It’s home to great beaches, world-class rum and one of the most beautiful historic cities in the Caribbean.

And while the US Virgin Island of St Croix has long tended to stay under-the-radar as a tourism destination, it’s now pushing itself onto the tourism map with a major new driving force: food.

Thanks to the efforts of local producers and a collection of talented, mostly young Chefs, St Croix is quickly becoming a Caribbean culinary hotspot.

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Air Canada is continuing its renewed Caribbean push with an expansion to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, Curaçao Airport Partners announced.

The carrier will add a third nonstop service to Curaçao during the upcoming 2018-2019 winter season.

That will mean a weekly total of 566 seats from Canada to Curaçao, including one flight per week from Montreal to Curaçao on Air Canada.

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The Bahamas reported a whopping 18 percent surge in stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2018, the fastest rate of growth in the region.

That was announced by Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar during a keynote presentation at Caribbean Week in New York.

According to D’Aguilar, the 18 percent rise meant an extra 63,000 visitors in the period.

“We’re very bullish on 2018,” said D’Aguilar, who is concluding his term as the chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

That’s due to a number of factors, from new airlift from carriers like Southwest Airlines and JetBlue (and more on the way from airlines including Delta) and the finally-complete opening of the 2,300 room Baha Mar megaresort.

The Baha Mar recently debuted the final phase of its development, the new Rosewood Baha Mar, at the end of last month.

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