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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Morning on Maho Bay

 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

The 12 Best Islands for 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

10 Ultimate Beach Vacations You Need to Try

 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 …

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Small Hotels

 There’s just something different about a small hotel. Maybe it’s the intimate service you get, or the way the design vision of the owner seems to manifest itself better in the decor. Maybe it’s the little quirks, or the warm, …

 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 …

Caribbean destinations to visit in 2017.

 Our annual Where to Travel list isn’t about the Caribbean you know. It’s about the Caribbean you have yet to discover. This is all about the places you may have never thought about, destinations that will fascinate you and move you; …

St. John

 It’s one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean: St. John, the most charming island in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a haven for naturalists, artists and beach-seekers alike. It’s a little slice of heaven, about 60 percent of …

Snorkeling

 It’s one of if not the most popular activity for Caribbean travelers: snorkeling. Aside from lounging on the beach and drinking rum, grabbing a mask and fins and heading into the sea is one of the main draws for travelers …

 A new way to experience St John By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor To celebrate this year’s centennial of the National Parks Service The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is encouraging its guests to explore their nearest national treasure, Virgin Islands National …

Best Hotels in St. John

 You can’t fly into St. John (catch a plane to St. Thomas (find St Thomas hotels here) and then hop the ferry over) but its behind-the-gateway location only adds to the appeal of the smallest U.S. Virgin Island. Once you …

Best Beaches

 Think of your favorite beaches in the Caribbean, the show-stopping ones, like Prickly Pear or Sandy Spit in the British Virgin Islands, or Trunk Bay in St John. But what makes these beaches so spectacular is something of a flaw …

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 The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking steps to market the territory’s tourism offerings to travelers in Texas. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported that recent visits to Dallas and Houston helped generate greater awareness about the destinations …

 It’s summer in the Caribbean, meaning the water is warm, the beaches are less crowded and the rates are often dramatically lower. And that’s true in the US Virgin Islands, which is now offering several incentives for summer travelers to …

caribbean beach hotels

 Sure, there is the food and the rum and the culture and the people. But the primary draw, the siren song beckoning us to the Caribbean, is the beach. We have long acknowledged that there is something about millions of grains of …

 It’s the most beautiful place in the US Virgin Islands: the island paradise called St John, about 60 percent of which is covered in national parkland. And one of the nicest corners of the island is in Hawksnest Bay. Here’s …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ed Cave in Atlanta, Georgia, who sent in this incredible shot of Ram Head, the southernmost tip of the island of St John. Did you take a great photo of the …

 St John’s Caneel Bay has named a new top chef. The property has announced the appointment of Nicholas Arnold as its new executive chef; Arnold had previously worked at the property from 2000 to 2002 as Garde Manger Chef. Arnold …

 The ultimate Virgin Islands experience By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor OK, so you didn’t win the Powerball jackpot. But it’s never too early to start planning what you’ll do if your numbers come up the next time. Here’s an idea: …