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Best Hotels in St. John

The 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

The Best Beaches You Can Stay on in the Caribbean

 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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This Is a Growing Market for US Virgin Islands Tourism

 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 …

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 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: …

 St John meets high fashion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St John’s Caneel Bay resort turns 60 next year and is celebrating the landmark in style by partnering with fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer to release a limited-edition scarf. The 28” x …

 St John has a special kind of a natural energy and that is most obvious on its beaches. It all starts with the abundant life on the coral reefs that surround St John and the rise to dramatic mountain peaks on over …

 By Guy Britton I was waiting at the airport in St Thomas, recounting the history of my time at Mystic Ridge in St John to a onetime colleague I ran into at the airport. “You’ve been living like a rock …

 We’ve always said that the best beach in the Caribbean is the one you’re on right now. But some beaches are that much more special — the ones that repay great journeys. But what makes a great beach? Is it the …

 It’s one of the great Caribbean fantasies — getting married on a Caribbean beach. But it’s much easier than you think. But when you think about planning a Caribbean beach wedding, why not start with the beach itself? We have you …

 It’s a question we get asked very often. “Which Caribbean island has the best beaches?” Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. That’s because it’s hard to go to any island in the Caribbean and not find a world-class beach. But …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Villa Delfina took a full four years to build yet it takes only an instant to appreciate. The plush interiors of this five-bedroom villa in the gated enclave of Peter Bay on St John are …

 It’s the Caribbean’s most precious resource. It’s right there. It’s beckoning you. You’re on the beach, taking in the sun, and you’re fascinated by what’s going on in the vast blue world right in front of you. It’s why so …

 Above: “Promises Kept” in St John The latest Caribbean Home heads to the Point Rendezvous area above Cruz Bay in St John, US Virgin Islands for a hillside villa with show-stopping views. It’s called “Promises Kept,” and it’s a four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom …