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6 Beach Vacations to Try Right Now in the 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 …

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The Caribbean’s Newest Floating Bar Is In St John

 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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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Trunk Bay in St John

 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? …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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, …