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Hurricane Maria Pummels St Croix, Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

Irma Continues Westward After Battering Barbuda, St Martin

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday, causing major destruction on several islands, including tiny Barbuda, which was almost totally destroyed. As of Thursday morning, Irma was 110 miles north of Punta Cana and about …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Irma thrashed Barbuda with 185-mph winds before making landfall in St Barth …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The now-Category 5 Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in the Caribbean on Tuesday as islands across the northern Caribbean braced for impact. The storm was about 270 miles east of Antigua at 8 …

John Hix

 A striking home designed by internationally renowned architect John Hix has hit the market in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Casa Cascadas, or “House of Waterfalls,” is set on a 300-foot mountain ridge, with an ultra-modern brushed concrete design. The eco-friendly, open-plan-layout …

 Vieques: it’s the beachy island outpost off the coast of Puerto Rico, one that’s still largely off the radar of most Caribbean travelers. It’s beyond laid back, a place where semi-wild horses roam the streets and a Jeep Wrangler is …

 Whether you’re searching for a culinary retreat or a luxe getaway, now’s as good a time as any to come to the Caribbean — for whatever kind of trip you’re looking for. Because the Caribbean just keeps getting better, with …

 Getting to Vieques and Culebra has never been easier, thanks to a new agreement between Seaborne Airlines and Vieques Air Link. The two carriers have announced a distribution partnership and codeshare agreement, meaning Seaborne will host Vieques Air Link’s scheduled …

 Booking trips to some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after (and hard-to-get-to) destinations just got a lot easier. In a big boost for Caribbean air travel, JetBlue has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with regional carrier Cape Air. That …

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 Puerto Rico has seen an improvement in its hotel stock in recent years, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Last year, Puerto Rico added about 500 hotel rooms to its offerings, according to the Governor, with a 73 percent overall …

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 A major new Caribbean villa is on the block. Concerige Auctions will be auctioning the Casa Cielo villa in Vieques, Puerto Rico on March 31 in cooperation with Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty, the company announced. The property, which had …

 We have often said, to really understand an island you must go out in a boat and look back. Boating and Islands just go together — to really see a place and know a place you must get away from …

 When it comes to beaches, Vieques has a surplus. While the island off the east coast of Puerto Rico is still very much developing as a tourist destination, its beaches match up with just about anywhere. That includes the sand …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mark R., who sent in this terrific snapshot of Sun Bay Beach in Vieques. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Set atop a 300-foot mountain ridge, Casa Cascadas, or “house of waterfalls,” features views of both the ocean and surrounding landscape of Vieques Island. This two-story, eco-inspired property is characterized by its custom-sculpted waterfall, landscaped orchard, …

 Storm reaches the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Erika was expected to move through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean late Wednesday and early Thursday morning, according to the NOAA. But while the storm had been strengthening …

 Above: Pata Prieta beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Marinil Astor, who took this lovely shot of Pata Prieta beach on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. Did you take …