By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s just you and the sand, the crash of the waves. It’s the late morning in Barbados, and the sand is empty. This is the beach moment, something that Barbados has turned into an art …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Emily Lamb, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in front of the Yachtsman Grill restaurant in Nevis. Have you taken a great photo …

 There’s something about the rum punch in the sand, the beer on the beach, the gregarious proprietor, that seems to etch itself in the mind of every traveler to the Caribbean. Plainly, the Caribbean beach bar epitomizes the Caribbean vacation …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is adding a major new property in the Caribbean Basin. The company has announced the signing of a new Radisson Blue in Costa Rica. The new-build hotel will feature 100 rooms, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s Caribbean expansion has continued with the launch of the brand-new Conrad Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Conrad Cartagena is the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America. The property …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Bahamas’ best-kept secrets has added a major new chef. The Carriearl Boutique Hotel on Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas has named Ryan McIntosh as the property’s new …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Barth Properties is introducing two new properties to their villa portfolio in St Barth: Villa Java and Villa Coquillage. Villa Java, aimed at beach lovers, is a three-bedroom villa with direct access to the protected …

 Maybe you know the world of Caribbean hotels. Maybe you’ve visited the legendary places in the Caribbean: the Eden Rocks, the Round Hills, the Ocean Clubs of the world. Well, you may not know about this one. Tucked away on …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Members of the Caribbean community have planned the first annual live “Caribbean Relief Concert” to raise money for natural disaster relief efforts for those countries impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The concert is scheduled for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding Margaritaville Holdings has named a new vice president of hotel development. The company has appointed hospitality veteran Rick Cunningham to the role, in which he will be responsible for “cultivating relationships with hospitality ownership …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises is returning to St Maarten. The company will be making its first post-Irma call on St Maarten on March 28 with its MSC Opera cruise ship. MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines is adding a major new route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. The carrier announced this week that it would be launching new nonstop service between Boston and Aruba. The new flights, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s multimillion-dollar cruise berth expansion project has officially opened in Castries. The Pointe Seraphine Berth One extension was formally opened this weekend, welcoming Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, the first-ever mega ship to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ah, Antigua. There’s something special about the sand here, the sound of the waves, the technicolor sea. And Galley Bay is right at the top, thanks to a bucolic stretch of pure white sand beach …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-2020, with a wide variety of cruises, including several to the Caribbean, according to the company. The options range from four- to 14-day cruises, …