Month: April 2016

Rum Journal: The Best Bar in Saba

 Saba is a small island, and it is not a haven for rum. But if you come to this wonderful little island, an island that reminds of a Caribbean that no longer exists, you can still find great rum, if …

This Caribbean Country Is Adding 18,000 New Hotel Rooms

 The Dominican Republic is seeing a hotel development boom. The Caribbean’s largest tourism destination is projecting more than 18,000 new hotel rooms by 2019, officials said at the recent Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange in Punta Cana. The 18,000 number comprises …

Choice Expands in the Bahamas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Choice Hotels International is expanding its portfolio in the region. The company’s Ascent Hotel Collection has announced the addition of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in the Abacos archipelago of the Bahamas. The lodge is …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s newest restaurant has officially opened its doors. The Blue View Terrace & Bar is now open on the cliffs of Curaçao’s western beach, Playa Forti. The restaurant offers a mix of island-inspired dishes, along with light …

 It’s one of the best beaches in the Caribbean you may not have heard of: Grand Case Beach, the long stretch of sand in the town of Grand Case St Martin. But what’s easily the most beautiful stretch is the …

 Above: the Playa Grande Beach Club Caribbean hotels are off to a very slow start so far in 2016, according to new data from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotels reported occupancy of 74 percent in March, down 4.5 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has high hopes for 2016. The country is projecting a total of 6 million total stayover visitors this year, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. That projection comes after the country …

 One Bahamian private island just got cheaper. It’s called Finley Cay, and the island near Eleuthera has just reduced its price to $1.995 million, or less than many New York City apartments. The 13-acre island is more than seven miles …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Expedia wants its hotel partners to talk to its guests. That’s the plan of its new Expedia PartnerCentral Conversations tool, which is offering the company’s Caribbean hotel partners “better dialogue and engagement” with booked guests. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What’s better than a cocktail on the beach? Two cocktails on the beach. And the only thing better than that is sipping those cocktails on the beach at Mexico’s Grand Velas resort. Because only at …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is expanding in the Caribbean. The company has announced that its Air Canada Rouge carrier will be launching new flights between Montreal and San Jose, Costa Rica and between Toronto and Port of …

 By Guy Britton A major new hotel is coming to one of the Dominican Republic’s up-and-coming destinations. Amhsa Marina Hotel and Resorts has announced plans to launch construction of the Kaeeni Beach Hotel in the Las Galeras beach enclave of …

 It just might be the greatest resort in all of Punta Cana: the luxurious, beautiful Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, full of thatched-roof Caribbean charm. But this Uvero Alto standout is also home to a spectacular stretch of beach, the kind …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Caribbean air carrier InselAir is launching its newest service to Venezuela. The company will start operating new nonstop flights from Aruba to Las Piedras, Venezuela beginning May 19. The flights will operate on Thursdays …

 Will Jamaica become Silicon Beach? That’s the plan by the country’s government, which is creating a new “Technology Innovation Fund.” According to Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, the plan is to make Jamaica the Caribbean’s leading …

 By Robert MacLellanOp-Ed Contributor LIAT Airlines has been a vital factor in the commercial and tourism life blood of the Caribbean for decades. However, the company has now had three CEO’s and two Acting CEO’s in the last seven years, evidence …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line and the Canaveral Port Authority have celebrated the arrival of the Space Coast’s newest ship, Carnival Magic, and to mark the grand opening of the ship’s new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Melanie Morgan, who sent in this superb shot of White Bay on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it …