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The Caribbean’s Newest Boutique Hotel Opening in Vieques

August 19, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

The Caribbean’s Newest Boutique Hotel Opening in Vieques

Above: El Blok in Vieques By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean's newest boutique hotel is readying for its soft opening this month in the town of Esperanza on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, and it's not quite like any other hotel in the region. El Blok, Puerto Rico's newest offering, is a something of an architectural marvel, a funky, eclectic more...

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10 Caribbean Hotels You Can Only Reach By Boat

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

10 Caribbean Hotels You Can Only Reach By Boat

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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Island Shop: Aragorn’s Studio, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

August 13, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

Island Shop: Aragorn’s Studio, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor IT ALL started with a T-shirt. Back in 1985, British Virgin Islands artist Dick Aragorn-Read began selling a line of silk-screened tees in a rainbow of sun-washed colours emblazoned with images of marine life. Decades later, his venture has grown into a thriving Trellis Bay souvenir store and studio that sells more...

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Paradisus Resorts on Green Push

August 13, 2014 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Paradisus Resorts on Green Push

Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International's Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: reducing its carbon footprint, decreasing water consumption, minimizing environmental more...

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Antigua’s Hermitage Bay to Add New Beachfront Suites

August 13, 2014 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Antigua’s Hermitage Bay to Add New Beachfront Suites

Above: the Hermitage Bay resort in Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua's Hermitage Bay resort is expanding with two new beachfront suites, the property announced this week. The new suites will increase the property's total number of freestanding suites to 27. Hermitage Bay currently has five beachfront suites, "not nearly enough to keep up with the more...

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New Caribbean Private Island Resort Breaks Ground in Panama

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

New Caribbean Private Island Resort Breaks Ground in Panama

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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Baha Mar Delays Opening to 2015

August 12, 2014 | 10:50 am | 0 Comment

Baha Mar Delays Opening to 2015

Above: construction at the Baha Mar this summer (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The Baha Mar resort project in the Bahamas has pushed back its opening date, Caribbean Journal has learned. The resort project, which had been slated to open in December 2014, will now hold its grand opening in the spring of 2015. In a statement to Caribbean Journal, a Baha Mar more...

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Southwest Airlines Launches First Nonstop Service to Cancun

August 12, 2014 | 7:03 am | 0 Comment

Southwest Airlines Launches First Nonstop Service to Cancun

Above: Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is continuing its Caribbean rollout. The carrier officially launched its initial service to Mexico over the weekend with nonstop routes from both Atlanta and Baltimore to Cancun. The routes, which were previously served by the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, will operate more...

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10 Secret Caribbean Restaurants

August 7, 2014 | 2:04 am | 0 Comment

10 Secret Caribbean Restaurants

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor A GOOD MEAL is its own reward, made all the sweeter when you have to venture off the beaten path to seek it out. Here, in 10 Caribbean destinations, we’re sharing our favorite “secret” restaurants, where the pleasure is as much in the finding as in the eating. Season To the Bone, Grand Cayman Since jerk’s more...

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Beach Collector: Exploring Orange Hill Beach in Nassau, Bahamas

August 6, 2014 | 4:21 pm | 0 Comment

Beach Collector: Exploring Orange Hill Beach in Nassau, Bahamas

OUR NEW Beach Collector column will take you across the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the underexplored — those out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-path patches of sand we all dream about in the Caribbean. We begin with Orange Hill beach, located far down West Bay Street on the northern coast of the Bahamian island of New more...

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