Bahamas Leads Caribbean Hotel Construction Pipeline

April 15, 2015 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Baha Mar By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas leads the Caribbean region with a total of 2,670 rooms in five hotels under construction, while Mexico has the most rooms under construction in the wider region with 39 hotels totaling 6,291 rooms, according to the latest STR Construction Pipeline Report. The region reported a total of 10,148 rooms in more...

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Bahamas’ One&Only Ocean Club Planning Renovation Project

April 14, 2015 | 10:13 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the renovated guest rooms By the Caribbean Journal staff The One&Only Ocean Club resort on the Bahamas’ Paradise Island is planning a renovation project. The changes will include completely renovated and expanded guest rooms and suites in the resort’s Hartford Wing, along with the expansion of dining options at its signature Dune more...

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Usain Bolt Will be Competing at the World Relays Bahamas

April 7, 2015 | 1:43 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Usain Bolt By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will be competing at the upcoming IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas in May, the local organizing committee said Tuesday. The Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association confirmed that Bolt would be on hand at the event, which takes place in Nassau on May 2-3. “The LOC is elated more...

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Caribbean Home: Grand Bahama Estate Heads to Auction

April 6, 2015 | 3:17 pm | 0 Comment


Above: 20 Princess Isle By the Caribbean Journal staff An oceanfront estate in Grand Bahama is headed to the auction block. 20 Princess Isle, a Freeport-area property currently listed for $13.8 million, will be auctioned on May 14 in cooperation with James Sarles Realty Coldwell Banker. The Palm Beach-style estate is located on 1.44 acres and 150 feet of more...

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SLS Unveils Sneak Peek of Hotel at Nassau’s Baha Mar

March 22, 2015 | 7:02 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the pool at the soon-to-debut SLS Lux in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff Among the hotels at the soon-to-open Baha Mar in Nassau will be SLS Lux at Baha Mar, the first outpost of the SLS brand in the region. The hotel has now offered a taste of what the property will look like, with shots of its lobby, pool and terrace. The hotel will include more...

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Bahamas Hosts Meeting of Caribbean Heads of Government

February 25, 2015 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Melia Nassau Beach resort By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Meeting of the Heads of State and Government launched in Nassau on Thursday morning. The Bahamas is hosting the meeting as the current chair of CARICOM. The summit, which is held twice a year, is focusing in its current iteration on CARICOM’s “human, cultural and natural more...

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The Baha Mar Debuts at the Oscars

February 22, 2015 | 11:54 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a still from “The Voyage” By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ soon-to-debut Baha Mar resort debuted at the Oscars on Sunday night. The resort has been positioning itself as the “Bahamian Riviera,” and its ad called “The Voyage” was one of the spots during the Academy Awards. The ad, filmed in Croatia and the Bahamas, sees a couple more...

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Silver Airways Begins Operating Flights From Tampa to Abaco

February 17, 2015 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the arrival of the first Silver Airways flight in Abaco (Photo: BIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Silver Airways has officially begun flights between Tampa, Fla. and Marsh Harbour, Abaco in the Bahamas. The flights, which began over the weekend, include twice-weekly nonstop flights between Tampa and Marsh Harbour on Saturdays and Sundays. Silver is a more...

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The Caribbean’s Swimming Pig Capital

February 16, 2015 | 2:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the swimming pigs of the Exumas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has a new title: it’s the “Official Home of the Swimming Pigs,” the country’s tourism board announced Monday. The move is a nod to the famous swimming pigs on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay. That island, located in the Exumas, has become a major tourist more...

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Hilton to Open New Bahamas Property

January 27, 2015 | 9:00 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a rendering of the new HIlton at Resorts World Bimini By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is expanding in the Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new planned resort in Bimini will debut under the Hilton brand, according to the company’s Web site. It will be called Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and will be the second Hilton property in the more...

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