By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean rums took the crown on Sunday at the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival’s People’s Choice Awards at Pigeon Island in Saint Lucia on Sunday. Clifton Estate Rum from Nevis took …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Olympians Keri-anne Payne and David Carry are welcoming swimmers of all abilities for a retreat at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in Nevis in March. The retreat at the Nevis hotel will take place from March 21-28. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever Caribbean Rum Awards was held in Saint Lucia this weekend, and the winners have been selected. The awards, curated by Caribbean Journal and a team of nine judges, covered six categories, including white …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Heading to the Dominican Republic’s tourism paradise of Punta Cana? There’s a new way to add a cultural adventure to your beach getaway. Dominican Republic transportation firm Metro ST has added a new coach bus …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Greg Lyon, who sent in this terrific shot of the beach at Galley Bay in Antigua. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Rapidly-expanding regional Caribbean airline interCaribbean Airways has announced a new route. Beginning Feb. 1, customers will be able to fly nonstop between Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The new nonstop flights …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Move over, happy hour. Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has launched the Caribbean’s first-ever Healthy Hour. The hour lets guests “toast to their health” each day from 3 to 4 PM with half-priced nutrient-rich …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Four months after Hurricane Irma, St. Maarten is “steadily recovering” and showing visible signs of progress, officials said. This past month marked the reopening of St. Maarten’s cruise ports, as Viking Cruises’ Viking Sea ship and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has been appointed as Carnival Cruise Line’s new Chief “Fun” Officer. The announcement is part of the line’s new brand campaign, “Choose Fun,” which launched earlier this week. O’Neal …

 Luxury is cool. Art is cool. Great service is cool. Sometimes cool defies definition. But when it comes to a cool hotel, you just know it when you see it. The sixth annual CJ Cool List takes you across the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new destination for yoga in Grenada, thanks to a series of enhancement projects at the island’s Spice Island Beach Resort. The all-inclusive Grand Anse-area property has debuted a major new open-air yoga pavilion …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is reporting that Southwest Airlines will continue to expand its presence on the island. The announcement came from the interim Executive Director of PRTC, Carlos Campos. Two routes to San Juan’s …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated the laying of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain this week. Representing a first for a luxury hotel operator, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brings the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the late afternoon on Cane Bay. There’s a hint of shade as the sun hides behind some clouds and the waves lap back and forth. St Croix is as strong as ever, as travelers …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos is one of the region’s most beautiful diving destinations — and now there’s a great way to enjoy the waters of the archipelago. Beaches Resorts has partnered with the Professional Association of …