By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal subscriber Rita Lefler, who sent in this lovely shot taken from the upper deck of her beach house in Hopkins, Belize. “Lovely view of the Caribbean and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff When it opened its doors in 1956, it was the place to be in Santo Domingo, if not the Caribbean. El Embajador was the musical hotspot, the filming destination, the political meeting point. Indeed, its …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s greatest hotels is planning its return following Hurricane Irma. The Oetker Collection’s legendary Eden Rock St Barths is planning to reopen in December of 2018, according to a statement from St …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Marriott-branded hotel is coming to the surging Caribbean tourism destination of Belize. ECI Development has announced plans to bring Marriott Hotels’ signature brand to Belize with a 203-unit hotel on popular Ambergris Caye. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff German air carrier Condor is launching a new nonstop route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Beginning in Nov. 6, 2018, Condor will be launching nonstop service between Frankfurt, Germany and Curaçao. The flights will operate …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s newest boutique hotel has opened its doors. It’s called the Princess Sirena Bay Estate, and it’s a different kind of property for the island. The brainchild of the Ouborg family, the Princess Sirena Bay …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina was on hand this week to inaugurate Hilton’s newest Caribbean hotel: the new Hampton by Hilton Santo Domingo Airport. The newest hotel in the capital has a rooftop swimming pool, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship: the 168,028-gross-ton Norwegian Bliss. The new ship was completed by Meyer Werft in Germany after an 18-month building period. “Norwegian Bliss is one …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort in Aruba has relaunched following a big transformation project. The property has unveiled three redesigned pools, upgraded and modernized suites and a new check-in building, among other changes. “We’re …

 By Alexander Britell The Great Abaco Highway is an empty road, straddled by slash pines; the miles pass by like  waves. Getting here is a long drive on the highway from just about anywhere in Abaco, hidden away at the …

 By Alexander Britell You’re in a far-off bar somewhere. Or even a bar in a major city in America. You order rum. What do you hear? “Well, we have Captain Morgan, we have Bacardi…” And that’s usually it. While the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for another reason to visit the Caribbean this spring? Dominica’s popular Jazz ’n Creole music festival is back on the calendar, with plans for a major music event on Sunday, May 20. It’s another …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continued its 2018 decline in March, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotels reported occupancy of 73.9 percent, a 2.2 percent decline compared to March of …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A seaside retreat nestled in the Dominican Republic is headed for auction. The sale of the property in the María Trinidad Sánchez Province, facilitated by Concierge Auctions, will take place via the firm’s online marketplace. Bidding …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ritz-Carlton’s Dorado Beach resort is set to reopen Oct. 1, according to parent company Marriott. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve had been closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Its reopening was revealed on the …