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Crystal Is Relaunching Cruises in The Bahamas This Summer

 Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises will soon become the first cruise line to return to the Caribbean since the pandemic, with a new Bahamas-only itinerary exclusively for vaccinated travelers. The program, which launches this summer, is called Bahamas Escapes, and …

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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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CJI Market Focus: The Out Islands of The Bahamas

 By Joe Pike Although the coronavirus setback rebuilding efforts by the Out Islands of the Bahamas after the region was damaged by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Kerry Fountain, executive director of the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board, said he doesn’t …

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 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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 People sometimes forget the sheer vastness of The Bahamas. You may know there are 700 islands and cays, but you may not realize that The Bahamas covers an expanse of almost 655,000 square kilometers. It is not just a country …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff As relief and recovery efforts continue in Abaco and Grand Bahama, the remainder of The Bahamas has quickly relaunched its vital tourism economy. And that includes The Bahamas’ vast collection of marinas and most of …

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 With 700 islands and cays and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on the planet, it’s not surprising that the Bahamas is filled with terrific resorts. But while the destination is perhaps best known for larger hotspots on the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new airport could be coming to Long Island in The Bahamas. The Bahamas’ government has already launched the process toward the creation of the airport, according to Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. Indeed, the …

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 You didn’t want to spend 20 minutes walking from your room to get to the beach. That’s not why you’re here. You made the long journey so you could spend your vacation lazing on the sand, rum punch (or just …

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 It all begins with the beach. Sure, we love the food, the hotels and the culture in the Caribbean. But every journey starts with inspiration, and it always comes from that daydream of an afternoon spent on a beautiful shoreline, …

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 By Alexander Britell A significant new luxury destination is coming to the Out Islands of The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. In a major development for Long Island, one of the most pristine and undeveloped islands in The Bahamas, Star …

 It’s another kind of island: pristine, untouched, remarkably beautiful. The 80-mile-long Long Island in The Bahamas is one of the region’s frontier destinations — a haven for beach lovers and fishermen, a sanctuary for those in search of serene retreat. Perhaps …

 By Guy Britton LONG ISLAND — “We call it hailing,” Janice tells me at the Greenwich Creek Lodge. Everyone waves here. Every car that passes by you waves — every time. Not just occasionally — all of the time. But when …

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 By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean tourism has a new pace-setter. The Bahamas reported a whopping 18 percent surge in stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2018, the fastest rate of growth in the region. That was announced …

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 We never get tired of saying it — the Caribbean is a wonderful summer destination. While the region’s allure as an escape from wintry climes never ceases, the summer months are a quieter, even more relaxing time to visit the …

 By Guy Britton Long Island is on the edge. The eastern side of this island in The Bahamas plunges to depths of 1,000 feet right offshore; there are striking cliffs that stand up to the sea. The ocean meets the …

 By Guy Britton The population of Clarence Town is 85, according to the most recent Bahamian census. But this tiny settlement on Long Island in The Bahamas has a secret — one of the world’s most incredible beaches. It’s a …

 By Guy Britton It’s long been a paradise for flyfishermen: Long Island, the aptly-named 80-mile-long destination in the heart of The Bahamas. The island’s lee-side bays are nothing short of ground zero for flyfishermen, with some particularly large bonefish catches …