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Why Kids Will Love Joya, Cirque du Soleil’s Riviera Maya Show

 By Camille RodriguezCJ Contributor Joya is a show by Cirque du Soleil about a little girl whose name is Joya and her grandfather. The grandfather was a scientist and he protects a book about the world. She touched an asteroid …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Riviera Maya

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Diane Domiano, who sent in this beautiful shot at the Generations Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to …

Westin Los Cabos Reopens as All-Villa Resort

 The Westin Los Cabos has reopened as an all-villa oceanfront resort, owner and operator Vistana Signature Experiences announced. The property’s relaunch comes following an “extensive” renovation. “The Westin in Los Cabos has charmed guests for years and we’re thrilled to …

LATEST NEWS

 There’s a major new resort on the Caribbean coast of Mexico: The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. Palace Resorts’ newest project has more than 1,300 guest rooms, nine outdoor swimming pools, an adults-only “unique day club” with a live DJ …

 Wayu “Light” Wattanakamin has been named Head Restaurant Chef of Sen Lin restaurant at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico. In this new role, Chef Light will develop a new menu for the Asian-inspired restaurant, balancing modern and ancient …

beachfront hotels

 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 …

 Touch down at Cancun International Airport and within 40 minutes you can be on the beach at Playa Del Carmen. In the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya between Cancun and Tulum, the fishing village that 30 years ago had only …

 Acapulco is expecting a record number of arrivals by passenger cruise ships this year. So far, 28 cruise ships with a total of 31,000 passengers have called at the port, compared to 18 during 2016– a 64 percent increase for …

 A sleek new hotel has opened its doors on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and it’s got a secret: it’s an adults only all inclusive. It’s called UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya, and it’s one of the most exciting all inclusives …

 There are almost 39,000 rooms in 212 hotel projects under contract in the Caribbean-Mexico hotel pipeline, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. That total of 38,668 rooms represents a 25.9 percent increase in rooms under contract …

Zadún

 Set along the coastline of  San José del Cabo with views of the Sea of Cortez, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will make its debut in early 2018. This opening marks the fourth resort in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio, and the …

Breathless

 The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company is continuing its rapid expansion push. Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts has announced plans to open 10 resorts in Mexico by 2020. AMResorts already has more than 50 properties across its six brands, including 28 …

 Making the journey to the Mexican Caribbean town of Mahahual, CJ Travel Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon finds a secret boutique in Mexico I’M ONLY five minutes away from the bustling Mexican port complex of Costa Maya. Yet it feels a world away. Most of …

Isla Mujeres Hotels

 Despite the sheer natural beauty (and wonderful beaches) of Isla Mujeres, the island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico remains something of a closely-guarded secret. But the attractions are numerous here, with lush jungle, abundant sea life and even an …

 It’s one of our favorite hotels in the Caribbean: the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, the luxury resort just outside the charming village of Puerto Morelos on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The Leading Hotels of the World property with has …

 AMResorts has opened its new Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa Resort in the Playa Mujeres community outside of Cancun. The property is the 14th in the Dreams brand portfolio, including eight in Mexico. The 502-suite, family-friendly resort includes 10 …

Pipeline

 There are now 32,056 rooms under contract in the Caribbean-Mexico hotel pipeline, according to the latest report from hotel analytics firm STR. That represents a 14.3 percent increase in the number of rooms under contract compared with October 2015, according …

Paradisus Los Cabos

 Paradisus Resorts is expanding its footprint in Mexico with a new property: Paradisus Los Cabos. The all-inclusive hotel, which is slated to open in December, is the result of a $35 million transformation of the former Melia Cabo Real. The …