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St Thomas Airport Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a significant boost for the hard-hit island of St Thomas, the Cyril E. King Airport is set to reopen on Thursday for commercial flights. The announcement was made by US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth …

White House Approves Puerto Rico, St Croix Disaster Declaration

 By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Donald Trump has declared that a “major disaster” exists in Puerto Rico and in St Croix, ordering federal assistance to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria. Assistance …

St Croix “Significantly Impacted” By Hurricane Maria

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands was “severely impacted” by the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to a statement US Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. The eye of the Category …

LATEST NEWS

 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 Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You may know St. Croix jewelers Sonya Ltd as the originator of the hook bracelet, that classically Crucian silver or gold piece of jewelry that silently signals whether you’re single or taken, depending on whether …

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

 After the destruction of Irma, relief efforts are underway and assessments continue. And what about the fundament of the island’s economy, its hotels? According to initial evalutations, damage ranged from power outages at properties like Caneel Bay to significant property …

 The U.S Virgin Islands has begun a full assessment on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the territory, with major damage apparent in both St Thomas and St John. St. Croix did not receive the full brunt of the storm, …

 Choosing the right Caribbean villa is never easy. Beach or hillside? What kind of staffing? Most importantly, what island? But the Mango Hill Greathouse offers another vexing choice: stay for a week or stay forever? That’s because this dreamy villa …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

Beach Resorts

 There are great “resorts” in the Caribbean and there are great beach vacations in the Caribbean. The distinction is no small thing. Because while some resorts can offer all the amenities and grandeur you’re looking for, they may not be …

 The U.S. Virgin Islands is expanding its popular travel credit promotion. The USVI’s Department of Tourism has launched a new program called “Centennial PLUS” to coincide with the destination’s 100th anniversary as a U.S. territory. Now, the package offers $400 …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader David Bush, who sent in this stunning photograph of Turtle Beach on Buck Island off the coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the …

 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew to St. Croix this week with his family to celebrate the New Year. Biden, who regularly visits St. Croix, will be staying on the island through Jan. 2. It will likely be his last …

 When it comes to the United States Virgin Islands, we’ve got a soft spot for the southernmost of the trio. That’s because St. Croix combines so many of the things we value in a Caribbean getaway – superb dining, breezy …

Buy a Home in St. Croix

 It’s one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean: St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And its location means that for U.S. citizens it’s a very convenient place to buy a vacation home or move. To learn more …

Virgin Islands Food Tours

 Startup company Virgin Islands Food Tours aims to help visitors taste the island By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Could there be a more fun way to explore a destination than to eat your way around it? We think not, and …

retire st croix

 By Amy Land-de WildeCJ Contributor St. Croix has long been a destination not only for vacationers, but for retirees alike. Their interest is sparked during a first visit, and is renewed by subsequent trips to America’s Paradise. For those lucky …