jamaica

A New Boost for Coral in St. Lucia

 The Sandals Foundation is partnering with CLEAR Caribbean in an effort to establish two coral nurseries aimed at restoring lost coral coverage in St. Lucia, as well as providing a habitat for marine life inside the Soufriere Marine Managed Area. …

beachfront hotels

10 Beachfront Hotels in the Caribbean for $200 or Less Per Night

 The perfect Caribbean beach getaway isn’t always as expensive as you think. Indeed, there are tucked-away bargains all over the Caribbean, where the sand count is high but the price is low. Serving up warm hospitality on idyllic coastlines, they …

Richard Branson Relaunches Entrepreneurship Center in Jamaica

 Richard Branson recently traveled to Jamaica to celebrate the relaunch and relocation of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. After originally launching the center in Montego Bay in 2011, Branson’s Virgin Unite has moved the center to Kingston to be closer …

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 Reggae Sumfest will return to Montego Bay this summer, for the 25th staging of the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.” The island’s biggest weeklong festival, which draws thousands of reggae and dancehall fans from across the world, will take place …

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The best kind of luxury is never loud, especially in the Caribbean. It means a beach with only the sound of soft waves; a window with just the sound of the palms, the rediscovery of the little …

 Affordable all inclusive getaways aren’t just a dream. Here’s how to do it. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s impossible to really relax on vacation if, in the back of your mind, you’re constantly worrying about how you’re going to …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Whether you want to light a new love’s flame or simply head on a romantic retreat, there’s no better place to do it than the Caribbean, where every sunrise brings the promise of secluded sands …

 Southwest Airlines is making moves in the Caribbean. The carrier officially launched new daily nonstop service to four Caribbean destinations on Sunday, all out of its growing Caribbean-network hub in Fort Lauderdale. The carrier has launched daily nonstop service from …

 Apple Vacations has added new flights to its Exclusive Vacation Flight charter program out of Lansing, Michigan. The company will operate nonstop flights from Lansing to Cancun, Punta Cana and Jamaica starting Dec. 23. The Cancun flights will operate on …

 BY GUY BRITTON It’s a booming industry in the Caribbean, and cruising shows no signs of slowing down. That’s particularly true in Jamaica, which has spent significant resources in recent years in an effort to improve its standing as a …

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 …

Portland Jamaica

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Most visitors flock to the well known Jamaica tourist hubs of Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. But there’s even more magic to be found further east, in the coastal parish of Portland. Lush and peaceful, Portland …

 Jamaica is planning just over $30 million USD in new construction and renovations on tourism infrastructure in Ocho Rios. The projects include a major upgrade of Ocho Rios’ Reynolds Pier to enable the facility to accommodate cruise ships. That will …

 Global coffee giant Starbucks is set to open its first-ever stores in Jamaica. The company has entered into a geographic licensing agreement with Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, a consortium led by the Margaritaville Caribbean Group. The agreement gives Caribbean Coffee …

 Sandals is adding more overwater bungalows in Jamaica, the company announced this week. The company plans to build 12 new over the water “honeymoon butler bungalows” to at its newly-rebranded Sandals South Coast resort in Jamaica. The bungalows are now …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love it when hotels integrate the local culture into their offerings, bringing a sense of destination to what has the potential to be a generic Caribbean vacation. And at Riu Palace in Montego Bay, …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Riu Hotels is now the largest foreign operator of resorts in Jamaica, growing from a single 400+room resort in Negril in 2001 to an inventory of around 3,000 rooms in Negril, Ocho Rios and Montego …

 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 …