Month: September 2014

Caribbean Room With A View: Norwegian Getaway’s Deluxe Owners Suite

 Above: the Deluxe Owners Suite on Norwegian Getaway  By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Suppose your shower had a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that exposed your ablutions to the entire world? Imagine that every time you looked up from shaving you were …

First Ladies of Haiti, Dominican Republic Meet in New York

 Above: the First Ladies’ meeting in New York (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The First Ladies of both Haiti and the Dominican Republic held a meeting this week in New York in the context of the United Nations …

The Most Serene Spot in Statia

 Above: Mazinga on the Bay (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — It was toward the end of a long afternoon, that hour in the Caribbean when the sun hasn’t yet made up its mind on when …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the investment conference in New York (CJ Photo: Joshua Martinez) By Joshua MartinezCJ Contributor NEW YORK — “We need to get away from a boom and bust economy.” These were the words of Trinidad and Tobago Trade, Industry and …

 Above: Statia (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell STATIA — Could this be the next big form of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean? Eco-tourism pioneer Jem Winston thinks so. Winston is a proponent of “homestay” tourism, which sees tourists and travelers …

 Above: the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort By Alexander Britell The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort has been sold, global real estate brokerage CBRE Hotels announced. The 72-room hotel had recently undergone an extensive renovation programme. It is located on …

 Above: a British Airways plane By the Caribbean Journal staff British Airways will be ramping up service to Antigua in the summer of 2015, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael announced this week. The expansion will include an additional …

 A rum punch and a magret de canard? Yes, you can find them together in the Caribbean. Sure, there are great beach bars all across the Caribbean. But at certain sandy outposts in the Caribbean, you can find something more: …

 Above: Antoan Richardson By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau, Bahamas-born outfielder Antoan Richardson is back in Major League Baseball, and this time for the league’s preeminent franchise: the New York Yankees, aka the Bronx Bombers. Richardson made news when he …

 Above: the Caribbean’s most expensive Panama hat at Olé (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Would you pay $3,000 for this Panama hat (above)? Chances are someone will. After all, the most expensive hat ever sold by Olé, …

 Above: Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new L’Occitane-branded spa in the Caribbean. The French company has partnered with the British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island Resort on a new branded spa at the …

 Above: St Eustatius (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — Particularly for small islands, tourism development needs to begin in the community. That’s the overarching theme of the third annual Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition, which began on Thursday …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the …

 Above: Port Zante in Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts is projecting to welcome 1 million cruise passengers in the 2014/2015 cruise season, according to the country’s tourist board. That would represent a 31.5 …

 Above: the Cliff Suite at Antigua’s Curtain Bluff By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor At Antigua’s Curtain Bluff couples enjoy life on the edge – specifically the infinity edge of the ocean-view plunge pool in the Cliff Suite, one of four …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a weak winter and early spring, the Caribbean hotel sector is showing improvement, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 67.1 percent in August, a 1.9 percent …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Blog Promo by Journo FOR SEVERAL reasons the newspaper ad surprised me. Firstly, it was placed by a journalist, a journo as they are also called, advertising himself and his skills, in particular his blog. I’ve …

 Above: the view from the Bimini Sands By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Call it Bimini blue: the ombre hue of the waters that wash this Bahamian out island, morphing from crystalline turquoise near the shore to the deepest navy in the …