Month: July 2017

How to Make Peter Island’s Ginger Lemonade

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What makes arriving at a private-island resort even sweeter? In the British Virgin Islands, it’s the welcome beverage served to guests at Peter Island Resort & Spa. Zesty, sweet and spiked, if you like, with …

JetBlue Adding More Caribbean Mint Flights

 JetBlue Airways is expanding its Mint premium cabin service on Caribbean flights, the carrier announced. The company is adding second Saturday seasonal roundtrip Mint flights on three different routes: New York-St. Maarten, Boston-St. Maarten and Boston-Aruba. The New York-St. Maarten …

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Sotheby’s International Realty Expands to Roatan

 Sothebys International Realty has expanded into Roatan, the island destination on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Roatán Sotheby’s International Realty will serve the luxury real estate market across Roatan and the surrounding Bay Islands of Utila and Guanaja, led by …

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 The moment you walk into the colorful Le Babaorum on the outskirts of Fort de France, you see a who’s who of Martinique, from bankers and businessmen to members of the French navy to lovers of all things rhum. Everyone …

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 American Airlines has announced a major new appointment for its network growth. The carrier has tapped Devon May as its new senior vice president of network strategy, a role in which he will assume leadership over American’s network strategy including …

 One of Grenada’s most charming resorts just got even better. Grenada’s Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club has debuted a collection of eight new “Cinnamon Suites” at its Grand Anse Beach property. The suites’ interiors were designed by Nicole Surgent, …

 It’s the Caribbean’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2017: the new Park Hyatt St. Kitts, and it’s now taking bookings for Deember. The hotel is now bookable for stays beginning Dec. 16, a spokesperson for the hotel told Caribbean Journal, …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Between the greens fees, club membership, cart rental and the clubs themselves, golfing can be an expensive sport. So it’s no surprise that when golfers go to the Caribbean they’re not just looking for challenging …

 By GERARD BEST CJ Contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad—The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is hoping that a set of technological upgrades it recently adopted will trigger a digital revolution in courts across the region, and transform how justice is …

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 AMResorts, the fastest-growing hotel company in the Caribbean, has announced the promotion of Jan LaPointe as its new vice president of strategic sales planning for North America. The company said the newly-created position would support the company’s growth efforts, which …

 A huge new highway project is coming to the island of Jamaica. The Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project will entail the rehabilitation of the 110-kilometer roadway between Harbour View in Kingston and Port Antonio in Portland. It’s slated to launch …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Natalie Brown, who sent in this beautiful shot of the view from the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

 JetBlue saw a 3.2 percent increase in traffic in June, according to the company’s latest data report. JetBlue reported 4.078 billion revenue passenger miles last month, up from 3.953 billion in June 2016. Available seat miles grew by 4 percent …

 The Dominican Republic’s tourism sector keeps growing. The country reported a total of 3,241,671 stayover tourists in the first half of 2017, a 6.5 percent increase compared to the first six months of 2016. The Dominican Republic has long been …

 The island of Bimini has a major new hotspot: Luna Beach. The beach club and lounge at Resorts World Bimini is the brainchild of nightlife impresarios Michael Capponi and Eric Milon. The club includes a collection of beach chairs (and …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Summertime in the Caribbean brings warmer days, the sweetest mangoes, and an array of joyous Carnival celebrations. Whether they’re organized to commemorate independence from Colonial governments; a successful sugarcane harvest; or simply to celebrate national …

 Jamaica is getting a major airlift boost from the European market. A pair of carriers are expanding flights to the island out of both Spain and Germany. Spain-based charter carrier Evelop is launching weekly nonstop flights between Madrid and Montego …

 Margaritaville is expanding in the Caribbean Basin. The company has announced the rebranding of the Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in partnership with Driftwood Acquisitions & Development. “We are thrilled to combine the fun and escapism …