Hotels

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 …

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 …

Puerto Plata’s Oasis of Chic

 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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 The program relaunches By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has announced the re-launch of its annual Hurricane Guarantee. The program at the all-inclusive hotel provides consumer purchase protection in two forms during the Atlantic hurricane season. Pre-vacation …

 Increases bet on Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff John Paulson is continuing to bet on the fortunes of struggling Puerto Rico. The hedge fund billionaire, whose Paulson & Co is the majority owner of both the Condado Vanderbilt …

 In June, the US Census Bureau announced that for the first time, Millennials, or people born between 1982 and 2000, now outnumber baby boomers, numbering 83.1 million in the US. That means a huge and booming travel population that will …

 Haiti’s hotel product continues to grow By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new hotel has opened its doors in Haiti. The Hotel L’Ermitage de Pandiassou, a boutique property near the area of Hinche, is now officially open. The property includes 28 …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Coral Hospitality has added Balcones del Atlantico of Las Terrenas, Samana to its luxury Xeliter brand portfolio. The property is located on the Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic. CHC specializes in the management and marketing …