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Saint Lucia’s Must-Visit Summer Music Festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A top Caribbean music festival is back in Saint Lucia this summer with the return of Mercury Fest. The beach music party, produced by Epic Events, is one of the region’s most anticipated summer festivals. …

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Op-Ed: Rethinking Caribbean Cruise Port Revenues

 By Robert MacLellanCJ Contributor Can tourism-dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil – their main source of national revenue – they banded …

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20 Great Resorts for Summer Caribbean Vacations

 It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean: in some ways, traveling to the Caribbean is even better in the summer. It’s less crowded, meaning you get can in to the hottest tables, find your seat at the hippest …

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all-inclusive st maarten ocean point

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton After a meal of fresh local snapper and white wine, you walk past the brilliant blue view and the striking cliffs beneath your feet and it’s very easy to forget you’re staying at an …

caribbean travelers choice

 There’s no more discerning audience of frequent travelers than subscribers to Caribbean Journal, the world’s largest website covering Caribbean travel. And with your help, we our proud to present the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards, celebrating …

st maarten aviation conference

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Caribbean’s leading aviation conference is back again for a fourth edition. This year’s Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will be held from June 11-13 in St Maarten. “Over the past four years the Meetup has been …

st maarten new hotel

 By Alexander Britell The latest chapter in St Maarten’s inspiring tourism comeback? A new hotel on the way. It’s called The Morgan Resort, Spa and Village, and it’s targeting a late 2019 debut on the shores of St Maarten’s Simpson …

caribbean st maarten bar

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s been open just three weeks but you can already feel it. Even in the late afternoon on a Tuesday, you know a hotspot when you see it. It’s sleek, it’s instantly hip and …

st maarten airbnb

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten and home sharing giant Airbnb have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting tourism to the island, the two sides announced on Monday. The MOU establishes a “framework of mutual collaboration and …

martha stewart caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Martha Stewart is getting into the Caribbean cruise industry. The home and lifestyle titan is partnering with Swiss cruise company MSC Cruises, with plans to offer curated excursions, gift packages and special onboard menus and …

st maarten oasis

 St Maarten: Oasis Cancels Call for Dry Dock By the Caribbean Journal stass Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas ship, which was damaged in The Bahamas at the beginning of the month when a crane fell on its deck, has …

all-inclusive planet hollywood caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Planet Hollywood brand is set to open a new all-inclusive in the Caribbean, this time in Cancun. Sunwing Travel Group’s Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun is slated to make its debut in “late …

caribbean art gallery

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Who is the greatest living artist in the Caribbean? Every island would have its answer, but for the island of St Martin, there’s en easy choice: Sir Roland Richardson, the Marigot-based legend who has been …

winair dutch caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is expanding its presence in the Dutch Caribbean. The carrier, which first introduced flights in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao last year, will be increasing its service between Aruba, Curacao and …

st maarten ashanti

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of music superstars will be headlining a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Maarten Carnival. That includes Ashanti, Keyshia Cole and Ja Rule, who will take the stage at the “Soulful …

all-inclusive st maarten sonesta

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In what is easily the most important reopening of the year for St Maarten’s post-Hurricane Irma recovery, the Sonesta Maho all-inclusive has begun welcoming guests again. The family-friendly hotel, long St Maarten’s flagship hotel, reopened …

st maarten divi upgrades

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has completed a series of upgrade projects. The new additions range from the new “pureocean” poolscape and bar to the completion of propertywide renovations in the wake of …

st maarten cruise boom

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor As St Maarten’s tourism comeback, one sector is already performing better than ever: the cruise industry. Port St Maarten reported over 1.5 million cruise passengers in 2018, according to new data from the port. Over the …