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How to Live on the Water in Oranjestad, Aruba

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad, has seen remarkable growth in recent years, from a revamped, walkable downtown to a wave of new eateries and art galleries. And now it’s getting a major new waterfront real estate project; …

Renaissance in Aruba, Curacao Sold

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Two major casino hotels in the Caribbean have been sold. US-based Wind Creek Hospitality, an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has acquired both the Aruba Renaissance Resort and Casino and the Curacao Renaissance …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Aruba

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Wayne Robinson, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset in Oranjestad, Aruba. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

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 Charming architecture; beautiful vistas; vibrant communities. There are some picturesque towns scattered across the Caribbean, the sort of places that seem to instagram themselves. These are the Caribbeans postcard-perfect towns, perfect for a very different kind of vacation or a wonderful day trip, …

 Thousands of Caribbean Journal readers have spoken, and now there’s a winner. San Juan, Puerto Rico has taken home the crown as the Caribbean Journal Readers’ Choice Award winner for Caribbean City of the Year in 2016. San Juan beat …

 Above: Statia (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell STATIA — Could this be the next big form of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean? Eco-tourism pioneer Jem Winston thinks so. Winston is a proponent of “homestay” tourism, which sees tourists and travelers …