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US Virgin Islands Tourism Is Sizzling

 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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Adults-Only All-Inclusive Set to Debut in St Croix

 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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5 Must-Visit Villas on the Island of St John

 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 …

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 The United States Virgin Islands has implemented new testing rules for travelers. The updated requirements mean all U.S-based travelers aged 5 or older must submit a negative test result (antigen or PCR) within three days before travel to the USVI. …

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 It seems that every year in the Caribbean we say it’s been a year like no other — but in the age of the pandemic, that’s a guarantee. And if 2020 was defined by the ongoing question of the tourism …

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 Saint Lucia is planning to bring back its popular Carnival for the first time since the pandemic — fully “vaxxed.” The destination has decided to host what it’s calling “The Vaxxed Mas,” subject to the full approval of the country’s Ministry …

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 It’s become one of the biggest hassles in travel: the return test.  For nearly a year, the CDC required all returning American travelers to show proof of a negative test (antigen or PCR) within 72 hours of coming back to …

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 It’s another universe of the Caribbean: high up in the rainforest, surrounded by natural wonders, the only sounds shaking leaves and singing tree frogs. These are the Caribbean’s ethereal treehouse hotels, secret places to stay far off the tourist map …

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 Regional carrier Cape Air has inaugurated its newest route in the Caribbean.  The company has officially kicked off new service between St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and Anguilla.  The new flights operate twice daily.  “It gives me tremendous …

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 The US Virgin Islands has seen one of the highest levels of airlift growth of any Caribbean destination amid the pandemic.  And now the destination is getting another new route.  On Feb. 17, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will kick off …

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 The sun comes up over the mountain and glows on Cinnamon Bay and Peter Bay, a mesmerizing, mystical moment in St John.  But it’s nothing unusual.  It’s every sunrise at the Cliffhouse in St John.  But the daily arrival of …

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 The US Virgin Islands has seen significant growth in its yacht charter season amid the pandemic — and that’s expected to continue into 2022.  Indeed, many yachts have near to fully booked seasons, according to the organizers of the recently-held USVI …

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 A state-of-the-art green housing project has officially debuted in St Thomas. The new Magens Junction II held its ribbon cutting ceremony this week, marking the launch of a significant new green affordable housing project on the island. The nine-story, hurricane-hardened …

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 The Moorings’ new office at the Yacht Haven Grande marina in St Thomas is in a former Little Switzerland.  And if you look closely, you realize that behind the TV monitor on the back wall is the door to a …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton ST THOMAS — It’s always been one of the most stunning drives in the Caribbean: the waterfront route around the centuries-old downtown of Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. One one side, there’s …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Nick Heinemann, who sent in this stunning shot of the Buck Island Lighthouse off the coast of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. (Yes, there are two Buck Islands in the USVI …