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Ashanti, Ja Rule to Headline St Maarten Carnival Concert

 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 …

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Sonesta Maho All-Inclusive Reopens Its Doors in St Maarten

 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 …

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St Maarten’s Divi Little Bay Completes 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 …

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 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s popular Oyster Bay Beach Resort has officially completed its extensive reconstruction project, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property, which partially reopened in June after shuttering in the wake of Hurricane Irma, has now …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is about to launch another significant new daily route to the Caribbean. Beginning Feb. 14, the fast-growing carrier will launch its first-ever daily nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It’s a huge boost …

St Maarten Sonesta Reopening

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The reopening of the popular Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St Maarten has been pushed back to the end of next month, according to a statement from the property. The property said it would reopen …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack of Brewster, New York, who sent in this stunning shot of the green hills of Philipsburg, the capital of St Maarten. Have you taken …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After an impressive recovery from Hurricane Irma in 2018, St Maarten is expecting another big year for its all-important cruise industry in 2019. And Port St Maarten is hitting the ground running, with six ships …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s premier all-inclusive resort has made its triumphant return to Maho Beach. The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort has completed a 15-month-long rebuilding process in the wake of Hurricane Irma, a significant step for …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier Air Transat has finally returned to St Maarten. The airline officially resumed service to the destination this week after a 15-month hiatus in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Transat is now operating weekly …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten just had its busiest cruise day of the year, according to Port St Maarten. Just in time for Boxing Day, the destination welcomed seven cruise ships. Six vessels were moored at the two …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Bergen, who sent in this beautiful shot of the beach at Simpson Bay in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The reconstruction of St Maarten’s iconic Princess Juliana International Airport is making progress, officials said this week. While the airport has been serving passengers since Oct. 10, 2017, operations will be transfefred back to the …

St Maarten winair holidays

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional carrier Winair is adding more new flights for the upcoming holiday season. The carrier is adding 24 additional seats for its St Maarten-Curacao flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Aruba flights …

st maarten symphony of the seas

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Symphony of the Seas, the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, made its inaugural call to Port St. Maarten this week. This was the ship’s first port of call in the Eastern Caribbean after leaving …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The leading all-inclusive resort in St Maarten is set for a major reopening. The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point resort is planning to reopen its doors on Dec. 15, according to the property. The property, which …

st maarten cruise boom

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise destinations – but when the ships depart and the sun goes down, Philipsburg, St Maarten tends to get quiet. A new project is looking to change that, however. Set …