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How US Virgin Islands Tourism Survived the Pandemic

 The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the tourism industry at large, and on the cruise business in particular. As a region largely dependent on the cruise business, the Caribbean took an incredible economic hit. The U.S. Virgin Islands …

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The US Virgin Islands Just Removed All Travel Rules for Americans 

 The US Virgin Islands, among the biggest tourism success stories of the pandemic, has announced a major updates to its entry rules: the lifting of all restrictions for American travelers.  That means U.S. citizens traveling from the US mainland and …

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How to Take a Caribbean Sailing Vacation Right Now

 Sailing through the British Virgin Islands on a chartered catamaran is every bit the fantasy journey it sounds like, but here’s one surprise I got during my time cruising around Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke on a Moorings …

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 The long awaited transformation of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef property in St Thomas is slated to debut this fall.  Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that it will be opening two new hotels in St Thomas: the Westin Beach Resort and Spa …

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 From Magens Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on earth, to stunning mangroves to some of the Caribbean’s best shopping, St Thomas is a vibrant, energetic destination that has been among the most popular in the entire region since …

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 St Thomas Carnival made its triumphant return this past weekend in the US Virgin Islands. The 70th annual edition of St Thomas Carnival was an “eclectic celebration of culture and tradition,” according to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.  …

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 In a boost for St Croix’s cruise industry, Royal Caribbean has announced plans to nearly triple its calls on the island’s cruise port in Frederiksted, according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  The announcement was made in a press conference …

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 Cape Air, the Massachusetts-based airline that has a strong presence in the Caribbean, is going electric.  The company has signed a letter of intent to purchase 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft, meaning the longtime regional carrier will become the Caribbean’s …

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 Families with young children are all to familiar with the experience: the extra carry-on bags, the worn pack ’n plays.  But now one of the Caribbean’s top resorts has debuted a specialized program that aims to make traveling with kids, …

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 The popular St Thomas International Regatta is back, part of a growing wave of relaunched regattas across the Caribbean. It’s the 48th edition of the regatta, which features sailing and land events from March 24 to March 27.  That includes …

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 Always an terrific food destination, St Thomas is in the midst of a gastronomic renaissance, with a renewed focus on traditional classics and a new push to highlight local cuisine.   Indeed, more and more eateries are putting the food …

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  US Virgin Islands’ leading resort has added another top chef.  The property has announced the appointment of Jobin Thomas as the new Chef de Cuisine of Bleuwater, one of the resort’s four dining concepts.  In the new role, Thomas will …

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 The 70th edition of Carnival Virgin Islands is set for April in St Thomas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular festival will be held this year from April 27 to May 1, 2022, under the theme “A New Cultural Roogadoo …

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 A pair of prominent hotels in St Thomas will begin welcoming guests this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  One is a reconstruction of the 384-room Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort; the other, the new Noni Beach, a St Thomas Resort; the …

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 The newest adults-only all-inclusive resort has officially opened its doors on the island of St Croix.  The dramatically transformed and rebranded, 200-room Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort and Casino began welcoming back guests this week to its new iteration as …

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 It’s been one of the greatest tourism success stories of the pandemic — and tourism continues to sizzle in the United States Virgin Islands.  Last year was a banner year for travel in the territory, according to new data released by …

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 St Croix’s first-ever adults-only all-inclusive is set to debut on Feb. 1.  The relaunched Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino will offer a range of activities and amenities “curated specifically for adults 18+,” the property said in a statement.  It …

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 Even at the most popular beaches in the Caribbean, you can always find your own space.  But right now, sometimes travelers are looking for a little extra seclusion; a little more distance from other people.  That’s where these Caribbean beaches …