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The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort Reopens in St Maarten

 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 …

United Airlines Returns to St Maarten

 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 …

Spirit Launches New Nonstop Flights to Cap-Haitien, Haiti

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

curacao tourism development

 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, …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Viking Ocean Cruises ship Viking Sky will make its inaugural to Port St. Maarten on Monday, March 5. This will be the first inaugural call of a cruise vessel for the port since the passing of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based Regional Caribbean air carrier Winair has launched a new way to get around the Dutch Caribbean. This week, the carrier launched the new “CN Express,” a flight aimed at connecting St Maarten, St …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another popular St Maarten resort is making a comeback. The Simpson Bay Resort, set on the island’s most famous marina, is planning a relaunch in March. The property, which includes a mix of 336 suites …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to Tortola. Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways has launched its new service between St Maarten and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The service also includes onward connections to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination ship has returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises. The ship recently underwent an “extensive” multimillion-dollar dry dock that added a host of new …