Month: November 2017

Dominica’s Fort Young to Partially Reopen in January

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Fort Young hotel in Roseau, Dominica is planning to partially reopen in January, the property announced this week. The Fort Young, which is the largest hotel in Dominica, will open 41 of its 72 …

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VIDEO: Le Diamant, Martinique: The Next Great Caribbean Beach Town

 Before Grand Case was Grand Case. Before Cabarete was Cabarete. There was something. An energy, a draw, a feeling that one day a small beach town would become something else entirely. That’s the feeling you get when you walk down …

VIDEO: Experiencing Grenada’s True Blue Bay

 By Guy Britton The colors, the light and the view rule the day here. From the watery vistas at the restaurant to the shimmering sunsets, there is a rainbow of hues here that changes as the day moves by you. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Florida’s Port Canaveral just set a new record for cruise passenger movements, the port announced in a statement this week. Port Canaveral has logged 4.5 million cruise passenger movements so far in 2017, already outpacing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s fast-growing cruise industry received a significant boost this week with the debut of its new second cruise pier. The $43 million mega pier project aims to keep up with increasing cruise demand and a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Seven Stars Resort and Spa in Turks and Caicos has unveiled a new room class aimed at families and groups. The Providenciales property has debuted a new two-bedroom garden-view suite with 740 square feet, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany’s Condor Airlines has launched a new nonstop flight between Frankfurt and The Bahamas. The first Condor-Nassau flight arrived to the sounds of Junkanoo drums at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling Airport on Monday. Condor has made …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has signed an agreement with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Camper & NIcholsons Marinas Limited to host the finish of the world-famous RORC Transatlantic Race for the next four years. Competitors will depart …

 By Alexander Britell It’s hard to think of a more remarkable trip in the Caribbean than a sailing journey across the British Virgin Islands. It’s something I’ve had the privilege of doing several times, and each time it felt life-changing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s tourism sector continues to rebound with the another hotel property on the island. The Sheraton Puerto Rico has announced it will be taking new guest reservations starting Jan. 8, 2018. The Sheraton is …

Saint Lucia Jazz at Lincoln Center

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, is expanding again with a pair of new resorts in St Lucia. AMResorts will manage two new luxury all inclusive resorts in what will be …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises is returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the company announced this week. Windstar Cruises President John Delaney himself will join the line’s first San Juan sailing of the season in a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue Airways traffic rebounded in October after a sluggish September that was the result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which impacted JetBlue’s large route network in the Caribbean. The New York City-based carrier saw a …

Le Village St Barth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top hotels in St Barth is reopening next month, Caribbean Journal has learned. The four-star Le Village St Barth in St Jean is now accepting reservations for trips beginning Dec. 1. “The …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As the Thanksgiving Holiday rolls around, with it comes a flurry of activity and excitement as families prepare to master the most important of all meals – the Thanksgiving Feast. Supermarket shelves fully stacked with boxes …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most innovative destinations is continuing to raise the bar with the launch of new free Wi-Fi zones across the island. Aruba has unveiled five new zones “in order to enhance our …

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 By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In 1967, Princess Cruises became the first cruise line to bring passengers through the Panama Canal. Now, in another major milestone, Princess’ Caribbean Princess ship has become the first megaship to pass through the canal’s …