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Marriott’s AC Brand Opens First Hotel in Mexico

 Mariott’s AC hotel brand has opened its first hotel in Mexico. The new AC Hotel Guadalajara opened its doors this week with 188 rooms. The property was developed and is owned by FibraHotel, and is operated by Marriott International. The …

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JetBlue to Launch Daily Fort Lauderdale-Aruba Flights

 There’s a new way to get to Aruba. JetBlue announced that its broad Caribbean expansion push would continue with a new route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport beginning Jan. 4, 2017. It’s the latest …

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Starbucks Continues Caribbean Expansion in Trinidad

 Starbucks continues Caribbean expansion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Heads up, Caribbean-bound coffee lovers: there’s a new Starbucks in town. The region’s 33rd outpost is now open in San Fernando, Trinidad’s SouthPark Entertainment Complex. Operated by local restaurant management company Prestige …

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The Cap-Est Lagoon Resort and Spa in Martinique.

 Martinique is booming. The French Caribbean department is seeing a significant increase in visitors from the United States and Canada, following a concerted push in recent years to focus on the North American market. This year’s peak tourist season saw …

Gouverneur Beach

 Is this the perfect St Barth beach? Gouverneur Beach has it all: powder-white sand, sparkling turquoise water, sweeping cliffs … and it’s often got far less traffic than some of its more popular counterparts. That means it isn’t just beautiful …

Miami Hot

 There’s a new must-visit restaurant and lounge in the Dominican Republic’s capital. It’s called Miami Hot, and it brings South Beach flash to the La Yuca district of Santo Domingo. The eatery, which debuted earlier this summer, features a mix of …

Treasure Beach

 Best known as the home to the Jakes Resort, the Jamaican destination of Treasure Beach is getting new attention from the country’s tourism officials. Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett says Treasure Beach is a unique destination offering “rustic experience where …

Blue Growth

 It’s called Blue Growth: it means a strategy aimed at supporting sustainable growth concentrated in the marine and maritime sectors. And one Caribbean island wants to be a regional leader in this area: Grenada. The tri-island country has been making …

Wellness Vacation

 It’s a new way to experience Bonaire above the water. Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations has unveiled its new program, Wellness Vacations to Bonaire. Owner Ann Phelan has crafted vacation packages for travelers seeking a restorative getaway. The customized packages …

Eustatia Island

 It’s one of the most-sought-after islands in the Caribbean: Eustatia Island, set in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. And now it’s home to one of the region’s most exclusive villa experiences. Much like nearby Necker Island (home to Richard …

Walking on Water

 You’re in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with a few small islands in sight. There is nothing but the sound of the wind and the light rush of water. And then the sand ends, and the sea begins, and there …

Reduit Beach

 It just might be the best beach in St Lucia: Reduit Beach, that superb stretch of golden sand near Rodney Bay. It’s home to several great resorts, lively nightlife and some delicious eateries. This is what it looks like from …

Best Eco-Resort

 It’s a unique place, tucked in the rainforest in the hills above Soufriere, Saint Lucia. This is Fond Doux Plantation, a 250-year-old cacao plantation that is one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean. This is an eco-resort, a place …

Boathouse Club

 While many top resorts around the Caribbean have offerings geared toward young children, one Puerto Rico luxury hotel has launched a new experienced aimed at teenage guests. It’s called The Boathouse Club, and it’s the newest idea from the St. …

Beachfront Spa

 Elite Island Resorts has announced the unveiling of a brand-new beachfront Spa at its Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines. Located in the southern Grenadines, the all-inclusive recently completed an enhancement program featuring upgrades to many key areas throughout the resort. …

Picnic to St John

 A new way to experience St John By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor To celebrate this year’s centennial of the National Parks Service The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is encouraging its guests to explore their nearest national treasure, Virgin Islands National …

Rooftop Terraces

 It’s one of the coolest perks at any Caribbean hotel: the rooftop sun terraces at St Lucia’s Windjammer Landing resort. They come in the hotel’s Premium Ocean View rooms, offering a spectacular view and the comfort of total, sun-drenched privacy. …

Cheval Blanc

 FLAMANDS — There are beach restaurants and there are beach restaurants. This is the latter. It’s a cool, breezy summer night on the Flamands sand in St Barth, home to one of the island’s greatest eateries: La Case de l’Isle. …