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Barbados Tourism Is Surging

 Barbados posted very strong tourism growth in 2016, according to the latest numbers from Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. The island reported 631,513 stayover visitors in 2016, a 6.7 percent increase compared to 2015 and a new record for air arrivals …

Hyatt Centric Barbados Targets 2019 Debut

 Hyatt Centric will debut in Barbados in 2019, according to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The new Barbados property is part of a wider expansion for the sub-brand that will see the Hyatt Centric portfolio double globally by the end of 2019. …

VIDEO: Checking in to the Colony Club, Barbados

 Some islands have a look; a personality; a character. Others have a certain feel. When you’re in Barbados, you’ll understand it — there’s something about the island — the architecture, the pace, the hue of the water. They all add up to …

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 Hidden away in the far corners of Barbados, I found Atlantis. It is no undersea city, no lost civilization. But it is equally wrapped in mystery. Here, just outside the mystical town of Bathsheba, with its floating boulders and surfing soup bowl, …

 It’s the newest, hippest hotel in Barbados: Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels — and it’s an all-inclusive. Waves is new kind of all-inclusive, a breath of fresh air for the Caribbean that takes creative cues elements from some of …

 Can you solve it? By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Driving through the streets of Bridgetown, Barbados this summer, I saw them everywhere: roadside bus shelters featuring wooden nameplates. Just as hurricanes used to be, the names were all female. “Christie” …

 There are penthouses and there are penthouses. At St. Peter’s Bay, an ultra-luxe resort in Barbados, you’ll definitely find the latter. This is the most premier room at the resort: the five-bedroom deluxe beachfront penthouse, a capacious suite that even …

The House

 There’s something rather civilized about sipping a glass of champagne while you’re having breakfast on the beach. It’s moments like these that define the tranquil sophistication of The House, the Elegant Hotels boutique hotel that’s easily the best adults-only hotel …

 Tucked away in Barbados’ Limegrove Lifestyle Centre is a sanctuary. Inside a storefront on the second floor of this luxury shopping complex on the island’s famous Platinum Coast is La Casa del Habano. There are 146 of these shops around …

 You’d never guess it. Not when you’re sipping a fresh espresso, looking out toward the turquoise Bajan sea. You’d never guess that this is an all-inclusive resort. This is something else — hip, sleek, and, yes, cool. And it’s beautiful. …

John Moore Bar

 In a rum shop, water comes in a whisky bottle. At least it does at the John Moore Bar, one of the venerable rum shops in Barbados and a legendary spot on the island. The rum shop, you see, is …

Mount Gay

 BRIDGETOWN — Barbados’ Mount Gay is among the Caribbean’s venerable rum brands (and the world’s oldest), so when the company launches a rare new expression it’s a special event. That’s the case with the new limited edition Origin Series: Volume …

Lobster Alive

 A perfect beach. Classic jazz. Giant lobster. It’s hard to find a better combination of, well, anything, in the Caribbean. This is Lobster Alive, a small beach restaurant on Carlisle Bay in Barbados that is one of the island’s truly …

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

 Barbados is rebranding its Food & Rum Festival. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. executives say they are aiming for the festival to attract more visitors and contribute to the island’s status as a player in the global culinary tourism niche. BTMI …

Jamaica246

 Even from here, I can smell it. The smoky fragrance of jerk fills the air and makes my stomach yearn for that distinctive taste of Jamaica. And since I live in Miami and I’m currently in Barbados, that yearning for …

Barbados Tourism Growth

 More Barbados Tourism Growth By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Barbados is feeling bullish about the coming tourist season and reporting across-the-board growth in the industry for 2016. Speaking at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual State of the Industry Conference, Barbados …

Cuzz' Cafe

 Why Cuz’s Fish Shack is the Best Fish Shack in Barbados By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are only two choices. But you can’t make a bad one. That’s because, on Barbados, you won’t find a better fish or fish-and-cheese cutter …

Crop Over

 What to know about Barbados’ must-visit event: Crop Over By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Trinidad’s pre-Lenten Carnival is the Caribbean’s most famous festival, but Crop Over, the mid-summer Bajan bacchanal that traditionally marks the end of the sugar cane harvest, …