Month: May 2017

Range Developments Expanding to St. Lucia

 Above, from left: Pinkley Francis, Chairman Invest St Lucia; Kamal Shehada, development director, Range Developments; Mohammed Asaria, vice chairman Range Developments; Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia; Bradley Felix, Minister of Commerce; the Honorable Dominic Fedee, Minister of Tourism. Range …

Rum Journal: Celebrating Hemingway, Papa’s Pilar Opens Key West Distillery

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The sun burned and then the doors opened and the rum began to flow, in the way only rum can on a hot afternoon. In an old grey building on Simonton Street in this island corner of …

RCI Keeps Growing in the Caribbean

 Vacation exchange giant RCI continues to grow in the Caribbean. The worldwide leader in exchanges has added more than 150 new affiliated properties in the Caribbean in the last decade. “The Caribbean is a highly desirable vacation location, and a …

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hilton aruba birthday

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon We love when hotels make an effort to incorporate a sense of destination into the vacation experience, whether that’s having in-suite Dark ‘n’ Stormy and Tequila set-ups (as at Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, …

St. John

 It’s the late afternoon and you’re sitting on a perfect white-sand beach, enjoying a rum-filled cocktail, watching the breeze. This is the Caribbean fantasy. But isn’t the Caribbean that much better with a group? We’re here to help. We’ve partnered …

 One of the Caribbean’s top hotel companies has added another property to its portfolio. Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group has announced the acquisition of the Treasure Beach hotel, a deal finalized last week. The four-star, 35-room property is located on Paynes …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re like us, all your recent beach reading has been done on mobile phones or e-readers. And while these devices are convenient ways to take our reading material on vacation without lugging a tote …

mexico hotel industry

 Touch down at Cancun International Airport and within 40 minutes you can be on the beach at Playa Del Carmen. In the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya between Cancun and Tulum, the fishing village that 30 years ago had only …

 Acapulco is expecting a record number of arrivals by passenger cruise ships this year. So far, 28 cruise ships with a total of 31,000 passengers have called at the port, compared to 18 during 2016– a 64 percent increase for …

 Marriott has opened its first-ever AC Hotel in the Caribbean: the AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado. Set in the increasingly chic residential district of Condado, the design-heavy hotel has 233 brand new guestrooms, including 46 suites. Onsite amenities …

 It’s one of the most famous stretches of sand in the Caribbean: Bavaro Beach, the white-sand strand that rims the edge of the tourism capital of the Dominican Republic: Punta Cana. It’s home to some of the Caribbean’s most famous …

 Rosewood Hotel Group has named Achim Lenders its new senior vice president of operations for the Americas and Europe. In the position, Lenders will provide “support, guidance and direction to the operational teams of Rosewood properties in those regions,” according …

 The planned first-ever nonstop flights between the United States and the British Virgin Islands have taken a major step forward. BVI Airways has received formal notification by the U.S. Department of Transportation of the grant of economic authority to operate …

 The Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo has completed a major renovation project. The project included a complete revamp of the hotel’s 196 guestrooms, its Club Floor, conference rooms, reception and lobby, along with modernization of the property’s pool and popular Kaffeto’s …

 Grenada is getting a new kind of hospital. The country’s Prince Alice Hospital is soon to be upgraded to a “climate smart” facility, with a wave of upgrades that will make the hospital both greener and less vulnerable to disasters. …

 Air Canada is adding high-speed internet on its Air Canada Rouge leisure airline, the company announced. The high-speed satellite service is already being offered on its Airbus A319 aircraft, with customers now having the ability to access the fastest internet …

 U.S. President Donald Trump’s villa in French St. Martin has been listed for sale. Le Chateau des Palmiers, which Trump reportedly first purchased in 2013, has been listed with Sotheby’s International Realty. (It is now held by a trust established …

 We’ve made no secret in these pages of our love for tiny islands, the teeny, micro, minuscule places that overflow with melt-your-heart charm and carefree vibes. Because while some islands may have more hotels, more activities or just more square …