Think of your favorite beaches in the Caribbean, the show-stopping ones, like Prickly Pear or Sandy Spit in the British Virgin Islands, or Trunk Bay in St John. But what makes these beaches so spectacular is something of a flaw …

 AMResorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, has announced the launch of a major new expo focusing on the meetings and incentives sector. The TIME (The Incentives and Meetings Expo) event will take place at the Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort and …

 The Bahamas is planning a redevelopment of the Exuma International Airport in Great Exuma, the country’s government said this week. Work is already underway for the planned redevelopment of the airport in Great Exuma, with design works being completed for …

 Fast-casual Caribbean-inspired restaurant Pollo Tropical is expanding to Guyana, parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group announced. The company plans to open its first Pollo Tropical in Guyana in Georgetown in the fall, with plans for five locations in Guyana. The expansion …

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has announced the launch of the island’s first-ever fully-customized resort wellness program. The program, led by wellness specialist Isabel Struve Rasmijn, offers customized programs in four areas: nutrition, physical fitness, mental wellness and mind-body …

 A gourmet picnic in the Mexican Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’ve seen free phone calls, butler service, 15-foot boats and guitar lessons included in packages at Caribbean all-inclusive resorts, and now here’s another surprising perk: At Mexico’s Grand …

 “One day I want to live in the Caribbean.” It’s a dream everyone has at one time or another — but choosing to live on a small island is that much more romantic; it’s a decision more about the heart than …

 Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism says it will look to the Chinese market as it seeks to boost earnings in its cruise ship sector by 2021. This was the message delivered by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett following his recent tour of …

 A major new resort project is coming to the Cabarete in the Dominican Republic. It’s called Presidential Suites Cabarete, a Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort. The property will consist of one, two and three-bedroom apartments directly on the beach. The project …

 Taking a look at shopping, retail the latest Caribbean Shopping trends for cruise visitors By Bill PanoffOp-Ed Contributor Shopping and retail in the Caribbean cruise industry have developed and grown tremendously over the years. As the cruise and travel industries evolve and …

 The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St Maarten is expanding with a big new aqua park and kids club. The project includes a 4,000-square-foot park featuring a 1,400-square-foot pool; the kids club will include a 1,000-square-foot indoor space …

 Unique Vacations Group, the worldwide representative for Sandals Resorts International’s brands, has named a new chief executive officer. The company has appointed Tammy Gonzalez as its new CEO, with an expanded portfolio of responsibility for all divisions of Unique Vacations …

 Jamaica has a big new plan to attract more tourists: entertainment. According to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, the plan is to promote Jamaica as the “premier location for guaranteed quality entertainment year-round.” “What we want to do is to …

  It’s one of the most hotly-anticipated real estate developments in the Caribbean: One Ocean, the new condominium on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The project, which held its grand opening earlier this month, includes two and three-bedroom residences, along …

 Tiny hotel gets big Marriott boost By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Another property in the region is joining Marriott’s Autograph Collection: the French Leave Resort in Eleuthera. The 270-acre Bahamian hotel is slated to join the Autograph Collection by the …