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The Best Islands for Snorkeling in the Caribbean


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 […]


How to Take a Luxury Picnic to St John

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 […]


The Best Hotels in St. John

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 […]


The Best Beaches You Can Stay on in the Caribbean

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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 […]

This Is a Growing Market for US Virgin Islands Tourism

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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 […]

How to Travel to the US Virgin Islands, For Less

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 […]

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The Best Caribbean Beach Hotels

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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 […]

VIDEO: On the Beach at Hawksnest Bay, St John

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 […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Southern Tip of St John

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 Resort Has a New Executive Chef

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 Luxury Yacht Trip

The ultimate Virgin Islands experience By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

How Lilly Pulitzer Is Partnering With This Caribbean Hotel

St John meets high fashion By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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” […]


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