Jamaica

Jamaica to Upgrade Ocho Rios Tourism Infrastructure

 The Jamaican tourist hub of Ocho Rios is getting a major infrastructure upgrade, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The town will see around $2.21 million USD in infrastructural developments, including the construction of a boardwalk from the Ocho Rios …

Global Conference on Tourism Development

Jamaica to Host Major Global Tourism Conference in 2017

 Jamaica is set to host a major conference by the United Nations World Tourism Organization next year. The country will be the host of the first-ever UNWTO Global Conference on Tourism Development and Sustainability, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed …

Jamaica “Open For Business” After Matthew

 Jamaica is open for business. The Jamaica Tourist Board has reported that tourism business on the island is carrying on as usual after Hurricane Matthew passed it earlier this morning. While a band of heavy showers that fell on Sunday caused …

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Jamaica Integrated Resort

 Jamaica’s major new integrated resort project is slated to begin development in the beginning of 2017, government officials said this week. An integrated resort means a property with a hotel and casino component and a minimum of 2,000 hotel rooms. …

Sunset in Jamaica

 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 …

Half Moon

 You can always find fascinating Things to Do in Montego Bay. And Jamaica’s greater tourism hub is also an exciting tourist town, with plenty to offer every type of traveler. So we’ve rounded up six of our favorite Things to Do, see and …

Adults-Only Jamaica

 There’s a new Adults-Only Jamaica Hotel: Mangos. in the village of Coopers Pen, Trelawny, on the island’s northwest coast. The newly-rebranded Mangos Jamaica is a family-run adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, with a tennis court, a swimming pool (with swim-up bar), …

  The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Hamish Stewart, who sent in this beautiful shot of the iconic palm trees at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

Trelawny

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joann Jagla, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset at Silver Sands in Trelawny, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW …

 Jamaica keeps getting greener. Following the launch of a major new wind farm on the island, the country’s government announced that it was finalizing an agreement with Eight Rivers Energy Company to build and operate a 33.1-megawatt solar facility at …

Tryall Club

 One of the Caribbean’s top golf resorts has planned a major course renovation. Jamaica’s Tryall Club has launched a two-phased renovation of the Tryall Golf Club in Montego Bay. Work on the Back Nine has already begun, with a debut …

Jamaica Casino Resort

 The Celebration Jamaica planned casino resort project has paid $40.1 million for a 96.5-acre land site in Rose Hall. The sale was approved of the Success Estate in Rose Hall by Jamaica’s Cabinet this week, paving the way for a …

Birthright

 It’s a way to see a different side of Jamaica, far from the everything-included megaresorts, far from the crowds. Experiencing Jamaica’s boutique hotels is, in many ways, finding the real Jamaica, a gateway to personality, authenticity and character. There are so many …

Kingston

 Fun facts about Kingston By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Though most visitors fly into Jamaica’s “second city” of Montego Bay, the capital, Kingston, is a vibrant and energetic metropolis well worth a visit. With a new highway that has dramatically …

Jamaican Bobsled Team

 The Jamaican Bobsled Teams is looking to Pyeongchang. The country’s men’s and women’s bobsled teams are beginning to prepare for qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and they will soon have new sleds. Japanese manufacturers have announced the …

Jamaica Tourism Growth

 Jamaica is looking for serious sustained growth over the next five years, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The Minister, who said the country’s summer tourist season had enjoyed an auspicious start, said the country was targeting growth at a …

Monty Alexander

 Jamaica’s legendary jazz great Monty Alexander will return to the stage with Grammy-winning bassist John Clayton and renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton to commemorate the trio’s 40th anniversary reunion. The event is set for Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California …

Royalton Blue Waters

 A major new luxury all-inclusive resort is coming to Jamaica this year. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ newest property on the island, Royalton Blue Waters, is slated to debut on the shores of White Bay near Montego Bay in November. The 228-room …