By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hotel sector slowed down dramatically last month after a solid first quarter, according to new data from analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 69.8 percent in April, a 4.1 percent decline …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has reached a new 20-year agreement with Port Canaveral, part of a plan to expand operations and add new ships. The new deal will keep annual calls at 150 until 2023, when …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s been open just three weeks but you can already feel it. Even in the late afternoon on a Tuesday, you know a hotspot when you see it. It’s sleek, it’s instantly hip and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Royal Caribbean cruise ship is getting a makeover. This time it’s Oasis of the Seas, which is set to undergo a $165 million “amplification” project, the company said this week. The 63-day modernization project …

 By Dana Niland The island of St Kitts is seeing a full-fledged tourism boom, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport saw a 14.5 percent increase in tourism arrivals …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is continuing to ramp up its expansion plans in Mexico, with plans to open its 100th hotel in the country by 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned. Over the next three years, Hilton will add …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has officially launched its highly-anticipated luxury home sharing program. While the program includes more than 2,000 luxury homes and villas around the world, it also includes a presence in the Caribbean. For now, that …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has launched its newest cruises out of the Port of Charleston. The company’s Carnival Sunshine, which recently underwent a $200 million makeover, had initially relaunched with a series of cruises …

 By Alexander Britell Fresh off the debut of the transformed Hotel Diamant Les Bains in Martinique’s buzzy beach town of Diamant, the French Caribbean island has gotten another new hotel. This time it’s the new Hotel Pelican, a beachfront boutique …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines’ Boston expansion this winter will include new daily nonstop flights to the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, Caribbean Journal has learned. The airline will be expanding what had been weekend …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dart Real Estate has launched construction on a major new residential project at its Camana Bay mixed-use community. The new project, OLEA, is the first for-sale residential component of Camana Bay, which has become the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Renegade Rum project is making progress in Grenada. Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell visited the site of the project this week, calling it “transformational” for the island. Renegade is currently developing 150 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most prestigious luxury boutique hotels is getting bigger. The Hotel Christopher, set on Pointe Milou on the northeastern coast of the island, is adding three new villas, according to a spokesperson …

 By Alexander Britell A charming jaunt to historic Nelson’s Dockyard. A beach getaway at Galley Bay or the Pineapple Beach Club. A week on the marina at South Point. A family vacation at the venerable Curtain Bluff. There are a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader John Wendt, who sent in this beautiful shot of the sea in Roatan, Honduras at the Xbalanque Resort. Have you taken a great photo in the …