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The Cool List: The Caribbean’s Coolest Hotels in 2015

January 15, 2015 | 1:03 am | 0 Comment

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A cool hotel. It’s not a luxury hotel, or a boutique hotel, or a large resort, necessarily. You simply know it’s cool the moment you step inside, because you feel it. It’s when that combination of design, comfort and intimacy creates a palpable energy. A cool hotel is a hotel with a soul, a place that engenders an emotional reaction in its guests. That doesn’t more...

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Where to Travel in 2015: The Must-Visit Places in the Caribbean

December 29, 2014 | 2:30 am | 0 Comment

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DON’T JUST visit the Caribbean this year. Experience it. Go outside of your comfort zone and find something new. That’s the advice of our Where to Travel list for 2015, featuring some of our favourite places in the Caribbean: some are a bit off the beaten path, some a bit new, some a bit different. Some are more untouched, others are undiscovered parts of more more...

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The Caribbean’s Best Pools – 2014

December 27, 2014 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We’re all about the beach, but sometimes a little poolside relaxation is in order. When we’re craving some lounge time, these are the pools where we like to pull up a chaise (and suck down a pina colada). And then jump right in. Here are our favourite Caribbean pools for 2014. Round Hill, Jamaica This classic more...

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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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