Month: April 2016

Jamaica’s Half Moon Becomes Independent Hotel

 Jamaica’s Half Moon resort has gone independent. The leading Jamaican property has announced that the property will no longer be operating under the management of RockResorts, effective immediately. The change in management came after a “mutual decision” between the two …

Exploring Sandals’ Private Island in Jamaica

 By Guy Britton PICTURE THIS ​It’s the third day of your vacation. ​You’re on a​ private ​island​,​ ​set just ​off​shore​​,​ surrounded ​by nature ​and coddled ​with​ luxury service. ​ You haven’t seen your wallet in three days and today you ​forgot​ …

The 7 Best Places to Stay in Cancun

 Finding the right Cancun hotels is all about knowing what you’re looking for. If you’re trying to find a great everything-included resort in Cancun, you’ll have plenty to choose from; it seems that moniker applies to almost all the resorts on …

LATEST NEWS

 An historic villa in Panama is headed to the auction block. Finca La Pagoda, a 34-acre retreat that has played host to various Panamanian presidents and foreign political leaders, is being listed with Platinum Luxury Auctions for an auction on …

 The US Virgin Island of St John is no stranger to the country music world, in large part due to its frequent references by music star Kenny Chesney. But the island has cultivated a country music scene in its own …

 It’s one of the Caribbean capitals of luxury: Graycliff, the home of fine dining, cigars, chocolate, and, well, every other gourmand’s delight. It’s also home to one of the region’s top rum collections, making it an important stop on any …

 He was one of the world’s greatest musicians. And while the late David Bowie was known for many things, less well known was his love affair with the Caribbean island of Mustique in the Grenadines, where he built the Balinese-style …

 We’ve made no secret of our affection for the water in the Bahamian mini-archipelago of Bimini. It’s turquoise, crystal clear and filled with remarkable sea life, from rays to sharks. It doesn’t hurt that it’s just a 30-minute flight from …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re going ga-ga over all things mermaid-related, you might want to head to CHIC Punta Cana, where there’s a pool with your name on. Occupying center stage at the Uvero Alto adults-only all-inclusive resort, …

 Cayman Airways is planning a major re-fleeting that will transform the company’s fleet. The carrier has received approval from the Cayman Islands government to proceed with its Fleet Modernization Plan, which will launch in the fourth quarter of this year. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It began with a mango-passionfruit martini. Frozen with liquid nitrogen, its fragrant vapor wafted from the rim of the glass toward the faces of my dining companions at C/X Culinary Experience, a specialty restaurant at …

 A major new luxury project has launched in St Maarten’s Maho neighborhood. The Maho Group has announced the launch of Porto Maho, a mixed-use project that will include two components: The Vistas and Estates at Porto Maho. “This venture is …

 It’s the most luxurious shopping destination in the Caribbean: St Barth, the French Caribbean island paradise home to boutiques from around the world. But now there’s another way to shop in St Barth, courtesy of the island’s Cheval Blanc St-Barth …

Caribbean Air Transport

 By Alexander Britell LIAT CEO David Evans has resigned. The British aviation executive’s resignation was accepted by the Board of Directors of LIAT on Wednesday, the company announced in a statement. “The Board of Directors thanks Mr. Evans for his …

 It’s one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after accommodations: the swim-up suites. And Sandals has them in strong supply at its resorts around the Caribbean, like this one at the Sandals Negril resort. It gives you all of the amenities of …

 The Bahamas has just made history. The Bahamian island of New Providence has been named the world’s first “Smart Island.” The proclamation was made by Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of the United Nations International Telecommunication Union, the first island ever …

jetblue strong start

 The Caribbean’s fastest-growing carrier is seeing continued strong traffic growth. New York-based JetBlue, which has been rapidly expanding in the Caribbean, saw a 12.1 percent increase in revenue passenger miles in March, with 3.965 billion, according to its latest report. …

 If you’re celebrating the Passover holiday this month, why not do it in the Caribbean? Chabad Jamaica in Montego Bay has announced its second-annual Passover Seder — in Jamaica. The Passover Seder is an “in-depth Hebrew/English Passover experience,” with gourmet Kosher …