The largest cruise conference in the Caribbean launches this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Cruise Conference and Trade Show is a four-day event that will bring together more than 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders and 100 …

 Turks and Caicos’ The Sands at Grace Bay resort has launched a $4.5 million upgrade project, the property announced this week. The major focus of the project will be on the resort’s 114 studio and suite rooms. Interior designer Rose …

 Culinary joy (and value) at Andy’s Restaurant in Anguilla They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But in Anguilla, there’s one that costs only $8. And on this famously pricey isle, that’s almost the same thing. Every …

 What the sharing economy means for Caribbean Tourism By Hugh RileyCJ Contributor The marketplace is evolving. Ten years ago no one imagined homeowners opening their doors and welcoming strangers to bunk at their tropical beach bungalows or private cozy homes …

 Sandals is continuing its Caribbean-wide renovation push with a major upgrade at its Sandals Montego Bay resort in Jamaica. The property has unveiled a number of new changes, along with the completion of the Palms building, the introduction of new …

 Caribbean hotel occupancy fell year-over-year last month for the 10th month in a row, according to hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s occupancy was 66 percent in August, down 2.4 percent from August 2015, although the 2.4 percent drop was …

 Holland America Line is bringing cooking shows on board, through a new partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. The initiative was announced this week at a press conference at the Institute of Culinary Education. Holland America Line’s shipboard Culinary Arts Center …

 Tropic of Cancer Beach is the pride of the island of Little Exuma in the Bahamas, famous because, yes, you can actually straddle the real Tropic of Cancer here. But the beach is pretty spectacular, too. Here’s what it’s like …

 As part of a wider push to generate 35 percent of its energy from green sources by 2020, St. Lucia has completed a landmark project to power its Government House with solar energy. The project is the product of a …

 Finding the best restaurant in Aruba is simple: it’s Screaming Eagle, the eatery helmed by star chef Erwin Husken. Screaming Eagle is a hip, cutting-edge restaurant with a lounge layout (including, yes, beds) with a marvelous French fusion menu. It’s …

 A new way to party on Sandy Island By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The hand-painted sign on Anguilla’s Sandy Island famously states that music is provided by the “Seagulls, Wind and Waves Band.” But Mother Nature’s aural trio will have …

 The Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in St Barth is set to reopen its doors for the season Oct. 15, with a host of new changes to unveil. The updates at the Flamands Beach standout include a major facelift …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Laura MacLennan, who sent in this superb shot of sunset from the RIU Palace in Negril, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photograph in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with …

 It’s the only one of its kind in the world: a full-fledged drive-in volcano. The Soufriere Volcano in St. Lucia is one of the island’s must-see attractions, a bubbling crater of sulphuric steam and rocky wonder that you can actually …

 It’s just you and the sand, a cool breeze and a cold rum cocktail. This is Eagle Beach, Aruba’s marvelous strand of sand, steps in front of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. This is your moment.