Month: September 2016

Comfort Suites

A New GM at Comfort Suites Paradise Island

 The Comfort Suites Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas has named a new general manager, the property announced. Jermaine Wright has been appointed to the role, joined by Shantillya Sands as the hotel’s new assistant general manager. Wright comes to …

luxury resorts

A New $120 Million Caribbean Destination

 A major new luxury destination is coming to the Grenadines. The long-awaited redevelopment of Canouan Island will launch Oct. 10 with the debut of the 26-suite, six-villa Pink Sands Club, Canouan, a $120 million project that is part of the …

A Great Gluten-Free Caribbean Recipe to Try

 Gluten-free meals can be found on almost every menu these days, but what exactly is a gluten-free dish? Well, it is anything that excludes gluten, which is found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, triticale, bulgur and semolina. …

LATEST NEWS

 The art of Beach Happy By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What do you do when you’re a former Miss Teenage Anguilla, current soca queen and hotel concierge who’s desperately in need of yet another challenge? You open your own store, …

Clifton Estate Rum

 From the moment you set your eyes on it, it’s hard not to like Clifton Estate Rum. The first full-fledged rum produced in Nevis in the modern era (and the brainchild of rum expert Mark Theron) has a clever, playful …

Nonstop Flights to Grenada

 JetBlue is continuing its expansion on the Spice Isle. The New York City-based carrier increasing its flight service from New York to Grenada to five nonstop roundtrip flights a week beginning in January. The new flights, which start Jan. 9, …

Falcon Nest

 A special place on the beach in Anguilla By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Most fishermen aren’t proprietors of their own beach bar and restaurant. But Warren “Mutt” Webster isn’t like most fishermen. Although, just like his father before him, he’s spent …

Cancun U.S. Visitors

 Cancun is seeing a jump in visitors from the United States, according to the latest data from the Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau. While the destination saw an increase of 2 percent overall in the first half of 2016, Cancun …

 The highly-anticipated Kimpton Seafire Resort in Grand Cayman is opening in November, and it’s already tabbed its new beverage manager. Kimpton veteran John Stanton will be leading the bar program at the property, joining the resort from Sable Kitchen & …

French Leave

 Eleuthera’s French Leave Resort has named a new executive chef. The boutique Bahamian property has appointed Joshua Huyder as its new top chef. Huyder will oversee the resort’s 1648 Bar & Grille restaurant, managing all aspects from culinary staff to …

Jamaica Integrated Resort

 Jamaica’s major new integrated resort project is slated to begin development in the beginning of 2017, government officials said this week. An integrated resort means a property with a hotel and casino component and a minimum of 2,000 hotel rooms. …

Bahamas Travel Awards

 It’s one of the wider region’s most popular destinations, and the Bahamas remains a tourism power in the Caribbean. That’s because the Bahamas isn’t just a single destination — it’s a multitude of destinations from the urban appeal of downtown nassau …

Adam Goldstein

 Royal Caribbean Cruises President and COO Adam Goldstein has been named the new chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association. The new appointment, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, was announced during this year’s FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show …

caribbean-court-of-justice

 How the Caribbean Court of Justice benefits the Caribbean By Jeffrey H. ForemanOp-Ed Contributor In the decades-long debate over the establishment and adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal for the English speaking countries …

Paulo Paias

 Anguilla’s Zemi Beach House has named a new general manager, Paulo Paias. Paias comes to the hotel with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, having served most recently as managing director of Asia for Trust Hospitality. “Since its launch, …

St Maarten Tech

 The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) and the Internet Society (ISOC) will host an international tech conference called St Maarten On The Move in Philipsburg, from Oct. 27 to 28. “St Maarten on the Move is a unique opportunity for open dialogue about the …

Park Hyatt

 The highly-anticipated Park Hyatt St. Kitts is planning to open in March 2017. The hotel said it is now taking reservations for stays beginning March 1, when it will debut as the first-ever Park Hyatt property in the Caribbean region. …

Andaz Mayakoba

 A major new resort is coming to the Mayakoba development on the Riviera Maya: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya. The newest resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast is slated to debut at the end of this year with a focus on …