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The 21 Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2021

 The past year has changed a lot about the travel industry. What hasn’t changed is the world’s love affair with the Caribbean — and while intrepid travelers have already been returning to the region’s shores, demand (and arrival numbers) are expected …

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Caribbean Mourns Sandals Resorts Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart

 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor  The Caribbean is mourning one of the titan’s of the region’s tourism industry, with the passing of Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the founder and chairman of Sandals Resorts International.  Stewart was 79. Stewart was known for …

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Santa Claus Is Spending the Next Year in The Bahamas

 After a long and taxing year, Santa Claus is hanging up his suit and hat and spending the next year in a most appropriate place: Stocking Island in The Bahamas. The Bahamas’ government has announced that it had invited Santa …

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 There’s no one on the beach at Matt Lowe’s Cay, just a row of dancing palm trees.  The water is that unmistakable cerulean that you only find in the Sea of Abaco, a shade unique in The Bahamas, a destination …

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 Tourism in The Bahamas is gaining momentum, with the return of major hotels and a host of additional flights.  Indeed, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said there was “great optimism in that the islands will see a return to record-breaking …

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 There’s now another way to reach the US Virgin Islands from the Midwest. Sun Country Airlines has relaunched its service from Minneapolis-St Paul to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The relaunched service will be …

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 Jimmy Buffett’s old boat is in town.  It’s a crisp December afternoon in Abaco, and “Fore Aces” is in Boat Harbour, a 124-foot-long message that one of the most important marinas in The Bahamas is very much back.  It’s not …

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 American Airlines is expanding its Caribbean pre-testing program to the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Starting Dec. 9, American Airlines will be the first airline to launch pre-flight testing on flights from the U.S. to the US Virgin …

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 The Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands has named a new leadership team, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property, which is reopening this week in time for the British Virgin Islands’ tourism relaunch, has named a new general …

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 If you can’t be in the Caribbean this holiday season, the new Christmas album by reggae star Shaggy will fill your stocking with island cheer. The multi-Grammy Award winner and native of Kingston, Jamaica says the record was inspired by …

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 More and more Caribbean destinations are launching extended stay programs for those able to work remotely — in other words, offering the chance to live on an island for a year. But the newest remote work program in the region has …

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 In the age of social distancing, travelers are placing a premium on privacy — both in their transportation and their accommodations.  And that’s the reasoning behind the launch of leading luxury villa rental company WIMCO’s new WIMCO Prive’ concierge travel …

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 The Caerula Mar Club in The Bahamas is reopening in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, most famous as the setting for the HGTV program “Renovation Island,” will be reopening on South Andros on Oct. 24.  The show sees …

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 American Airlines is set to undertake a major increase in flights to the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The world’s largest airline will significantly ramp up service to both St Thomas and St Croix beginning in November, according …

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 Aruba began its tourism reopening in June, first to neighboring islands Bonaire and Curacao, then to Canada and Europe and then in mid-July to travelers from the United States.   And in the last three months, the island has undertaken …

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 In a rather unique opportunity, a small chain of islands in The Bahamas has been listed for sale, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The Little Hawksbill Cays, which consist of a 39-acre island, a 10-acre island and a 5-acre island, …