Month: July 2016

best restaurants in the caribbean

One of the Caribbean’s Top Restaurants Has Been Sold

 At Sea, one of the top restaurants in the Caribbean and the best restaurant in Bonaire, has been sold, its owners confirmed this week. The restaurant, which was named Caribbean Journal’s number one restaurant in the Caribbean in 2013, will …

Caribbean Transport

Making Caribbean Transport Climate-Resilient

 The Caribbean Development Bank has approved funding to address the high incidence of damage to the road infrastructure in Caribbean countries by natural hazard events and the potential for loss of roads by rising sea levels. The Bank will fund …

Le Guanahani

VIDEO: Inside St Barth’s Le Guanahani Hotel

 It’s just about perfect. While St Barth is full of spectacular luxury hotels, one could argue that no hotel on this French Caribbean island blends food, spa, accommodations and the beach, better than Le Guanahani. This boutique property with just …

LATEST NEWS

Out Islands Airports

 The Bahamas is planning a wave of new airport projects in the Out Islands. That includes design plans for North Eleuthera Airport, along with technical works for the selection of new airport sites for South Eleuthera and Long Island. The …

Castillo San Cristobal

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack, who sent in this lovely shot at the Castillo San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

Vidanta Riviera Maya Spa

 Exploring Vidanta Riviera Maya’s Spatium spa By Angela RodriguezCJ Contributor In Lak’ech is a traditional Mayan greeting that means “I am you, and you are me.” The physical ritual of placing one hand over your heart replaces the spoken greeting and …

Grand Cul de Sac

 It’s early morning on one of the best beaches in St Barth – Grand Cul de Sac Beach, home to several of the island’s top hotels and a rather good beach bar called O’ Corail. Here’s what it’s like.

Jamaica Development

 Time for a new approach for Jamaican Development By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The current government has economic growth as its main thrust. The phrase coined by the Growth Council — “Five in four” — refers to the objective to have …

Carnival Horizon

 Carnival has revealed the name for its newest cruise ship: Horizon. The 133,500-square-foot Carnival Horizon, set to be delivered March 2018, is being built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy. Carnival Horizon will be the second Vista-class ship for Canival, …

All-Inclusive Resorts in Negril

 Negril, Jamaica’s celebrated beach isn’t really seven miles long; it’s actually closer to six. But for throngs of visitors who’ve been drawn here since the bohemian resort town first became popular in the 1970s, its exact distance is immaterial. What …

Hyatt Centric

 A major new branded hotel is coming to Barbados. Hyatt has announced an agreement by a Hyatt affiliate with Vision Developments Inc. to open a Hyatt Centric hotel in Carlisle Bay. The project, which is slated to open in 2019, …

Sea Walls

 On a small island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a group of artists are working to promote marine conservation in a rather special way. It’s called Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, and it consists of a series of ocean-themed …

Caribbean Spectrum

 A major resource for Caribbean telecom By Gerard BestCJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad—Caribbean countries have found an interesting way to extract value from one invisible shared commodity. The valuable resource is known to telecommunication industry insiders as spectrum. That’s …

Jamaica Casino Resort

 The Celebration Jamaica planned casino resort project has paid $40.1 million for a 96.5-acre land site in Rose Hall. The sale was approved of the Success Estate in Rose Hall by Jamaica’s Cabinet this week, paving the way for a …

Antigua Smile

 A new drink recipe from Antigua By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor July’s winding down and August will be here before you know it. And August is National Rum Month, which means we all have an official excuse to indulge for …

French Coco

 Martinique, one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations, has another brand-new hotel. Following the debut of the new boutique Hotel Simon in Fort-de-France earlier this year, another new property has opened its doors in Martinique: French Coco. The property is located …

Best Beaches

 Think of your favorite beaches in the Caribbean, the show-stopping ones, like Prickly Pear or Sandy Spit in the British Virgin Islands, or Trunk Bay in St John. But what makes these beaches so spectacular is something of a flaw …

TIME

 AMResorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, has announced the launch of a major new expo focusing on the meetings and incentives sector. The TIME (The Incentives and Meetings Expo) event will take place at the Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort and …