By the Caribbean Journal staff Ah, Antigua. There’s something special about the sand here, the sound of the waves, the technicolor sea. And Galley Bay is right at the top, thanks to a bucolic stretch of pure white sand beach …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-2020, with a wide variety of cruises, including several to the Caribbean, according to the company. The options range from four- to 14-day cruises, …

 By Alexander Britell There’s a certain sparkle you notice the moment you land, from the floor to the automated immigration kiosk. There’s a newness. There’s a sheen. This isn’t quite like any Caribbean airport you’ve been to — and it will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff When a Caribbean destination has 365 beaches, it’s hard to choose just one. That’s why we’ve brought you on a quick journey to two world-class beaches on the island, to give you a taste of …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to make its return to the island of St Maarten since Hurricane Irma. Carnival’s Carnival Sunshine cruise ship made a day-long call to Port St Maarten on Monday. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hilton Aruba has named a new executive chef to its team, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Palm Beach hotel has tapped American-born, French-trained Chef Matt Boland for the role. Boland plans to develop a …

 By Alexander Britell An exciting new hotel has opened its doors on the island of Saint Lucia. The Harbor Club is a major addition to the greater Rodney Bay area, with a waterfront marina setting and striking, modern design. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Vacation Express is launching new flights from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport to a pair of Caribbean destinations. The carrier is slated to launch new nonstop flights from CVG to both Grand Bahama and Cozumel, …

 By the Caribbean journal staff Spirit Airlines is expanding its route network in the Caribbean with new service between Baltimore/Washington and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The new service, which will begin March 22, will operate daily, year round, according to the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Victory ship is undergoing an extensive 17-day dry-dock that will add a host of new food and beverage options, the company announced this week. The multimillion-dollar dry dock in Freeport, The …

 By Alexander Britell There is a calm on these mystical waters, blue, silent. Somewhere among the mangroves there is a sanctuary. Ansil slowly drives the flats boat, the one he built with his own hands, negotiating the green, taking us …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines has launched its first-ever flights to Cuba. The airline’s brand new service to Cuba launched on Saturday with the inaugural nonstop flight from Port of Spain. The flight was received with the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean rums took the crown on Sunday at the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival’s People’s Choice Awards at Pigeon Island in Saint Lucia on Sunday. Clifton Estate Rum from Nevis took …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Olympians Keri-anne Payne and David Carry are welcoming swimmers of all abilities for a retreat at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in Nevis in March. The retreat at the Nevis hotel will take place from March 21-28. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever Caribbean Rum Awards was held in Saint Lucia this weekend, and the winners have been selected. The awards, curated by Caribbean Journal and a team of nine judges, covered six categories, including white …