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Jamaica’s Tensing Pen Has Big Plans

 Jamaica’s Tensing Pen (one of our best Jamaica hotels) has big expansion plans. One of the property’s longtime owners, Sam Petros, recently gained full ownership of Tensing Pen and now plans an expansion and upgrade project. The project would include …

Chukka Caribbean Updating Falmouth’s Good Hope

 Tour company Chukka Caribbean Adventures is upgrading its famous Good Hope property in Falmouth, Jamaica. The company will be embarking on a $4 million enhancement project. “The Chukka Good Hope property is the kind of facility that will certainly be …

Jamaica’s Opportunity to Shine

 By DENNIS CHUNG CJ Contributor A few years ago someone asked me what I was passionate about. I mentioned that one of the things I really am passionate about is Jamaica and Jamaicans. It is that passion for Jamaica and …

LATEST NEWS

 Vacation Express is launching new nonstop flights to Jamaica, the travel company announced this week. The new flights will operate between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, with flights departing weekly on Sundays. The service will operate from May 28 through Aug. …

 Luxury travel demand is rising in the Caribbean, according to a new report from the Expedia group. The online travel agency says demand for luxury properties rose across much of the Caribbean in 2016, with an overall increase in demand …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Recently, I had the immense pleasure and honor of attending a very special event in my hometown Kingston, Jamaica.  It was my Dad’s 90th birthday celebration. I say “honor” because it really is an achievement for …

 With peak summer season approaching, travelers will find a plethora of offerings in Jamaica. All you have to do is choose. “Visitors looking to experience a fun-filled summer vacation can book Jamaica now, thanks in large measure to our travel …

 There’s a pair of new places to stay in Negril. Blue Diamond Resorts has officially opened its new Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril resorts in Jamaica. The complex includes Royalton Negril, which is family-friendly, and Hideaway at Royalton …

 With culinary influences from India, Africa, Asia and Europe, Trinidad cuisine is a melting pot of exotic flavors. The gastronomic diversity allows me to experiment with some of my favorite herbs and bold spices which represent the authenticity of real …

 When selecting a Caribbean hotel room, there’s one immutable fact: “oceanfront” trumps “oceanview,” eight days a week. Sure, it’s nice to see the sea from your four-poster bed, but it’s even better when you can roll right out of that …

 The popular Dunn’s River Falls attraction in Ocho Rios, Jamaica has unveiled some upgrades, led by a major new water park. That includes the recent addition of a new theme park project called Central Gardens, according to Michael Belnavis, chairman …

 Jamaica has big plans for the north-coast city of Falmouth, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Jamaica’s government intends to put a major focus on the development of the town, home to a Royal Caribbean cruise port and perhaps the …

Western Caribbean

 The Western Caribbean is synonymous with the large, marquee destinations such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba and Belize. But there are petite gems in the region, too, that offer appeal for visitors curious enough to venture beyond the usual island …

 BY DENNIS CHUNGCJ Contributor I recently made the point that the most important asset that Jamaica has is its three million residents, and that it is the underutilization of this asset that has caused us to attain average growth of …

 A major new resort project has broken ground in Jamaica. All-inclusive brand Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on the Excellence Oyster Bay adults-only resort. The $110 million project is slated to debut in the first half …

All the best beaches in Jamaica.

 Many of the best beaches in Jamaica are either totally hidden or private, tucked away for a special few. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find some of the island’s best beaches for yourself,  too. Because while Jamaica is known …