Month: October 2017

VIDEO: Checking in to the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

 By Guy Britton and Alexander Britell There’s something very civilized about a cold beer delivered right to the beach by waiter on a Segway. And it doesn’t hurt when that happens on one of the world’s greatest beaches. This is …

Palace Resorts Planning Punta Cana Expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts is expanding with another new resort project in the Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open a new Punta Cana all inclusive in the Dominican Republic. The move was first announced by …

Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana Opening Next Week

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana is slated to open Nov. 1 in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub. The newest Punta Cana all inclusive will have a total of 168 suites and will be …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Things are looking strong for St Kitts’ Port Zante so far this season, according to tourism officials. Four inaugural ship calls will be made to Basseterre’s cruise port later this month and in early December, …

 By Alexander Britell “Cocoa absorbs the flavor of anything around it,” Wendy Anne tells me. That’s the thing about cocoa, the fruit whose fermented seeds are the basis for chocolate — terroir is paramount. Whether it’s mango or papaya or nutmeg, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most legendary beach bars has reopened in the wake of last month’s hurricanes. Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke has officially reopened its doors. “The storm blew …

caribbean hotel records

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor While the Caribbean recovers from one of the busiest and most destructive hurricane seasons of the past several decades, many questions exist regarding the impact these tragic storms have had on recent hotel performance. While one …

puerto rico travel awards

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s never been easier to fly to St Barth. Luxury airline Tradewind Aviation has launched a major new interline agreement with United Airlines, meaning United customers can book a single reservation to fly to St …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Royal Caribbean International is officially returning to the ports of San Juan and St Maarten. The company announced that its Freedom of the Seas ship would call on San Juan on Nov. 30, …

 By Alexander Britell There was a lively bourbon masterclass event at Gustavia’s popular 25 Quarter bar on Monday, a few hours after a luxury yacht had found its way into the harbor. La Petite Colombe was serving warm baguettes and …

Bahamas American Airlines

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s still one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean — the endlessly charming, tucked-away Harbour Island off the coast of North Eleuthera in the Bahamas. And it’s never been more affordable. Silver Airways is …

Punta Cana Montego Bay Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination continues to show strong growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Central Bank. The Dominican Republic welcomed 4.4 million visitors through August, a 6.7 percent increase over …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The U.S. Virgin Islands continues to report progress with its hurricane recovery efforts as normal activities continue to resume across the territory. Speaking to reporters at his Friday press conference, US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp …

 By the Caribbean Journal Even in the wake of last month’s storms, the British Virgin Islands remains the sailing capital of the world. In a sign of its renewed strength, the BVI will play host to the important annual BVI …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another hotel in St Lucia is making big changes. The adults-only Bel Jou Hotel near Castries has undergone significant renovations, according to a release from the country’s tourism board. It’s one of the lesser known …

st kitts flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines is readying to launch the newest nonstop flight service to the island of St Kitts. The carrier will be operating a new weekly flight out of New York’s John F Kennedy Airport on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sea cruise ship will be making its first-ever call to San Juan this week, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company confirmed. The ship will arrive at the Port of San Juan on …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Two major casino hotels in the Caribbean have been sold. US-based Wind Creek Hospitality, an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has acquired both the Aruba Renaissance Resort and Casino and the Curacao Renaissance …