Month: August 2016

Allegiant

New Nonstop Flights Coming to Puerto Rico

 Las Vegas-based air carrier Allegiant is planning an expansion to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company is launching two new routes to Puerto Rico’s capital out of Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. The seasonal service from Cincinnati and Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico …

Seven Reasons to Retire in the Riviera Maya

 The Riviera Maya, Mexico¹s stunning Caribbean coastline, is one of the top destinations for foreigners to find their happily ever after — and it’s one of the region’s top retirement destinations. To learn more, Caribbean Journal talked to Riviera Maya Property …

Lip Sync Battle

Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle Is Coming to Carnival Cruise Ships

 Carnival Cruise Line is partnering with Spike TV’s show “Lip Sync Battle’ for a unique new cruise ship experience. The partnership is a recreation of the show, which pits contestants in a head-to-head competition to create the “most unforgettable lip-sync …

LATEST NEWS

Breathless

 Some of the world’s best DJs will gather in the Caribbean and Mexico this weekend. Six world-renowned DJs will be touring each of the Breathless Resorts and Spas locations in Cabo San Lucas, Punta Cana and Cancun all weekend beginning …

Private Island

 One of the Caribbean’s top private island real estate listings is now even cheaper. The only private island off the southern Salinas coast of Puerto Rico, this property has 25 acres of mangroves, jungle foliage and beach. It’s the ultimate …

 The newest Jimmy Buffett hotel By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’m not a Parrothead. I’ve never stepped on a pop top or blown out my flip-flop. And I’m definitely not searching for my lost shaker of salt. Yet I was …

Beaches for Food

 It’s early afternoon and you’re on the perfect Caribbean beach. The sand is pure white, the waves turquoise and tranquil. You’ve never been more relaxed. But then there’s a problem: you’re hungry. And the isolation that makes this beach so …

3D Printing

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has been at the forefront of the movement to preserve and restore coral reefs in the region, most notably through programs to plant new coral. Now, the island is taking the lead to help …

Best Hikes

 A new boutique hotel project is now underway in St Lucia. The $6 million Domaine Resort Development Project held its sod turning ceremony this week, with plans for a total of 20 villas. The Domaine project is located in the …

Most Innovative Country

 What’s the most innovative country in the Caribbean right now? Right now, it’s the Dominican Republic, according to the latest edition of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Global Innovation Index, which was released this week. The Dominican Republic is ranked …

RCI

 Vacation exchange company RCI has added a number of new Caribbean properties to its affiliate exchange network, the company announced. The affiliate exchange network means RCI subscribing members can visit member resorts. RCI, which is part of the Wyndham Worldwide …

Antigua Adults-Only

 The new Pineapple Beach Club adults-only all-inclusive resort in Antigua is planning a Oct. 1 grand opening. The debut will follow a month-long renovation project that will include upgrades to the property’s guest rooms, grounds, facilities, equipment and ovreall operations. …

AC

 Mariott’s AC hotel brand has opened its first hotel in Mexico. The new AC Hotel Guadalajara opened its doors this week with 188 rooms. The property was developed and is owned by FibraHotel, and is operated by Marriott International. The …

JetBlue Aruba

 There’s a new way to get to Aruba. JetBlue announced that its broad Caribbean expansion push would continue with a new route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport beginning Jan. 4, 2017. It’s the latest …

Starbucks

 Starbucks continues Caribbean expansion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Heads up, Caribbean-bound coffee lovers: there’s a new Starbucks in town. The region’s 33rd outpost is now open in San Fernando, Trinidad’s SouthPark Entertainment Complex. Operated by local restaurant management company Prestige …

 Martinique is booming. The French Caribbean department is seeing a significant increase in visitors from the United States and Canada, following a concerted push in recent years to focus on the North American market. This year’s peak tourist season saw …

Gouverneur Beach

 Is this the perfect St Barth beach? Gouverneur Beach has it all: powder-white sand, sparkling turquoise water, sweeping cliffs … and it’s often got far less traffic than some of its more popular counterparts. That means it isn’t just beautiful …

Miami Hot

 There’s a new must-visit restaurant and lounge in the Dominican Republic’s capital. It’s called Miami Hot, and it brings South Beach flash to the La Yuca district of Santo Domingo. The eatery, which debuted earlier this summer, features a mix of …