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In St John, USVI, a New Way to Own a Caribbean Vacation Home

 St John has always been one of the most beloved little islands in the Caribbean. Since the pandemic, it’s become one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, with a growing number of travelers drawn to its stunning natural …

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15 Hot New Caribbean Hotels to Visit in 2023

 One thing that didn’t stop for very long during the pandemic was hotel construction, particularly in the Caribbean. The region’s hotel pipeline continues to grow, with both large resorts, all-inclusives and boutique hotels of every shape and size continuing to …

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The USVI’s Lovango Resort Is Expanding 

 The Caribbean’s newest private-island destination is getting bigger.  The Lovango Resort and Beach Club, set on Lovango Cay just off the coast of St John, is set to reopen to overnight guests next months for its second season.  The resort, …

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 They are the world’s foremost experts on Caribbean travel: Caribbean Journal readers. They travel to the Caribbean multiple times each year, scouring the region for the newest and the greatest, searching out hotels, beaches, restaurants and experiences.  And each year, …

 It began during the pandemic, when expert tourism management and a flexible travel health policy helped drive a new wave of visitors to the US Virgin Islands.  And the last two years has seen unprecedented levels of tourism growth in …

 Marriott will be debuting a pair of highly-anticipated new resorts in St Thomas, USVI this fall.  The new Frenchman’s Reef, St Thomas’ most iconic hotel property, will reopen this winter with a pair of resorts: the The Seaborn, part of …

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 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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 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 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, 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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 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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