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MSC Meraviglia Makes First Cruise Call in St Maarten

 MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia ship made its inaugural call on St Maarten this week.  It was the second inaugural call for Port St Maarten so far in the 2019-2020 cruise season.  “Once again Port St Maarten and the destination have been able …

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St Maarten Is Getting a New Eco-Resort

 A new eco-resort project is coming to St Maarten, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called the St Maarten Hillside Plantation and Eco Resort, and it will be a new kind of tourism project on the island.  The project is the …

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Sonesta Completes St Maarten Relaunch

 Sonesta has completed its high-profile relaunch of its two major St Maarten resorts, the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort.  In a statement this week, Sonesta Resorts St Maarten said the dual-property complex was now “fully …

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st maarten nonstop klm

 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is officially relaunching its flights from Amsterdam to St Maarten.  The Dutch carrier suspended its nonstop flights to the island in the wake of Hurricane Irma in 2017, instead operating flights in combination with its Curacao …

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 The popular Navy Beach eatery in The Hamptons is expanding with two locations in the Caribbean.  Navy Beach, which launched in Montauk in 2010, will be debuting outposts at a pair of Caribbean marinas: Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten is planning a series of improvement projects, officials announced this week. The new investments are part of a “primary focus of getting additional business in 2020 and beyond,” according to a statement. …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 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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 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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 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 …

st maarten caribbean zip line

 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 …