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The 15 Best Caribbean Beach Bars for 2021

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The right beach, the right chair, the right drink. It may sound simple, but, like the greatest cocktails, you only need a few ingredients. In a time when travel has been significantly disrupted, this is the kind of experience we […]

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Negotiations to Relaunch on Caneel Bay Resort Lease

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EHI Acquisitions and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to re-enter negotiations on a long-term lease for the long-shuttered Caneel Bay Resort in St John, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned. The two sides have also agreed for the […]


Aruba, St John Trending Vacation Rental Destinations

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Aruba and the US Virgin Islands are seeing surging interest for vacation rentals right now, according to a new report from HometoGo.  The vacation rental portlal’s internal search and booking data showed significant year-over-year jumps in interest, with Aruba seeing […]


US Virgin Islands “Puts Brakes” on Tourism for At Least One Month

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The US Virgin Islands is “putting the brakes” on tourism, closing its doors to leisure visitors beginning Aug. 19 for a period of at least one month.  US Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr announced the move, reverting the territory […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: The View From Buck Island

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Brian Creech, who sent in this stunning shot of the view toward St John and St Thomas from the lookout on Buck Island, just off the coast of St Croix.  Have […]

Why Bikinis is the Best Beach Bar on St John

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“My employees even come here on their days off,” says owner Sybille Sorrentino.  Such is the pull, the sheer magnetism of Honeymoon Beach in St John, the home of the beloved Bikinis on the Beach Bar and Grill.  It’s the […]

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A New Private-Island Destination Is Coming to St John, USVI

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A new private–island resort is coming off the coast of St John in the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The new Lovango Resort and Beach Club will be a fully sustainable resort set on Lovango Cay, just […]

How to Take a Villa Vacation in St John Right Now

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The world of travel may have changed, but one thing hasn’t: a luxury villa remains one of the ultimate vacations to take in the Caribbean.  And today, a villa getaway is that much more alluring: you have the built-in privacy, […]

The US Virgin Islands Is Open for Tourism — Here's What to Expect

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St Croix might be your best bet if you’re thinking about heading to the U.S. Virgin Islands, after the U.S. territory officially reopened to visitors on June 1. (Update: all travelers to the USVI must complete a screening form — […]


Rum Journal: Kenny Chesney’s Caribbean Rum

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We’ve written often in these pages of the transportive power of rum, about how it can take you to the Caribbean even when you’re far, far away.  There’s something about rum that’s romantic, and much of that has to do […]

Featured Listing: A Luxury Villa in Tortola for $9.5 Million

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One of the leading villas in the British Virgin Islands is on the market.  St Bernard’s Hill House, long one of the premier estates in the BVI, is listed for $9.5 million with Smiths Gore.  The five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate is […]

From The Bahamas to St John, 10 Beaches to Dream About

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We can’t go a day without imaging ourselves on some far-off beach in the Caribbean right now, fantasizing about lazy afternoons in the water, about cocktails and picnics and the kind of invigorating scenery we can only find in the […]


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