Month: February 2016

These Are the Nonstop Flights to Bonaire

 Bonaire: that far-off Dutch Caribbean island just off Venezuela that’s famous for diving and should be famous for its food. But how do you get there? That’s where our latest Nonstop Flights feature comes in, explaining the ways to fly …

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How to Live in a Mansion in Vieques

 A major new Caribbean villa is on the block. Concerige Auctions will be auctioning the Casa Cielo villa in Vieques, Puerto Rico on March 31 in cooperation with Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty, the company announced. The property, which had …

Kanye West Just Featured a Fashion Model From Grenada

 Kanye West just debuted the latest from his clothing line, Yeezy, and his live-streamed show featured a model from Grenada. Grenadian model Aria Francis was part of the cast showcasing the Yeezy collection, which was released concomitantly with West’s latest …

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 We all want to get to the Caribbean — and quickly. And that puts a premium on nonstop flights. The trouble is, it’s often not that easy to figure out how to find all the nonstop flights to a particular island. …

 New life in Christiansted By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St. Croix’s historic Hotel Caravelle has just reopened after a $2.5 million renovation. The property has also announced plans to open a casino which it says is slated to open this …

 Maybe you don’t have a passport, or maybe you don’t want the hassle of a laborious immigration experience. Maybe you want to arrive at your Caribbean destination, get your bag and immediately head to the beach. Well, if you’re a …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue is currently on the newsstands, and eagle-eyed Caribbean fans will no doubt spot a familiar backdrop for the mesmerizing models. That’s because St Vincent and the Grenadines private island-resort …

 We have often said, to really understand an island you must go out in a boat and look back. Boating and Islands just go together — to really see a place and know a place you must get away from …

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has a new director of tourism. The Tourism Corporation of Bonaire has announced the appointment of Maurice Adriaens as its new tourism director. Adriaens will be responsible for overseeing all marketing, public relations and …

 Montserrat’s undersea gem By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The devastating volcanic eruption that occurred 20 years ago in Montserrat had an unexpected effect: it dramatically altered the underwater landscape of the island of Montserrat, resulting in the growth and development of …

 It’s home to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Grace Bay Beach, an emerging culinary scene and some stellar hotels. Providenciales, the tourism hub of Turks and Caicos, is on every traveler’s Caribbean list — and now it’s much …

 For several years, Bonaire has been developing a culinary scene that’s one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, from the world-class At Sea restaurant to creative cantinas. Now, the Dutch Caribbean island has a new addition to the scene: Barrel Wine …

 The US Virgin Islands had a solid year for tourism arrivals in 2015, according to the latest numbers released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The US territory received 769,058 stayover tourists in 2015, a 5.3 percent improvement from 2014. The …

 Senior Caribbean government technocrats will this week explore new mechanisms to use technology to foster development. The first Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum, which is being convened by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s yet another new hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya: The Beach House at Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which officially opened Tuesday in the bohemian seaside town. The 27-room villa-style property complements sister hotel Thompson Playa Del …

 First major talks in years By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Turks and Caicos Governor Peter Beckingham met with Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, Andres Navarro in Santo Domingo last week in the first high level talks between the two sides …

 Haiti’s efforts to boost tourism appear to be paying off. The Caribbean country reported a 10.9 percent increase in stayover visitors in 2015, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That was the fourth-best increase of any …

 Reggae legends Morgan Heritage won this year’s Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. The group won for its album, “Strictly Roots,” on the CTBC Music Group label. The group beat out a strong collection of reggae stars, including Rocky Dawuni, …