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JetBlue Launching New Daily Nonstop Flights to St Maarten

 By Alexander Britell In what is a significant boost for St Maarten, fast-growing carrier JetBlue is launching a new route to the island next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning early 2019, JetBlue will be launching its first-ever flights from …

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From Turks and Caicos to St Barth, the Caribbean’s Ultimate Villas

 By Alexander Britell You’re in your villa, peering out past your infinity pool at the spectacular blue and green vistas of St Barth. You don’t want to leave. Not even for dinner. No problem — your chef is already here. …

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The Top Resort in St Martin is Planning a Reopening

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Belmond La Samanna, long the leading luxury resort in St Martin, is planning a relaunch. The luxe property is planning to reopen on Dec. 10, executives said this week. The property had been shuttered since …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding hotel company Apple Leisure Group has more than 10,000 rooms in its resort development pipeline, the company told Caribbean Journal. The rooms are across 12 projects, including new construction and rebranding, in seven locations …

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 They’re party beaches. They’re cool beaches. They’re sexy beaches.  Some beaches just have that certain extra level of hip, whether it’s the nightlife, the food, the lounging or the crowd. It all adds up to make a stretch of sand …

 By Alexander Britell AMResorts is expanding to the French Caribbean for the first time. The company’s Secrets all-inclusive brand is coming to St Martin with the signing of a new resort brand management deal. The resort, which is owned by …

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 By Alexander Britell St Martin’s flagship resort is making a comeback. The ultra-luxe Belmond La Samanna in St Martin has announced plans to reopen on Dec. 10, according to a spokesperson for the property. The Baie Longue-area resort is undergoing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the recovery of St Martin’s beloved town of Grand Case, one of its top boutique hotels has reopened its doors. Le Petit Hotel, set on the beach in Grand Case, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another airline has officially made its return to St Maarten. Panama-based Copa Airlines has officially resumed operations to the island, another boost for the destination in the wake of Hurricane Irma last year. Copa Airlines …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another important carrier is plotting its return to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Panama-based carrier Copa Airlines will resume flights to St Maarten on June 2, the company announced. Copa had suspended operations to …

 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 …

 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 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 …