The 20 Best Caribbean Beach Bars to Visit in 2020

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There’s a very effective way to test the quality of a Caribbean beach bar: whether you can spend the entire day there.  Because best Caribbean beach bars are more than bars — they’re destinations, the sorts of places where you can […]


The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas Reopens, in Huge Boost for USVI

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In what is easily one of the most anticipated relaunches in the Caribbean in several years, the Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has officially reopened its doors.  The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long the leading hotel in the United States Virgin Islands, began […]


How to Enjoy the Culinary Delights of St Croix

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The island of St Croix in the USVI has quietly become one of the hottest culinary destinations in the Caribbean, with a vibrant dining scene and a host of top young chefs like Digby Stridiron.  And now there’s another great […]


There’s a New Dining Destination in St John


There’s a major new culinary destination in one of the Caribbean’s most beloved beach towns.  New York couple John and Sarah Joyce are launching The Danforth this week, a new eatery in the beach town of Coral Bay in St […]

New USVI Legislation Aims to Spur Hotel Development

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The US Virgin Islands has enacted a new bill aimed at spurring hotel development and construction in the Caribbean territory.  The USVI’s expanded Hotel Development Bill gives hotel developers the ability to channel a percentage of room revenue both to […]

The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas Is Opening in November

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By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s debut […]


Caribbean Photo of the Week: The Sea in St Thomas

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ricky Quamina, who sent in this stunning shot of twilight in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas in the USVI. Have you taken a great photo in the […]

Two New Ways to Get to Tortola, BVI

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional Caribbean carrier interCaribbean Airways is launching a pair of new routes between the USVI and Tortola. interCaribbean is launching new daily flights between Tortola and St Thomas and St Croix, the company said this […]

Marriott Reopening Renaissance St Croix Resort in 2020

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By the Caribbean Journal staff An historic Caribbean resort is set to make its long-awaited comeback next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. Marriott’s Renaissance St Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa is set to return in the spring of 2020, […]


Hurricane Dorian Leaves the Caribbean, Heads for the Atlantic

By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-renamed Hurricane Dorian has exited the Caribbean Sea, heading into the Atlantic, leaving a trail of heavy rain. While parts of The Bahamas could remain in the crosshairs of the storm, the region emerged […]

Ritz Carlton, St Thomas Names New Executive Chef

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has named a new executive chef, the property announced this week. The property has tapped Jose Sanchez as its new executive chef, a role in which Sanchez will oversee the property’s […]

Dorian Nears Hurricane Strength Approaching Puerto Rico

By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian was nearing hurricane strength Wednesday morning as it headed toward the USVI, BVI and Puerto Rico, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm was about […]


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