Month: September 2016

Miami Heat Bahamas

Miami Heat Hold Training Camp at Atlantis in the Bahamas

 The Miami Heat have kicked off their training camp in the Bahamas. Paradise Island’s Atlantis resort is hosting the team ,using the arena it typically uses for college basketball events. The Bahamas has, in recent years, become the Caribbean’s leading …

Booking Flights to Vieques, Culebra and the VI Just Got Easier

 Booking trips to some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after (and hard-to-get-to) destinations just got a lot easier. In a big boost for Caribbean air travel, JetBlue has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with regional carrier Cape Air. That …

Real InterContinental Santo Domingo

The Real InterContinental Santo Domingo Is Now Open

 The much-anticipated new Real InterContinental Santo Domingo has officially opened its doors in the Dominican Republic this weekend. IHG’s newest Caribbean property on Winston Churchill Avenue is a sparkling, cutting-edge hotel that’s a major addition to what the Dominican Republic …

LATEST NEWS

Caribbean's Biggest Cruise Conference

 The largest cruise conference in the Caribbean launches this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Cruise Conference and Trade Show is a four-day event that will bring together more than 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders and 100 …

The Sands

 Turks and Caicos’ The Sands at Grace Bay resort has launched a $4.5 million upgrade project, the property announced this week. The major focus of the project will be on the resort’s 114 studio and suite rooms. Interior designer Rose …

Meal Deal

 Culinary joy (and value) at Andy’s Restaurant in Anguilla They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But in Anguilla, there’s one that costs only $8. And on this famously pricey isle, that’s almost the same thing. Every …

Sharing Economy

 What the sharing economy means for Caribbean Tourism By Hugh RileyCJ Contributor The marketplace is evolving. Ten years ago no one imagined homeowners opening their doors and welcoming strangers to bunk at their tropical beach bungalows or private cozy homes …

Sandals Montego Bay

 Sandals is continuing its Caribbean-wide renovation push with a major upgrade at its Sandals Montego Bay resort in Jamaica. The property has unveiled a number of new changes, along with the completion of the Palms building, the introduction of new …

Dominican Republic

 Caribbean hotel occupancy fell year-over-year last month for the 10th month in a row, according to hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s occupancy was 66 percent in August, down 2.4 percent from August 2015, although the 2.4 percent drop was …

America's Test Kitchen

 Holland America Line is bringing cooking shows on board, through a new partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. The initiative was announced this week at a press conference at the Institute of Culinary Education. Holland America Line’s shipboard Culinary Arts Center …

Tropic of Cancer Beach

 Tropic of Cancer Beach is the pride of the island of Little Exuma in the Bahamas, famous because, yes, you can actually straddle the real Tropic of Cancer here. But the beach is pretty spectacular, too. Here’s what it’s like …

St. Lucia Solar

 As part of a wider push to generate 35 percent of its energy from green sources by 2020, St. Lucia has completed a landmark project to power its Government House with solar energy. The project is the product of a …

best-place-to-eat-in-aruba

 Finding the best restaurant in Aruba is simple: it’s Screaming Eagle, the eatery helmed by star chef Erwin Husken. Screaming Eagle is a hip, cutting-edge restaurant with a lounge layout (including, yes, beds) with a marvelous French fusion menu. It’s …

Sandy Island

 A new way to party on Sandy Island By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The hand-painted sign on Anguilla’s Sandy Island famously states that music is provided by the “Seagulls, Wind and Waves Band.” But Mother Nature’s aural trio will have …

Cheval Blanc

 The Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in St Barth is set to reopen its doors for the season Oct. 15, with a host of new changes to unveil. The updates at the Flamands Beach standout include a major facelift …

Sunset in Jamaica

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Laura MacLennan, who sent in this superb shot of sunset from the RIU Palace in Negril, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photograph in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

Drive-in Volcano

 It’s the only one of its kind in the world: a full-fledged drive-in volcano. The Soufriere Volcano in St. Lucia is one of the island’s must-see attractions, a bubbling crater of sulphuric steam and rocky wonder that you can actually …

Under the Palms

 It’s just you and the sand, a cool breeze and a cold rum cocktail. This is Eagle Beach, Aruba’s marvelous strand of sand, steps in front of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. This is your moment.