Some of the world’s top house and techno DJs are heading to Barbados next year for the first-ever Vujaday electronic music festival. Vujaday will take place in a different location on each of its five days in Barbados, with a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new golf academy is coming to the Caribbean’s leading golf resort. The Dominican Republic’s Casa de Campo is opening a new Golf Learning Center, the property announced this week. Charlie Epps, a 40-year …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts is planning to reopen the Riu Palace Paradise Island on Oct. 28, led by a significant change: the resort will become an adults-only property. The 350-room all-inclusive in the Bahamas has …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a mostly sluggish first half, the Caribbean’s hotel sector is starting to show signs of strengthening, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotels reported a 71.8 percent occupancy rate …

 The Dominican Republic mountain town of Jarabacoa is home to a brand-new eco-boutique. It’s called Hotel Carmen, and it’s the newest property by ecotourism hotel collection Hostales de Montaña. The property consists of 16 mountain-style wooden huts, with a total …

 Santo Domingo’s BlueMall shopping mall has expanded with a new location in the Dominican Republic. The BlueMall Punta Cana has officially opened its doors, with Grupo Velutini’s newest project offering a mix of shopping, services, restaurants and entertainment, evoking the brand’s …

 By Alexander Britell No island is an island. Even islands have needs, needs from afar: food, energy, connectivity — no island can be truly independent in today’s world. Or can it? There’s an island in the British Virgin Islands that has …

 Cancun’s Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun resort has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation project, parent company La Coleccion announced this week. The remodel to the all-inclusive property included upgrades to more than 500 rooms and suites, including redesigned bathrooms, hurricane-shock-proof windows, new …

 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has announced a Caribbean network expansion for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter travel season. WestJet will be launching new nonstop weekly service from Calgary to Belize City, along with additional flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including …

 Grenada is showing solid growth in 2017, according to the latest data fro the Grenada Tourism Authority. The country’s stayover tourist arrivals were up 5 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, buoyed …

 Punta Cana resorts welcome more than two million North American visitors each year, making the area the most popular single vacation destination in the Caribbean – and with good reason. The Dominican Republic resort town seduces with broad white-sands bordered …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes, when everyday stresses threaten to dim our dazzle, what we really need is a restorative getaway, a few days devoted to our physical and emotional health in an idyllic location. If that sounds like …

 United Airlines is launching a pair of new routes to Mexico, the company announced this week. Beginning in late December, United will launch flights from both Houston and Chicago to the resort town of Mazatlan, Mexico. “We are pleased to …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Melony Mejias, who sent in this stunning shot of the Owia Salt Pond on the island of St. Vincent. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

 The Temptation Cancun resort has officially reopened its doors following a massive transformation, and it just might be the Caribbean’s sexiest new hotel. The multimillion-dollar complete rebuild of the topless-optional, all-inclusive property was helmed by renowned designer Karim Rashid, who …