Month: April 2016

Grenada’s New Green Energy Project

 Grenada has launched a new project aimed at providing green energy to rural areas. The Renewable Energy for Rural Development Project is being funded through a grant of $170,000 in the form of bilateral assistance from South Korea’s government. The …

VIDEO: Sunrise in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

 Bavaro Beach. The signature stretch of sand in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana is as good as beaches come. It’s just miles and miles of perfect white sand beach, dotted with all-inclusive resorts along the way like …

Auberge Resorts’ Newest Executive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Auberge Resorts Collection has named a new executive. The company, which owns and operates boutique luxury hotels and resorts around the world, including the Malliouhana in Anguilla, has appointed C. Scott Rohm as its new …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor In celebration of the release of Disney’s Jungle Book, Mahekal Beach Resort is inviting guests to experience a special “Get Lost in the Jungle Getaway.” The package includes five-night accommodations in a newly-redesigned Jungle View …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor MONTEGO BAY—Anyone interested in the development of the Internet in Caribbean may have already heard of CaribNOG, the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Over the past decade, this volunteer-based community of computer engineers has grown into a formidable influencer in the …

 A major new project in the Exuma chain of the Bahamas is moving forward. The $200 million Children’s Cay project is the brainchild of Dona Bertarelli, of one of the world’s wealthiest families, and is the result of a heads …

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 Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its cruise calls to Cozumel, the company announced. The company has extended the length of time its ships spend in Cozumel on more than 750 voyages. On the new “Cozumel Plus”itineraries, guests can try a …

southwest airlines

 Southwest Airlines has launched its newest service to the region. The carrier has launched its first-ever service between Los Angeles International Airport and Liberia/Guanacaste, Costa Rica. “Connecting Los Angeles to Costa Rica’s growing resort and ecotourism region brings to the …

 It’s an island that’s meant to be explored. That’s because the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire is safe and easy to get around, whether you’re looking for your own private dive site or hiking the national park. And when you’re …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line will soon be debuting a new ship. The new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, will be christened May 20 in a ceremony in Rotterdam. The 2,650-guest ship is the first in a new …

 By Felicity BurrowsCJ Contributor When you think of The Bahamas, you may think of stunning coral reefs, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This island chain is popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, with many visitors coming from near …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Last year I had set a goal to ride 7,500 miles on the bicycle, which I achieved. Discussing it with another cyclist, I was asked if that was my ultimate objective and if I would be …

 In a bid to court new investment, Jamaica’s government says it will be appointing a handful of “investment ambassadors.” The announcement was made this week by new Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said the envoys would be responsible for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s largest travel marketing forum is returning to the Bahamas. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will again take place in the Bahamas in January 2017. The event will take place …

 By Guy Britton PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic is set to launch its annual DATE conference, the largest tourism conference in the Caribbean’s largest tourism destination. This year’s DATE, or Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, begins April 19 and lasts …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Forget seven. At Chic Punta Cana, 3101 might just be your lucky number. That’s because this ground-floor suite at the Uvero Alto resort has an asset that’s muy especial: it’s own swim-up lap pool. The …

 By Alexander Britell Belize is booming. The Caribbean destination is off to a blazing start in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Belize Tourism Board. The country reported a 24 percent year-over-year increase in stayover visitors in January, …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s a breath of fresh air. Literally. Punta Cana’s only oxygen bar, at CHIC Punta Cana, offers guests O2 on demand, giving them an opportunity to find out for themselves whether oxygen therapy – which …