Month: April 2016

best hotels st thomas

The 5 Best St Thomas Hotels

 St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful parts of the Caribbean, the effective capital of the United States Virgin Islands, and St Thomas hotels are some of the best places to stay in all of the VI. Blessed with perfect …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Bottom Bay, Barbados

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Donna Westberg, who took this lovely shot of Bottom Bay in Barbados. Did you take a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject line. …

Four Seasons Planning Los Cabos Resort

 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is expanding in Mexico. The company has partnered with real estate development firm Irongate to build a luxury resort and private residences in Los Cabos. The project, which is slated to open in 2018, will …

LATEST NEWS

negril

 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the hippest destinations in the Caribbean: the Jamaican beach outpost of Negril. And if you’re looking for a luxury experience, look no further than Island Outpost’s The Caves all-inclusive boutique hotel. The retreat on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a deal that will impact a number of hotels in the Caribbean, HNA Tourism Group has announced an agreement to buy Carlson Hotels Inc. Carlson Hotels owns hotel brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City last week at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of unprecedented …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s fastest-growing airline has added another new route. JetBlue Airways launched its new daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport on Thursday. The new flights were first announced at the Caribbean Tourism …

 By Ingrid I. Rivera RocafortOp-Ed Contributor While we celebrate the ease and accessibility of global travel, it requires some common-sense precaution, no matter where in the world one goes. That’s the nature of enjoying new and different destinations. Education is …

 By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution or a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it …

 Carnival has a major new cruise ship. Carnival Cruise Line has officially taken delivery of what becomes the line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista. The 3,954-passenger ship will be summering in Europe until it begins operating year-round …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s leading cruise conferences is coming to Puerto Rico. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Cruise Conference and Trade Show will take place in Puerto Rico on Sept. 26-30, with more than 1,000 participants …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands has announced several new appointments. The US territory has appointed Canika John its new director of marketing and Frances Williams-Augustin as its new “Director of Visitor Experience.” “Canika John has …

 United is expanding in the Dutch Caribbean. The air carrier has announced that it will be offering a second nonstop flight to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. The new flights will operate every Sunday between Newark and Bonaire, in …

 By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor International pop star Beyoncé Knowles Carter made attention-grabbing headlines earlier this year when she released a new song that included the phrase “hot sauce in my bag swag” in her lyrics. It simultaneously set the music …

 One of the Caribbean’s fastest growing luxury brands is expanding again. Royalton Luxury Resorts has announced plans to open four new all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. The company will open Royalton and Hideaway at Royalton resorts on both Seven Mile …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair has officially announced the launch of its new service to and from Florida. Beginning June 19, Bahamasair will be launching new nonstop service between Grand Bahama and Orlando. The service will …

 Palace Resorts is expanding in Cancun. The all-inclusive company is planning a new resort-within-a-resort at its Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun. The property will be launching a new resort called Moon Grand. The resort already consists of …

orient bay

 It’s the most popular beach on St Martin, and one of the most energetic in the whole Caribbean: trendy, hip, always-hopping Orient Bay. It’s a mix of Europe and the Caribbean, full of laid-back beach bars with an extra dose …