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USVI “Resumes Business” After Tropical Storm Karen

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The USVI has “resumed business” following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, officials said Wednesday. While the storm brought heavy rainfall to the trio of islands, it “had little to no impact on the territory’s …

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From Nassau to Bonaire, 5 Caribbean Places to Visit in September

 Autumn is a time of recharge in the Caribbean, a period when some destinations cool down, visitors thin and certain hotels close for their annual upgrades. But the vast majority of destinations eagerly welcome visitors in September, when you can …

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USVI Tourism Launches Division of Festivals

 By the Caribbean Journal staff From the popular “Ag” Festival to Crucian Christmas, the USVI is one of the Caribbean’s hubs for great events. And now the territory’s Department of Tourism has launched a new division to enhance these assets. …

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st john villa resort sirenusa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to experience St John in the USVI. The former Sirenusa property in St John has been renovated and upgraded and rebranded into The Hills, St John. The relaunched villa resort has …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michele Perreault, who sent in this lovely shot of a shaded view in St John in the USVI. Have you taken a great photo in the …

ritz carlton st thomas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The greatest hotel in the US Virgin Islands is set for a comeback. The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long that island’s leading resort and arguably the flagship hotel in the wider destination, is set to return …

usvi hotel development

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is making hotel development a strategic priority, according to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. With few new hotels built in the territory in the last few decades, Bryan said he wants to …

marriott caribbean luxury

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has officially launched its highly-anticipated luxury home sharing program. While the program includes more than 2,000 luxury homes and villas around the world, it also includes a presence in the Caribbean. For now, that …

st john martinique hotels

 We’ve made no secret for our love of the Caribbean’s smaller hotels, where travelers can dig deep into the authentic charm of the Caribbean. But there are more such properties than one can count — meaning we never get tired of …

green caribbean

 With very few exceptions, you won’t find a destination in the Caribbean that doesn’t have a beautiful beach — or five. But some destinations have that extra beach factor, the sort of place that simply overflows with marvelous beaches and …

st john caribbean floating bar

 By Alexander Britell The Willy T. Young Island. Angel’s Rest. D Boat. They’ve long been in the pantheon of floating bars in the Caribbean: the standalone seagoing bars that take the beach bar to an entirely different level. And now …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tone Limon, who sent in this lovely shot of the view overlooking Trunk Bay in St John. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

st john resort westin

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a massive boost for the tourism fortunes of the island of St John, the Westin St John Resort Villas has officially reopened its doors. The reopening comes 16 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands’ tourism industry is “open for business,” incoming Tourism Commissioner Joe Boschulte said this week. Boschulte, who awaits confirmation as the USVI’s new tourism chief, was speaking during the Caribbean Travel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands is slated to launch a major new voluntourism-style program called Purpose in Paradise. The comprehensive program aims to enhance the territory’s “broad network of community-based philanthropic activities and strengthens our …

 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 …

islands to live on

 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

 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 …