Month: April 2015

Aruba Tourism Is Booming

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism to Aruba is booming so far in 2015, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island received 294,411 stopover tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2015, …

Rum Journal: Finding a Great Lobby Bar in Santo Domingo

 Above: the lobby bar at the Sheraton Santo Domingo The lobby bar. At most hotels, it sets the tone for everything — it’s the first part of the hotel you notice. It welcomes you. It is the central meeting point. …

New $300 Million Mixed-Use Resort Project Breaks Ground in Antigua

 Above: the Pearns Point site By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new project has officially broken ground in Antigua. The $300 million Pearns Point project began in earnest with a ceremony this week. The project is slated to include …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Punta Cana was the top producing market for Expedia in the Caribbean region last year, according to new data released by the company. Punta Cana saw a 50 percent growth in travel …

 Above: the Grand Lido Negril By the Caribbean Journal staff Blue Diamond’s Royalton brand is planning to open a resort in Negril. The company has announced that it would be opening the Royalton Negril at the former Grand Lido Resort …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive About 98 channels are currently being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. This is what Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) shared in the April 24th Press Conference called …

 Above: Phaedo 3 By the Caribbean Journal staff This is the Caribbean’s fastest sailboat right now, and the competition isn’t really close. It’s called Phaedo^3, and it just broke a 10-year-old course record at Antigua Sailing Week. The 2015 edition of Antigua …

 Above: La Samanna (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Belmond La Samanna resort in St Martin has named its newest director of sales and marketing. The iconic Long Bay resort has named Tracey Fentem its new director …

 Above: a rendering of the refurbished resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia is coming to Jamaica. The company is slated to debut its new branded resort at the former Braco Village Resort in Trelawny at the …

 Above: Flying Fish in Grand Bahama By Joshua Martinez CJ Contributor FREEPORT —“I’m here because it’s home.” It’s this kind of passion that always emanates from Chef Tim Tibbitt’s voice, and it’s something that resonates throughout his restuarant. Tibitts, a …

 Almost any rum lover (or Hemingway enthusiast) will remember. It’s the rum that Ernest Hemingway drank in A Moveable Feast: Rhum St James. Papa himself orders the drink to warm up on a cold day in Paris. It’s something that led …

 Above: “Sundeck” in Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff You might call it the best of both worlds: the naturally remarkable views of Barbados, and a modern, cutting-edge home. The property is called 8,000-square-foot villa in the St James area …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Quartarone of Oakville, Canada, who sent in this beautiful shot on a recent trip to St Lucia. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 Above: Puebla By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood is adding another hotel in the region. The Rosewood Puebla hotel is slated to debut in 2016 as the company’s fourth property in Mexico, according to a release. Rosewood has been tapped …

 Above: a map of the Nepal earthquake By the Caribbean Journal staff Tragedy struck Nepal this weekend, with the country’s worth earthquake in almost a century killing more than 1,800 people. The earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, according to the United …

 Above: supermodel Chrissy Teigen in the new spot By the Caribbean Journal staff Captain Morgan Rum has its newest Captain: Chrissy Teigen. The supermodel is the star of the rum giant’s newest ad released this week. In the spot, Teigen …

 Above: Little Gaulding Cay By the Caribbean Journal staff We recently checked out a private island off the coast of Puerto Rico, and now Caribbean Home heads to the Bahamas. When most people think of private islands, they think of …

 Above: Lolo’s (Photos by CJ and Joey Pasion) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor HARLEM — Reggae’s pumping from the speakers overhead, and I can’t help but nod my head to the beat as I chew on a slice of fried plantain. …