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How This Caribbean Regatta Is Expanding

 The STIR (Photo: Dean Barnes) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Gunboats and VX One boats will sail in inaugural classes at the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), which is set for March 25-27, 2016. The event which will also feature an …

Erika Soaks Caribbean With Rain, Hits Dominica Hard

 Storm turns deadly in Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Erika made landfall in the Caribbean on Thursday, pummeling much of the region’s northeast with heavy rain and turning deadly in Dominica. The storm caused severe flooding and …

Norwegian Epic Is Returning to the Caribbean Next Year

 NCL announces homeport change By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Epic will be returning to Florida in November 2016 after more than a year in Europe, NCL announced. The ship will become the line’s largest ship to homeport from Port …

LATEST NEWS

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Wi-Fi is coming to the US Virgin Islands’ seaplane terminals. The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) and Seaborne Airlines have announced a new partnership to bring Wi-Fi to travelers in the USVI. All Seaborne Seaplane …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its shore excursion offerings, with new exclusive landside experiences, customized private tours and additional enhancements for families, the company said this week. With these additions, Carnival now offers nearly 1,200 landside …

 Above: the beachfront property on Magens Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A villa on Magens Bay in St Thomas has been sold for $6 million, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property had been placed under a non-contingent contract after …

 It may seem like a list of 50 beach bars is a lot. But when we finished compiling this momentous list, we weren’t even breathing hard. That’s because the Caribbean is the beach bar capital of Planet Earth, and we …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor No need to let a little “liquid sunshine spoil” your fun when you’re in the Caribbean. Here are some indoor activities that will put the “yay” back in a rainy Caribbean day. Mix a Memory …

 Above: Hannah Davis in St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff After concluding its campaign with Rob Lowe, DIRECTV has brought its latest ad campaign to the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Frequent DIRECTV pitchwoman Hannah …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean cruise is never a bad idea but not all ports are created equal. These 10 ports of call, which offer a winning combination of passenger facilities and proximity to the island attractions we …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Looking for a different way to cool off in the Caribbean? If you’re in St. Thomas, consider taking a stroll through Magic Ice. Easy to find on Charlotte Amalie’s waterfront, it’s the world’s largest permanent …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Visiting St Thomas? Don’t rush through it. Run through it instead, on one of Active Island Tour’s hour-long tours. Guides lead groups of runners (and power walkers) on roughly hour-long tours of Charlotte Amalie that …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor My expectations were low. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Our cruise had just docked at the port in St Thomas, where store after store proffered the usual: tie-dye T-shirts, gauzy sun-dresses, and duty-free designer-branded bling. There’s nothing …

 A CLASSIC Caribbean beach, contemporary, luxurious accommodations, unlimited cocktails and high-level cuisine. This is the new all-inclusive. But the region’s all-inclusive product comes in a host of shapes and sizes, from hidden boutiques to larger properties with unmatched amenities. Our …

 Above: the Dreams Sugar Bay St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has opened its first hotel in the US Virgin Islands. The company has announced the debut of Dreams Sugar Bay St Thomas, the Caribbean’s newest all-inclusive resort. …

 Above: a Hummingbird Air plane By the Caribbean Journal staff New air service has launched between St Kitts and the United States Virgin Islands. The new flights are operated by St Croix-based Hummingbird Air, which has launched weekend service from …

 Above: a rendering of the project (USVIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort development is coming to the island of St Thomas, including its first new hotel in two decades. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh …

 This isn’t the highest bar in the Caribbean. Or is it? As a standalone bar, i.e. unattached to a restaurant, it might be, at more than 2,100 feet above sea level. Sure, there’s the bar (attached to a restaurant) at …