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Aruba Is Now Open for American Travelers

 Aruba is now officially open for travelers from the United States.  The Dutch Caribbean Island officially reopened for U.S. travelers on July 10, following a July 1 reopening for Canadian and European travelers, following an initial relaunch for visitors from …

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Renaissance Aruba to Reopen June 30

 The Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino is reopening on June 30, ahead of Aruba’s tourism reopening, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property includes two resorts: the Renaissance Marina Hotel and the Renaissance Ocean Suites, along with a private-island beach destination.  …

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Aruba Is Reopening for Tourism in July

 Aruba is officially reopening for tourism, with a phased plan that will see the return of its largest source market, American travelers, on July 10.  On June 15, Aruba will first open its borders to travelers from nearby Bonaire and …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Donna Harrison, who sent in this lovely shot of Flamingo Beach, the signature stretch of sand at the Renaissance in Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

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 The US Virgin Islands is in the midst of a tourism renaissance, according to recently-released data. The USVI is reporting close to a 50 percent increase in stay-over arrivals this year. It’s what the USVI Department of Tourism is calling …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff An historic Caribbean resort is set to make its long-awaited comeback next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Marriott’s Renaissance St Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa is set to return in the spring of 2020, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest independent hotel management company in the United States is set for a major Caribbean expansion — at some of the hottest properties in the region. Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality has announced the addition of …

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 Aruba is an island that’s all about discovery. It’s a destination that begs travelers to get out into a car and explore, to discover its hidden corners, to go beach hopping, to walk around its neighborhoods and to really experience …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Curacao’s most popular hotels is getting a makeover. The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, set in the heart of Willemstad, is undergoing an “extensive refresh” project. The project, which began April 1, will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The luxe Saint Peter’s Bay resort in Barbados has named a new general manager. Joseph Violi has been tapped by UNNA Resorts for the role, in which he will serve as group general manager of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has kicked off 2019 with a new addition in the Caribbean. The travel giant’s Renaissance Hotels brand has officially debuted its new Renaissance Cancun Resort and Marina, anchoring the new marina in Puerto Cancun. …

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 By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. …

 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 …

 Renaissance Aruba is relaunching its L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House, offering what the property is calling an “elevated dining experience” including a new menu, a new brunch concept and craft cocktails. The restaurant’s décor and overall look have also …

 The Rum Renaissance Caribbean Rum Cruise set for November 15 sailing By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the dream for any rum lover: cruising around the Caribbean, visiting rum distilleries and sipping aged spirits. But it’s not a dream, thanks …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Curacao has its first Starbucks at the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino. Starbucks currently has locations in several Caribbean countries, including the Bahamas (at the Atlantis resort), Puerto Rico, and Aruba. It …