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Caribbean Moment: On Cat Island, Finding a Classic Bahamas Beach

 It’s about 150 square miles, but Cat Island in The Bahamas has less than 1,500 people.  You don’t have to do the math to figure out that the beaches on Cat have built-in social distancing.  And are there ever beaches.  …

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From The Bahamas to Saint Lucia, 5 Beaches to to Dream About

 For the last few months, we’ve been featuring Caribbean beaches to visit digitally; for the first time, we’re now able to include a handful of beaches you will soon be able to visit in person, as destinations like Aruba and …

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Longtime British Virgin Islands Tourism Director “Hanging Up Her Shoes”

 One of the Caribbean’s leading directors of tourism is “hanging up her shoes” later this year.  Sharon Flax-Brutus, who has served as the Director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission for eight years, is stepping down …

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 Demand for Caribbean private-island real estate is booming — as more people look to escape crowded cities and find seclusion in the tropics.  But not every private island comes with a large price tag.  That brings us to a new listing …

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 The pandemic has put a new emphasis on where we actually live — on the home itself and its physical location. And, if and when this happens, again — where we would be willing to spend months stuck inside our homes. …

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 The natural beauty of the Caribbean can’t be denied, and every visit to the islands is suffused with timeless moments that linger in the mind’s eye — a stroll through a lush tropical garden that dazzles with colorful flowers perhaps, …

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 It’s just you and your MarineMax boat.  You rush along the blue, surrounded by towering green hills, rolling wind and fresh sea air, indescribable beauty at every turn.  This is the essence of traveling to the British Virgin Islands; the …

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 For many people, singer Jimmy Buffett and his signature tune perfectly capture the island vibe they crave while slogging away at their busy lives the rest of the year. That’s even more true right now, as we all dream of …

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 Ever since Ursula Andress took her sensuous stroll out of the surf at Dunn’s River Falls in 1962’s Dr. No, there’s been a love affair between the James Bond movies and the Caribbean.  And the sultry relationship continues right through …

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 Aruba, one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations, has launched a series of aggressive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has officially restricted all non-residents of Aruba from entering …

caribbean covid tourism

 It’s not been easy for destinations to address the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but one Caribbean country’s tourism authority has put out an important message.  Balancing both the need to address the current situation and ensure that travelers …

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 A pair of Caribbean destinations are leading the way with aggressive measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  That includes the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe and the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands.  In what is …

belize tourism postponing

 Belize has many eco-resorts in its unspoiled rainforests — Chaa Creek and the Ka’Ana Resort, to name a couple of outstanding examples — but this Central American nation also has hundreds of miles of Caribbean coastline on its eastern border, …

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 Tropic Ocean Airways has received government approval to operate flights into the British Virgin Islands, the regional carrier told Caribbean Journal this week.  In a statement, Tropic Ocean Airways said its offering would begin with private charter service into two …