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Adults-Only Jamaica

A New Adults-Only Jamaica Hotel

 There’s a new Adults-Only Jamaica Hotel: Mangos. in the village of Coopers Pen, Trelawny, on the island’s northwest coast. The newly-rebranded Mangos Jamaica is a family-run adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, with a tennis court, a swimming pool (with swim-up bar), …

True Blue

This Grenada Hotel Has Big Plans

 A boutique Grenada hotel looks forward By Andrea PerezCJ Contributor True Blue Bay Resort, One of Grenada’s top small hotels, has big plans. Right now, the focus is on exposing the resort and its brand to an international market, by …

Checking in to Jimmy Buffett’s Newest Margaritaville Resort

 The newest Jimmy Buffett hotel By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’m not a Parrothead. I’ve never stepped on a pop top or blown out my flip-flop. And I’m definitely not searching for my lost shaker of salt. Yet I was …

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Dominican Republic

 The Dominican Republic continues to lead the Caribbean hotel construction pipeline, according to the latest report from analytics firm STR. The country has 1,512 rooms in construction spread across six hotels. That’s followed in the wider Caribbean region by Mexico’s …

Blue Waters

 Some hotels are timeless. They take you to another era, another world. They make you feel like you’ve arrived somewhere different, somewhere special. The Blue Waters Hotel is precisely that kind of hotel. First opened in 1960, Antigua’s Blue Waters …

French Coco

 Martinique, one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations, has another brand-new hotel. Following the debut of the new boutique Hotel Simon in Fort-de-France earlier this year, another new property has opened its doors in Martinique: French Coco. The property is located …

Staniel Cay Yacht Club

 Maybe it’s its location in the far reaches of the Exumas, or its place as a must-visit stop on any Caribbean sailing pilgrimage. But there’s just something special about the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, a wonderful bungalow hotel on the …

Caribbean Hotel Construction

 Luxury hotels are leading the Caribbean hotel construction pipeline, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR. The luxury segment accounted for 23.3 percent of all rooms in the region in the “in construction” phase, according to the …

Spanish Court Montego Bay

 A major new hotel is coming to Jamaica’s Montego Bay. The Spanish Court hotel brand in Kingston is expanding to Jamaica’s tourism hub with the new Spanish Court Hotel, Montego Bay. The property is the result of a redevelopment of …

Aruba's Hotel Vision

 By Otmar OduberOp-Ed Contributor Our Aruban Government is promoting a policy to foster a balanced portfolio of on-island accommodations. The rationale for this policy, which will impact the future of the destination’s all-inclusive sector, is simple and imperative: Tourism is …

Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy fell in April for the sixth consecutive month, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy dropped by 2.2 percent to 72.4 percent, although the decline …

nickelodeon caribbean

 Karisma Hotels and Resorts and Viacom International have broken ground on a second Nickelodeon-branded hotel in the Caribbean. The new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya is slated to debut on Mexico’s Caribbean coast in December 2017. The company is …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor One Barbados hotel is getting a major new look. Earlier this year, Elegant Hotels added Barbados’ Waves Hotel & Spa to its portfolio. The 70-room boutique on the island’s Platinum Coast is currently undergoing a significant “Ibiza-meets-South …

 By Guy Britton What were the top hotel deals of the past year? The recently-concluded Caribbean Hotel and Resort and Investment Summit had the answers, announcing awards for several high-profile transactions and developments this week in Miami. The CHRIS Development …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new hotel is coming to St Lucia. The Belvedere Plantation historic site in Canaries will be transformed into a luxury hotel through the country’s Citizenship by Investment program. The property is one of the …

 The Dominican Republic is seeing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean’s largest tourism destination is projecting more than 18,000 new hotel rooms by 2019, officials said at the recent Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange in Punta Cana. The 18,000 number comprises …

 By Guy Britton A major new hotel is coming to one of the Dominican Republic’s up-and-coming destinations. Amhsa Marina Hotel and Resorts has announced plans to launch construction of the Kaeeni Beach Hotel in the Las Galeras beach enclave of …

 When it comes to hotel lobbies, it’s all about the first impression. And at Bermuda’s Coco Reef, the first impression is dramatic. Bermuda’s most celebrated lobby has reopened, a “theatrical” lobby that was the brainchild of Coco Reef’s owner, John …