Month: May 2016

Bahamas Cooking Class

You Need To Try This Cooking Class in Nassau

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Can you learn to cook a three-course Bahamian meal in three-and-half hours? One Nassau company thinks so. Tru Bahamian Food Tours, which has been offering culinary walking tours in the Caribbean capital since 2013, has …

VIDEO: On the Beach at the Grand Case Beach Club

 Perhaps the best beach hotel in St Martin, the Grand Case Beach Club has everything, from a top-notch restaurant called the Sunset Cafe to a terrific watersports operation. But its standout feature is a pair of marvelous beaches on each …

Princess Cruises Announces New Caribbean Itineraries

 Thinking of heading on a Princess cruise to the Caribbean next year? The company has announced its new 2017-2018 Americas cruise calendar, including sailings to the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and Mexico. The portfolio of itineraries ranges from three to …

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Jamaica under $200

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Are you looking forward to a Jamaican vacation without breaking the bank? Jamaica no problem. We’ve selected hotels on the irie isle that combine style, service and savings, with rates that top out at less than …

 Is Negril Jamaica’s next big destination? No, it won’t be the kind of large resort hub that Montego Bay has become, but the plan seems to be to develop the area into a different kind of destination, according to Tourism Minister …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia has received approval for a major new project to replace street lights on the island with energy-efficient ones. The $9.5 milloin project, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, …

 By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor With the heavy Indian influence on Trinidadian cuisine, I was not surprised to see tamarind used in so many recipes when I first came to the island. This brown, curved pod-like fruit, which grows on a …

 The Mahekal Beach Resort on the Riviera Maya has named Marina Colunga its new director of sales and marketing. The property, which recently completed a major transformation project, has tapped Colunga after having most recently served as market director of …

Fathom travel

 By Simons ChaseCJ Contributor I have to confess my skepticism when I decided to cruise aboard Carnival’s new cruise line, Fathom, on a “voluntourism” or “social impact” journey to the Dominican Republic. After all, in an industry that seems to …

 Travel giant Sunwing has officially made its newest flight to Grand Bahama. The new flight from Houston, Texas arrived with 189 visitors last week. It was welcomed by a delegation including Bahamas Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe and Minister for Grand Bahama …

coupled filming locations

 The new hit FOX television show Coupled is famously filmed on the island of Anguilla. But where does the dating show actually shoot? It’s in two main locations: one, the Arawak Beach Inn in Island Harbor, home to colorful waterfront …

 Nowhere is Puerto Rico’s unique cultural complexity (a blend of African, Spanish and other European influences reflected in its history, food, arts and culture) more apparent than in its cosmopolitan capital of San Juan. And since there’s no passport required …

 Air France’s first class has long been an industry standard, and it’s just gotten better. The company has now introduced a new “sleep suit” offered to passengers in its La Premiere first-class cabin. The unisex cotton sleep suit comes in …

dominica aviation

 A landmark Caribbean aviation forum is coming to Dominica. The first-ever Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference is coming to Dominica June 14-16. The meetup will focus on discussions on changes for improved airlift in the Caribbean region and the aviation sector’s …

 It’s one of the most stunning vistas in St Martin — the sweeping waters of Nettle Bay on the edge of the French side. It’s a small beachfront community that’s one of the more tranquil spots on the whole of …

 Curacao-based InselAir is launching new flights between neighboring Brazil and Guyana. The flights will operate between Boa Vista in Brazil’s Roraima state and Guyana’s capital, Georgetown. The 65-minute flights will be operated on InselAir’s Regional 70 jet. The flights will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cap Juluca resort in Anguilla has announced the introduction of new menus to its eateries. The brainchild of Chef Juan Bochenski, the new menus aim to reflect Bochenski globe-trotting resume, his enthusiasm for local …

 Marie-Galante. It’s one of those far-flung, exotic islands that few tourists have reached, outside of those from mainland France, of course. And as we’ve noted before, this pancake-shaped island in the Guadeloupe archipelago has a special claim to fame: there …