Month: October 2015

Falling in Love With a Villa in Jamaica

 A perfect villa in Jamaica By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “I think I’m in love with my masseuse.” It’s a bold declaration indeed, one rarely heard beyond the hushed, lemongrass-scented treatment rooms of a spa. And it’s a statement even …

San Juan Marriott Names New General Manager

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The San Juan Marriott has a new general manager. The Puerto Rico property has named Jose Gonzalez its new GM, it announced this week. Gonzalez comes to the hotel after previously serving at the JW …

There Is a Bar at Ernest Hemingway’s Home in Cuba

 By Alexander Britell SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA — There should be a bar here. Here at Finca Vigia, the hillside farm where Ernest Hemingway spent three decades of his life, nothing has changed. Hemingway’s house became a museum just about …

LATEST NEWS

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Liz Guilbeault, who sent in this snapshot from her recent vacation to Anguilla. “It was taken at Cap Juluca Resort while walking through their restaurant Pimms,” Liz tells us. “Simply breathtaking!” Do you …

 The latest Underwater Caribbean photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Dave Lowther. This incredible shot was taken on a live-aboard dive trip in the Bahamas aboard the Caribbean Explorer. Do you have a great underwater photo of the Caribbean? Send …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is continuing its Caribbean expansion out of its hub at Houston’s Hobby Airport. The carrier launched service between Houston and Montego Bay, Jamaica on Sunday. The Houston-Montego Bay flight departs at 10:35 AM, returning …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all inclusive resort is opening soon in Haiti. The opening of the Royal Decameron could prove to be a major boost to Haiti’s nascent tourism sector. The property is slated to debut …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Halloween means our minds are turning to ghosts, goblins and all things ghoulish. Check out these spooky Caribbean spots – if you dare. El Convento, Puerto Rico Apparently not all dead nuns go to heaven; …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the acst-kept secrets of the Caribbean: Puerto Rico’s Culebra. And the little island known by beach aficionados for its Playa Flamenco is also home to some very luxurious pockets of real estate. …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Colombia-based Avianca is planning to introduce twice-weekly nonstop flights between Bogotá and Barbados. The new flights, which begin Dec. 2, will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays between El Dorado International Airport and the Grantley Adams …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff InterContinental Hotels Group is ramping up its expansion in Mexico. The company announced the debut of its latest hotel, Staybridge Suites Puebla in the city of Puebla this week. The eight-story, extended-stay property has 129 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Nighttime cricket is coming to Grenada. The country’s government has been guaranteed a $4.08 million USD loan from the Canadian Bank Note Company to erect light fixtures at the island’s National Cricket Stadium. The news …

 Sometimes you have to get away. There’s no time to find a buddy to join you on your trip, or you just want some alone time. But solo travel has become much more commonplace, whether you’re in need of a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Grenada are planning to deepen their cooperation in the energy sector. The two countries said they would be developing a memorandum of understanding in the sector. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Interval Leisure Group has acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ Vacation Ownership Business, the companies announced. The move came after approval by the boards of directors of both companies. Under the agreement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of …

 Above: the keel-laying ceremony in France By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially begun construction on the company’s fourth Oasis-class ship. The keel was laid on the new ship at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire, France. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines CEO Michael DiLollo has resigned, the Trinidad-based carrier announced on Thursday. DiLollo’s resignation was due to “personal reasons,” the company said in a statement. “This has received the approval of the board of …

 A new boutique hotel in the Dutch Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new place to stay in Curaçao. Bayside Boutique Hotel opened this summer at the Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort, less than 10 minutes from …