resorts

Temptation Is Expanding to the Dominican Republic

 Adults-only brand Temptation is expanding in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. Temptation, known for its Temptation Cancun resort, has announced plans to expand its portfolio with a new resort in Punta Cana, slated for debut in 2019. Temptation, a …

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 …

Atlantis’ Big Relaunch Begins July 16

 Atlantis Paradise Island is in the midst of a major relaunch, with the biggest change set to debut on July 16 when the rebranded Coral Towers become The Coral hotel. The Coral is a transformation of the former Coral Towers, …

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 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 …

 Sandals has officially launched its new resort project in St. Lucia. The company held a launch event this weekend for the new Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia, which will be the fourth Sandals Resorts International property on the island. The more …

 One of the Caribbean’s most hotly-anticipated boutique resorts has debuted on the island of St. Lucia. Serenity at Coconut Bay, a boutique adults only all inclusive hotel-within-a-hotel at St. Lucia’s Coconut Bay, opened its doors last month with 36 luxury …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re planning a trip to Peter Island, the private island resort in the BVI, trust us when we tell you that there’s only one thing to order for breakfast. But that’s not because there’s …

 Turtle Beach, a Barbados all inclusive set on the island’s south coast, recently opened two culinary concepts. Freeze Ice Cream Parlour serves up both traditional and island-inspired ice cream flavors including Rum N’ Raisin, Poncho Cream, Caramel Toffee and Golden …

 Another major new hotel project is coming to the island of Grenada. The Silversands boutique hotel is slated to debut on the island’s Grand Anse Beach in the spring of 2018. The property will include 44 suites and nine residential …

 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 …

 The island of St. Lucia is in the midst of a full-fledged hotel development boom. The Eastern Caribbean island will add some 2,000 new rooms to its hotel stock over the next four years, according to tourism officials. Chief among …

 Apple Leisure Group’s Alex Zozaya was honored this week with a “Jerry Award” during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week Tourism Industry Awards luncheon this week in New York. The award is “presented annually to an industry leader who has …

 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 …

 Paradisus by Meliá has completed a $2.6 million renovation to the brand’s Royal Service Ocean View Suites and exclusive Royal Service Lounge at Paradisus Cancun in Mexico. The large-scale renovation transformed 135 Royal Service Ocean View Suites to develop an …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has named Rik van der Berg its new resort manager, the property announced. In the new role, van der Berg will oversee the daily operations of the resort. He had previously been serving as …