Month: January 2017

Jamaica’s Tryall Club Completes Villa Renovations

 Jamaica’s Tryall Club villa resort has completed renovations of two of its Estate Villas, the property announced. The property renovated the 10-bedroom hillside villa “Create Abundance” and the five-bedroom Sunset villa on the edge of the sea. Create Abundance’s upgrades …

BVI Airways Closer to Launch of Miami-Tortola Flights

 BVI Airways is one major step closer to launching its highly-anticipated service between Miami and Tortola. The company has received a revised Air Operator Certificate from UK-based regulator Air Safety Support International, granting the carrier authority to operate its Avro …

Bahamas Planning Major Modernization of Airports

 The Bahamas will work to improve airport infrastructure with a $35 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. The loan will enhance connectivity between the four airports– Exuma, North Eleuthera, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay–in the Out Islands. The project …

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 The Caribbean has a new island destination: South Caicios. The far-off, untouched island in the Turks and Caicos has seen the opening of a major new beach resort: Sailrock. The resort, which welcomed its first guests last week, is a …

 There’s a new day trip option for travelers in St. Barth — a getaway to Saba. Winair has announced the launch of a new direct route between the neighboring islands. Operating once a week in each direction, the 15-minute flight …

 Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas is adding new Caribbean ports of call for 2018, the company announced. The line’s Seven Seas Voyager will be wintering in the Caribbean in 2018-2019, with alternating seven to 12-night Eastern and Western Caribbean …

 The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino has named a new general manager. The 357-room property has appointed Hans-Georg Roehrbein to the role, after having served most recently as general manager of the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino …

 It’s been five years since we first launched CJ’s annual Cool List of the Caribbean’s coolest hotels, and so much has changed in Caribbean hospitality. In our opinion, the region’s hotel offering has never been better, with a marvelous mix …

 Jamaica is looking to get a boost in the luxury market, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The Minister said he had been seeing new interest from luxury hotel investors — following n agreement with the Excellence Group to build …

 The Caribbean’s busiest airport is expanding. Cancun International Airport is currently working on the addition of a new terminal and an integrated 126-room hotel property inside the airport. The two projects are slated for completion in 2017 and 2018, respectively. …

 One of the world’s foremost oceanographic experts is partnering with Crystal Cruises for a series of unique cruising experiences. Jean-Michel Cousteau, the first son of ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, will join two sailings in the Caribbean this year. The first …

 It just got significantly easier to fly from Canada to a number of destinations across the Bahamas. Florida-based Silver Airways and Air Canada have announced the signing of an interline agreement, meaning travelers can purchase a single ticket to fly …

 Looking to learn to dive and take a cruise around the Caribbean? Royal Caribbean is now the only cruise line in the world with onboard PADI Five Star Dive Centers, allowing guests to become certified scuba divers on their sailings. …

 Sandals is adding a new hotel brand. The company has announced a new partnership with Marriott International to bring AC Hotels by Marriott to the Caribbean. It will be the first partnership between the two companies and the first time …

 Caribbean air carrier Sunrise Airways has made a major new addition to its fleet: an Airbus A320 aircraft. The 180-seat plane is the carrier’s first jet, and was sourced through a wet-lease agreement with Dominican Wings. The Airbus A320 is …

 It’s the biggest new resort project in the Caribbean, and St. Lucia’s government has unveiled a series of new details on the new “Pearl of the Caribbean” project on the island’s southern end. The Vieux Fort-area project (near the country’s …

 The Bahamas and the United States have reached a “landmark and historic agreement” which will exempt Bahamian aircraft operators from payment of overflight flees to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie announced. “Under international laws and …

 Jamaica’s Rockhouse Hotel (one of the top Jamaica hotels) has teamed up with London-based resort wear brand PRISM to debut an exclusive pop-up, featuring highlights from recent collections, at the hotel this winter. The styles, which include the brand’s signature …