Month: October 2017

Norman Island Reopening Soon

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Norman Island is making a quick recovery in the wake of last month’s hurricanes. The island’s famous Club restaurant and bar is being renovated and will soon be ready to receive …

Turks and Caicos’ Villa del Mar Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos’ tourism bounce back continues. Providenciales’ Villa del Mar luxury condominium resort has reopened its doors in the wake of last month’s major storms. Villa del Mar is fully operational and all guest …

Virgin Voyages to Be Adults-Only Cruise Line

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line is going to be a game-changer for the industry: an adults-only cruise line. Virgin Voyages made the announcement during a keel laying ceremony for its first ship in Genoa, …

LATEST NEWS

 By Alexander Britell Low-cost carrier Norwegian officially launched its first ever flights from Fort Lauderdale to Martinique on Monday, kicking off the new nonstop service with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and some French Caribbean flair. (The flight was welcomed at Martinique’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ tourism recovery continues. In another positive step for the destination, ferry service has resumed from Tortola to the island of Jost Van Dyke. New Horizon Ferry Service Ltd has resumed a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Park Hyatt brand is expanding in the region, with plans for two new hotels in Mexico. Park Hyatt is planning new developments in both Los Cabos and Mexico City. They will follow the upcoming …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional Caribbean carrier Winair has opened a sales office in Philipsburg, the company announced this week. The opening comes after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Winair’s main offices and severely damaged the island’s …

Cayman Islands Bermuda

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bermuda Tourism Authority has a new chairman. Bermuda Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons has named Bermudian hotelier Paul Telford as the new chairman of the board of the BTA. Simmons’ appointment comes after the retirement …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel chain HM Hotels is adding a new resort in the Dominican Republic, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The new 280-room property will be located in the area of Bayahibe on the southern …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most legendary nighttime spots has reopened in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Le Ti St Barth, the edgy, always-bustling restaurant-lounge, opened its doors again this weekend. Le Ti St Barth, which …

 By Alexander Britell Sandals Resorts International is expanding to a new Caribbean island: Tobago. Sandals has signed a memorandum of understanding to bring both its Sandals and Beaches brands to Tobago. Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart said plans …

 By Alexander Britell We drive down the path of an old coastal highway, a now-bumpy dirt road that was here during the jet set days, when Montego Bay was the among the Caribbean’s first big travel hotspots. After a short …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal subscriber Greg Lyon in Los Angeles, who sent in this lovely shot of the water in the Exuma archipelago of the Bahamas. Have you taken a great …

places to visit

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has named Henry Charles Fernandez as the country’s new Minister of Tourism. Fernandez had already been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; the Tourism portfolio will …

 This is another side of Grand Anse, among the most beautiful beaches in all of the West Indies. It’s the far southwestern edge, even more calm, even more stunning. It’s here that the Mount Cinnamon boutique hotel has its great …

 It’s the late afternoon in Grenada, and just about any rum would work well while bobbing in the sparkling waters of Grand Anse Beach, but this one is special. This is Westerhall 10XO, perhaps the best rum from Grenada (competing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is expanding its offerings to the Caribbean for 2019, the company announced this week. The new slate of sailing is highlighted by three special “Disney Wonder” cruises from San Juan to the …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first properties in the Beachfront Collection at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort are nearing completion on the Caribbean Coast of St Lucia and will be ready to host guests beginning December 2017. The two four-bedroom …