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St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Is Open Again

 By Alexander Britell It’s back. One of the Caribbean’s most beloved hotels has reopened its doors on the island of St Thomas: the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. In a huge step forward for the tourism industry in St Thomas, the …

St John Is Getting an Energy Boost

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St John in the United States Virgin Islands is about to get an energy boost — and get greener in the process. According to US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, the island …

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises Launches New Summer 2019 Offers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Princess Cruises has officially launched new offers for its 2019 summer cruises including itineraries to the Caribbean region. The line’s Caribbean program will include its new “Rhythm of the Caribbean” experience, which aims …

LATEST NEWS

st thomas nonstop flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The U.S. Virgin Islands is seeing a new airlift boom, and the island of St Thomas is the latest beneficiary. Florida-based Spirit Airlines has officially launched new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost air carrier Spirit Airlines is expanding its Caribbean network. The carrier has announced plans to expand to daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Bill Clinton paid a visit to the Caribbean this week, traveling to both the United States Virgin Islands and Dominica. Clinton was in the Caribbean to see first hand the islands’ …

Caribbean Princess

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Princess Cruises will continue offering summer Caribbean cruising from Florida in 2019, with family-friendly summer vacations in both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The line’s summer departures from Fort Lauderdale open for sale December 14. “With …

 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 …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is extending its gratitude to its cruise and airline partners for their Hurricane Irma relief efforts, the territory announced in a statement. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty thanked the …

 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 …

 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, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Cinnamon Bay, the campground and resort located on Cinnamon Bay Beach on the island of St. John, has unveiled a 10-year environmental plan for the property’s future. With a system of environmental initiatives newly in place, …

best hikes

 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 …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Bill Smith, who sent in this stunning shot of the vista from the Ram’s Head Trail overlook on the island of St. John. Have you taken a great photo …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Justin Nuland, who sent in this beautiful photograph of morning on Maho Bay in St. John. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

luxury villas

 In many ways, luxury villas are the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. It’s far beyond — and very different — than spending your time in a resort. A villa means you aren’t just staying on an island — you’re living on an island, and in …

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 …