By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu Hotels and Resorts is reopening one of its all-inclusive hotel properties in Jamaica. Riu will be reopening its Riu Ocho Rios resort this month following a “complete refurbishment of the property.” …

 Plainly, Aruba is one of the beach capitals of the Caribbean. Few destinations in the region can match the quality — and number — of world-class beaches on this Dutch Caribbean island. Indeed, Aruba’s brilliant white sand, calm waters and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Marc Saint, who sent in this stunning shot of Rockley Beach in Barbados. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is bringing a significant new cruise ship to the Caribbean next year. The company’s 27th ship, the new “Quantum Ultra”-class Odyssey of the Seas, will make its debut in Fort Lauderdale in November …

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor St Vincent and the Grenadines isn’t your typical Caribbean vacation destination. The lush, volcanic island of St Vincent is by far the largest land mass in this archipelago nation, yet may be the least visited despite …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It began as one of the hippest hotels in the Caribbean. and now Jamaica’s Geejam is getting bigger. The Geejam Colletion, which has an expanding portfolio of hospitality outposts based in the hotspot of Port …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation’s portfolio of cruise brands has officially relaunched its cruises to The Bahamas. Carnival’s three brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, will make more than 250 sailings to The Bahamas …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding MSC Cruises is adding Tampa as its newest homeport, the company said in a statement. Beginning in Nov. 2020, MSC will be sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round. That …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional Caribbean airline Cape Air is relaunching its service from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nevis, the carrier said this week. The airline will be reinstating its daily year-round flights from San Juan to Nevis …

 By Alexander Britell The highly-anticipated new Hammock Cove Resort and Spa is set to debut Dec. 1 on the island of Antigua, Caribbean Journal has learned. Elite Island Resorts‘ newest luxury resort will have 42 standalone villas, all of which …

 By Alexander Britell Everybody knows Margaret. Whether you’re at Saint Peter’s Bay to the south or the Fisherman’s Pub, her name immediately conjures a smiling thought of the best fish cakes in Barbados. Most nights each week, Margaret (or her …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexico-based Interjet Airlines is in the midst of a significant expansion push. The airline said it woulld be expanding overall service through its Mexico City hub by 40 percent and officially establish Cancun International Airport as …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Caribbean Airlines is launching twice weekly nonstop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Havana, Cuba, the carrier announced this week. The new flights will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Nov. 6, using a Boeing 737-800 NG …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s popular Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa is nearing the completion of a major renovation process. The 78-room property has completely refurbished all 18 garden-view rooms, along with 24 beachfront rooms and 20 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off an expansion to Guadeloupe, JetBlue has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights to Guyana on the southern edge of the Caribbean. The new flights will be operating daily from New York’s John …