Month: October 2016

Dive Watches

The 5 Best Dive Watches

 If you’re heading underwater, there’s no reason you can do so in style. And finding the right wristwatch is a big part of that. But if you’re heading to the Caribbean Sea, you’re looking for a watch that’s sporty, lightweight …

Building the Caribbean Internet Economy

 In the Caribbean, change is in the air. In fact, it’s in the cloud. By Gerard BestCJ Contributor There’s a new conversation among the community of technology experts who spearhead Caribbean Internet development, and the buzz is no longer just …

Flights to St. Barth

The Best Way to Fly to St. Barth

 There’s a reason St. Barth is so exclusive (other than its incredible resorts, beautiful beaches, nightlife and luxury shopping, among other things). It isn’t the easiest island to get to. It’s got one of the world’s smallest runways, meaning only …

LATEST NEWS

Hillary Clinton

 Is the U.S. election season getting you down? The US Virgin Islands’ Bolongo Bay Beach Resort has you covered. The venerable St. Thomas hotel’s mixologists have created a group of cocktails for this year’s U.S. presidential campaign — so that, no …

WestJet Belize

 Canadian carrier WestJet has begun its new nonstop flights to Belize. The carrier began operating its flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Belize City on Saturday. “Leaving Canada and hitting the beaches in Belize by mid-day is something that …

US Virgin Islands Horse Racing

 The U.S. Virgin Islands could soon be home to a pair of world-class horse racetracks, thanks to a major bet by private company VIGL. The company plans to invest more than $30 million in the expansion and modernization of local …

 The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has named a new chairman. The ABTA has appointed former St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Minister Ricky Skerritt to the role, in which he will be responsible for overseeing the “development of policies and …

Warwick Paradise Island

 Nassau is open for business. And the destination, whose tourism infrastructure has quickly recovered from Hurricane Matthew, has a shiny new property to celebrate the occasion. The long-awaited Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas has debuted with a soft opening on Paradise …

 Tucked away in Barbados’ Limegrove Lifestyle Centre is a sanctuary. Inside a storefront on the second floor of this luxury shopping complex on the island’s famous Platinum Coast is La Casa del Habano. There are 146 of these shops around …

 It’s not quite clear why there are just so many lobsters in the waters of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands, waters teeming with large, juicy Caribbean spiny lobsters. Maybe it’s the warmth. Maybe it’s the reefs. Or maybe the …

UNESCO

 UNESCO has a big footprint in the Caribbean’s historical offering By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In 1972, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) established the World Heritage Site program, which recognizes landmarks of natural and cultural significance …

 Guyana is making some big changes in its capital, Georgetown. The design for the construction of a waterfront at the city’s famous Stabroek Market is approaching the final stage after which works could commence, according to Minister of Public Infrastructure, …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ralph Hirsch, who sent in this beautiful shot of the view toward Union Island from the island of Mopion in the Grenadines. Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? …

 One of the best beaches in greater San Juan has a brand new beachfront boulevard. The beach town of Cataño has debuted a revitalized Malecón, located next to its ferry terminal. The new look is part of an island-wide program …

 Cancun’s Underwater Museum of Art has a new addition. The undersea art museum has unveiled its newest exhibit: “Vestigios” by Elier Amado Gil, the museum’s current resident artist. According to Gil, the pieces “evoke the future” by showcasing humanity’s ecological …

 Nevis is projecting an increase in cruise traffic in the 2016-2017 cruise season, officials said this week. The island, whose cruise season began this week with the visit of the Azamara Quest, projects an additional 3,000 passengers this season due …

 Interval International and Ocean Two Partnership Limited, a subsidiary of Barbados hospitality group Ocean Hotels, announced the extension of their affiliation agreement.  The multi-year contract includes Ocean Two Resort and Residences, a mixed-use resort on the south coast of Barbados. …

Air Europa Dreamliner

 Air Europa has begun its new Dreamliner service to the Dominican Republic. The Spanish air carrier officially launched its service from Madrid to Santo Domingo on Wednesday with a flight to the capital’s Las Americas International Airport. Air Europa is …