Month: December 2016

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Has Coffee Plans

 Will the Caribbean soon be home to a new coffee production hub? St. Vincent and the Grenadines is set to see significant progress in the development of a modern coffee industry next year, according to Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar. Caesar …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset in Grand Cayman

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Gail Henry, who sent in this stunning photo of sunset at the Kimpton Seafire resort in Grand Cayman. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

The beach at Comfort Suites.

Grand Cayman’s Comfort Suites Makes Upgrades

 Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach is now welcoming guests to enjoy its newly upgraded common and breakfast areas. The Grand Cayman hotel recently renovated its lobby with the addition of a Marketplace offering sundry items and as well as hot …

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 What makes the perfect romantic retreat? For us, it’s got to be in an idyllic (Caribbean, of course!) location with sufficient diversions to ensure we don’t get bored but not so many that we lose focus on the real reason …

American

 American Airlines’ struggles continue in Latin America and the Caribbean. The carrier reported a 4.5 percent decline in revenue passenger miles to Latin America and the Caribbean in November, declining from 2.3 billion to 2.2 billion year over year, according …

 Jamaica has big plans for the destination of Port Antonio on the island’s eastern end. The small destination has been receiving increased attention in recent years in large part due to the efforts to two hotels: Geejam and Trident — but …

Blue by Eric Ripert

 It might have been the sake or the Banyuls, the octopus or the scallops or the pre-dessert. There was a moment when everything became one, when there was no longer a distinction between courses, when the gastronomic became the religious. …

 A Caribbean vacation has long been synonymous with a romantic retreat, but some resorts take the romantic getaway to another level. That’s definitely the case in Jamaica, an island with a very special appeal. So if you’re setting your sights …

 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden flew to St. Croix this week with his family to celebrate the New Year. Biden, who regularly visits St. Croix, will be staying on the island through Jan. 2. It will likely be his last …

 The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived in the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean’s new Harmony of the Seas megaship arrived Wednesday at the Port of Old San Juan. The new megaship can carry almost 6,300 passengers (and 2,400 crew members). Harmony …

 When it comes to the United States Virgin Islands, we’ve got a soft spot for the southernmost of the trio. That’s because St. Croix combines so many of the things we value in a Caribbean getaway – superb dining, breezy …

Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia

 Sandals is expanding in the Caribbean with a major new property: Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia. The property, which Sandals is billing as a “six-star” resort, will break ground next to the existing Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Resort in Spring 2017. …

 It’s famous, this place, for its conch, and rightly so: Da Conch Shack draws pilgrims from across the world to taste its freshly-grabbed conch from the waters off Providenciales. (We like the cracked conch best). But there’s another reason to …

 Delta Airlines has expanded its Caribbean network for the peak holiday season, the company announced this week. The expansion focuses on the peak holiday period through the first half of January; Delta serves 26 destinations in the wider Caribbean region and …

luxury all inclusive

 Galley Bay, home to the legendary Galley Bay Resort and Spa, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Antigua. Fly with CJ and take a quick look at the majesty of this stretch of sand. To book a stay …

 The Dominican Republic is reporting an uptick in business travel, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said this week in its latest update. The country welcomed more than 136,000 visitors either traveling on business or attending conferences and conventions between January …

 Spotting Santa in the Caribbean By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Santa may live at the North Pole but he certainly does get around! Over the last 24 hours, reports have reached CJ HQ of several Santa sightings all over the …

 The pace of new hotel development in the Caribbean hasn’t slowed in recent years as more investors jump into the Caribbean and management companies continue to expand. That means there’s another exciting slate of new hotel properties set to come …