Month: April 2016

Bermuda’s Most Dramatic Lobby

 When it comes to hotel lobbies, it’s all about the first impression. And at Bermuda’s Coco Reef, the first impression is dramatic. Bermuda’s most celebrated lobby has reopened, a “theatrical” lobby that was the brainchild of Coco Reef’s owner, John …

This Caribbean Hotel Offers Personal Tequila Service

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In our travels around the Caribbean we’ve been on the receiving end of many hotel welcome amenities. Ice buckets of champagne; logoed beach bags; and handy water bottles – we’ve been lucky enough to check …

VIDEO: Morning on Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana

 It’s early. The sun has barely woken up, the sky is pink and the permanent fleet of leisure craft that makes Bavaro Beach famous is bobbing around. Even in the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination, you can find moments like this, …

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 In a new level of innovation for regional aviation, Curacao’s Hato International Airport has added major new technology to its immigration experience. The airport has officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art Automated Border Control system. The system, known as “E-Gates,” provides …

 Martinique’s beach capital is this: Les Anses d’Arlet, a stretch of beaches with perfect white sand, calm water and stunning green hills. Oh, and some seriously good beach bars, like Ti Sable, set on the spectacular Grand Anse d’Arlet beach. …

 It may not be a surprise, but one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations is also the leading Caribbean destination on Expedia. The travel company said this week that the Dominican Republic had a “banner year” in 2015, with the …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The sun’s out. And so is a pair of swimmers, bobbing in the cerulean sea near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The breeze is strong, and as frothy waves lap the shore a pair of …

 It’s always so hard to leave a great hotel in the Caribbean. And then there’s that little whisper at the end of your stay — “what if I added another day?” “What if I stayed the whole weekend?” Or perhaps …

 Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group is looking to Mexico. The company has partnered with top Mexico resort operator Grupo Vidanta, on a planned $150 million investment into new concept beach clubs, nightlife venues, restaurants and hotels at Vidanta Resorts. The …

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 It was 2013 when in everything changed for food in Bonaire. In Caribbean Journal’s first edition of our landmark list of the 50 Best Caribbean Restaurants, we named the island’s At Sea restaurant as number one in the Caribbean. It was …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas, a $28 million investment project by Warwick International Hotels, is set to welcome guests this summer. The 12-floor, 244-room Bahamas all inclusive has been designed to provide adult guests with a “modern, all-inclusive …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor So you’ve been to St. Croix and watched the sun rise at Point Udall, the easternmost spot on the island and in the entire United States. Nothing can top that, right? Wrong. On a trip …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s official: Grand Cayman’s 20th annual Slow Food Day was a success. Held last week at the shopping, dining and entertainment hub Camana Bay, the celebration of local farmers, sustainable eating and farm-to-table cuisine drew …

 Air France is expanding in the region. The company has announced the addition of two new weekly flights to San Jose, Costa Rica from Paris Charles de Gaulle. The flights will be operated on a Boeing 777-300 with a capacity …

 A major new hotel is coming to the Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius. The Oranje Bay Hotel and Restaurant has officially launched construction in its location on Oranjebaaiweg in Lower Town. It is the first new hotel development on …

 It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Dominican Republic: the charming beach town of Las Terrenas, set on the picturesque Samana peninsula off the country’s northern coast. Las Terrenas is the main tourism hub of the peninsula, a laid-back …

 By Alexander Britell It’s the Caribbean’s most popular destination by volume — but the Dominican Republic has a wonderful collection of properties that emphasize quality over quantity. From classic beachfront resorts to hip boutiques, you can find precisely the luxury …

 By Alexander Britell Antigua and Barbuda is surging. The twin-island destination in the Eastern Caribbean has been firing on all cylinders, from a wave of large-scale resort development deals to a brand-new airport that has already become one of the …