Month: April 2017

belize flights

Belize Tourism Just Set A New Monthly Record

 Tourism arrivals are showing steady growth in Belize for the first quarter of 2017 after a very strong 2016, according to the latest numbers from the country’s tourist board. The overnight tourism sector continued on a positive trajectory in 2017, …

A Strong Start for IAG’s New Low-Cost Carrier, LEVEL

 International Airlines Group’s new low-cost carrier is off to a strong start. The new airline, LEVEL, has already reported more than 100,000 tickets sold since launching on March 17, the company said. The low-cost brand has kicked off operations with …

Sunwing Adding More Canada-Caribbean Flights

 Canadian travel giant Sunwing is adding more flights from Canada to the Caribbean this summer. The carrier will be offering service to three Caribbean destinations from Vancouver via Toronto. From May 17 to Sept. 3, Vancouver travelers can reach Punta …

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 MARTINIQUE — It’s a rainy afternoon on the outskirts of Fort de France. We drive up a road through the waving green of cane fields and enter a dimly-lit distillery, vibrant with the clang of steam-powered machinery, raw and primal. This …

Marina Hotel

 There’s no better way to appreciate the Caribbean than by actually getting out onto it. So if you’re sailing to the islands by boat (or planning to charter a craft when you get there), you’ll need to know where you …

Beach Vacations

 We’re major proponents of experiencing the “authentic” Caribbean, urging travelers to look beyond sun, sand and sea and sample the region’s remarkably diverse culture, food, art and music. But we also love beach vacations. Sun, sand and sea remain still …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader David Bush, who sent in this stunning photograph of Turtle Beach on Buck Island off the coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the …

 The 13th edition of the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, CARIFESTA, is coming to Barbados. The island nation will host more than 3,000 artists and artisans for the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, a showcase for arts including dance, music, theater, …

 By DENNIS CHUNG CJ Contributor A few years ago someone asked me what I was passionate about. I mentioned that one of the things I really am passionate about is Jamaica and Jamaicans. It is that passion for Jamaica and …

westjet sold

 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is reporting a major surge in traffic, according to the company’s latest data. WestJet’s revenue passenger miles grew by 8.7 percent in March, with a total of 2.252 billion revenue passenger miles compared to 2.072 in …

 It’s that time of year again — for America’s best rum festival. The annual Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo returns next week from April 22-23 at the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. The major event, now in its …

 Vacation Express is launching new nonstop flights to Jamaica, the travel company announced this week. The new flights will operate between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, with flights departing weekly on Sundays. The service will operate from May 28 through Aug. …

 JetBlue is expanding its service to the Caribbean with a new route to Haiti. The carrier has announced plans to launch nonstop flights between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport and Orlando International Airport later this year. The flights are projected …

 The Miami-based Pubbelly Group has expanded in the Caribbean with a new outpost in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s called PB Ysla, and it’s the brainchild of Chef Jose Mendin set in the increasingly hip, artsy Santurce neighborhood. It’s also …

 The island of Aruba is filled with some serious snorkeling spots, but for the best all-around snorkeling experience, most snorkelers head to Malmok Beach. This rocky limestone stretch has shallow turquoise waters filled with abundant marine life and great for …

four seasons nevis food

 One of the Caribbean’s top hotels is getting even better. Four Seasons Resort Nevis, which was voted the Caribbean’s best beach resort by Caribbean Journal readers last year, has introduced a host of new offers and experiences from spas to …

Zadún

 Set along the coastline of  San José del Cabo with views of the Sea of Cortez, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will make its debut in early 2018. This opening marks the fourth resort in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio, and the …

 As trips go, a honeymoon is likely the most memorable one you’ll ever take, so there’s a lot riding on your choice of where to go and where to stay. But if you’ve already decided on a post-nuptials getaway to …