legendary hotel is making a quick comeback. The Sugar Mill Hotel and Restaurant, set on Tortola’s Apple Bay, is […]

Martinique Quickly Back to Business After Maria

By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique was spared after Tuesday’s encounter with Hurricane Irma, officials said. Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport reopened on Tuesday morning, with ports scheduled to reopen on Thursday. “In Martinique, reconnaissance […]

St Croix “Significantly Impacted” By Hurricane Maria

By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands was “severely impacted” by the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to a statement US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. The eye of the Category […]


Nevis’ Montpelier Plantation to Reopen Oct. 8

By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis’ Relais & Chateaux hotel is coming back soon. The Montpelier Plantation & Beach is reopening Oct. 8 after seeing no damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to a statement. The property, set on […]

Hurricane Maria Pummels St Croix, Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM […]

Richard Branson Urges “Marshall Plan” For British Virgin Islands

By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson, whose own Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands was devastated by Hurricane Irma, is urging the creation of a long-term “Marshall Plan” for the British Virgin Islands, modeled on the massive […]


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