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How US Virgin Islands Tourism Survived the Pandemic

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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 […]


The US Virgin Islands Just Removed All Travel Rules for Americans 

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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 […]


Two New Marriott Hotels to Open in St Thomas This Fall 

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The long awaited transformation of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef property in St Thomas is slated to debut this fall.  Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that it will be opening two new hotels in St Thomas: the Westin Beach Resort and Spa […]


St Thomas Carnival’s Big Comeback 

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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.  […]

A Legendary Caribbean Eco Resort Is Back in St John 

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It first opened in back in the 1970s, at the time a pioneer in the still uncharted world of eco tourism.  Now, well, it’s precisely what many travelers are looking for. And now, five years after Hurricane Irma, the legendary […]

US Virgin Islands Tourism Is Sizzling

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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 […]


5 Must-Visit Villas on the Island of St John

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The 20-square island in the US Virgin Islands, nearly two thirds of which is covered by National Park, is a place meant for exploration, tailor made for independent travelers, for those who know how to seek out the richness of […]

The Cool List: The Coolest Caribbean Hotels for 2022

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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 […]

The 22 Best Islands in the Caribbean to Visit in 2022

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Hiking a volcano. Walking the cane fields of an organic rum distillery. Eating lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; savoring a twilight mento concert; kayaking across a secret mangrove forest; riding a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar. They’re […]


The 10 Best Caribbean Beach Towns to Visit in 2022

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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 […]

The 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations in the Caribbean

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By any measure, it’s one of the most popular activities for travelers to the Caribbean: snorkeling. And it’s not hard to see why: it’s accessible, easy to do, and a tremendous way to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean.  […]

Travelers to the US Virgin Islands Don’t Need a Test to Come Back

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It’s become one of the biggest hassles in travel: the return test.  For nearly a year, the CDC required all returning American travelers to show proof of a negative test (antigen or PCR) within 72 hours of coming back to […]


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