Month: October 2014

These Will Be the First Four Restaurants at the Baha Mar Resort

 Above: Katsuya’s South Beach location By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest resort project, the Baha Mar, is set to open next spring, and the project has announced its first slate of culinary offerings. The property will include Deuce, …

Hilton Planning New Caribbean Hotel

 Above: Santa Marta (Photo: Proexport Colombia/Carlos Sueskun) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has announced it will be opening a hotel in the Caribbean port city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Hilton signed a management agreement with Fidelcomiso Santa Marta …

A Sunset Board Meeting in Curacao

 Above: the Board Room beach bar at the Curacao Marriott By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor CURACAO — “I make my drinks the way I like to drink them – strong,” says Cerita, the gregarious Jamaican bartender at Curacao Marriott Beach …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff HOVENSA, the St Croix-based oil refinery that was the largest in the Caribbean until it shuttered in 2012, has a new buyer. And it could mean an …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Souvenir shopping in the Caribbean? For the love of God, put down that fridge magnet, shot glass or oversize sombrero. And don’t get me started on those knitted hats with the faux dreadlocks! I’ve found …

 Above: Baby Beach in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Grupo Pinero has announced plans to open a resort on the island of Aruba. The Luxury Bahia Principe Baby Beach Don Pablo Collection will debut under the …

 Above: the cast of “The Wiz” in Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The world continues to mourn the loss of Trinidadian actor, choreographer, dancer, designer and singer Geoffrey Holder, who captivated audiences for decades. Now, the Proscenium Theatre Company …

 Above left: former Dominican Vice President Carlos Morales Troncoso (DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is mourning the loss of former vice president and foreign minister Carlos Morales Troncoso. Morales Troncoso, who served as vice president of …

 Above: Chef Nigel Spence’s Ripe Kitchen and Bar By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Recently, I’ve been hearing about more and more people in Jamaica contracting a new disease called Chikungunya which has been making its way throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere. …

 Above: the Hyatt Regency Trinidad It’s an essential ingredient in so many cocktails: Angostura Bitters. The famous secret recipe comes, of course, from the island of Trinidad. But it’s even better when accompanied by Angostura Rum, too. The latest Rum …

 Above: the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell The landmark British Colonial Hilton hotel in Nassau has been sold to the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, the Bahamian government announced. The deal was signed in an …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s men’s national football team is currently ranked 145th in the world according to the October edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, just ahead of Barbados and Curacao. It’s something that …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Southern Dominican Republic was shaken by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at a …

 Above: Oscar Taveras By the Caribbean Journal staff St Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed on Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Taveras, a 22-year-old native of Puerto Plata who had been considered a rising star …

Poolside at La Toubana.

 It’s an outpost of France in the Caribbean, and Guadeloupe is a fascinating blend of Creole and French cultures, of metropolitan development and untouched rainforests. While it’s long been off the radar of even the most in-the-know Caribbean travelers, the …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Felix, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of sunset at Salt River in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send …

 Above: the Infinity villa at the Tryall Club Sure, there are beautiful villas across the Caribbean, but how many come with their own private bartender? At the five-bedroom Infinity villa at Jamaica’s Tryall Club, you get your own chef, bartender …

 By Guy Britton NASSAU – For such a well-known destination, there are still secret spots and new places to dine off the beaten path in Nassau.  Few destinations have  a better  range o f culinary experiences. We had just three days …