By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s leading boat charter firms has expanded into The Bahamas — meaning a new way to vacation around the destination’s exotic outposts. MarineMax Vacations has officially taken its premium power catamaran operation …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Virgin Voyages just crossed a major threshold. It’s officially open for business. Sir Richard Branson’s new adults-only cruise line launched bookings on Thursday for its new-build Scarlet Lady ship, which will be sailing …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Eleven years after its inception, Miami’s best rum festival is heading back to its roots. This year’s Miami Rum Festival will return to Coral Gables, with two days of tasting of rums from around the globe …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port of Spain’s Hilton Trinidad has completed a property-wide “refresh” project, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hotel’s redesign was inspired by the hotel’s 1962 architecture, featuring upgrades to public areas, rooms, dining concepts and a …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The newest addition to the Auberge Resorts Collection has officially broken ground in Mexico’s tony Punta de Mita development. The new Susurros del Corazon will be a luxury boutique resort with a 30-residence real estate component. …

 Sometimes we just want some time to ourselves. And thats where the adults-only resort comes in. But the concept of the adults-only resort has diversified in recent years. Today, adults-only resorts have moved beyond simply being enclaves of quiet and …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Bahamas’ most venerable eateries is getting a new injection of culinary energy. Atlantis Paradise Island has named Chef Alessio Pitzalis as the new Head Chef of its Café Martinique restaurant. Pitzalis will guide …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carlisle Bay has unveiled a fresh look for 2019. The resort underwent a refurbishment project overseen by new Managing Director Thomas Orchard that included updating the color scheme to “fresh neutral and bright white tones,” along …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A legendary French Caribbean hotel is getting new life in one of Martinique’s hottest beach towns. The Diamant Les Bains, which first opened in 1945 as the first tourist hotel in Martinique, is slated to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most celebrated restaurants has completed its comeback from Hurricane Irma. Le Pressoir, set in the heart of the culinary hotspot of Grand Case in St Martin, has officially reopened its doors. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu is planning more renovations in the Caribbean, the company said this week. That will include two properties: the Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and the Riu Ocho …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new place to dine on the beach in St Croix, thanks to the venerable Buccaneer hotel in St Croix. The family-run resort has debuted its newest eatery, Bauregard’s on the Beach, a casual …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the most anticipated airport redesigns in the Caribbean in recent years, and now Saint Lucia’s landmark redevelopment of its Hewanorra International Airport is moving forward. The project is now progressing into its …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s cruise sector is seeing a surge in traffic, and officials are “buoyant” about what’s ahead in 2019. “The 2018 cruise tourism’s performance was an historic achievement,” said Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel chain H10 has launched construction on a 1,000-room hotel project in Jamaica. It will be the first-ever Jamaica hotel for the chain, which has a heavy presence in Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican …