Month: November 2015

Hotel Bakoua Martinique

VIDEO: On the Sea at the Hotel Bakoua in Martinique

 One of the best hotels in Martinique, the Hotel Bakoua is also home to some seriously good bars, none more famous than its Coco Bar, a floating “bungalow” bar extending into the bay of Fort de France. Plainly, it’s a …

A New Beach Lounge at Occidental Grand Xcaret

 The Occidental Grand Xcaret resort has expanded its beach facilities. The property recently completed a $280,000 upgrade to the Arena Beach Lounge areas at the all-inclusive resort, which is adjacent to the Xcaret Park near Playa del Carmen. The lounge, …

A Major New Caribbean Arena Project

 It’s one of the most ambitious urban projects in the Caribbean in some time: the new Belize City Center Arena and Cultural Complex. Now, Belize Infrastructure Limited is embarking on the construction phase of the project, which will be located …

LATEST NEWS

 In time for Art Basel, a major exhibition is coming to Miami. Trinidadian visual artist and master fashion designer Stuart McClean recently opened an exhibition called “Feel Good Art” at the WDNA Jazz Gallery in Miami. The show includes more …

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 Southwest Airlines has named Tom Nealon its new executive vice president of strategy and innovation, the carrier announced this week. Nealon had been serving on the board of directors of Southwest, having been appointed in 2010. Nealon had previously served …

 The FIFA World Cup is coming to the Bahamas — sort of. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be hosted by the Bahamas in 2017, one of the largest sporting events to ever come to New Providence. “We appreciate …

 An explosion burned two hotel employees at the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort in St Thomas on Sunday morning. Upon arrival, fire personnel were escorted by the security staff to the hotel’s kitchen area where they found …

 Nevis’ long-dormant geothermal energy plans have new life. A consortium called Nevis Renewable Energy International has signed a power purchase agreement with the Nevis Electricity Company to develop geothermal on the island. The deal provides for 25 years of a …

 Tiffany & Co. is coming to the Caribbean Sea. The company has introduced its first-ever free-standing boutique at sea on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Sea. The 875-square-foot boutique is located in the ship’s Central Park neighborhood. “We are delighted …

 Carnival’s new Fathom brand has unveiled some details of its onboard experience. The company will be sailing its “social impact” cruises on the 704-passenger MV Adonia to both the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The ship will include Ocean Grill, a …

 Two new projects supported by the Caribbean Development Bank are aiming to ease water shortage problems on the island of St Lucia. The John Compton Dam Rehabilitation and the Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment projects will “help end acute water …

haiti copa airlines

 Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin recently held a working meeting with officials from Panama-based Copa Airlines. The meeting this week focused on the potential increase of flights between Haiti and Panama and on the proposed creation of tourism packages in …

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 Planning your holiday trip to the Caribbean? Forget Black Friday — Cyber Monday is a great way to do it. And some great destinations are offering deals and major savings for the occasion, some on travel in the next few weeks …

 Yes, there’s one in Brazil. But there’s also a Sugarloaf in the Caribbean called Pain de Sucre, tucked in the heart of the French Caribbean. It takes a 15-minute rocky walk to get here, but when you arrive you find …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Michele Korteweg, who sent in this beautiful shot of sunset in the Simpson Bay Lagoon in Sint Maarten. It was taken on board Calypso, “the boat that took us on a tour …

 Gifts with Caribbean flair By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ‘Tis the season to shop Caribbean so check out this collection of island-appropriate goodies. Inspired by, made in, or simply perfect for the Caribbean, all of them are available online, and …

 Exploring the media landscape Dr. Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor National Journalism Week The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and Customer …

Le Toiny St Barth

 One of the Caribbean’s top luxury hotels has unveiled a new look. Hotel Le Toiny in St Barth has reopened after an extensive renovation overseen by London-based interior designer Lady Bee Osborn. The boutique resort, which has 15 “villa suites,” …