Month: March 2017

Caribbean Flights Are Getting Cheaper

 Flights to the Caribbean are getting cheaper, according to the latest report from Airlines Reporting Corp., a travel intelligence firm. Average ticket prices across the Caribbean’s most popular destinations have fallen, with only flights to Punta Cana seeing an increase. …

BVI Leading Regional Cruise Tourism Growth

 The British Virgin Islands is the fastest-growing cruise destination in the Caribbean, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The archipelago reported a total of 699,105 cruise passenger arrivals last year, a 35.4 percent increase over 2015. …

Royalton Opening New Negril Properties This Month

 Fast-growing hotel brand Royalton is opening its newest Caribbean properties in Negril this month. The Royalton Negril Resort and Spa and the adults-only Hideaway at Royalton Negril are targeting a March 31 debut on the sand in Negril, according to …

LATEST NEWS

Viking Sky

 Viking Ocean Cruises has a new ship. The cruise line’s Viking Sky made its maiden voyage from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona. Viking Sky, which is the company’s third ship, will finish out the year sailing itineraries in the Americas …

 To find this rum, you must journey to the base of a volcano. Here at the foot of Mont Pelee, that fearsome summit in the north of Martinique, is the home of Rhum Depaz. And this beautiful plantation makes some …

All Inclusive Costa Rica

 Costa Rica is one of the world’s greatest nature destinations. With one of the globe’s largest concentrations of biodiversity, it’s an adventurers’ dream, from volcanos to thermal baths to hiking trails, there is something for everyone. But that doesn’t mean …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kelli Sylvester, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

Babette de Rozieres

 Air France has tapped one of the Caribbean’s top chefs for a new in-flight menu. The carrier has announced that Guadeloupe-born Chef Babette de Rozieres will be creating dishes on the menu in Air France’s business and premium economy cabins. …

Breathless Montego Bay

 Fast-growing AMResorts has expanded its Caribbean portfolio with another new all-inclusive resort: the adults-only Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Jamaica. The hotel is Breathless’ first Jamaica property. “Jamaica tops travelers’ lists as a sought-after destination on a consistent …

 The island of Jamaica has set out on an ambitious green energy plan in the last few years, and it seems things are ahead of schedule. Jamaica had planned to achieve 30 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources …

Things to Do in Cancun

 As Spring Break approaches thousands of travelers will be heading to Cancun. But there’s much more to the sun-drenched, party-hearty Mexican-Caribbean mecca than beaches and bongs of beer. Thankfully, CJ Travel Editor has you covered with the top tips for …

Oceanco Amara

 The world’s newest superyacht concept is something rather special. Oceanco has released the designs for its new “Amara” 394-foot private yacht, and it’s basically a floating resort. The design was released at the Dubai International Boat Show. “In designing the exterior …

 Barbados posted very strong tourism growth in 2016, according to the latest numbers from Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. The island reported 631,513 stayover visitors in 2016, a 6.7 percent increase compared to 2015 and a new record for air arrivals …

 One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel companies has added another project. Blue Diamond Resorts has broken ground on the new Royalton Bavaro project in the Dominican Republic. Blue Diamond executives joined Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina for the launch ceremony …

 Virgin Gorda’s Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has completed a $3 million expansion and improvement project. The North Sound facility reopened this week with a new waterside restaurant called Bar Aqua and an improved marina and clubhouse. YCCS has also added …

Bahamas Resorts Cat Island

 “This is the way Caribbean hotels used to be,” I think to myself. And when you’ve been to as many Caribbean hotels as I have, it’s not something you often think. There are just 12 units here, seven stone-walled cottages and …

Kanxuk

 Mexico’s Caribbean coast has a very cool new eco-resort. It’s called the KanXuk Blue Maya Resort, and it’s set inside of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Riviera Maya. The boutique hotel is set in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere …

 The long-delayed Baha Mar project could soon have its first hotel. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement to operate the new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, with a “late April 2017” planned …