By the Caribbean Journal staff The under-the-radar Mexican destination of Isla Holbox has a major new addition. Sunwing has announced the debut of the new Mystique Blue Suites, a beachfront resort with 38 suites. The new Mexico property is the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal is expanding his “Big Chicken” restaurant to Carnival cruise ships. O’Neal, who serves as Carnival’s “Chief Fun Officer,” is launching the first seagoing version of his :as Vegas-based …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s no bigger potential tourism source market for the Caribbean anywhere on earth — China. And while many destinations have talked about courting tourists from the country, one destination made a measure push this week. Antigua …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The popular Coconut Bay all-inclusive in Saint Lucia has added several new dining options to the property. The upgrades came to the all-inclusive’s a la carte eateries in September. “This year during Coconut Bay’s annual September …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has expanded again in the region, this time to the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Spirit has officially launched its new route between Orlando and Colombia’s charming urban destination of Cartagena. The …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton When you’re set on perhaps the most beautiful beach in the entire Caribbean, it’s rather telling that there’s anyone at the pool. But here at The Palms Turks and Caicos, the pool is such …

 By Alexander Britell There’s a major new real estate project coming to Grand Cayman: and it’s being dubbed the most luxurious development in the history of the Cayman Islands. This is the new $500 million WaterMark, a collection of 54 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines has begun new weekend service between Chicago-Midway and Los Cabos-Cabo San Lucas, the carrier announced this week. The new flights comes as Southwest has resumed a wave of flights to destinations in both …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The newest residential hotel in Turks and Caicos has just released another sneak peek. Rock House, the first cliffside property in development on Providenciales’ north shore, just released renderings of a new collection of homes with …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jeffrey Groy in Wisconsin, who sent in this lovely shot of Falmouth Harbour in Antigua. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has unveiled the first look at its culinary offerings — and its plans to change the on-board dining experience. With a total of over 20 food choices onboard Virgin …

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported double-digit performance growth as demand rose well above the levels seen during a hurricane-ravaged September in 2017, according to new data from STR. In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy was up 6.9%, and average daily …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nassau’s Palm Cay has broken ground on the new One Marina, a $100-million luxury and residential resort complex. “One Marina” will have 84 two- and three-bedroom condominiums and penthouse complex with modern interior designs and high-end …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Velas Riviera Maya, one of the leading all-inclusive hotels in the wider Caribbean region, has officially joined independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels and Resorts. The property is one of 17 new members for Preferred …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations has gotten a major new boost from low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines. Spirit has launched its newest nonstop flights from Orlando to St Thomas in the United States Virgin …