Month: February 2016

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These Caribbean Countries are Seeing Hotel Construction Booms

 The Caribbean has rebounded significantly from the downturn, but some Caribbean countries are showing more hotel development growth. In fact, there are three Caribbean countries with more than 1,000 hotel rooms in the “under contract” stage, or under construction, according …

These are the Nonstop Flights to Trinidad

 How do you get to Trinidad quickly? We continue our Nonstop Flights series with a look at how to fly nonstop to the Caribbean island of Trinidad, which has seen a wave of new airlift in recent years, most recently …

Jamaica’s Political Families

 Political families in Jamaica By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Political Families a Global Norm? In the USA they have the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Clintons. Before them, there were the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts.  In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta …

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south bimini

 There’s something different about the water in Bimini. There is a different shade of blue — or is it that there are so many different shades of blue? Here on the waters of South Bimini, there is a stillness — and yet …

bimini

 Bimini — it’s the closest island in the Bahamas to the United States, just about 50 miles off the coast of Miami and a short plane ride away (Cape Air just launched seaplane service from Fort Lauderdale). And perhaps the …

villa awa

 A new ultra-luxe option in Turks and Caicos By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re visiting Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Grace Bay is the place to stay. The 12-mile white-sand sweep is ground zero for plush resorts …

pineapple beach club antigua

 Sandals has sold its Grand Pineapple Antigua all-inclusive resort to Elite Island Resorts. The sale, which will become effective May 30, 2016, will see the hotel renamed and rebranded as the Pineapple Beach Club under Elite Island Resorts’ ownership. The …

 One of the world’s top superyacht regattas is set to begin again in the British Virgin Islands. The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous returns to the BVI from March 9 to 12, with 29 superyachts set to participate …

 After a sluggish peak tourist season, things were looking grim for tourism growth in Belize. But a strong summer season put the Caribbean destination into a strong position by the end of the year. Belize reported a 6.2 percent increase …

boon house bonaire

 Bonaire has a new place to stay — for now. Piet Boon Bonaire, a villa portfolio on the island, has launched a new pop-up bed and breakfast concept called The Boon House. As part of the project, Piet Boon is …

 An exhibition on the Blue and John Crow Mountains opened last week at the library of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank in the Kingston Mall. The exhibition, entitled “Celebrating the BJCM– Jamaica’s First World Heritage Site,” will …

 The Landings St. Lucia has appointed René Yaron Cahane as its new executive head chef. With more than 25 years of experience in Caribbean and British kitchens, Cahane joins the resort from Antigua’s Blue Waters Resort and Spa, where he …

luxury resorts

 The Caribbean’s newest beachfront hotel is now open in Anguilla. The Zemi Beach House, located on Shoal Bay beach, opened earlier this month. “Just days after opening, we’re happy to announce that we’re almost sold out for the month of …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kirk Layton of Philadelphia, PA, who sent in this beautiful image of the beach in Anguilla. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

 Usain Bolt has endorsed some of the world’s biggest brands in his landmark sporting career, from Puma to Nissan. Now, he has another brand: Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, or ANA. The Jamaican superstar is now featuring in a new …

 St Lucia’s room stock will get a boost this year with the debut of the new HarborClub [sic] on the Rodney Bay Marina, according to the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. The 115-room hotel will include two restaurants, lounges, a full-service …

 St Lucia has a new all-inclusive resort. Rex Resorts has reopened the 110-room Papillon Hotel after completing extensive renovations on the property. The resort has now debuted as an all-inclusive property, with Air Canada vacations as the exclusive tour operator …

 Yes, it’s possible to move to the Caribbean, whether you want to add a second home or turn your Caribbean beach dream into a reality. Now, moving to the Caribbean means different things for different people and different price points …