Month: October 2014

Hyatt Planning to Open First Jamaican All-Inclusive Resorts on Nov. 23

 Above: a rendering of Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt’s first-ever all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica are set to open Nov. 23, according to the company. The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, an adults-only property, and the Hyatt …

The Caribbean Mourns a Reggae Legend

 Above: John Holt By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the titans of reggae, John Holt, passed away in London on Sunday. Holt was a legend of rocksteady who first rose to prominence as part of the group The Paragons. …

Suite Spot: The Cliff Penthouse Suite at Virgin Gorda’s Oil Nut Bay

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You know how you walk into some hotel rooms and, as much as you try to be cool and pretend as if you live just like this at home, can’t help but gush? The Cliff …

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 Above: Oscar de la Renta at an exhibit on him at the William J Clinton Presidential Center last year By the Caribbean Journal staff The world is mourning a Caribbean legend after the death of Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Cancun has a not entirely undeserved reputation as a mecca for rowdy Spring Breakers and tacky tourist-trap bars. But what often gets forgotten in the criticism of this Yucatan, Mexico tourist town is the number one …

 Above: RUMBAR at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (All photos by CJ) RUMBAR, the famous rum bar on the island of Key Biscayne off the coast of Miami, has a new look. The bar, which Rum Journal named one of the …

 Above: Elbow Beach in Bermuda By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda says it is “open for business” a few days after a powerful hurricane hit the Atlantic island. The island’s LF Wade International Airport, as well as the causeway, reopened …

 Above: Rosewood Mayakoba By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has named Daniel Scott the new managing director of Rosewood Mayakoba, the company announced. Scott assumed the position on Oct. 1; he now oversees operations for the 130-room …

 Above: a rendering of the Gansevoort Playa Imbert By the Caribbean Journal staff Gansevoort Hotel Group will soon be opening its second property in the Caribbean region. The company announced that it would be opening the Gansevoort Playa Imbert on …

 Above: El Blok in Vieques By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s island of Vieques has a a new boutique hotel — and it’s one that just might be the coolest of its kind in the Caribbean. It’s called El Blok, …

 Above: Cap-Est in Martinique (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — American Airlines is significantly boosting its service to the island of Martinique. Less than two years after the carrier first launched a single Saturday direct flight to the French …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government says the country needs “at least 3,000 hotel rooms,” Governor General Dr Cecile La Grenada said in her Throne Speech last week. Seeking to make Grenada “a world-class tourism destination,” …

 Above: Dominican Republic Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to boost bilateral cooperation, the Dominican Republic has sent an official delegation to nearby Puerto Rico. The delegation’s visit this week follows up on an …

 Above: Trinidadian Olympic Gold Medalist Keshorn Walcott By the Caribbean Journal staff Is it time for the Caribbean to host its own version of the Olympics? The idea is the “Caribbean Games,” which would pit the region’s countries against one …

 Above: Carnival Magic By the Caribbean Journal staff A Dallas health worker whose presence on the Carnival Magic led to a major Ebola scare has tested negative for the virus, according to officials. The worker, who was suspected to have …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s year of heightened seismic activity is continuing. Another earthquake struck near Cuba early Sunday morning, with a 4.4 magnitude quake occurring southeast of …

 Above: Cable Beach (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NASSAU — It was the same time each night. The waves would slow, and the sky would turn bright orange to the west. The beach, lively during the afternoon, would …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Patty Morgan, who took this snapshot while on a visit to Jamaica at the famous Rick’s Cafe in Negril, Jamaica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it …