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The Best All-Inclusive Dive Resorts in the Caribbean

 There are countless resorts in the Caribbean with PADI dive centers and drive boats on site, offering a variety of dive programs from all-inclusive to a la carte experiences. At other resorts, you can find all-inclusive vacations where diving is …

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A New All-Inclusive Is Coming to Saint Lucia 

 The celebrated Zoëtry brand is coming to the island of Saint Lucia this December.  The new Zoëtry Marigot Bay St Lucia is opening its doors on Dec. 1 as the first AMR Collection resort on the island.  The property is …

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A “Strong” Tourism Recovery in Saint Lucia 

 Saint Lucia says it is experiencing a “strong” post-pandemic tourism recovery.  The island has achieved around 80 percent of its pre-pandemic stay over arrival numbers, as compared to the same period in 2019, according to tourism officials.  And now Saint …

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 Virgin Atlantic is set to relaunch its winter service to the island of Saint Lucia.  The flights from London Heathrow will kick off on Oct. 31, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority confirmed.  Virgin is operating the service to Saint Lucia’s …

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 The Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia has officially removed all of travel restrictions, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Saint Lucia has removed all of its pre-testing and vaccination requirements — meaning traveling to the island is largely as it was before …

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 A popular adults-only all-inclusive resort in Saint Lucia has rebranded itself, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Rendezvous Saint Lucia Resort has officially rebranded as StolenTime by Rendezvous, with a focus beyond couples.  The resort is the sister property to the …

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 There are so many resorts clamoring for the travelers’ attention in the Caribbean that it’s easy to overlook smaller but more budget-friendly hotels where it’s still possible to book a room for under $100 a night. The tradeoff for paying …

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 Nearly every island in the Caribbean is ringed with beautiful beaches, but there’s more to a Caribbean vacation than sun and sand. Just inland from the coast on many islands you’ll find steep-sided mountains carpeted in lush rainforest, a less …

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 Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has named a new director of sales, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 96-room resort, one of just two Viceroy-branded resorts in the wider Caribbean, has tapped Christy Connolly to the role.  Connolly most …

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 Saint Lucia Carnival is making its return this year after a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic, and tourism officials say the demand is “overwhelming.” Caribbean Airlines has already added more flights from Trinidad to tap the regional market for the …

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 In a move celebrated across the wider travel industry, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted its requirement for travelers to test negative for Covid-19 before returning home to the United States from abroad.  It’s the culmination …

caribbean hotels boutique

 Being a boutique hotel isn’t just about size. Sure, the hotels on this list, all of which have 40 rooms or less, are not big.  But boutique is about more than that. It’s about character, about personality; about identity.  It …

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saint lucia tourism rebounding

 Saint Lucia tourism is starting to rebound, two years after the island was one of the first Caribbean destinations to reopen amid the pandemic.  In March, Saint Lucia reported its highest month of tourism arrivals since it first reopened back …

dominica jazz festival

 One of the Eastern Caribbean’s top music festivals is making a comeback.  Dominica’s popular Jazz n’ Creole festival will return to the Cabrits National Park on May 1, 2022, following a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.  This will be the …

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 For most travelers, it’s the number one destination-within-a-destination: the beach bar.  As travel trends ebb and flow, it’s a constant, somehow managing to survive as the manifestation of our most romantic Caribbean travel fantasies.  Because there’s just something about a cocktail …

saint lucia tourism strong

 Saint Lucia just posted its strongest month for tourism since the onset of the pandemic.  The island welcomed 32,110 arrivals in March, the highest month of arrivals since the island first reopened for tourism in June 2020.  Saint Lucia is …

all-inclusive curacao resort zoetry

 The highly anticipated new Zoëtry Curacao Resort and Spa has quietly made its debut as the island’s newest all-inclusive.  The luxury AMR Collection property has 72 suites, each of which has either garden, “tropical” or pool views, set at the …