Month: July 2017

An $8.85 Million Home on Paradise Island

 There’s a major new luxury home on the Bahamian real estate market. Cascarilla Residence, an Ocean Club Estates property, is a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath residence allows for indoor/outdoor living at its finest. It’s listed for $8.85 million. The Paradise Island home …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Morning on Maho Bay

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Justin Nuland, who sent in this beautiful photograph of morning on Maho Bay in St. John. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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The Best Bar in St. Barth

 At the short end of a long street in the epicentre of the Caribbean’s last great Creole downtown there is a bar. But it is not just any bar. And it is a bar with big ambitions. It is one …

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 Air France is increasing its service to Costa Rica, the carrier announced this week. Air France will now be offering an additional flight from Paris to San Jose this winter, meaning three weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle on San …

 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant has finally made its long-awaited debut at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The beloved fried chicken chain is the latest addition to the quickly-changing airport, which has unveiled a slew of new …

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 The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has appointed Jan Vanhaelewyn as Hotel Manager. “The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has, set the benchmark for hospitality in Puerto Rico,” said Vanhaelewyn. “With its bespoke luxury and unparalleled service, I am extremely …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You might already know that Monday is National Piña Colada day, but do you know the origins of the popular pineapple-and-coconut rum cocktail? It was invented in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1963 at the …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Have you ever woken up with a particular craving and nothing you eat or drink throughout the day satisfies you until you get exactly what you are craving?  Well, that was me the other day. I could picture …

 Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has unveiled the renovations of its oceanfront Tara wing, overlooking Aruba’s famed Eagle Beach. On July 1, the adults-only enclave welcomed couples to the wing’s new lobby, lounge and each of its 44 beachfront suites …

 Karisma Hotels and Resorts is investing $1 billion in Jamaica’s tourism sector. The company has indicated that it intends to use the investment towards a hotel development called “Sugar Cane Jamaica” outside of Ochos Rios over the next decade. Prime …

 It’s got all of the ingredients: a beach, a beach bar, perfect water. But what turns a beach resort into the one you never want to leave? The legendary Bolongo Bay Beach Resort has developed that into an art form, …

 There are few greater joys for Caribbean travelers than uncovering a secret beach. But that’s precisely the case at the largely untraveled Long Bay East Beach in Tortola. It’s a beach that few tourists ever set their feet upon, and …

 Grenada has long been one of the Caribbean dive sector’s best-kept secrets, and now there’s another reason for divers to head to the Spice Isle: the first-ever Pure Grenada Dive Fest. The event, which takes place from Oct. 11-14, includes …

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 The island of St. Lucia is attracting significant luxury demand of late, according to a new report from the Expedia Group. St. Lucia hotels on Expedia’s platforms reported average daily rates nearly 45 percent higher than the regional average last …

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 Luxury hotel company Fairmont is expanding in the Caribbean. The new Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay project broke ground last week, with a projected opening date of late 2019, the government announced. The resort is slated to include 120 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor At first you think it’s satellite radio or recorded music playing. Then as you approach the lobby bar on your way to dinner at Riu ClubHotel Negril, you realize it’s neither. You realize what you’re …

 It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the British Virgin Islands: the Emancipation Celebrations, the festival season that lasts from July 30 to Aug. 12. This year’s festival will be held under the theme “A Colorful kaleidoscope …

 The Caribbean Rum and Beer festival is coming to Barbados — again. After years hosted in Grenada and Sint Maarten, the festival is returning to its roots in Barbados, set to launch Dec. 9. “The first Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival …