Month: February 2016

The Real Estate Market in the Bahamas Is Surging

 While real estate sales are mixed around the region, one market is performing very strongly: the Bahamas. The 700-island archipelago seems to be surging, according to a new report from Integra Realty Resources. The Bahamas saw a 20 percent increase …

How to Live on This Beach in Anguilla

 It’s no secret that Anguilla is not one of the more affordable destinations in the Caribbean. In fact, it’s quite the opposite — it’s generally expensive, whether you’re looking for a place to stay or looking to buy a home. …

How Many People Visited the Caribbean in 2015

 Caribbean tourism seems to be booming. The Caribbean saw a 7 percent increase in arrivals last year — although the vast majority of that increase was due to a 17 percent increase in arrivals to Cuba. And while the rest …

LATEST NEWS

 “We are Jamaica’s problem” By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor I was sitting down to write this article on election day (February 25), after watching the lead-up to the election and the commentary from not only politicians but also us the citizens …

dominica

 Dominica is looking to the Middle East. The Eastern Caribbean country’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, recently embarked on an investment mission to the United Arab Emirates. According to a government statement, Skerrit was slated to meet with “current and future …

paradise beach bimini

 It’s the signature beach at Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas: the impossibly white sand stretch called Paradise Beach. Set at the far end of North Bimini, this sweep of sugar-white sand is home to a beach lounge and, well, …

 This could be the beginning of a very strong year for Antigua and Barbuda tourism. The country reported a 14 percent increase in air arrivals in January, according to the tourist board’s latest numbers. That represented a total of 26,928 …

marys boon st maarten

 It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems — the affordable, lovely little Mary’s Boon hotel in St Maarten. And now it’s for sale. The 37-room boutique property in Simpson Bay is listed for sale at $6.8 million, according …

simpson bay

 St Maarten doesn’t lack for great beaches, but when it comes to that perfect mix of sand, sea and energy, it’s hard to beat Simpson Bay beach. And while real estate is at a premium on the densely-packed Dutch side …

 More big names By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grammy award winners Maxwell and Shaggy have been added to the 2016 cast for the annual Tobago Jazz Experience. The duo will join Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, Arthuro Tappin and Band, Etienne Charles, …

suncsape puerto plata

 AMResorts has opened its newest all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. The property has unveiled the first-ever Sunscape resort in the country, called the Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic. The 585-room, family-friendly property is located on the north coast of …

club med punta cana

 Discovering Club Med in Punta Cana By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve vacationed in the Caribbean in the last few decades – particularly if you visited Jamaica or the Dominican Republic – it’s likely that you stayed in an …

 After the vote By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Not a Loser? On Election Day February 25th when asked by a female reporter what if she lost, Jamaica’s female Prime Minister retorted, “Do I look like a loser?” No, PM Simpson-Miller …

 They’re one of the great wonders of the tiny archipelago called Bimini in the Bahamas: the mangroves. There are mangroves and more mangroves, a fascinating ecosystem that is as beautiful as it is precious — and CJ recently went bonefishing to …

 The Four Seasons Nevis recently launched its newest creation: a line of branded cigars in partnership with Havana Classic and On-Site Cigars Entertainment. CJ recently visited the factory in Miami’s Little Havana to get a closer look. Here’s what we …

goombay smash

 It’s one of the best cocktails in the Caribbean, and one of the most famous in the Bahamas: the delicious Goombay Smash, the yellow-tinted mix of rum, rum and more rum. (And some pineapple flavor, too). We traveled to the …

martinique nonstop flights

 The French Caribbean island of Martinique is back on the tourist map in a big way, in large part due to ramped up airlift from destinations like New York and Miami. Now, the airlift renaissance is continuing. After a successful …

 What to watch for in the Caribbean culinary scene By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor Every year, I look forward to the emerging food trends because I am always on the lookout for fresh sources of inspiration in my kitchen.  These are …