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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Little Bay, St Maarten

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader David Olson, who sent in this lovely shot from the Bel Air Beach Hotel at Little Bay in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

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Vaccinated Travelers Don’t Need a Test to Visit St Maarten

 St Maarten’s newest travel rules have officially taken effect — meaning fully vaccinated travelers from the United States don’t need a test to enter the island.  The island is now waiving its pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors, making St …

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At St Maarten’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort, a True Caribbean Classic

 “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” It’s on a sign above the door at the Infinity Bar. It’s that old French refrain, “Let the good times roll.” And the moment you walk into the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, you understand.  The 180-room …

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 Air Antilles is adding more new flights to Saint Lucia this winter.  The French Caribbean carrier will now be operating around 3,000 seats each month, beginning Dec. 6.  That will include daily flights from Barbados; six weekly flights from both …

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 St Maarten will soon begin waiving pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Nov. 1, fully vaccinated visitors will no longer require a test, antigen or PCR, to enter St Maarten.  It’s a major change for …

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 Delta Airlines is expanding its flights service to the Caribbean, headlined by a pair of major routes, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The carrier will be increasing its service to daily nonstop flights from New York to both St Thomas, US …

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 A new ferry service is coming to the St Maarten-Statia-Saba triangle, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Anguilla-based Blues and Blues has won the tender for the inter-island maritime route between the three islands.  The company will operating the service on a …

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 Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has made its return to the island of St Maarten.  The company’s Carnival Freedom arrived at Port St Maarten this week, the first Carnival call on the island since the onset of the pandemic — after …

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 Divi Resorts is launching a new “upper-tier” all-inclusive brand, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Oceans, and it will apply to the company’s top-level resorts.  The company says it’s the first time it’s ever launched a new brand in its …

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 St Maarten has a new Minister of Tourism, following the swearing-in of new Minister Roger Lawrence.  Lawrence’s portfolio also includes Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications.  “We need to create stable instruments of cooperation to develop and promote our tourism sector,” …

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 Sunwing is expanding its flight network from Quebec City to the Caribbean this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning in the first week of November, Sunwing launch a restart that includes weekly flights from Quebec City to Cayo Coco, Holguin, …

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 Cruise and shipping industry veteran Alexander Gumbs is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Port St Maarten Group, charged with leading one of the region’s top cruise destinations.  Gumbs’s track record made him the ideal choice to lead one of the generators …

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 Canadian travel giant Sunwing is adding a pair of new routes to St Maarten, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Sept. 30, the carrier will launch new flights between Toronto and St Maarten.  That will be followed on Nov. 4 by …

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 Celebrity Cruises has relaunched another ship in the Caribbean.  The brand’s Celebrity Equinox ship officially restarted Caribbean cruises this week with a sailing out of Fort Lauderdale.  Equinox is visiting ports including St Maarten, St Thomas and Nassau, The Bahamas, …

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 Long one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise ports, St Maarten is in the midst of a full-fledged cruising comeback.  Six cruise ships will be calling at Port St Maarten through the end of this month alone, according to officials.  That …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Cheryl Livingston, who sent in this delightful shot of Little Bay in St Maarten.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

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 The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first Caribbean cruises will set sail out of Puerto Rico.  The Port of San Juan will be home to the high-end cruise line’s first voyages in the region.  The Evrima, the first of three company yachts, …

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 Frontier Airlines keeps ramping up its Caribbean expansion, and now the low-cost carrier has debuted two prominent new routes to Dutch Caribbean hotspot of St Maarten.  Frontier has launched its first-ever flights from Miami to St Maarten, part of a …