By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Long Bay is shallow and calm, and at night the moon hits the obsidian sea as if it were some kind of secret lake. It’s a moonscape you’ll almost never find in the Caribbean, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff W Hotels is set to open its newest hotel in the Caribbean Basin next month: the new W Costa Rica, Reserva Conchal. The newest W in the region is slated to debut in November, with …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Long one of the region’s most beloved food festivals, the Taste of St Croix is returning again for 2018. While in previous iterations the festival focused on a culinary competition, this year’s event will be different, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has made no secret of its plans to push its capital, Santo Domingo, as an emerging tourism destination. And the capital just got a big boost from Spirit Airlines, which has officially …

 By Alexander Britell Moving — or buying a home — on a very tiny island in the Caribbean isn’t always an easy proposition Sometimes, the things that make a place exotic and beautiful — like remoteness — also make life more difficult, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s legendary Jumby Bay Island is open again, following an extensive enhancement project. The private-island resort has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that gave Oetker Collection, which took over management of the property last year, a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has embarked on a broad renovation and expansion push in the Caribbean, with another revamped hotel set to relaunch. This time it’s the Riu Palace Tropical Bay, one of the two Riu all-inclusives in …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader, who sent in this lovely shot of the town of St Patrick’s in Grenada. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing is adding another new route to Cuba, the company announced in a statement this week. Beginning Dec. 17, Sunwing will operate a new seasonal flight from Toronto to Cienfuegos on the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Sonesta Ocean Point in St Maarten has delayed its reopening by one month, a spokesperson for the property told Caribbean Journal this week. The luxury all-inclusive will now be reopening Dec. 15. The adults-only …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A little over a year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten’s all-important cruise industry set a remarkable milestone for 2018, topping 1 million cruise passengers. Carnival Cruise Lines newest Vista ship, Carnival Horizon, made its inaugural call …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton We’re somewhere in the Roseau Valley, stopped on a cliffside, looking out at imposing, massive green mountains and a scattering of homes dotted on the lowlands. We’ve been spending the day winding on these …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s top wellness hotel is back open again, Caribbean Journal has learned. Saint Lucia’s landmark BodyHoliday resort has reopened its doors after an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation project timed for its 30th anniversary. “We are …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing Travel Group’s Memories hotel brand is relaunching its Punta Cana all-inclusive resort, the company said this week. The Memories Splash Resort, which is closed for renovations, will be reopening Nov. 16 as two distinct …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff MSC Cruises is bringing its MSC Armonia cruise ship to Miami, with plans to launch a new series of itineraries that include stops in Cuba. Beginning Dec. 10, the Armonia will sail seven-night voyages in …