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Checking in to Anguilla’s Newest Resort: The Reef by CuisinArt

 Checking into the new Reef resort By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Anguilla’s newest resort, The Reef by Cuisinart, is now officially open. Billed as a boutique property for a younger, hipper clientele than its sister 16-year-old CuisinArt Resort & Spa, it’s …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Simpson Bay, St. Maarten

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Bergen, who sent in this lovely photo of the beach on Simpson Bay, St. Maarten during the recent Thanksgiving holiday. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

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These Jamaican Hotel Rooms Will Offer Unlimited Spa Access

 Jamaica-based Couples Resorts is launching a major new room class at its flagship Couples Tower Isle resort in Ocho Rios. The Oasis Spa Villas will offer “complete, private and unfettered access to all services and treatments at no additional charge,” …

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 Major changes for the CCJ By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A suite of new high-tech court management systems are to be adopted by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The CCJ will be one of the first adopters of a set …

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 If you haven’t started your holiday shopping, don’t panic! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite island-made and island-inspired gifts that you can order online to delight the Caribbean-lovers on your list. The Floatinator Enjoy your own swim-up bar in …

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 Getting through airports quickly is never easy — particularly in the Caribbean. But one company in Aruba is looking to change that with new VIP service at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix Airport. It’s called First Class Experience Aruba, and it offers …

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 Tourism demand to the Jamaican destination of Ocho Rios is rising fast, according to the latest numbers from global travel giant Expedia. Tourism demand for Ocho Rios increased more than 50 percent in the third quarter, compared to the same …

rooftop

 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 …

Visit Curaçao

 There’s nowhere quite like Curaçao. With more than 30 beaches; a fascinating Netherlands-influenced heritage; and convenient airlift from the U.S., Canada and Europe, the 171-square-mile island is a must for Caribbean travelers yearning for a side of culture with their …

Earthquake Trinidad and Tobago

 The biggest earthquake in the Caribbean in several years caused shaking across the Southern Caribbean on Tuesday evening. The 5.8-magnitude quake’s epicenter was about 25 miles southwest of Scarborough, Tobago; it struck at about 5:42 PM local time at a …

Kimpton Seafire

 The Caribbean’s most anticipated new resort is officially open: the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, Kimpton’s first international hotel. t’s a 266-room resort on the heart of Seven Mile Beach and a strikingly modern approach to Caribbean …

Maya Beach Hotel

 Looking ahead at the region’s hotel and resort sector. By Fleur VagniezOp-Ed Contributor Hotels and Resorts across the Caribbean have experienced unprecedented growth over the last 6 years with ADR and occupancy rates outperforming those at the previous top of the cycle …

L&L Rumshop

 The tiny island of Nevis now has a serious new rum shop: L&L Rumshop, the brainchild of Caribbean rum expert Mark Theron. The new shop in Charlestown, which also carries a wide range of duty-free liquor and tobacco, has an …

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 Caribbean carrier LIAT has expanded its flight with another new ATR-72 aircraft. The plane, which is the 10th ATR for LIAT, recently arrived at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport. The 68-seater plane will go into commercial service in the middle …

sandals

 After debuting the Caribbean’s first-ever Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Sandals Resorts has even bigger plans. (Caribbean Journal got the first look at the villas — check out our video tour above). The new bungalows made …

Cabanas

 A rather cool amenity at Royalton Blue Waters By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’ve been fortunate enough to log more than our fair share of cabana time at various Caribbean resorts. But the seaside sanctuaries at Royalton Blue Waters, a …

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 The Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association has named a new top executive. CHATA has appointed Miles Mercera to serve as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Current CHATA President & CEO, Lizanne Dindial, will step down …

Best Places to Retire in the Caribbean

 When it comes to planning your dream Caribbean retirement, not all Caribbean islands are the same. Some offer more cosmopolitan environments, others more rugged. Others offer more luxury, others more affordability. But when it comes to finding that perfect mix …