Month: March 2016

These Are the New Rooms at Sandals Royal Bahamian

 By Alexander Britell Sandals has been upping its offering all over the Caribbean in the last few years, with upgrades and renovations at a host of properties. And now the company has even more new rooms to debut: new Love …

Five Caribbean Luxury Resorts to Visit Right Now

 By Alexander BritellEditor in Chiefabritell@caribjournal.com There’s a rule I have. You know you’re in a truly great hotel from the moment you step inside the lobby (or sometimes even on the driveway approach). You know because you feel an immediate …

How to Spend the Summer Doing Yoga in St Barth

 Summer in St Barth. It’s quieter and cheaper but just as beautiful. In other words, the perfect time for a French Caribbean escape. And now there’s another way to enjoy the island, with a focus on wellness. It’s called the …

LATEST NEWS

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Kitts and Nevis continued its renewable energy push with the presentation of a new 500 kilowatt solar farm to St. Kitts Electricity Company this week. St Kitts already has a solar farm at its Robert …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are many reasons to take your time and go slowly when you visit Grand Cayman – a frosty Mudslide at Rum Point and the warm sands of Seven-Mile Beach among them. And now there’s …

 It’s close to the US, it’s got a great tax infrastructure and, well, then there’s that water. It’s no surprise that the Bahamas is a popular vacation home market — but what about actually moving there? We continue our How …

 P&O Cruise Lines is coming to St Lucia. The cruise line has selected St Lucia to be its home port destination as part of a seven-night cruise itinerary. The company’s Britannia cruise ship will begin St Lucia cruises Nov. 12, …

 St Kitts has seen a hotel development boom in recent years, and now another hotel is closer to its debut. The Pirate’s Nest Hotel and Condominium Project is targeting a third-quarter 2017 opening. That will include a reception area and …

 Another new resort project is coming to Antigua. The Labahia Hotel Resorts and Condominiums has officially launched in the Friars Hill area of Antigua. The $52 million project is being developed by Adams Investment Management and the government of Antigua …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first photovoltaic park in the Dominican Republic was inaugurated this week, with President Danilo Medina in attendance. The project, “Monte Plata Solar,” will facilitate the generation of 300 direct jobs and 1,000 indirect jobs, according …

 There will soon be a new way to live on one of the region’s best beaches. A major real estate project is making progress on Cable Beach in Nassau. And the $70 million ONE Cable Beach project is on track …

caribbean islands

 Maybe you’re looking for a classic beach getaway. Maybe you’re looking for an adventurous jaunt to an eco-resort. Or maybe you’re looking for a foodie holiday. Spring is one of the best times to visit the Caribbean — the crowds thin …

 A new boutique hotel has broken ground in Puerto Rico. The first stone has been laid on the Hotel El Molino boutique hotel in Sabana Grande (pictured above). The hotel will consist with 12 cabins set on a farm adjacent …

 Heading to St Barth? You may want to try the island’s newest spa treatment at Le Guanahani resort. The property has partnered with My Blend on a new “Expressement My Blend” facial treatment at its Spa by Clarins. The treatment …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor All that’s missing is the umbrella. But truth be told, we’re not sure that there’s room for anything else in this RumRunner, the house specialty at the bar and restaurant of the same name at …

 Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista, will be the first North American cruise ship to feature a craft brewery on board. Carnival Vista’s RedFrog Pub & Brewery is the result of a collaboration between the cruise line …

 Caribbean Airlines will introduce a new rate of $30 for passengers’ second checked bag, beginning May 1. All passengers’ first checked piece of luggage will continue to fly free, with maximum weight of 50 pounds allowed for each bag, in …

 Germany’s Condor Airlines is launching service between Munich and the island of Tobago. The flights, which will launch in November, will fly directly to Tobago’s ANR Robinson International Airport before heading to Barbados on its return to Munich. Condor, which …