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Ralph Lauren’s Caribbean Hotel

 I’m sitting in a chair, looking through a picture window to the turquoise sea. There’s a four poster bed behind me, a telescope at my right. There are no sounds, no speakers, just waves and birds and wind. This might be …

Jamaica to Host Major UNWTO Conference

 Jamaica has agreed host the 2017 to host a major conference to commemorate the 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organization’s UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.   The event, which is a collaborative effort between the Government of …

Excellence Oyster Bay

Excellence to Open Adults-Only Montego Bay Hotel

 A major new hotel is coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has announced a new venture in Montego Bay: Excellence Oyster Bay. The company plans to break ground on the resort in the next few …

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 Jamaica is making a push to harness the power of its craft sector. The country’s government has announced plans to establish a Craft Development Institute, in partnership with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The institute, …

 Your newest healthy recipe By Chef Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor During the Christmas rush, I heard folks in Jamaica were frantically checking their lists and checking them twice, they had to find out if they bought plastic or rice! Reports were …

Rumology

 The Jamaica Inn hotel in Ocho Rios is offering a rather innovative new course for guests: rumology. The complimentary weekly classes outline the rich history of rum in Jamaica, and give guests the chance to sample some of the most …

 Sandals is working on a major new hotel in Portland, Jamaica. The company has begun work on a $100 million redevelopment of the former Dragon Bay Hotel in Portland, with the property set to start operation in 2019. According to …

 Jamaica’s two major airport are getting a serious upgrade thanks to the construction of a pair of state-of-the-art air traffic control towers. The $14.8 million project will see the construction of new towers at both Norman Manley International Airport and …

 Jamaica says it is poised for a major expansion of health tourism. Diane Edwards, the president of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation, says the island is developing a “competitive advantage” over other Caribbean countries by putting a focus on diagnostic and …

 Jamaica has big plans for the destination of Port Antonio on the island’s eastern end. The small destination has been receiving increased attention in recent years in large part due to the efforts to two hotels: Geejam and Trident — but …

 A Caribbean vacation has long been synonymous with a romantic retreat, but some resorts take the romantic getaway to another level. That’s definitely the case in Jamaica, an island with a very special appeal. So if you’re setting your sights …

 Jamaica’s Hilton Rose Hall resort has “reimagined” its Sugar Mill Falls Water Park, the property announced. The $400,000 renovation project included new blue mosaic tiling, a new coping, a repainted 280-foot waterslide and a new windmill, among other changes. The …

Grand Lido

 A legendary au naturel resort returns By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Grand Lido is back! Blue Diamond Resorts announced today that the clothing-optional hotel brand first conceived in the 1990s in Negril, Jamaica, will be revived in that same spot …

 Airbnb and the Jamaica Tourist Board have signed what the two sides are calling a “major agreement to promote tourism on the island.” While short on specifics, the two sides said the agreement “brings new opportunities to grow the island’s …

 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,” …

 Celebrating Marley with a special cocktail I’m in Jamaica, on the beach with Bob Marley. Alas, it’s not the dearly departed king of reggae himself. Instead, this Bob Marley is a red, green and gold-colored frozen concoction that Winston, the …

Jamaica House

 Jamaica’s government is going greener. The country announced recently that it would join the Solar Head of State coalition and install solar photovoltaic panels on the island’s national executive office, Jamaica House. The announcement comes in keeping with the island’s …

 Appleton has begun a major expansion of its Appleton Rum Estate Tour Complex in Jamaica. The $7.7 million USD project is slated to begin in January and will add 25,000 square feet to the existing facility. The main building will …