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How US Virgin Islands Tourism Survived the Pandemic

 The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry at large, and on the cruise business in particular. As a region largely dependent on the cruise business, the Caribbean took an incredible economic hit. The U.S. Virgin Islands …

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The US Virgin Islands Just Removed All Travel Rules for Americans 

 The US Virgin Islands, among the biggest tourism success stories of the pandemic, has announced a major updates to its entry rules: the lifting of all restrictions for American travelers.  That means U.S. citizens traveling from the US mainland and …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Buck Island and St Croix

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bob Seymour, who sent in this stunning shot of Buck Island with St Croix in the background.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.comw with …

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 Divi Resorts has named a new regional director of operations for the Caribbean, the company said this week.  The North Carolina-based company has tapped Mo Sallah to the role, in which he will oversee resort operations at Divi’s seven properties …

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 St Thomas Carnival made its triumphant return this past weekend in the US Virgin Islands. The 70th annual edition of St Thomas Carnival was an “eclectic celebration of culture and tradition,” according to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  …

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 In a boost for St Croix’s cruise industry, Royal Caribbean has announced plans to nearly triple its calls on the island’s cruise port in Frederiksted, according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  The announcement was made in a press conference …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Scott Mitchell, who sent in this spectacular shot of the view of Buck Island from Point Udall on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Have you taken …

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 Cape Air, the Massachusetts-based airline that has a strong presence in the Caribbean, is going electric.  The company has signed a letter of intent to purchase 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft, meaning the longtime regional carrier will become the Caribbean’s …

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 Divi Resorts has officially opened its newest all-inclusive resort in St Maarten.  It’s called Oceans at Divi Little Bay, and it’s a resort-within-a-resort at the company’s signature St Maarten property, Divi Little Bay.  The new Oceans is an elevated experience, …

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 By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean …

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 St Croix will play host to a new music event on President’s Day Weekend.  It’s called Fete.Vibe.Soca, and it will be headlined by Trinidad and Tobago soca star Nadia Batson and her all-female band.  The outdoor event takes place Sunday, …

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 Divi Resorts is set to open its second resort-within-a-resort in the Caribbean, this time in St Maarten.  Following the launch of its Oceans brand at St Croix’s Divi Carina Bay resort, Divi will next week debut another Oceans resort at …

st croix adults-only resort

 The newest adults-only all-inclusive resort has officially opened its doors on the island of St Croix.  The dramatically transformed and rebranded, 200-room Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort and Casino began welcoming back guests this week to its new iteration as …

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 It’s been one of the greatest tourism success stories of the pandemic — and tourism continues to sizzle in the United States Virgin Islands.  Last year was a banner year for travel in the territory, according to new data released by …

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 St Croix’s first-ever adults-only all-inclusive is set to debut on Feb. 1.  The relaunched Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino will offer a range of activities and amenities “curated specifically for adults 18+,” the property said in a statement.  It …

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 Even at the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, you can always find your own space.  But right now, sometimes travelers are looking for a little extra seclusion; a little more distance from other people.  That’s where these Caribbean beaches …

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 They may not be the biggest, or have the most amenities. They may be brand new, they may be centuries old. But the coolest hotels in the Caribbean are the ones that have that indescribable x-factor; where, no matter how …

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 A parade of cafes at the edge of the sand; tiny bars and art galleries; a soundtrack of clacking plates and mopeds and afternoon laughter, silent and loud in all the right ways. Across the wider Caribbean one can find …