Month: September 2017

Cruise Ships Returning to St Barth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Barth’s port of Gustavia will soon be welcoming back cruise ships to the island, according to officials from the St Barth Tourism Committee. The first ship to call on St Barth will be Crystal …

Grand Cayman’s New Green Real Estate

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest real estate development is also its greenest. The SOLARA residential community has launched construction in Grand Cayman as one of the most innovative sustainable developments in the region. NCB Group’s SOLARA is …

Calmos Cafe

This St Martin Beach Bar Was Destroyed By Irma. Here’s How to Help Rebuild It.

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was one of St Martin’s legendary beach bars: Calmos Cafe, the always-happening nightlife and culture hub in the heart of the French Caribbean town of Grand Case. But as it did for much of …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ legendary Bimini Big Game Club resort and marina will be reopening Sept. 29 in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the property announced. The property, which already reopened its signature restaurant, the Bimini Big …

 By Alexander Britell A game-changing resort has opened its doors in Jamaica. Set on a private cove in the heart of Montego Bay, the beautiful Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa officially debuted this week as a new kind …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff As Puerto Rico works to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, one hotel on the island has already announced its reopening date. The Verdanza Hotel, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Lifestyle Collection, …

cayman islands tourism surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Western Caribbean was untouched by this month’s major hurricanes, and the Cayman Islands is reminding travelers that it is “fully open for business.” “The Cayman Islands is fortunate to provide all travelers, including any …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing Haiti-based airline Sunrise Airways has continued its fleet expansion with a new Boeing 737. The 168-seat aircraft is being acquired through a wet lease agreement with Czech Republic-based Travel Service. Sunrise will deploy the …

 By Alexander Britell “I don’t want people to play golf while they’re in Jamaica,” Donnie Dawson says. “I want people to come to Jamaica to play golf.” While for years destinations like the Dominican Republic have been at the forefront …

 By Guy Britton ATLANTA — The Caribbean was well represented at one of the longest running and largest travel agent educational events of the year last week: Delta Vacations University, which took place at the Georgia International Convention Center and showcased …

American

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has resumed its flight service to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier announced in a release. Flights to Providenciales resumed on Saturday, Sept. 23, according to the company, with flights from both …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Escape will be shifting its Eastern Caribbean itineraries to the Western Caribbean for the remainder of 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced. The changes come after the passage of Hurricane Maria and Irma impacted destinations …

caribbean travel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta has resumed its full schedule of flights to the Dominican Republic, the carrier announced in a statement Sunday. That included flights to Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago. The Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly anticipated Park Hyatt St Kitts is “still on track” for a November 2017 opening, the property said in a statement. The news comes after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which largely …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the United Arab Emirates has announced the gift of $10 million to Caribbean nations and territories that were impacted by recent severe hurricanes. “The UAE is honored to stand by our friends …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Gail Richards, who sent in this beautiful shot of a sunset on Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Barth was pummeled by Hurricane Irma, but it’s making a strong recovery so far, according to initial reports. One hotel calls it “St Barth 2.0.” All roads have been cleared, while …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The beloved Grand Case Beach Club hotel was hit during Hurricane Irma, and now its staff and their families need help, both to rebuild their homes and their lives. The property has set up a …