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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Maho Beach in St Maarten

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steve Roth, who sent in this lovely shot of Maho Beach on the island of St Maarten.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

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Adults-Only All-Inclusive Set to Debut in St Croix

 St Croix’s first-ever adults-only all-inclusive is set to debut on Feb. 1.  The relaunched Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino will offer a range of activities and amenities “curated specifically for adults 18+,” the property said in a statement.  It …

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Your Own Private Resort in St Maarten

 It’s hard to think of a better location in St Maarten.  You’re right near the border, a bit less than 15 minutes from the culinary capital of the Caribbean (and the island’s best markets) in Grand Case.  It’s about the …

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 Hiking a volcano. Walking the cane fields of an organic rum distillery. Eating lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; savoring a twilight mento concert; kayaking across a secret mangrove forest; riding a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar. They’re …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jenni Bergen, who sent in this lovely shot of sun and sand on Simpson Bay Beach in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

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 A brand-new casino has officially opened its doors at the Royalton Antigua, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Casino Royale, and it’s the sister gaming operation to the famous Casino Royale in St Maarten, a big new addition to Marriott’s …

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 French Caribbean airline Air Antilles is ramping up its flight service to Antigua this winter season.  That will include twice-weekly services on Mondays and Fridays from Barbados and Saint Lucia to Antigua.  The first flights will launch on Dec. 17, …

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 St Maarten’s cruise comeback took another big step this week with its first six-ship day of the season.  Indeed, it was the first time six ships had called on St Maarten in a single day since the onset of the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader David Olson, who sent in this lovely shot from the Bel Air Beach Hotel at Little Bay in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

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 St Maarten’s newest travel rules have officially taken effect — meaning fully vaccinated travelers from the United States don’t need a test to enter the island.  The island is now waiving its pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors, making St …

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 “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” It’s on a sign above the door at the Infinity Bar. It’s that old French refrain, “Let the good times roll.” And the moment you walk into the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, you understand.  The 180-room …

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 Air Antilles is adding more new flights to Saint Lucia this winter.  The French Caribbean carrier will now be operating around 3,000 seats each month, beginning Dec. 6.  That will include daily flights from Barbados; six weekly flights from both …

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 St Maarten will soon begin waiving pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Nov. 1, fully vaccinated visitors will no longer require a test, antigen or PCR, to enter St Maarten.  It’s a major change for …

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 Delta Airlines is expanding its flights service to the Caribbean, headlined by a pair of major routes, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be increasing its service to daily nonstop flights from New York to both St Thomas, US …

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 A new ferry service is coming to the St Maarten-Statia-Saba triangle, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Anguilla-based Blues and Blues has won the tender for the inter-island maritime route between the three islands.  The company will operating the service on a …

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 Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has made its return to the island of St Maarten.  The company’s Carnival Freedom arrived at Port St Maarten this week, the first Carnival call on the island since the onset of the pandemic — after …

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 Divi Resorts is launching a new “upper-tier” all-inclusive brand, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Oceans, and it will apply to the company’s top-level resorts.  The company says it’s the first time it’s ever launched a new brand in its …

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 St Maarten has a new Minister of Tourism, following the swearing-in of new Minister Roger Lawrence.  Lawrence’s portfolio also includes Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications.  “We need to create stable instruments of cooperation to develop and promote our tourism sector,” …