Aruba is quickly gaining a reputation as a foodie hotspot, led most notably by restaurants like Screaming Eagle. Now, there’s a new way to experience the island’s culinary excellence. Aruba Wine & Dine has introcued a new culinary tour, hosted …

 The boutique French Leave Resort in Eleuthera has joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The resort, located on Cupid’s Cay harbor, has 12 seafront cottages with British colonial interiors. It also features a restaurant called 1648. The resort represents the first construction …

 “I always dreamed of making rums,” Yves Assier de Pompignan tells me, walking through the waving stalks of a sugarcane field. But in Martinique, an island where there are more rum distilleries in one place than anywhere else on earth, …

 There aren’t any places like this in the Caribbean – the pristine waters of the Exuma archipelago of the Bahamas. It’s Windex-turquoise and ultra-calm, full of sandbars like this one. This is what it’s like to be there. — CJ

 Hilton is planning a major new hotel in the Mexican Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open the new-build property The Fives Downtown Playa del Carmen, Curio Collection by Hilton. The property will be Hilton’s first ever hotel in …

 Jamaica is making a push to harness the power of its craft sector. The country’s government has announced plans to establish a Craft Development Institute, in partnership with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The institute, …

 There is a ti’ punch kit in the minibar. The placement of lime, white rhum and cane sugar immediately reminds you that you have come to the French Caribbean. And that is the story at the Cap Est Lagoon Resort …

 Some islands have a look; a personality; a character. Others have a certain feel. When you’re in Barbados, you’ll understand it — there’s something about the island — the architecture, the pace, the hue of the water. They all add up to …

 One of the Caribbean’s most luxurious spas has expanded its menu. Spa Le Sereno, the spa at the Le Sereno resort on St. Barth’s Grand Cul-de-Sac beach, has added six new body and facial treatments to its menu Highlights include …

 Belize is seeing a continued surge in tourism growth, according to the destinations’ year-end numbers. Belize reported 385,583 overnight tourist arrivals in 2016, a 13 percent increase over 2015, the Belize Tourism Board said in a report. That came after …

 The Barefoot Cay Resort in the Bay Islands of Honduras has changed ownership. Barefoot Luxury, Inc. has acquired the property, which includes 15 acres on the Caribbean sea and a private three-acre island called Barefoot Cay. Also included in the …

 Dominica’s Silver Beach Resort and Spa project will be part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. The in-development 200-room luxury resort at Picard Beach in Dominica is being designed by Arkiplan International, who designed Dubai’s One & Only The Palm resort. …

 Anguilla’s Altamer boutique resort has named industry veteran Marie Walker its new marketing and sales manager. The recently-renovated resort includes a collection of three large beachfront luxury villas: one eight-bedroom villa and two five-bedroom villas, all set on a 42-acre …

 Dominica isn’t the easiest of Caribbean destinations to get to (most travelers will have to connect through Antigua, Barbados, Puerto Rico or St. Maarten) but the 289-square-mile island rewards travelers who make the effort with primordial beauty and stunning natural …

 Southwest Airlines has shaken up its leadership with a pair of new appointments. Southwest Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly has announced the appointment of Thomas Nealon as president and Michael Van de Ven as Chief Operating Officer. (Kelly had been …