Month: April 2016

Enrique Iglesias Is Coming to This Caribbean Island

 Enrique Iglesias is coming to Aruba. The music superstar will be headlining the Aruba Summer Music Festival, which will be holding its second-ever edition in June. Latin stars Gente de Zona, Wisin, Chino y Nacho and Tito Nieves are forming …

This Airline Is Launching New Caribbean Flights

 Another carrier is expanding in the Caribbean. North Carolina-based Dynamic International Airways has announced a planned expansion to the region. Beginning in May, the carrier will be launching nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Cancun, along …

Sandals Just Opened a Travel Store in London

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A Caribbean-based resort company is going beyond glossy brochures and flashy websites and taking its brands directly to some of its consumers, meeting them right where they “live.” Unique Vacations Ltd, U.K. representatives for Sandals, …

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 Spanish air carrier Air Europa will be launching 787 Dreamliner flights to the Dominican Republic. The first Air Europa 787 Dreamliner test flight arrived at Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport this week. The carrier will begin daily Dreamliner flights …

 Explorer Fabien Cousteau is heading to Bonaire. The aquanaut, conservationist and filmmaker (and grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau), will be conducting a seminar for local dive tourism stakeholders and taking part in a variety of scuba-diving activities. Cousteau will be on …

caribbean passport

 By Nuri Katz As globalization continues, increasing numbers of global high net worth individuals (HNWI) have sought out citizenship by investment opportunities, according to a recent report by the New World Health Organization. Citizenship-by-investment provides HNWI and their families the …

 By Kareem YardeCJ Contributor Firstly, congratulations to the CHAMPION teams- ‘WI’ under 19s, ‘WI’ women’s and ‘WI’ men’s. Like many West Indians, on Sunday, I too was glued to the television, gripped with suspense and anticipation as ‘WI’ secured our …

 It’s no secret that tourism in the Dominican Republic is booming. Indeed, the country reported a total of 5.599 million stayover tourists last year, the largest total of any Caribbean destination, with 8.9 percent year-over-year growth. And while much of …

 One of Nevis’ top resorts has a new top executive. The Nisbet Plantation Beach Club has named Tim Thuell its new general manager. Thuell comes to the property after having previously served as general manager of the 36-room resort from …

 Guyana is looking to attract small-ship cruises. The South American country that’s home to the Caribbean’s economic headquarters has been looking to ramp up its tourism sector in recent years, and now it has its sights set on small-ship cruises, …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ST CROIX — Considering her surname, you’d expect Crucian textile artist’s Debbie Sun’s work to be bright and colorful and her disposition to be unfailingly positive. And you’d be right. Just one look at her …

 By Alexander Britell JetBlue isn’t just expanding across the Caribbean — it’s changing the Caribbean aviation experience, too. In its latest move, the carrier announced the expansion of its Mint service to two new destinations. JetBlue will be launching seasonal …

 You have to dig a little deeper to find some of the best-kept secrets in Martinique. That’s because the island is a destination for those in search of rich travel experiences, the kinds of journeys that reward effort. Like, for example, …

 Old San Juan. It’s a charming, historic place that’s unlike the rest of the region. Its cobblestone streets are portals to another time, filled with cultural and artistic wonders. When it comes to staying in the historic corner of Puerto …

 The British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island Resort has named a new general manager. Federico Ciampi has been appointed to the role, after having served most recently at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel in Manchester, England. He had previously …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor As Jamaica pursues our eternal search for economic development, one focus has been on the need for us to purchase local goods and services in preference to imports. The reasoning behind this seems logical, as it should …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Sharon Dorbritz, who sent in this incredible shot of sunset in Negril, Jamaica earlier this year. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’m determined that even rain won’t spoil my trip on Buck Island, the 176-acre islet about five miles offshore from Christiansted, St. Croix. It’s an oasis I’ve longed to return to since first visiting two …