Month: September 2016

Ani Villas

Ani Villas Is Expanding to the Dominican Republic

 Luxury villa brand Ani Villas is expanding to a new destination in the Caribbean: the Dominican Republic. The new Ani Villas Dominican Republic is a fully-staffed and serviced 14-bedroom estate on the central northern coast of the country. The villa …

Miami Bimini Ferry

A New Miami Bimini Ferry

 There’s a new way to get to Bimini — quickly, thanks to a new Miami Bimini Ferry service. Resorts World Bimini and FRS Group have announced a new ferry that launches Friday between Miami and Bimini, the closest Bahamian island …

CHIEF

Puerto Rico Readies for CHIEF Caribbean Hotel Conference

 Puerto Rico is getting set to host one of the Caribbean’s leading hotel summits: CHIEF. CHIEF, or the Caribbean Hotel Industry Exchange Forum, will be held at the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico next week from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. …

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 Practical examples for a Caribbean “smart” approach By Hugh RileyCJ Contributor A new world is emerging. Worldwide destinations are becoming “smart”. In this new smart world everything is connected, enabling the physical, digital and social domains to unite creating a …

The Reef by CuisinArt

 New Anguilla hotel set for November official opening By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Work is progressing full steam ahead at The Reef By CuisinArt, the new luxury resort scheduled to open in November on Anguilla’s Merrywing Bay. We got a sneak …

Naïa

 A new resort and spa is coming to the Placencia peninsula of Belize: Naïa. The property, which is set on a mile-long stretch of beach and surrounded by forests and lagoons, is in the heart of a 200-acre reserve in …

Eagle Beach Aruba

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba is full of marvelous beaches, from Baby Beach to Arashi Beach to Malmok; but when it comes to finding perfect sand, Eagle Beach is king. It’s a stunningly wide stretch of beach with clear …

St. Croix Shopping

 A new place to shop in Christiansted By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Believe it or not, the holiday season is only about 10 weeks away. And if you’re a serious shopper like I am, you know that it’s never too …

 While CJ’s Caribbean Travel Awards have become a significant annual event in the wider region, we realized that it was important to honor not just those doing great work at the regional level, but at the local level, too, That’s …

Firefly Villas

 A new beachfront villa development is breaking ground on the Grenadine island of Bequia. The Firefly Villas will break ground Sept. 29, with construction slated to begin in early October. The project is a 15-home collection that is part of …

Adults-Only Mexico

 There’s a new Adults-Only Mexico resort, and it’s got a familiar name. That’s because the Beloved Playa Mujeres resort in Playa Mujeres all inclusive Mexico property has officially transitioned into an adults-only property. Excellence Group’s falgship boutique all-inclusive property became an adults-only …

Deep Water Cay

 One of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts is now for sale. The private-island Deep Water Cay resort has been listed for sale, brought to market by Colliers International Hotel Group. The property is located in the East Grand Bahama National …

st maarten american

 American Airlines has named Alison Taylor its new senior vice president for global sales, the carrier announced this week. Taylor will be joining American from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she had been serving in a similar role. “Alison has …

Royalton Caribbean Expansion

 Royalton Luxury Resorts is making a big expansion in the Caribbean region, with a number of new hotels set to come on stream in the next few months. The Royalton Blue Waters resort in Montego Bay will be ready Oct. …

Caribbean Climate Push

 The Caribbean Tourism Organization and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association have signed a Letter of Agreement to join other regional agencies and institutions representing climate sensitive sectors as joint Tourism Partners on the Consortium of Regional Sectoral Early Warning Information …

Expedia

 What’s the most popular Caribbean destination on Expedia right now? It’s Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, which was the most in-demand destination on the company’s network in the second quarter of 2016. Punta Cana was followed by San Juan, …

Puerto Rico Flights

 United Airlines is significantly ramping up its service to Puerto Rico, the carrier announced this week. The airline said it would be increasing its flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to six …

Best Western Antigua

 Best Western Hotels and Resorts is coming to Antigua. The new Best Western Premier Hotel at St. Mary’s Court is slated to open in the summer of 2018. The property will include 126 guestrooms, each of which will include 40-inch …