Month: May 2017

Air Canada Launching First-Ever Flights to St. Vincent

 St. Vincent’s new international airport just get a major boost. Air Canada has announced the planned launch of the first-ever scheduled flights from North America to St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ new Argyle International Airport. The new flights will operate …

DATE 2017 Conference Kicks Off With Gala Event

 BAVARO — One of the Caribbean’s largest and most important annual tourism events has opened with a gala event at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This week’s DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, is being …

This Is How to Make Jerk Duck Confit

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor With some friends staying over for a couple days I was challenged with feeding them breakfast and lunch while maintaining my busy schedule at the restaurant. They furthered this challenge by mentioning the fact that they …

LATEST NEWS

 A major new cruise port is coming to the island of Grand Bahama. The government of the Bahamas has signed a heads of agreement with Carnival Cruise Lines for the new East Grand Bahama Cruise Port Development. “The Government of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love it when hotels integrate the local culture into their offerings, bringing a sense of destination to what has the potential to be a generic Caribbean vacation. And at Riu Palace in Montego Bay, …

 Blue Diamond Resorts’ Royalton brand is expanding again in the Caribbean. The hotel has announced the development of the new Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, an adults-only resort that will be adjacent to the company’s existing Royalton Punta Cana property. …

 Small-ship line Windstar has unveiled a new slate of cruises with a decided culinary focus, thanks to a partnership with the James Beard Foundation. Offered on eight sailings in Windstar’s diverse portfolio of cruise destinations, including the Caribbean, guests will …

 Bucking the recent trend in the Caribbean, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao has shown a jump in hotel occupancy. The island’s hotels posted 76.9 percent occupancy in March, a 3.7 percentage-point increase over the same period in 2016. The …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Here at Caribbean Journal we’re always encouraging readers to go beyond the beach to explore the history and culture of the destination they’re visiting. But what if you could do that without even leaving the …

 A sleek new hotel has opened its doors on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and it’s got a secret: it’s an adults only all inclusive. It’s called UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya, and it’s one of the most exciting all inclusives …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new way to see St. Lucia. New tour company Mini Cooper Road Trip is offering an exhilirating new experience aimed at intrepid island visitors interested in exploring the mountainous eastern Caribbean gem. The nine-hour …

 There’s no better way to celebrate Cuba than with a mojito. And there was no better way to celebrate Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas’ inaugural call into that country’s capital last week than with a coconut mojito, the specialty of …

 A new festival is coming to the British Virgin Islands. The Tortola Pier Park will hold its first annual Jazz & Style festival May 26th and 27th. The festival will fuse the best of jazz music with the stylish fashion …