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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in St Maarten

St Maarten has everything: the beaches, the restaurants, the nightlife, the shopping, the gaming. It’s one of the most diverse, cosmopolitan, fun-filled places in all of the Caribbean.  And this is the island’s epicenter: Maho Beach, the heartbeat of St […]


ResortPass Adds Dominican Republic in Wider Caribbean Expansion

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ResortPass, the hotel platform that allows travelers buy day passes to participating resorts, has expanded to the Caribbean, including major markets like the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.  The Los Angeles-based company has also expanded to St Kitts, St Maarten, […]


St Maarten Is the Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Destination Right Now

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In a significant achievement for a destination hit hard by the storms of 2017, St Maarten was the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean last year.  The destination’s growth rate of 80 percent was the biggest improvement of any destination […]


A New Hotel Is Open in St Maarten

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St Maarten’s tourism rebirth has continued with the debut of the island’s newest hotel: the Adonis Cupecoy. The Adonis is the first new-build hotel to open its doors since Hurricane Irma, with a setting in Cupecoy, just south of the […]


The 20 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean to Visit in 2020

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All-inclusive resorts are the hottest thing in Caribbean travel right now.  There’s a reason, after all, why the biggest resort companies in the world, from Marriott to Hilton to Hyatt, are either (in the case of Marriott) launching their first-true […]

Sonesta Completes St Maarten Relaunch

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Sonesta has completed its high-profile relaunch of its two major St Maarten resorts, the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.  In a statement this week, Sonesta Resorts St Maarten said the dual-property complex was now “fully […]

St Maarten Is Leading a Caribbean Tourism Comeback

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By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst […]


A Must-Visit Culinary Event in St Maarten

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By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is primed for a major culinary event with the return this year of Chefs Night. The four-day event, which will be hosted at the Sonesta Ocean Point resort in Maho, will last from […]

St Maarten Is a Resurgent Caribbean Hotspot

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By Alexander Britell St Maarten tourism is booming. The Dutch Caribbean hotspot is seeing a massive rebound in tourism arrivals, according to newly-released data for the first half of 2019. St Maarten reported 171,543 stayover visitors in the first six […]

10 All-Inclusive Family Resorts to Visit Now

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Whether you’re traveling with your kids, your extended family or some other combination of relatives, going all-inclusive makes the family getaway significantly easier. And the best all-inclusive family resorts manage to combine the ease and comfort of the all-inclusive experience […]


What’s New at St Maarten’s Top Family Resort

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor After 18 months of renovations and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Irma, St Maarten’s Sonesta Maho Beach Resort is debuting upgraded facilities, amenities and new entertainment programs. In short, St Maarten’s top family resort […]

20 Great Resorts for Summer Caribbean Vacations

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It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean: in some ways, traveling to the Caribbean is even better in the summer. It’s less crowded, meaning you get can in to the hottest tables, find your seat at the hippest […]

VIDEO: The All-Inclusive Sonesta Ocean Point in St Maarten

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By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton After a meal of fresh local snapper and white wine, you walk past the brilliant blue view and the striking cliffs beneath your feet and it’s very easy to forget you’re staying at an […]


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