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The Caribbean Travel Awards – 2014

December 11, 2014 | 1:13 am | 0 Comment

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In many ways, travel defines the Caribbean. It inspires, it creates, it entertains, it employs. It moves people and it moves souls. And travel and tourism are the Caribbean's largest economic driver. To celebrate the world of Caribbean travel, we at Caribbean Journal have launched our inaugural Caribbean Travel Awards, honoring the best in travel and tourism across the more...

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Major Hotel Project Coming to Belize

December 9, 2014 | 11:54 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Caye Chapel By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort project is coming to Belize's island of Caye Chapel. The country's government announced Tuesday evening that a leading Mexican luxury hotel development group had purchased the 265-acre island. While the government did not reveal the name of the group, it said it consisted of the owners and more...

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A New Hotel in Curacao

December 9, 2014 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the ACOYA Hotel suites and Villas in Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Curacao has a new hotel, the ACOYA Hotel Suites and Villas. The property, which became fully operational in November, is part of the Choice Hotels Caribbean portfolio. The 200-room property is set on 10 acres. "We are an exclusive vacation home rental resort more...

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Carnival Adding Tobago As Cruise Stop

December 9, 2014 | 11:39 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines will be sailing to the island of Tobago for the first time next year. The news was announced as part of a series of new longer voyages the cruise line will be offering. Ships including Carnival Miracle, Dream, Glory and Sunshine will be visiting more than two dozen destinations more...

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Antigua and Barbuda Eyes 3,000 New Hotel Rooms in Five Years

December 8, 2014 | 10:45 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is eyeing the development of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the next five years, according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The twin-island state has been on a major development push since Browne's government entered office, with a host of new projects on stream, most recently the new Robert De more...

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American Airlines Planning $2 Billion in “Customer Improvements”

December 8, 2014 | 10:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a redesigned cabin By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is planning $2 billion in customer improvements, the company said Monday. The plans include fully lie-flat seats, international Wi-Fi, a new Admirals Club designa nd an "upgraded assortment of complimentary healthy food, cocktails and more." "Now that we have the network to more...

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Anguilla’s Newest Restaurant

December 8, 2014 | 10:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Sarjai's in Anguilla (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor ANGUILLA — With more than 100 restaurants spread over its 35 square miles, Anguilla is a bonafide Caribbean dining destination. And now, just in time for high season, yet another eatery has popped up to tempt foodies’ tastebuds. Today chef Darren Connor will throw open more...

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Your Own Private Beach Bar in the British Virgin Islands

December 6, 2014 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: one of seven beaches at Guana Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GUANA ISLAND — Does the rum punch ever get lonely? Here I was, at a fully-stocked, fully staffed bar on a spectacular beach in the British Virgin Islands, and it was empty. There were only a few clouds in the sky, and the water was calm in the way that Virgin Islands more...

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The Best-Kept Secret in the British Virgin Islands

November 18, 2014 | 10:32 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Anegada (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANEGADA — The sand is white. Not off-white, not golden. There are vibrant beach restaurants, welcoming watering holes and empty roads. Not to mention that this place has a lobster surplus — waters overflowing so much with lobster that the island has begun an annual lobster festival. No one can explain more...

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These Three Caribbean Countries are in a Hotel Construction Boom

November 17, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are three countries in the Caribbean with more than 500 rooms in construction, according to the latest According to the latest pipeline report from STR, the Bahamas leads the Caribbean with 2,681 rooms in construction, with the vast majority coming from the Baha Mar resort project. Next is more...

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