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Hotel Highlight: A Spirited Welcome at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya

September 2, 2014 | 9:25 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some nice hotels in my time, and more often than not there’s welcome token awaiting me in my room. Usually it’s a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit plate or fresh flowers. But I can’t say that I’ve ever received a welcome quite like this: Yep, right next to the Nespresso more...

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This Is the New Villa at Turks and Caicos’ Amanyara Resort

August 27, 2014 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new villa at the Amanyara resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos has added a brand-new villa, Amanresorts announced. The six-bedroom beachside property has a total of 14,450 square feet, twice the size of the property's existing 20 four and five-bedroom villas. The new villa, which can accommodate up to 12 more...

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Caribbean Style: Checking Out Tommy Bahama’s New Watch Collection

August 25, 2014 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Kona Grand Prix Chronograph (photos by CJ) Not all wristwatches are made for the Caribbean. As is always true in the tropics, there's a proper vibe, a proper style. And Tommy Bahama has you covered, with a new series of wristwatches perfectly tailored for the heat and sand of the West Indies — with a Pacific twist. Tommy Bahama's new 2014 more...

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Hotel Highlight: The Eden Rock St Barth’s Freddy Mercury Suite

August 24, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the bathroom at the Freddy Mercury Suite at the Eden Rock hotel in St Barth (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I expected the recording studio and media room. I wasn’t surprised by the tricked-out office and fully-equipped gym. Even the 40-bottle whiskey bar didn’t faze me. Instead, what caught my eye at Villa Rockstar – the more...

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10 Caribbean Hotels You Can Only Reach By Boat

August 14, 2014 | 5:59 pm | 0 Comment

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THERE'S A certain kind of luxury found in remoteness — in the feeling that you are truly a world away. Part of that means finding a place that requires a bit more of a journey. The following Caribbean hotels offer just that — as you can only reach them by boat. And we've included some directions — unless you have your own boat — which makes things even more...

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New Caribbean Private Island Resort Breaks Ground in Panama

August 12, 2014 | 7:42 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Sarani Resort in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff A new luxury resort property has broken ground on the private island of Isla Pastor off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Construction has begun on the 37-suite first phase of the Sarani Resort in Bocas del Toro. Union Hanover, a London-based real estate investment and development more...

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The 10 Best Caribbean Luxury Resorts For Families — 2014

August 5, 2014 | 6:47 pm | 0 Comment

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There are many great luxury resorts in the Caribbean. There are many great family resorts in the Caribbean. But not all of members of the former group are also members of the latter group, and vice versa. But there are certain luxury resorts that aren't just great for couples' getaways. These resorts have the luxury credentials — but, crucially, they're also terrific more...

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New Boutique Hotel Coming to Mexico’s Playa Del Carmen

July 28, 2014 | 11:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the new Hotel Cacao By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel is coming to Mexico's Playa del Carmen. The Hotel Cacao, the brainchild of hotel management firm Cornerstone, is set to open in September 2014, the first of a pair of new boutique hotels in Mexico. (The latter will open in 2015 in Mexico City). Cornerstone was behind more...

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British Virgin Islands’ Oil Nut Bay Building Helipad

July 26, 2014 | 4:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Bella Beach Villa at Oil Nut Bay in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oil Nut Bay luxury villa development on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is planning to open. The helipad, located near the resort's marina, is already under development, the property said this week. Above: the location of the more...

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UAE Investor Signs Agreement For $120 Million Hotel Project in Antigua

July 22, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi on a $120 million hotel project, the government announced. The agreement with the United Arab Emirates-based investor was signed on more...

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