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St Maarten’s Winair Expands Fleet

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional airline Winair has expanded its fleet for the upcoming high season. The carrier has added its fourth Twin Otter aircraft, with demand expected to rise for the winter months, the company said. …

Saba Airport Closing for Renovations

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s shortest commercial runway is getting a facelift. The Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is closing from Sept. 10 to Oct. 9 for a renovation to the world-famous …

A New Hiking Trail in Saba

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saba may be tiny, but the Dutch Caribbean island is long on adventure. Now, Saba has added a new hiking trail: the Elfin Trail, which follows the historic paths used by earlier generations who farmed …

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 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

 Above: the path of Hurricane Jose By the Caribbean Journal staff As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba and headed to Florida, another hurricane got closer to the Caribbean on Friday: Hurricane Jose. Hurricane Jose was about 265 miles east-southeast …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

 Regional carrier Winair has canceled all of its flights on Tuesday Sept. 5 and Wednesday Sept. 6 due to the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma in the northeastern Caribbean. The company said it hoped to restart “limited services” on Thursday, …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Caribbean’s lush and mountainous topography lends itself to some of the best hiking on the planet, treating trampers to tropical foliage and sightings of indigenous birds and animals, culminating with panoramic views of the …

 Saba’s historic Convent Cottage is traveler’s newest option for those looking to live like a local. The luxury villa brings together Dutch Colonial charm and Old World elegance with a strong sense of island heritage. Many of the traditional homes …

 As trips go, a honeymoon is likely the most memorable one you’ll ever take, so there’s a lot riding on your choice of where to go and where to stay. But if you’ve already decided on a post-nuptials getaway to …

 There’s a new day trip option for travelers in St. Barth — a getaway to Saba. Winair has announced the launch of a new direct route between the neighboring islands. Operating once a week in each direction, the 15-minute flight …

 It’s often been said that if you have to ask how much something costs, you can’t afford it. The same is true of cool — if you have to ask why a place is cool, you’re never going to get it. …

 A new diving destination By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Dutch Caribbean Island of Saba, one of the region’s top diving locations, is now home to the new Saba Freediving School. The growing movement of freediving is a form of underwater …

 The Caribbean’s certainly exotic. But what you’re looking for a place that goes off-off the beaten path — the really exotic places, the ones with very few people and a lot of mystery? That’s where these little islands come in, some …

 Exploring a Saba moment By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor SABA — “Saba is a beautiful place to do nothing,” the local I’d met earlier that day told me. And now I understand exactly what she means about this five-square-mile Dutch-Caribbean …

 An aviation geek’s dream By the Caribbean Journal staff Are you an Aviation Geek? Do you love the Caribbean? Then private jet booking firm PrivateFly may have the perfect Caribbean trip for you. The company has announced a new trip …