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From Puerto Rico to Aruba, 5 Caribbean Places to Visit in December

 You’re looking out at a frosted window or a flurry. Even going outside is a feat, making you dream about warm waters and palm trees.  Because you could be in the Caribbean right now.  And there are few times of …

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The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas Reopens, in Huge Boost for USVI

 In what is easily one of the most anticipated relaunches in the Caribbean in several years, the Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has officially reopened its doors.  The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long the leading hotel in the United States Virgin Islands, began …

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Carnival Adding New Caribbean Cruises From San Juan

 Carnival’s Carnival Fascination cruise ship is adding new Caribbean cruises out of its homeport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  In 2021, the ship will add three new seven-day Caribbean cruises out of San Juan, each of which will include stops …

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 The popular Navy Beach eatery in The Hamptons is expanding with two locations in the Caribbean.  Navy Beach, which launched in Montauk in 2010, will be debuting outposts at a pair of Caribbean marinas: Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas and …

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 The US Virgin Islands is in the midst of a tourism renaissance, according to recently-released data. The USVI is reporting close to a 50 percent increase in stay-over arrivals this year. It’s what the USVI Department of Tourism is calling …

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 Marriott is planning a big comeback in St Thomas, with plans to reopen its signature Frenchman’s Reef resort and open a new resort under the Autograph Collection brand.  The combined $200 million project will see both properties open in 2020, …

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 New inter-island service between the British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands will launch next month.  Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways, which has been steadily growing its footprint in the region, will be launching daily flights between Tortola …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s most legendary resorts is making its long-awaited comeback in the first quarter of 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned. The historic Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands …

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 By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s debut …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ricky Quamina, who sent in this stunning shot of twilight in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas in the USVI. Have you taken a great photo in the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The USVI has “resumed business” following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, officials said Wednesday. While the storm brought heavy rainfall to the trio of islands, it “had little to no impact on the territory’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional Caribbean carrier interCaribbean Airways is launching a pair of new routes between the USVI and Tortola. interCaribbean is launching new daily flights between Tortola and St Thomas and St Croix, the company said this …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff An historic Caribbean resort is set to make its long-awaited comeback next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Marriott’s Renaissance St Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa is set to return in the spring of 2020, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has continued streamlining its Caribbean operations following last year’s acquisition of leading regional carrier Seaborne. The company has announced that bookings for San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Seaborne’s current flight network in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has named a new executive chef, the property announced this week. The property has tapped Jose Sanchez as its new executive chef, a role in which Sanchez will oversee the property’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Antonio Grande, who sent in this wonderful shot of Brewers Bay Beach in St Thomas, USVI. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest independent hotel management company in the United States is set for a major Caribbean expansion — at some of the hottest properties in the region. Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality has announced the addition of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff From the popular “Ag” Festival to Crucian Christmas, the USVI is one of the Caribbean’s hubs for great events. And now the territory’s Department of Tourism has launched a new division to enhance these assets. …