By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s may not be a surprise when you get to the check-in desk and find an ice-cold margarita waiting for you. What may be a surprise is just how good a margarita it really …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever AC Hotel in Jamaica has officially opened its doors in the heart of Kingston. Marriott’s design-focused boutique hotel brand has launched its new outpost in Kingston, a 219-room hotel that becomes the second …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy declined for the second straight month in May, albeit at slower pace than the previous month, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy was 63.3 percent last …

 They’re somewhere between boutique hotel and bed and breakfast, full of character and charm. The inns of the region are a portal to the soul of the Caribbean, small works of art sculpted by innkeepers who put their passion and, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay’s 2019 airlift boom has continued with the launch of a new nonstop Southwest Airlines route. The low-cost carrier has officially launched a new weekly route from St. Louis, MO to Montego Bay, Jamaica’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Dianna Beehler, who sent in this lovely shot of Sapodilla Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

 The old capital of San Nicolas teems with color on a weekday afternoon, with bold murals popping up all over the city, teeming with artistic energy. Far on the other side of the island, kitesurfers take a break at the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is looking to reduce waiting time for travelers at its two main airports in Montego Bay and Kingston. The country’s government is planning to add more automated border-crossing kiosks to both Sangster and Norman …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe-based Air Antilles is upgrading its Caribbean fleet. The company, which specializes in flights around the French Caribbean, has signed an agreement with Viking Air Limited to purchase two Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It just got even easier to get to the Caribbean’s Spice Isle. New York City-based carrier JetBlue has launched a flight expansion to Grenada for the summer season, highlighted by relaunched daily flight service to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-relaunch Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas has named a new general manager to oversee its reopening. The property has tapped Akis Neocleous as its new general manager, in which role he will had all operations. Neocleous …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In recent years, more and more private cruise destinations have been popping up around the region, from Belize to The Bahamas. But a new private port of call set to debut this fall will be …

 It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean: in some ways, traveling to the Caribbean is even better in the summer. It’s less crowded, meaning you get can in to the hottest tables, find your seat at the hippest …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island resort has launched a new real estate offering including five new villas, the property said this week. The private-island resort has partnered with Coldwell Banker to launch sales on …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Some of the Caribbean leading culinary professionals are gearing up for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean event. The big Caribbean cook-off will take place June 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. …