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A Must-Visit Culinary Event in St Maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is primed for a major culinary event with the return this year of Chefs Night. The four-day event, which will be hosted at the Sonesta Ocean Point resort in Maho, will last from …

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St Maarten Continues Cruise Surge

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s all-important cruise sector continues to surge, according to the latest numbers released this week by Port St Maarten. The top-level Caribbean port reported close to 1.1 million cruise passenger arrivals between January and …

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St Maarten Is a Resurgent Caribbean Hotspot

 By Alexander Britell St Maarten tourism is booming. The Dutch Caribbean hotspot is seeing a massive rebound in tourism arrivals, according to newly-released data for the first half of 2019. St Maarten reported 171,543 stayover visitors in the first six …

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 By Guy Britton Zip lines come in many shapes and sizes, but this one is different. Very different.  The Flying Dutchman at Rainforest Adventures on St Maarten is the steepest zip line in the world. It’s an essential St Maarten experience, plunging more …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Winair has launched new daily flights between Aruba and Curacao. The St Maarten-based regional carrier has also launched flights from Aruba to Bonaire every other day, according to a statement from the Aruba Tourism Authority. …

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 August in the Caribbean means hot afternoons, evenings cooled by trade winds and, in many destinations, the feeling of having a bit more of the region to yourself. But there’s just something about the feeling of wading into bathtub-warm water …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-debut Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun in Mexico is adding another major component to the project: an adults-only resort. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a 380-suite “upscale oasis” for …

st maarten copa flights expanding

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s Copa Airlines is set to operate four weekly flights to St Maarten for the upcoming winter season, according to the St Maarten Ministry of Tourism. The important regional carrier will resume the flights by …

st maarten places to eat rib shack

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A tent, a grill and a menu on a blackboard. Sometimes the most delicious places to eat in the Caribbean are smoke-filled shacks set on the side of the road. And when you’re in …

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 By Alexander Britell There’s almost always a corner of beginning in every Caribbean destination, one of the spots where tourism truly started on the island. In St Maarten you find it as you wind around the twisting streets adjacent to …

all-inclusive family resorts

 Whether you’re traveling with your kids, your extended family or some other combination of relatives, going all-inclusive makes the family getaway significantly easier. And the best all-inclusive family resorts manage to combine the ease and comfort of the all-inclusive experience …

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 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. …

caribbean cruise 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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 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 …

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 …