Month: June 2015

The More Fish You Catch, The More Free Nights You Get at This Caribbean Hotel

 Above: a bonefish at Deep Water Cay By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Catch a fish and stay for free at Deep Water Cay private-island resort in the Bahamas, where in July or August guests will earn a free night …

Caribbean Room With a View: Paradise Beach in Nevis

 Above: a villa at Nevis’ Paradise Beach By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Caribbean trips for two are a wonderful thing but sometimes more’s merrier. When you want to bring the whole gang, consider Paradise Beach Nevis, a new enclave of …

Crystal Cruises’ New Caribbean Itinerary

 Above: a Crystal Cruises ship By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Crystal Cruises has unveiled a new itinerary for the upcoming winter season. Crystal Cruises is inviting passengers to “give thanks” on its new ultra-luxury voyages debuting this Thanksgiving. The new Caribbean …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Junkanoo By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Two big festivals are being held in Grand Bahama this summer, the Ministry of Tourism announced this week. The Goombay Summer Festival will take place at Grand Bahama’s Taino beach, running from July 2-30. …

 Above: a rendering of the new airport in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff Plans are now underway for the first phase of Grand Cayman’s major new airport project. The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has officially issued an invitation …

 Above: the Baha Mar in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest resort project has hit a major hurdle. The $3.5 billion Nassau megaresort, which had already delayed its scheduled openings in December and March, has voluntarily filed …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia is is continuing to work to strengthen its renewable energy and conservation efforts across the island through a variety of sustainability projects. One of the initiatives is the Disaster …

 Above: a Copa plane By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Copa Airlines has officially launched nonstop service between Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. With the new service, New Orleans becomes the airline’s 11th US …

 Above: Laluna in Grenada By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s one of the best small hotels in the Caribbean. But with a new package, it’s also one of the best small all-inclusives, too. Laluna Grenada is offering guests an all-inclusive package …

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia’s tourism figures continue to rise for 2015, and are up 6 percent for the first five months of the year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization announced that visitors arrivals to …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a $47 million financing agreement with WRB Enterprises for the development of a 20-megawatt solar plant in York …

 Above: The Cove, Eleuthera in the Bahamas By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Delta is continuing the expansion of its Caribbean network. Beginning in December, the carrier will be launching service between Atlanta and Eleuthera and between Atlanta and Marsh Harbour, Abaco …

 Above: the new Tela airport in the Caribbean region of Honduras By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new airport in the Caribbean region, and a portal to one of the region’s under-the-radar destinations. The new Tela Airport on the …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will assume chairmanship of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARIOM) on July 1, replacing Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Stuart will first address CARICOM in …

 Above: the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Puerto Rico’s Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa has appointed Brian Lewis Postle as its new Director of Romance. Postle, whose background includes …

 Above: a cacao-accented dish at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia will celebrate the island’s annual Chocolate Heritage Month in August, celebrating the island’s rich centuries-long history of cocoa production. Over …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ralph Hirsch, who sent in this snapshot he took of Paradise Beach on the island of Carriacou in Grenada. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to …

 Above: the Condado Plaza Hilton By Dana NilandCJ Contributor San Juan’s Condado Plaza Hilton is introducing Puerto Rico’s first SURFSET surf-inspired fitness classes, the property announced. Guests and groups can take part in the unique workout that delivers the “total …