Caribbean

Jamaica Is Getting Greener

 The island of Jamaica has set out on an ambitious green energy plan in the last few years, and it seems things are ahead of schedule. Jamaica had planned to achieve 30 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources …

Hilton Expands Curio Brand to Puerto Rico

 Hilton has expanded its Curio — A Collection by Hilton brand to the island of Puerto Rico. The brand, which “caters to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences,” has been added to the El San Juan Hotel in …

Curacao Seeing Tourism Decline

 Curaçao had a tough year for tourism in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island reported a total of 441,226 stayover visitors in 2016, a decline of 5.8 percent from 2015. The …

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St Lucia Overwater Bungalows

 Sandals is expanding its already-popular overwater bungalows in the Caribbean. The company, which debuted its first overwater villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this year, as announced nine new “over the water honeymoon butler bungalows” set to open at its Sandals …

 You can stay like a swimsuit model at Curacao’s Avila Hotel, where the “glamazons” featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue (on newsstands now) stayed while on location for the magazine. Avila is one of the best places to stay on …

Villa Marie in St. Barth.

 There’s a major new luxury hotel on tiny St. Barth: Villa Marie. The self styled “tropical chic” five-star property is the brainchild of the Sibuet family, whose Maisons and Hotels Sibuet label is on a host of hotels in the …

 Popular New York City eater Root & Bone has debuted a pop-up restaurant in Puerto Rico. The foodie haven has debuted a new outpost at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort, where it will be serving its rural American-inspired …

Seven Mile Water

 There’s a reason CJ readers chose this as the best beach in the Caribbean. Indeed, Seven Mile Beach is a sparkling, spectacular stretch of sand (even though it’s not quite 7 miles long), with calm waves and impossibly clear water. …

 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 …

 Construction has begun in earnest at the highly-anticipated Levera Beach Resort project in Grenada, following a ground-breaking ceremony last month. The resort is reporting that building work is “well underway,” with the first one-bedroom unit already 40 percent complete, according …

Flamands

 It’s home to one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean: the Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France, the only LVMH hotel in the Caribbean. But Flamands Beach is equally magnificent, a stretch of white sand beach and …

Channel Cay Exumas

 It’s one of the far-out cays of the Exuma chain of the Bahamas, a tiny oasis far from the bustle of the world, a place for you and yours to truly escape. This is Channel Cay, accessible by bonefish charter …

 Each year, as January 1st comes, Haitians not only celebrate a new year, but also their Independence Day. For some, the Haitian independence is just a foot note in history, culminating in a simple cliché: The first black republic in …

 It’s one of the best-kept secrets in Grand Cayman— beautiful West Bay Beach, just down the road from Seven Mile Beach and a sparklingly clear stretch of water and soft sand. This is what it’s like to be there.

 Delta Airlines has expanded its Caribbean network for the peak holiday season, the company announced this week. The expansion focuses on the peak holiday period through the first half of January; Delta serves 26 destinations in the wider Caribbean region and …

 Galley Bay, home to the legendary Galley Bay Resort and Spa, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Antigua. Fly with CJ and take a quick look at the majesty of this stretch of sand. To book a stay …

cap cana

 AMResorts’ newest resort is now open in the Dominican Republic: Secrets Cap Cana. The new luxury 457-room adults-only resort is in the exclusive gated enclave of Cap Cana in greater Punta Cana; it is the 15th property in the Secrets …

 LE CARBET — Among the waving canes on a boutique rum distillery in the north of Martinique, something very special is happening. Legendary rum house Neisson, located in the town of Le Carbet, has produced the first of its kind …