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USVI Eyes “Rush” of International Travelers Following Lifting of CDC Rule

 The United States Virgin Islands is expecting a “rush” of international travelers following the CDC’s recent decision to lift its inbound testing rules.  The change means international travelers flying into the United States no longer have to provide a negative …

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Aruba, Bahamas, USVI Leading Caribbean Tourism Renaissance

 Aruba, The Bahamas and the US Virgin Islands are among the Caribbean destinations leading the region’s tourism renaissance.  Indeed, the Caribbean’s tourism industry is bouncing back in a big way, with some destinations approaching or even exceeding record visitor arrival …

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The Best Hotels in St Thomas, USVI

 From Magens Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on earth, to stunning mangroves to some of the Caribbean’s best shopping, St Thomas is a vibrant, energetic destination that has been among the most popular in the entire region since …

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 For most travelers, it’s the number one destination-within-a-destination: the beach bar.  As travel trends ebb and flow, it’s a constant, somehow managing to survive as the manifestation of our most romantic Caribbean travel fantasies.  Because there’s just something about a cocktail …

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 Always an terrific food destination, St Thomas is in the midst of a gastronomic renaissance, with a renewed focus on traditional classics and a new push to highlight local cuisine.   Indeed, more and more eateries are putting the food …

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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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 They may not be the biggest, or have the most amenities. They may be brand new, they may be centuries old. But the coolest hotels in the Caribbean are the ones that have that indescribable x-factor; where, no matter how …

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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 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 …

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 The US Virgin Islands continues to set the Caribbean standard for live, in-person events in the age of the pandemic.  The latest event in the territory is a “vaccination jam” called “Soca on the Pier,” an outdoor concert in St …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Carolyn Nelson, who sent in this lovely shot of Sandy Point beach in St Croix, USVI.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Cindy Kestler, who sent in this lovely shot of a moment on the water in St John, USVI.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 There’s another new way to fly to one of the Caribbean’s buzziest destinations: St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. JetBlue has officially begun its newest service to St Thomas, with four flights each week from Newark Liberty International Airport …

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 The ever-popular St John Celebration event is back this year, in a safe format amid the pandemic.  The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals will hold two events for St John Celebration on July 3 and 4, …

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 Buoyed by a strong response to the pandemic, the US Virgin Islands isn’t just setting the pace for Caribbean air arrivals — it’s also arguably the hottest yachting destination in the region right now.  From an increase in bold-faced names …

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 Frontier Airlines is at it again in the Caribbean.  The fastest-growing airline in the Caribbean right now has announced plans for another new route, with new service between Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The new flights …

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 There’s a new way to get to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned. Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced plans to launch a new service from San Juan, Puerto Rico to St Thomas, opening up …