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Tropic Ocean Airways Launching Big Caribbean Seaplane Expansion

 Tropic Ocean Airways, the Fort Lauderdale-based airline specializing in seaplane flights, is launching a major expansion in the Caribbean. Tropic Ocean plans to establish a base of amphibious airplanes in Puerto Rico, the company’s CEO, Rob Ceravolo, said this week. …

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Tortola-St Thomas Flights to Launch in November

 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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USVI Out in Front in Wake of Cuba Cruise Ban

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the industry-shaking ban of cruises and other travel to Cuba, major cruise lines are scrambling to adapt — and one Caribbean cruise destination is out in front. The US Virgin Islands said it was …

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ritz carlton st thomas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The greatest hotel in the US Virgin Islands is set for a comeback. The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long that island’s leading resort and arguably the flagship hotel in the wider destination, is set to return …

usvi hotel development

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is making hotel development a strategic priority, according to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. With few new hotels built in the territory in the last few decades, Bryan said he wants to …

usvi st thomas st croix

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands is looking to boost its airlift network in a big way. USVI Governor Albert Bryan, Jr says a strong “aerial highway” was critically important to the territory’s future. Bryan met this …

st thomas american airlines flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest airline is adding a pair of new routes to the US Virgin Islands. American Airlines will be launching new nonstop flights from both Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth to St Thomas, beginning Dec. …

st croix hotel renovation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel Caravelle, among the most popular places to stay on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, has closed to begin a renovation project. The renovation and remodeling will last through the …

usvi st thomas st croix

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Demand for travel to the US Virgin Islands continues to surge. That was the takeaway from talks between the USVI’s Department of Tourism and several major airlines last week. There has been strong demand for …

usvi cruise

 By Alexander Britell The US Virgin Islands is already one of the Caribbean’s biggest cruise powers — but new Governor Albert Bryan Jr wants to take things to the next level. The USVI is determined to position itself as the …

usvi st thomas st croix

 By Bob Curley CJ Contributor   St. Croix combines many of the the best attributes of the U.S. Virgin Islands: towns named after Danish kings (Christiansted and Frederiksted) have the shopping, dining, and nightlife options you’d find in St. Thomas, …

st john martinique hotels

 We’ve made no secret for our love of the Caribbean’s smaller hotels, where travelers can dig deep into the authentic charm of the Caribbean. But there are more such properties than one can count — meaning we never get tired of …

st thomas airbnb

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Thomas is seeing a surge in Airbnb demand, according to new numbers released by the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. St Thomas is seeing a 338 percent growth in bookings …

st thomas nonstop flights

 By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland St Thomas is getting a big airlift boost this summer — and it looks like the start of a trend. The flight expansion will be highlighted by the addition of a second daily nonstop …

green caribbean

 With very few exceptions, you won’t find a destination in the Caribbean that doesn’t have a beautiful beach — or five. But some destinations have that extra beach factor, the sort of place that simply overflows with marvelous beaches and …

caribbean photo st croix

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader R. Reid-Smith, who sent in this delightful shot of Ha’Penny Beach on the island of St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. Have you taken …

st john caribbean floating bar

 By Alexander Britell The Willy T. Young Island. Angel’s Rest. D Boat. They’ve long been in the pantheon of floating bars in the Caribbean: the standalone seagoing bars that take the beach bar to an entirely different level. And now …

caribbean photo st john

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tone Limon, who sent in this lovely shot of the view overlooking Trunk Bay in St John. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …