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US Virgin Islands Tourism Is Booming

 It’s been one of the biggest success stories in Caribbean tourism since the onset of the pandemic: the US Virgin Islands, which expertly navigated the uncertain waters of the pandemic and came out with record-breaking numbers.  Indeed, from June 2021 …

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The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean – 2022

 They’re the kinds of meals you savor. Not just when you’re finishing dessert, but months and years in advance. This is the experience diners are seeking when they come to any strong culinary destination, and, thankfully, the Caribbean is full …

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British Virgin Islands Removes Testing Requirements for Travelers

 In a major shift, the British Virgin Islands has removed pre-testing requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means travelers no longer have to show proof of a negative test to enter the British overseas territory.  Travelers are also …

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 St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands is home to one of the most iconic hotels in the Caribbean (more on that here) as well as the only all-inclusive resort in the USVI and an eclectic assortment of other lodging …

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 Planning has already begun for the 2022 edition of the USVI Charter Yacht Show.  This year’s event will be set at IGY Marinas’ Yacht Haven Grande in St Thomas from Nov. 12-15.  “Build. Learn. Shine. Certify. These are the keywords …

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 The combination of no passport requirements, easy-to-understand COVID-19 rules and strong tourism management led to a boom in visits to the U.S. Virgin Islands from the mainland in 2021, helping to fuel a dramatic turnaround in tourism on St. John, …

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 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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 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, 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 …