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Bahamas Set for Summer Boating “Flings” 

 The Bahamas Tourist Office is set to host dozens of boaters in its popular “Boating Flings” this summer.  The caravans of boaters will head from Florida to the Out Islands of The Bahamas; that will include three Flings to Bimini …

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Marriott Has Big All-Inclusive Plans in the Caribbean 

 By Guy Britton Marriott made its high-profile entry into the all-inclusive space in 2019 with its acquisition of the Barbados-based Elegant Hotels.  Now, the company has quickly become a power in the all-inclusive space in the Caribbean, with nearly three …

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Turks and Caicos Tourism Is Surging Right Now

 Tourist arrival numbers continue to surge to Turks and Caicos, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The destination’s numbers in the first quarter were just about even with what had been spectacular visitor arrivals in the first quarter of 2019.  Indeed, Turks …

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 There’s a new acting director of the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board.  Tourist Board veteran Mary Lightbourne has been named to the role, succeeding Pamela Ewing, who announced her resignation this week.  Ewing had served for 17 years at …

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 Turks and Caicos is updating its entry protocols in May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Effective May 1, the destination will require all visitors 18 and over to show proof of full vaccination.  On the same date, the destination is removing …

cayman islands tourism reopening plan

 More flights are returning to the Cayman Islands.  American Airlines just launched daily flights between Charlotte and Grand Cayman, with plans to relaunch its Saturday service from Dallas in June.  That complements existing services from Miami to Grand Cayman, which …

caribbean vacation bonaire

 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 …

st thomas virgin islands carnival

 The 70th edition of Carnival Virgin Islands is set for April in St Thomas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular festival will be held this year from April 27 to May 1, 2022, under the theme “A New Cultural Roogadoo …

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 The new Saba Rock resort in the British Virgin Islands is a magnificent blend of form and function, capturing some of the ephemeral feel of a Caribbean beach bar while designed to survive the destructive force of a hurricane like …

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 By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean …

us virgin islands tourism sizzling

 It’s been one of the greatest tourism success stories of the pandemic — and tourism continues to sizzle in the United States Virgin Islands.  Last year was a banner year for travel in the territory, according to new data released by …

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 The clack of dominoes; the knock of stringed shells; the cut of fresh Queen Conch.  There’s a percussive ritual to Potters Cay, the historic fishing dock under the Paradise Island Bridge that just so happens to be the crossroads of …

caribbean real estate supernova

  By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Turks and Caicos real estate just completed a “supernova” year, according to the latest report from Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty.  This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority …

all-inclusive antigua rum

  It’s called Nobody Knows.  But clearly someone does.  It’s just past twilight at Nobody Knows, the signature rum bar at Antigua’s renowned Hammock Cove resort.  Erick is pouring a diverse selection of some of the Caribbeans finest rums, from …

caribbean islands best 2022

  Hiking a volcano. Walking the cane fields of an organic rum distillery. Eating lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; savoring a twilight mento concert; kayaking across a secret mangrove forest; riding a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar. …

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  The United States Virgin Islands has implemented new testing rules for travelers. The updated requirements mean all U.S-based travelers aged 5 or older must submit a negative test result (antigen or PCR) within three days before travel to the …

guadeloupe travelers

  JetBlue is back in the Guadeloupe Islands.  The New York City-based carrier has officially relaunched service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The airline is operating three nonstop flights per …

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  The British Virgin Islands has announced an update to its travel rules, removing the on-arrival test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.  Up until now, travelers had to take both a test before arriving in the BVI and one upon …

 

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