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The 12 Best Islands for Luxury Villas

 In many ways, luxury villas are the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. It’s far beyond — and very different — than spending your time in a resort. A villa means you aren’t just staying on an island — you’re living on an island, and in …

Expedia: Barbados Package Demand Rising

 More travelers are looking to book packages to Barbados, according to a new report from the Expedia group. The company said its hotel partners in Barbados had increased their package demand by nearly 15 percent year over year last year. …

Elegant Hotels Group Acquires Barbados’ Treasure Beach

 One of the Caribbean’s top hotel companies has added another property to its portfolio. Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group has announced the acquisition of the Treasure Beach hotel, a deal finalized last week. The four-star, 35-room property is located on Paynes …

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Bathsheba Barbados

 BATHSHEBA — The energy here is different. The sky is brighter, the waves stronger, the blue bluer. It’s the late afternoon and a group of young surfers are gathered on the golden shores of Bathsheba, looking to catch the right …

Silversea Muse

 Luxury cruise line Silversea has christened its new flagship, Silver Muse. The new ship, the ninth in Silversea’s fleet, was unveiled at a ceremony in Monte Carlo this week hosted by Silversea Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio. The ship, which accommodates …

 New York City-based air carrier JetBlue Airways is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten. The carrier will be adding a second daily roundtrip flight between John F Kennedy Airport and St Maarten’s Princess Juliana over …

Marina Hotel

 There’s no better way to appreciate the Caribbean than by actually getting out onto it. So if you’re sailing to the islands by boat (or planning to charter a craft when you get there), you’ll need to know where you …

 The 13th edition of the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, CARIFESTA, is coming to Barbados. The island nation will host more than 3,000 artists and artisans for the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, a showcase for arts including dance, music, theater, …

 By GERARD BESTCJ Contributor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados—As clouds of uncertainty loom over the global economy, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Caribbean companies. But these days, a different kind of cloud is creating fresh opportunities for regional businesses. For techies, …

 What’s the most romantic island in the Caribbean? Well, we put the question to the best authority on all matters Caribbean: Caribbean Journal readers, the world’s top concentration of Caribbean travel aficionados, with thousands of readers chiming in on their …

 Luxury beach club brand Nikki Beach is expanding in the Caribbean. The beach club famous for its St. Barth outpost will be debuting Nikki Beach Barbados at the Port Ferdinand development at the end of 2017. The property will sit …

 JetBlue is continuing its expansion of its Mint premium cabin service in the Caribbean. The carrier has announced plans to add seasonal Mint service on flights between Boston and St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. “When we set out to …

 There’s more to the Caribbean than just the beach. Indeed, some of the Caribbean’s greatest places to stay are perched not on the sand but in the hills and at the edge of sweeping cliffs. At these hotels, it’s about …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kris Julin, who sent in this lovely shot of crashing waves in Barbados. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

 If there’s a more quintessentially Caribbean experience than having a rum at a Caribbean beach bar, we haven’t found it. Indeed, it’s the dream of toes-in-the-sand, rum-in-hand afternoons that bring so many travelers to the Caribbean year after year. And …

 JetBlue has added another big name to its Mint premium cabin experience. The carrier has announced a partnership with New York City-based culinary company Milk Bar, which specializes in desserts and baked goods. Beginning in April, all JetBlue Mint travelers will …

 When a company like Mount Gay releases a new rum, there’s a lot riding on it. For the self-styled birthplace of rum, the epicenter of rum-making in the English-speaking Caribbean, a new rum has to honor, celebrate and, ultimately, transcend …

 A major new hotel is coming to Ambergris Caye in Belize. Wyndham Hotel Group is continuing its major Caribbean push with a new property in Ambergris Caye, the Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye. The oceanfront resort is slated to debut in …