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A New All-Inclusive Option in Puerto Rico

 Wyndham Grand Rio Mar By the Caribbean Journal staff While Puerto Rico has a diverse, rich tourism product, it’s long had a void in one area of the Caribbean tourism industry: all-inclusive resorts. Now, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar resort …

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Four Ways to Stay in Nassau and Paradise Island Right Now

 Four deals to the Bahamian capital By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The bad news: Summer’s over. The good news: The Caribbean’s shoulder season is here, bringing big savings between now and the start of high season in December. And to …

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The Best Caribbean Tennis Resorts

 Where to play tennis in the Caribbean If watching the U.S. Open makes you want to brush up on your backhand, check out these Caribbean resorts where the tennis programs are ace. One Love! Curtain Bluff, Antigua This venerable all-inclusive’s …

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 What does luxury mean in the Caribbean? Is it tranquility? Is it sheer beauty? Is it service? What does luxury mean in the new travel era? Is there such  thing as “Caribbean” luxury? To find out, we talked to some of …

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 Rediscovering cool at the Dominican Republic’s Casa Colonial By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor It’s the last place you’d expect to find a posh boutique hotel. Hidden in plain sight in the Playa Dorada compound, where big-box all-inclusive resorts view …

Above: the Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti.

 Haiti’s classic rum in a fresh fruit cocktail By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s one of the great exports of Haiti — rum. And, more specifically, the country’s famous Rhum Barbancourt. That brings us to the Marriott Port-au-Prince, where the …

Above: the new beach shack at Jumby Bay

 West Indies fare in the spotlight By the Caribbean Journal staff Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, has a new “beach shack.” The new culinary offering at the private-island resort off the coast of Antigua offers authentic Antiguan fare and Caribbean-accented cuisine …

Above: the view from a Rock Star suite at the Hard Rock Punta Cana

 Traveling like a rock star in the Dominican Republic By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Even if you’re not blown by this music-themed Dominican Republic resort’s exceptional inclusions (unlimited phone calls to the US and Canada; butler service; and a slick hospitality …

The Best Caribbean Resorts 2015.

 The best Caribbean resorts are more than just rooms, pools and sand. They use the art of luxury to create something more. Something meaningful. While the term “resort” certainly has its share of definitions in the Caribbean (and we address …

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 A new focus on food By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Oasis Hotels & Resorts has debuted six new restaurants at its Grand Oasis complex in Cancun this year, following a $30 million renovation project that placed significant focus on elevating its …

The recently-opened Hilton Aruba

 A new way to check in By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Hilton Worldwide has introduced its new Digital Key, a new feature of the Hilton HHonors app which provides frequent guests the option to bypass the hotel’s check-in desk and access …

The Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama.

 Expansion for the Grand Lucayan By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s Lighthouse Pointe all-inclusive resort is set to open in late 2015, marking the brand’s entry into the rapidly-growing all-inclusive market in the region. The resort will be a standalone …

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 Exploring the Queen’s Gardens By Alexander Britell SABA — I don’t eat lobster very often. Sure, I like it. But when I go to a restaurant that seems good, I always feel that the way to see what the restaurant …

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 Beyond the overwater bungalow in Guadeloupe By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one step beyond the overwater bungalow. It may just be the first of its kind in the Caribbean — a floating hotel. It’s called Aqua Lodge, and it’s set …

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 Another big new project in New Providence By the Caribbean Journal staff A new $250 million dollar development has broken ground in Nassau. Pointe, as it is known, is slated to include 200 guest rooms, world-class shopping, fine dining options, …

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 Own a piece of the birthplace of Bond By the Caribbean Journal staff James Bond was born in the Caribbean, in the mind of creator Ian Fleming, who owned a villa called Goldeneye in Jamaica. Today, of course, the villa …

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 A New luxury brand on the island By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Costa Rican luxury hotel company Nayara has launched construction on its newest location in Puerto Rico’s Toro Verde mountain country. The Tourism Company of Puerto Rico (PRTC) is estimating that …

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 A new villa player aimed at the UK market By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new tour operator offering an assortment of private villas, villa resorts, and private islands has launched in the UK Market, featuring a range of accommodations in Barbados, …