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Building the New British Virgin Islands

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By Alexander Britell It’s been a “wild ride” for the British Virgin Islands in the last half decade, first with a storm and then a pandemic. But one company has been at the forefront of the British Overseas Territory’s reconstruction […]


Tortola’s Long Bay Beach Resort Names New GM

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The Long Bay Beach Resort in Tortola has named a new general manager.  The property has tapped Rodrigo Lillo to the role, it announced this week.  Lillo’s career includes stops at a number of top resorts in the Caribbean, including […]


Windstar Expanding in the Caribbean, Adding Cruises From Miami 

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Small-ship cruise line Windstar is expanding in the Caribbean, including its first-ever homeport in Miami.  The company is adding a new itinerary in the winter of 2023: Beach Fun and Sun: a Caribbean Getaway, that will feature seven days in […]


Caribbean Photo of the Week: Smugglers Cove, Tortola

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Leah Lepage, who sent in this sparkling shot of Smugglers Cove in Tortola, BVI. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the […]

Cape Air Will Become the Caribbean's First Electric Airline 

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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 […]

This is the Coolest Hotel in Tortola

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There’s a lot that’s great about Cane Garden Bay in Tortola: a beautiful coastline, lively beach bars, a cool historic distillery, and even a bit of nightlife in a destination — the British Virgin Islands — that’s more known for […]


A Secret Little Hotel in Saint Martin

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It’s hidden away on a hillside near Cul de Sac, just outside the Grand Case corridor and more than close enough to the Pinel Island ferry.  For years, it’s been one of the signature restaurants on an island with an […]

Caribbean Cruises Are Back: Celebrity Kicks Off 7-Night Sailing in St Maarten

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The first Caribbean cruise in more than a year officially set sail this weekend in St Maarten.  Celebrity Millennium kicked off a seven-night sailing from the Port of St Maarten on Saturday, a return for the cruise industry in the […]

More Ferry Service to the British Virgin Islands

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It’s getting easier to visit the British Virgin Islands. Ferry service has increased to the British Virgin Islands, in a boost for tourism to the destination.  There will now be two daily roundtrip ferry services between St Thomas and Tortola, […]


British Virgin Islands Reopens Seaports to Ferry Service

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Ferry service is back in the Virgin Islands.  The British Virgin Islands has officially reopened its seaports to scheduled ferry service, the destination announced Thursday.  That means regular ferry service will now be operating between Road Town, Tortola and St […]

St Thomas-Tortola Ferry Service Is Relaunching

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The British Virgin Islands is reopening its seaport to ferry service, Caribbean Journal has learned.  There will be one daily round-trip ferry service between Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas and Road Town, Tortola.  Ferry passengers must reserve a ticket with the […]

Celebrity to Relaunch Cruises From St Maarten

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Celebrity Cruises will be relaunching operations out of the island of St Maarten in June, the company announced this week.  The move to a Caribbean homeport follows last week’s announcement by Crystal Cruises that would relaunch cruises with a homeport […]


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