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The US Virgin Islands Just Waived Testing for Vaccinated Travelers 

 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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CJI Conversation: Best Western CEO Larry Cuculic on the Caribbean Market

 By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean …

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The Loose Mongoose, The British Virgin Islands’ Destination Beach Bar

 It ‘s a ritual for travelers to the British Virgin Islands. Land at Beef Island Airport, go through customs, gather your luggage and head to Trellis Bay, where you’d find your ferry or charter, step on your boat and begin …

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 You may know the two mega resorts in The Bahamas — Atlantis Paradis Island and Baha Mar. They’re both outstanding, with world-class amenities and a truly unforgettable experience. But if you’re looking for a different kind of Bahamian vacation, there are …

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 In a major move for travelers, St Kitts has reduced its “vacation in place” hotel quarantine requirement to just 24 hours, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Within 24 hours upon arrival in St Kitts, travelers staying at an approved tourist accommodation …

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 The Caribbean’s Nature Island is about to get its first-ever all-inclusive resort experience. But it’s also getting a new kind of all-inclusive vacation.  Roseau’s signature Fort Young Hotel and Dive Resort is launching a new all-inclusive program, one it bills …

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 Club Med helped pioneer the concept of all-inclusive vacations in the 1960s and 1970s, and people of a certain age doubtless remember the hotel chain’s jingle from the time: “The Club Med vacation/The antidote for civilization.” Originally a no-frills concept …

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 Grenada is one of my favorite places in the Caribbean in part because it checks off all the boxes of things that I love about the islands — authentic culture, local food you won’t find back home, great natural beauty …

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 The Baha Mar mregaresort in The Bahamas has unveiled its brand-new beachfront waterpark.  It’s called Baha Bay, and it’s set on 15 oceanfront acres on Cable Beach in Nassau.  The $200 million park includes “innovative water attractions,” along with luxury …

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 People are traveling again. Driven by vaccinations, traveler confidence is as high as it’s been since the onset of the pandemic — and it’s borne out in the numbers in the Caribbean, where June was the highest-arrival month for the region …

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 Saint Lucia has updated its travel protocols, with expanded on-island access for vaccinated travelers.  The country’s government has revealed new regulations that mean “vaccinated travelers can enjoy more opportunities to experience the entire island,” according to a statement.  That means …

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 Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has officially added another new route to the Caribbean from Miami.  The company has continued its regional expansion with the launch of new thrice-weekly flights between Miami and the tourism hotspot of Montego Bay, Jamaica.  “We’re …

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 Canadian travel giant Sunwing is relaunching more flights to vacation destinations in Cuba this winter.  Sunwing will be returning to Windsor International Airport in Ontario for the upcoming 2021-2022 winter season, the company said this week.  Sunwing will operate flights …

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 Demand for Caribbean vacations is strengthening, according to a new report from travel firm Kayak.  Of the top 10 most-searched-for destinations on Kayak’s platforms open to U.S. tourists, five are in the Caribbean.  That includes Cancun, Punta Cana, Montego Bay, …

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 Another Caribbean destination has begun easing its travel requirements for vaccinated visitors.  Effective May 1, fully vaccinated air travelers to St Kitts and Nevis will have their “vacation in place” period reduced from 14 days to nine days.  Fully vaccinated …

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 As travel continues to climb to the Caribbean, one of the wider region’s closest destinations to the United States is heating up.  The island of Grand Bahama is seeing a wave of activity, with hotel reopenings, a relaunch of cruising …

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