By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Akshara Moran, who sent in this lovely shot of Anse La Raye beach on the island of Saint Lucia. Have you taken a great photo in …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has quietly become the fastest-growing airline in the Caribbean so far in 2019. And this week, the carrier was at it again, launching a pair of new nonstop routes to the island …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Regional Caribbean carrier Seaborne Airlines has returned to the Dominican Republic. The Puerto Rico-based airline has launched nonstop service between San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and Santiago de los Caballeros’ Cibao International Airport in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has kicked off 2019 with a new addition in the Caribbean. The travel giant’s Renaissance Hotels brand has officially debuted its new Renaissance Cancun Resort and Marina, anchoring the new marina in Puerto Cancun. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group has added a boutique luxury brand to its burgeoning global portfolio. IHG has paid $300 million for all of Six Senses’ brands and operating companies, a portfolio that includes 16 hotels and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region is projecting strong tourism growth in 2019, regional tourism officials said this week. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting arrival growth of between 6 and 7 percent this year, continuing what it …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s leading boat charter firms has expanded into The Bahamas — meaning a new way to vacation around the destination’s exotic outposts. MarineMax Vacations has officially taken its premium power catamaran operation …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Virgin Voyages just crossed a major threshold. It’s officially open for business. Sir Richard Branson’s new adults-only cruise line launched bookings on Thursday for its new-build Scarlet Lady ship, which will be sailing …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Eleven years after its inception, Miami’s best rum festival is heading back to its roots. This year’s Miami Rum Festival will return to Coral Gables, with two days of tasting of rums from around the globe …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port of Spain’s Hilton Trinidad has completed a property-wide “refresh” project, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hotel’s redesign was inspired by the hotel’s 1962 architecture, featuring upgrades to public areas, rooms, dining concepts and a …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The newest addition to the Auberge Resorts Collection has officially broken ground in Mexico’s tony Punta de Mita development. The new Susurros del Corazon will be a luxury boutique resort with a 30-residence real estate component. …

 Sometimes we just want some time to ourselves. And thats where the adults-only resort comes in. But the concept of the adults-only resort has diversified in recent years. Today, adults-only resorts have moved beyond simply being enclaves of quiet and …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Bahamas’ most venerable eateries is getting a new injection of culinary energy. Atlantis Paradise Island has named Chef Alessio Pitzalis as the new Head Chef of its Café Martinique restaurant. Pitzalis will guide …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carlisle Bay has unveiled a fresh look for 2019. The resort underwent a refurbishment project overseen by new Managing Director Thomas Orchard that included updating the color scheme to “fresh neutral and bright white tones,” along …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A legendary French Caribbean hotel is getting new life in one of Martinique’s hottest beach towns. The Diamant Les Bains, which first opened in 1945 as the first tourist hotel in Martinique, is slated to …