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St Maarten Names New Director of Tourism

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten has named a new director of tourism as the island recovers from last year’s storms. The St Maarten Tourist Bureau has appointed May-Ling Chun to the role, it announced in a statement. Chun …

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort Reopens in St Maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In the biggest step yet for St Maarten’s recovery, the island’s Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has reopened its doors. Divi’s beachfront property, which is the best-known hotel to reopen on the island in the …

Panama’s Copa Airlines Plans June 2 Return to St Maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another important carrier is plotting its return to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Panama-based carrier Copa Airlines will resume flights to St Maarten on June 2, the company announced. Copa had suspended operations to …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Princess Cruises will kick off its summer cruise itinerary with Rhythm of the Caribbean, a new experiential program that will include St Maarten. The new cultural experience on Caribbean sailings will include regional cuisine, signature cocktails, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was always a bucket-list destination: Pinel Island, the sandy oasis a short ferry ride off the coast of Cul de Sac on the French side of St Martin. And now, the legendary island is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another place to stay on your next St Maarten getaway. The island’s Villas at Simpson Bay Resort has reopened, tourism officials confirmed in a statement. The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, set …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor United Airlines made its long-awaited return to St. Maarten this week. St Maarten Tourism Minister Cornelius De Weever welcomed the return of the airline, which will provide a weekly airlift out of Newark, New Jersey, to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has added another new route in the Caribbean to its quickly-growing regional portfolio. Spirit has officially launched new nonstop flights to Cap Haitien, Haiti out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor There’s a new eco-tourism attraction on the island of St Maarten. Rainforest Adventures has celebrated the grand opening of its Rockland Estate Park in St Maarten. This eco-adventure park features rides such as The Flying Dutchman, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a big boost for St Maarten, the island’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort is planning a grand reopening on June 1, a spokesperson for the resort confirmed to Caribbean Journal. The first phase of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s newest cruise ships has made its first visit to the island of St Maarten on Friday. TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship, which first made its debut in September, became …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises’ next generation ship, Seaside, made its inaugural call to St Maarten on Wednesday. MSC Seaside, part of the line’s new Seaside Class, features a promenade with shops, restaurants, bars and more. The vessel is …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Maarten comeback continues. The latest step in the destination’s post-Irma recovery has come in the form of new airlift, with low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines plotting a return to St Maarten in May, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It may have two different countries on it, but it’s one island — and now both St Martin and St Maarten are joining together to plan for the island’s tourism future. The French and Dutch sides …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines is making its return to the island of St Maarten. Copa will be returning with weekly flights to St Maarten in June, according to Acting Minister of Tourism Cornelius de Weever. “This …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff KLM is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean. The air carrier has announced the launch of an additional flight from Amsterdam to Aruba and Bonaire for the season, taking its service to a total …

 There’s nothing like the feeling of discovery, of coming to a destination far off the beaten path, of finding a place for adventurous travelers. In the Caribbean, that often means the more remote islands, the harder-to-reach spots. But even these …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has unveiled a new Caribbean itinerary that’s just about perfect: the “Caribbean’s perfect ten.” The St Maarten-to-St Maarten cruise is 10 days of stops in small ports in the Caribbean, …