Month: July 2017

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Returning to St. Lucia

 Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas cruise ship is returning to St. Lucia. The ship had previously been unable to dock at the Pointe Seraphine port in Castries due to harbor depth concerns. Now, following a successful dredging operation, the …

Serenity at Coconut Bay Is Adding Another Eatery

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s newest adults-only resort, Serenity at Coconut Bay, offers guests the option of dining in an impressive 10 restaurants – nine at neighboring sister resort Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, as well as …

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Belmond to Undertake $121 Million Renovation at Cap Juluca

 Luxury hotel company Belmond is planning a significant renovation of the landmark Cap Juluca resort in Anguilla. The 96-room Cap Juluca was rebranded as Belmond Cap Juluca in May, following London-based Belmond’s purchase of the hotel from former owners Charles …

LATEST NEWS

 The year’s most anticipated luxury hotel opening in the Caribbean has a new opening date. The long-awaited Park Hyatt St. Kitts, the brand’s first foray into the Caribbean, has announced plans to open on Nov. 1. That comes after the …

 While Jewish history in Jamaica dates back more than half a millennium, the island has never had a true kosher restaurant. Until now. Jamaica’s first-ever kosher eatery, the Kosher Hot Spot, has officially opened its doors in Montego Bay. The …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association looking to deepen its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic, ASONAHORES, …

Melia Coco Beach

 Melia Hotels and Resorts has announced that it will be rebranding its Puerto Rico property as the Melia Coco Beach. Previously part of the Gran Melia portfolio, the hotel will undergo renovations throughout 2017, the company said in a release. …

 Dunmore Town is the first thing you see on the water taxi to Harbour Island, the colorful roofs and the old cottages, the greenery and the golf carts. It just might be the prettiest little town in the whole Caribbean, …

 Crystal Cruises is launching a new kind of itinerary, aiming to give travelers the same experience with shorter time commitments and extra savings. They’re called “Crystal Getaways,” and they tend toward itineraries lasting closer to a week. That will include …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Bill Smith, who sent in this stunning shot of the vista from the Ram’s Head Trail overlook on the island of St. John. Have you taken a great photo …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Pinkies up, Caribbean lovers! Because despite the balmy weather, the ritual of afternoon tea is alive and well in the Caribbean – and not just in formerly British destinations, either. From Mexico and St. Lucia …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s more to Jamaica than just rum and reggae (although we’re proud fans of both). But because the island is so big (at more than 4,000 square-miles it’s the largest English-speaking Caribbean country), it’ll likely …

 Anegada: it’s the remote, beach-filled outpost of the British Virgin Islands, a throwback to the Old Caribbean that remains one of the region’s undiscovered gems. More importantly, though, Anegada is without question the Caribbean capital of lobster — thanks to a …

Delta Operations

 Delta Air Lines is expanding its partnership with Air France-KLM, the carrier announced this week. Delta is deepening its ties with a $440 million USD investment to acquire a 10 percent equity in Air France-KLM. The carrier also announced that …

 Our new Caribbean History feature takes a look at the major people and moments in the history of the region. By David P. Rowe One of the most important Caribbean leaders of the 20th century was Maurice Bishop. His career …

peter island

 “This could be a country.” That’s the thought you have surveying the natural wonders of Peter Island, a private island that feels even bigger than its nearly 1800 acres. Five white-sand beaches, stunning cliffs, gardens — it’s a haul that …

villa ela

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Barth Properties has introduced a new addition to its portfolio, Villa ELA. This St Barts villa compound is located directly on Flamands, one of the island’s most popular beaches. An ideal winter getaway for family …

 Aiming to position itself as a foodie destination, Jamaica’s tourism officials are planning a major push to become a hub for “gastronomic tourism.” The first step will be the creation of a series of “gastronomic centers” across the island, with …