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St John Celebration Is Back and Better Than Ever 

 The US Virgin Islands’ popular St John Celebration is back again this year, with plans for the biggest and best version of the event since the onset of the pandemic.  While scaled-back events were held in 2020 and 2021, this …

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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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 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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 The US Virgin Islands is “dedicated” to the growth of the cruise industry in the Caribbean, according to USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte.  Boschulte is in Miami this week for the Seatrade conference, the world’s premier gathering of cruise industry …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Scott Mitchell, who sent in this spectacular shot of the view of Buck Island from Point Udall on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Have you taken …

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 Tourism continues to boom to the Dominican Republic.  The country, long the most popular tourism destination in the Caribbean by visitor volume, posted a sizzling first quarter, according to passenger data from the country’s Civil Aviation Department.  In all, the …

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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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 Fully vaccinated US travelers no longer need to take a test to travel to the United States Virgin Islands.  The destination’s Department of Tourism announced the move this week, which means travelers can simply submit proof of vaccination in lieu …

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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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 The BVI Ports Authority has approved several new ferry routes from the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new service will mean routes from the USVI to destinations including Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada, complimenting existing …

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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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 St Croix will play host to a new music event on President’s Day Weekend.  It’s called Fete.Vibe.Soca, and it will be headlined by Trinidad and Tobago soca star Nadia Batson and her all-female band.  The outdoor event takes place Sunday, …

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 It first opened in back in the 1970s, at the time a pioneer in the still uncharted world of eco tourism.  Now, well, it’s precisely what many travelers are looking for. And now, five years after Hurricane Irma, the legendary …

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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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 The 20-square island in the US Virgin Islands, nearly two thirds of which is covered by National Park, is a place meant for exploration, tailor made for independent travelers, for those who know how to seek out the richness of …

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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 …