Month: July 2017

labor day getaways.

5 Caribbean Getaways for Labor Day 2017

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

WestJet Belize

WestJet Launching Calgary-Belize Flights

 Canadian carrier WestJet is expanding its Caribbean network with a new route to Belize. Beginning Nov. 3, WestJet will operate weekly nonstop service between Calgary and Belize on Fridays. The flights will depart Calgary at 9:15 AM, arriving at 2:51 …

Vote for the Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean – 2017

 What’s the best way to cruise around the Caribbean? Why not ask the world’s greatest Caribbean travel experts — Caribbean Journal readers. We’re asking you to vote on your pick for the best cruise line that sails the Caribbean, big …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor This classic mojito comes from the Croquet Bar at Puerto Rico’s Royal Isabela, where bartender Héctor Guzmán Román serves it to patrons who appreciate the full, fresh flavor of the organic limes and mint, grown …

silk residences

 There’s a new boutique luxury condo coming soon to the increasingly hot destination of Tulum. Silk Residences is opening its doors in the Riviera Maya, marking the first luxury condominium in Tulum’s center, with prices ranging from $278,850 to $325,700. …

coral restoration in bonaire.

 Coral gardening, the process of replanting laboratory-raised coral fragments to restore coral populations, is proving to benefit Caribbean reefs, according to a new study from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The school said the …

caribbean cruise port wi-fi

 Fast-growing Antigua and Barbuda has become the latest Caribbean destination to formalize an agreement with home sharing giant Airbnb. The agreement aims to “help drive diversified and sustainable tourism to the islands and begin dialogue about a framework for taxation …

 A villa on the Parrot Cay private island in the Turks and Caicos Islands has sold for $17 million, according to Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, which handled the transaction. The Serenity Villa is set on 5.38 acres and …

 There’s a significant new gateway to the French Caribbean, and it’s from a surprising source. The busiest airport in the United States, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is getting new nonstop flights to Guadeloupe on Europe’s Air France. Beginning Nov. 21, the …

 It’s perhaps the most exciting addition to the Caribbean underwater scene in years: the BVI Art Reef, the brainchild of a group of conservationists led by BVI resident Sir Richard Branson. It’s called the BVI Art Reef, and an underwater …

karisma expansion

 Karisma is looking to make a major expansion in South America. The company has appointed Juan Pablo Franky as its new chief executive officer for the region, a role in which he will spearhead the expansion of Karisma’s brands. “We …

 The Caribbean’s largest cruise tourism trade show will take place in Merida, Mexico this October. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s FCCA Cruise Conference will bring together 1,000 stakeholders from across the cruise and travel industries. The event, which will run from …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Zemi Beach House and Hotel Christopher St. Barth have partnered to provide travelers heading to the Caribbean a unique opportunity. Instead of just visiting one island destination, guests can enjoy a multi-island experience– relaxing on …

Solar Farm

 The government of the Bahamas is launching an “ambitious” solarization program over the next five years, Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said this week. Through its Sustainable Nassau Project, the government will better integrate smart technology to ensure that …

 By Alexander Britell The Bahamas’ Atlantis resort has delayed the planned debut for its relaunched Coral Towers resort. The Coral, which had been slated to debut July 16, will now be opening its doors later this summer, a spokesperson confirmed …

Caribbean Air Transport

 By By Cdr. Bud SlabbaertOp-Ed Contributor What the Caribbean needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. There are two players; the aviation industry …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s called Goatie’s Hammer and you could say that the signature rum punch at Petit St. Vincent, a private-island resort in the Grenadines, is a direct hit. Named for Noel “Goatie” Victory, the longest serving …

 If you’re lucky, if you’re there at just the right moment before dusk takes its evening bow, you can see a glimmer of something wonderful. A flock of scarlet ibis birds flashes out of nowhere, a speckling of bright red …