Month: January 2017

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New Martinique-St. Lucia Flights

 Two Eastern Caribbean neighbors are getting even closer. Guadeloupe-based air carrier Air Caraibes has added a new ATR 72 to its fleet to operate thrice-weekly flights between Martinique and St. Lucia. The new 74-seat plane is the first ATR in the …

A very special recipe.

A Very Special Jerk Seasoning Recipe

 Making jerk seasoning? Chef Nigel Spence has you covered with his latest Caribbean culinary report. A chocolate factory in Costa Rica may not show up in the top 10 results of an online search for places to stay for a tropical …

Antigua and Barbuda Bullish on Cruise Sector

 Antigua and Barbuda is bullish on its cruise sector. Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael says he is “very encouraged” about the future of the country’s cruise sector, following a visit to cruise line offices in South Florida. Last …

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Caribbean Towns

 There are so many different experiences available in the Caribbean: the classic beach getaway; the rainforest retreat; the urban adventure; the castaway island escape, and everything in between. If you’re looking for something different, though, it’s time to think about …

 It’s one of the greatest races in the hemisphere: the RORC Caribbean 600. It’s a 600-mile race that starts and finishes in Antigua and circles 11 Caribbean islands in between. This year’s race, which is organized by the Royal Ocean …

 This month, thousands of revelers will make their way to Trinidad for Carnival. Known as the largest in the Caribbean, Trinidad’s Carnival is the country’s main festival as many say “In Trinidad there are two seasons – Carnival and getting …

 St. Kitts’ Ocean Terrace Inn has appointed a new executive chef. The boutique 34-room hotel has appointed St. Lucia native Larry Monrose to the role, in which he will run the hotel’s main restaurant, The Verandah. “We are confident Chef …

 Jamaica and Singapore are partnering on the development of a special economic zone in Jamaica, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness met last week with Daniel Seah, deputy director of the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and representatives from the Special …

 Antigua’s private-island resort, Jumby Bay, has launched a pioneering new Crossfit program. The program, ICE NYC at Jumby Bay, is the result of a partnership with New York-based Crossfit studio ICE NYC. The program is led by ICE’s most elite …

 It’s our favorite beach in St. Barth, a raw, wild, wide stretch of sand that is as exotic as it is beautiful. It’s set on the far south of the island, and accessed by a short sandy hike. This is …

 Southwest Airlines is continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion push with another new route. The carrier will be launching daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Cayman beginning June 4, subject to government appprovals. The route will operate out of …

Cayman Crystal Cave

 They’ve been hidden away in the far reaches of Grand Cayman inside a tropical forest. Here, in the Northside area of the island are a marvelously preserved collection of caves that rival any in the Caribbean: Crystal Caves. The group …

 The Caribbean’s leading travel conference is seeing a surge in buyer interest this year, according to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. The CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace begins Tuesday, with 15 new buyers from almost 12 countries having registered to …

 Viking Ocean Cruises has taken delivery of its fourth ship, the luxury small-ship brand announced this week. The new Viking Sky is sister ship to the company’s existing Viking Star and Viking Sea. The ship will set sail from Rome …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Diane Schumacher, who sent in this superb shot of sunset over Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

The best places to stay in St. Martin.

 World-class food, marvelous beaches and an intoxicating fusion of French and Caribbean culture; they all help make the French side of St. Martin one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. And one of the things that makes the French side of …

Poolside at Privilege.

 Carnival Ecstasy has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation, adding a variety of new dining and beverage innovations, the company announced. The features were incorporated during a two-week dry dock that took place from Jan. 10-24, in Freeport, Bahamas. Following the renovation, the …

The view of Long Bay.

 It’s one of Anguilla’s best-value hotels, and now it’s even better: the Anacaona Boutique Hotel has reopened as a Bed & Breakfast. The small Anguilla hotel has begun providing guests a complimentary Full Breakfast included in their room rate. “At …