Month: August 2016

Blue Growth

This Caribbean Island Wants to Be a “Blue Growth” Leader

 It’s called Blue Growth: it means a strategy aimed at supporting sustainable growth concentrated in the marine and maritime sectors. And one Caribbean island wants to be a regional leader in this area: Grenada. The tri-island country has been making …

Wellness Vacation

How to Take a Wellness Vacation to Bonaire

 It’s a new way to experience Bonaire above the water. Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations has unveiled its new program, Wellness Vacations to Bonaire. Owner Ann Phelan has crafted vacation packages for travelers seeking a restorative getaway. The customized packages …

Eustatia Island

Eustatia Island: A New Caribbean Private Island Villa Resort

 It’s one of the most-sought-after islands in the Caribbean: Eustatia Island, set in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. And now it’s home to one of the region’s most exclusive villa experiences. Much like nearby Necker Island (home to Richard …

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Walking on Water

 You’re in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with a few small islands in sight. There is nothing but the sound of the wind and the light rush of water. And then the sand ends, and the sea begins, and there …

Reduit Beach

 It just might be the best beach in St Lucia: Reduit Beach, that superb stretch of golden sand near Rodney Bay. It’s home to several great resorts, lively nightlife and some delicious eateries. This is what it looks like from …

Trelawny

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Joann Jagla, who sent in this stunning shot of sunset at Silver Sands in Trelawny, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

Best Eco-Resort

 It’s a unique place, tucked in the rainforest in the hills above Soufriere, Saint Lucia. This is Fond Doux Plantation, a 250-year-old cacao plantation that is one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean. This is an eco-resort, a place …

Boathouse Club

 While many top resorts around the Caribbean have offerings geared toward young children, one Puerto Rico luxury hotel has launched a new experienced aimed at teenage guests. It’s called The Boathouse Club, and it’s the newest idea from the St. …

st vincent flights

 Elite Island Resorts has announced the unveiling of a brand-new beachfront Spa at its Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines. Located in the southern Grenadines, the all-inclusive recently completed an enhancement program featuring upgrades to many key areas throughout the resort. …

 A new way to experience St John By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor To celebrate this year’s centennial of the National Parks Service The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is encouraging its guests to explore their nearest national treasure, Virgin Islands National …

Rooftop Terraces

 It’s one of the coolest perks at any Caribbean hotel: the rooftop sun terraces at St Lucia’s Windjammer Landing resort. They come in the hotel’s Premium Ocean View rooms, offering a spectacular view and the comfort of total, sun-drenched privacy. …

Cheval Blanc

 FLAMANDS — There are beach restaurants and there are beach restaurants. This is the latter. It’s a cool, breezy summer night on the Flamands sand in St Barth, home to one of the island’s greatest eateries: La Case de l’Isle. …

Goombay Festival

 Just one week away from this year’s finale, guests have immersed themselves in the culture at the Bahamas Goombay Summer Festival. Frequent visitors Bran and Lamar Hodges from Cincinnati said that although they visit the Bahamas often, every experience is …

Dine VI

 The U.S. Virgin Islands will hold its second annual Restaurant Week this fall, featuring a selection of culinary experiences on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced that the event, known as …

Martinique

 If you’ve been thinking about visiting Martinique in the coming months, stop thinking and start packing! The bijoux French-Caribbean island packs Caribbean style and Continental sophistication into every inch of its 420-square-mile footprint, making it appealing to both veteran Caribbean …

Verandah

 It’s a must-visit resort in Antigua: The Verandah Resort and Spa, an Elite Island Resorts property that’s become an institution on the island. Blessed with perfect white sand beaches, spacious rooms and proximity to a national park, this is a …

W Punta de Mita

 W Hotels has continued its regional expansion with a new resort in Punta Mita. The new W Punta de Mita is the 48th W Hotel worldwide, and the fifth in the Latin America-Caribbean region. Its part of the multi-use oceanfront …

WestJet Caribbean

 Canadian air carrier WestJet has released its 2016-2017 Caribbean flight schedule, with a host of updates and additions to existing routes. The new slate of additions is led an increase to 13 weekly frequencies from Calgary to Cancun, along with five-times-weekly …