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Jetair Launches Curaçao-Dominican Republic Flights

 Curaçao-based airline startup Jetair has launched its third route in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier kicked off its new flights between Curaçao and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic this week, with one weekly flight on Sundays between the …

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St Maarten’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort Is Back and Better than Ever

 They call it the “Pearl of the Caribbean,” this tiny beach town on the eastern edge of St Maarten.  This is Oyster Pond, a pearl-shaped lagoon framed by green hills, a place long home to one of the island’s signature …

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Alexander Hamilton’s Forgotten Caribbean Island

 Since the release of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton, the Caribbean island of Nevis has been in the limelight, with visitors drawn to the Eastern Caribbean destination to see U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace in downtown Charlestown.  Hamilton was …

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 Visitors to St Maarten can now provide antigen test results to comply with the island’s entry requirements.  United States visitors can supply any non-home administered antigen tests, performed within 48 hours prior to departure.  For those who wish to take …

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 The leading luxury resort in St Martin has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The Belmond La Samanna resort began welcoming back guests on Feb. 15.  The resort, perched above Baie Longue beach amid 55 acres of tropical gardens, has …

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 American Airlines is planning to launch a host of new routes to the Caribbean this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  In June, the world’s largest airline will kick off a new routes to Caribbean destinations including St Maarten and Saint …

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 St Maarten’s most anticipated new resort in years is set for a June debut, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Morgan, a new resort in Simpson Bay, is slated to open its doors on June 1, the property confirmed.  The property …

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 Skiers know that the best places to stay are slopeside, where they have direct access to the trails. The tropical equivalent is the swim-up room, where you can step outside and right into the warm waters of a swimming pool. …

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 The Sonesta brand has made its way to Puerto Rico.  Sonesta has officially opened the Royal Sonesta San Juan Resort in Puerto Rico, following a rebranding of the former InterContinental San Juan.  The 398-room resort is set in the beach …

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 The travel industry has changed in more ways than we can count, but it’s also put that much more emphasis on the decision of where to stay.  There’s so much more thought that goes into the choice of accommodation, and …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Bradley Ollivierre, who sent in this lovely shot of Little Bay 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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 Sonesta Resorts St Maarten has launched a new rapid-testing program for guests, the company told Caribbean Journal.  The property, which is comprised of the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point and the family-friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, will offer Abbott PAnbio rapid …

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 The past year has changed a lot about the travel industry. What hasn’t changed is the world’s love affair with the Caribbean — and while intrepid travelers have already been returning to the region’s shores, demand (and arrival numbers) are expected …

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 Restaurants are about more than just food.  When we go out to eat, we aren’t doing so because we have to — we do it because we want to.  Because restaurants make our lives more interesting. They break up the …

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 The right beach, the right chair, the right drink. It may sound simple, but, like the greatest cocktails, you only need a few ingredients. In a time when travel has been significantly disrupted, this is the kind of experience we …

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 Diamond Resorts is reopening both of its resorts in St Maarten, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Jan. 1, 2021, the company will relaunch both its Royal Palm Beach Resort and Flamingo Beach Resort in St Maarten.  Both properties have undergone …

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 St Maarten-based regional air carrier Winair is relaunching its service to both Curaçao and Aruba, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will begin operating both routes from St Maarten on Dec. 21, according to a statement from Winair.  Winair will …

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 The French side of St Martin is now officially open for tourism, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The destination quietly reopened to both European and non-European tourists, including those from the United States.  “You will be hosted in completely safe conditions …