Caribbean Room With a View: Turtle Beach in Barbados

October 22, 2014 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the view from a junior suite at Turtle Beach, Barbados (All photos by CJ) SET AT the far corner of the St Lawrence Gap, Barbados' liveliest thoroughfare, is Turtle Beach. The beach gets its name from the many sea turtles who nest there — and you can't blame them. This turquoise stunner has pure white sand and soft waves — a classic Bajan more...

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Suite Spot: The House, Barbados

October 9, 2014 | 1:04 pm | 0 Comment


THERE'S NO reception desk at The House, Elegant Hotels' hip, adults-only boutique in St James, Barbados. Instead, there are "ambassadors," a versatile crew who are ready to tend to every request, from helping you check in right in your room to delivering the hotel's house champagne (Moët & Chandon) to your beach chair. They're basically your personal more...

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Beach Collector: Foul Bay, Barbados

October 9, 2014 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment


"There's really fowl here," my guide says, pointing to the crowing rooster, a play on words of course. This is Foul Bay, an under-the-radar Atlantic coast beach not too far from the far more famous Crane Beach on the southeastern portion of the island. It's a wide, stunning thing, flanked by a pair of cliffs, with just a honeymooning couple under an umbrella more...

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Afternoon in Martin’s Bay, Barbados

October 8, 2014 | 11:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Martin's Bay, Barbados (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell BARBADOS — Thursdays are the big days at Martin's Bay. That's when the returning nationals and the locals and the retirees and the rum lovers (well they're all rum lovers) show up. Above: the Bay Tavern This is Wednesday in Martin's Bay, a corner of Barbados' St John more...

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Rum Journal: In Barbados, a New Take on the Rum Punch Welcome

October 7, 2014 | 3:40 pm | 0 Comment


It's become something of a staple of Caribbean hotels and resorts: the welcome rum punch. It's a nice way of reminding guests they're in the Caribbean and immediately impacting their stay. The Colony Club in Barbados, however, has a new spin on the custom, one that we rather like. This luxurious Barbados boutique hotel does offer a welcome rum punch, among other more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Barbados

September 28, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alexandra Burggraf, who took this beautiful snapshot from the beach in Barbados. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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Fairmont Barbados Resort Sold

September 26, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort By Alexander Britell The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort has been sold, global real estate brokerage CBRE Hotels announced. The 72-room hotel had recently undergone an extensive renovation programme. It is located on a 17-acre site. London & Regional purchased the property from owner Ivanhoe more...

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Chile, Barbados Hold Talks

September 23, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chile's Ambassador to Barbados, Fernando Schmidt Ariztía recently held talks with Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean. The talks focused on the conclusion of an air services agreement and the importance of education, among other areas. The Ambassador said education had been a major priority for more...

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Rum Journal: Mount Gay’s Black Key

September 18, 2014 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Black Key (Photos by Jenny Adams) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor WHILE IT'S still sweltering here at CJ’s HQ in Miami, we can’t help but notice that parts of the country are already feeling the first chill of fall. And even though we really can’t relate, it doesn’t mean we aren’t sympathetic to your plight. So we’re pleased more...

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Barbados’ Richard Sealy New Chairman of Caribbean Tourism Organization

September 17, 2014 | 11:20 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS —Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy has been elected the new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Sealy's election was announced at the opening of the CTO's State of the Industry conference on Wednesday evening. He was chosen during the CTO's Annual more...

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