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St Martin’s Beach Bar Capital Is Open Again

 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 …

St Martin, St Maarten Eye Joint Tourism Master Plan

 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 …

St Martin’s La Plantation to Reopen in April

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of French St Martin’s venerable hotels is planning a partial reopening next month. The boutique Hotel La Plantation in Orient Bay is targeting a reopening date of April 16, according to a statement from …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s most beloved hotels is planning a triumphant return. The popular Grand Case Beach Club, which closed in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastating impact in St Martin, has announced plans to reopen. The …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a big boost for St Martin, Sunsail and The Moorings, have reopened yacht operations on the island, four months after hurricanes struck the Caribbean, and just in time for the sold-out Heineken Regatta. The brands’ …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Daily ferry service has resumed to the island of Anguilla, both from St Maarten and St Martin, tourism officials announced this week. The public ferry departs eight times per day between Anguilla’s Blowing Point terminal …

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 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.2-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across much of the northeastern Caribbean on Sunday morning, according to data from the US Geological Survey. The quake, which struck at around 11:12 AM local time, was centered about …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a significant step in the island’s recovery, air carrier Air France has announced plans to resume nonstop flights to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Air France will be operating two nonstop flights for …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Kitts and Nevis has launched a new strategy aimed at growing the destination’s yachting sector. The destination has unveiled a new Yachting Strategic and Implementation Plan for 2017-2022, which will guide efforts to diversify the …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean Airlines has resumed its scheduled service to St Maarten, following the reopening of the Princess Juliana Airport for commercial operations. Caribbean Airlines operates flights in/out of St Maarten from its hubs in Piarco, Trinidad and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sailing charter giant The Moorings has announced its reopening dates for islands affected by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The company will be opening its British Virgin Islands base and its base in Puerto Rico on …

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 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

Calmos Cafe

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was one of St Martin’s legendary beach bars: Calmos Cafe, the always-happening nightlife and culture hub in the heart of the French Caribbean town of Grand Case. But as it did for much of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The beloved Grand Case Beach Club hotel was hit during Hurricane Irma, and now its staff and their families need help, both to rebuild their homes and their lives. The property has set up a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, causing major destruction on several islands, including tiny Barbuda, which was almost totally destroyed. As of Thursday morning, Irma was 110 miles north of Punta Cana and about …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Category-5 Hurricane Irma pummeled the dual-nation island of St Martin/St Maarten and nearby St Barth on Wednesday, leaving massive flooding and widespread destruction. The storm caused the deaths of at least two people, confirmed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Irma thrashed Barbuda with 185-mph winds before making landfall in St Barth …