Month: August 2016

Four Seasons

Four Seasons Anguilla Begins Taking Bookings

 The soon-to-debut Four Seasons Anguilla has begun taking bookings. The property, which represents a re-branding of the former Viceroy Anguilla, is slated to open its doors in October. “Here in Anguilla, the warmth comes not just from the sun, but …

Baha Mar

Bahamas PM: Baha Mar to Be Completed, Sold

 The troubled Baha Mar megaresort project in the Bahamas will soon have new life, according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. The Prime Minister said that the government and the Export-Import Bank of China have signed an agreement under which …

Grenada Tourism

Grenada Tourism Has a New Marketing Manager

 The Grenada Tourism Authority has named a new marketing manager: Francine Stewart. Stewart’s role will include interaction with key private and public sector partners, the execution of all marketing programs, and the management of marketing expenditure, the GTA said in …

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cayman islands caribbean hotel sector

 Aruba’s top hotel has made a major new hire. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has named Niels Stuedemann its new resort manager. Stuedemann succeeds former Manager Deborah Dintelman, who had served at the property for 17 years. Stuedemann comes …

One Ocean

 The One Ocean luxury oceanfront condominium project on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is seeing a sales boom after its launch. Replay Destinations’ oceanfront residences held a launch at a private cocktail event at Atlantis last week, unveiling a limited …

The Corals

 Atlantis has big plans for Coral Towers By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Atlantis, Paradise Island has announced the 2017 launch of The Corals, a $20 million revamp of what is currently the Coral Towers, which first debuted in 1994. Scheduled …

 If you’re thinking of moving to the Caribbean, there are many factors to consider: what kind of real estate are you looking for? What kind of area are you looking for? Are you looking for a remote enclave or a …

Montserrat Geothermal

 Montserrat’s geothermal energy exploration project is moving forward. Preparations have begun for the drilling of what will be the island’s third geothermal well. Montserrat is dredging Port Plymouth in order to accommodate the arrival of the vessel transporting the drilling …

Summer Struggle

 Caribbean hotel occupancy continues to plummet this summer. The latest report from analytics firm STR showed the region’s hotel occupancy sliding to 70.8 percent in July, a 5.4 percent drop from the same month in 2015. That came after a …

Real Estate Auction

 Puerto Rico will soon play host to a major real estate auction by John Dixon & Associates. The Sept. 10 auction will include more than 40 real estate properties in Puerto Rico, including residential, commercial, retail, multi-family and office properties. …

Itz'ana Belize

 The Itz’ana Resort and Residences in Belize is expanding its real estate offerings. The property in Placencia announced the addition of new beachfront inventory, with new options for one and two-bedroom villas directly on the beach. The move comes after …

Delta New York Cancun

 Delta Airlines is continuing its Caribbean expansion with a major increase in service to Cancun. The carrier will be launching new daily nonstop flights between New York-John F. Kennedy Airport and Cancun beginning Dec. 17. Delta also announced it would …

Puig

 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig returned home to a big welcome this week to Puerto Rico, following her historic women’s singles tennis victory in Rio. Puig’s victory made her the first-ever Puerto Rican to win a gold medal for the …

Southwest Airlines Cancun

 Southwest Airlines has received approval from the US Department of Transportation to launch new service between Los Angeles and Cancun, Mexico. The carrier has announced new twice-daily service between LA and Cancun, with flights scheduled to begin Dec. 4. That’s …

Dominican Republic Puerto Rico

 Dominican republic-based air carrier Pawa Dominicana is continuing its regional expansion with new flights to Puerto Rico. The company, which launched last year, will begin operating flights between Santo Domingo and San Juan beginning Oct. 3. The carrier will be …

Soufriere

 The southern part of St Lucia is a raw, lush natural wonderland, from the peaks of the pitons to the heart of the rainforest. But there are beaches, too, tranquil stretches of sand like the one in the town of …

Best Bonaire Hotels

 The tiny Dutch-Caribbean territory of Bonaire is big with divers, who flock to its fish-filled waters, thriving coral reefs and 89 dive sites. And there’s plenty for landlubbers to enjoy as well (see our recommendations, here). But whether you dive …

Martha Brae River

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Marcia Mayne, who sent in this lovely shot of rafts on the Martha Brae river in Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …