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10 Beach Bars to Visit in St Maarten

 St Maarten has a surplus of terrific beach bars, a portfolio of watering holes that has helped turn the island into one of the most beloved destinations in the Caribbean.  But if you’re planning on beach-bar hopping in St Maarten, …

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12 Places to Eat Like a Local in St Maarten

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A tent, a grill and a menu on a blackboard. Sometimes the most delicious places to eat in the Caribbean are smoke-filled shacks set on the side of the road. And when you’re in …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Philipsburg, St Maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack of Brewster, New York, who sent in this stunning shot of the green hills of Philipsburg, the capital of St Maarten. Have you taken …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise destinations – but when the ships depart and the sun goes down, Philipsburg, St Maarten tends to get quiet. A new project is looking to change that, however. Set …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Holland America Line returned to Philipsburg, St Maarten on Saturday with its cruise ship ms Koningsdam. HAL plans to call in Philipsburg, St. Maarten once more with Koningsdam on March 10, as well as six times with …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional Caribbean carrier Winair has opened a sales office in Philipsburg, the company announced this week. The opening comes after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Winair’s main offices and severely damaged the island’s …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

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 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—Belize will host the fourth Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum, known as CarPIF, on June 6 and 7, 2018. The 2018 meeting is expected to be the largest to date, according to organizer Bevil Wooding, …

 Above: Philipsburg By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is set to launch a new cruise development project in January, according to the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure. The project will be located in the Down …