Month: November 2017

Oberoi to Expand to Latin America, Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s greatest hotel brands is expanding to the Americas. Mexico-based Grupo GDI has signed an agreement with India’s Oberoi Group to develop Oberoi hotels and resorts in the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin …

First Cruise Ship Returning to St Croix

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first cruise ship since Hurricane Maria is returning to the island of St Croix on Nov. 11, US Virgin Islands tourism officials announced. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn ship is coming to St Croix …

Atlantis Relaunches The Cove, Paradise Island

 By Alexander Britell Atlantis’ ultra-luxe resort has relaunched in a big way. The Paradise Island destination officially debuted the new The Cove, Paradise Island this weekend, highlighted by the launch of a pair of significant new culinary additions to the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hilton Barbados has completed a major renovation project, the property announced this week. The resort-wide enhancement was overseen by design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, which covered all of the eight-story property’s 350 guest rooms …

 By the Caribbean Fast-expanding Canadian carrier WestJet has added its newest route to the Caribbean. WestJet has officially launched a new route between Calgary and Belize, following up on the launch of flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Belize …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cancun International Airport continues to see surging passenger growth, according to the latest numbers from Mexican parent company Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste. Cancun’s airport reported 627,542 passengers in October, up from 563,824 passengers in October …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is making a major push in the Caribbean, with more nonstop flights in its portfolio. Southwest has officially launched new daily flights to both the Turks and Caicos Islands and Punta Cana, Dominican …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize is continuing to show seriously strong growth in its tourism sector so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the country’s tourist board. Stayover visitors to Belize totaled 319,119 through the end …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Paradise Island resort has completed its transformation into an adults-only all-inclusive property. The newest Bahamas all inclusive reopened its doors after three months of renovation work, Riu announced this week. The property now …

 It’s the essence of what makes the island of Martinique such a unique destination: the style, the creativity, the sophistication. It’s the gastronomy, the lush landscaping, the live music. Set on the Trinite peninsula on Martinique’s raw, beautiful Atlantic coast, …

 By Alexander Britell Can a rum have a terroir? In Martinique, unlike the vast majority of rum-making regions around the world, rhum is made from the juice pressed from sugarcane stalks, not molasses, the latter of which is a by-product. …

 It all started on Tortola’s Cane Garden Bay, with Andy Morrell and Fran Samuels’ journey that turned from pure exploration to building a truly authentic Caribbean clothing brand. Today, British Virgin Islands-based HIHO is an in-the-know product for Caribbean aficionados …

 Above: Seabourn Odyssey in Charlotte Amalie on Friday By the Caribbean Journal staff When the Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship arrived in St Thomas on Friday, it was the first non-relief vessel to berth in the US Virgin Islands since Sept. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Janice Poole, who sent in this terrific shot of the famous Seven Mile Beach on the island of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Have you …

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 By Alexander Britell The perfect Caribbean vacation often includes at least one lobster meal featuring some of the freshest, tastiest lobster in the world. But what if you could travel somewhere where lobster is on every menu, at every restaurant, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian national carrier Bahamasair is launching new nonstop flights from Houston to the Bahamas. The carrier will be launching the flights from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Nassau on Nov. 16. The flights will …

Carnival Vista

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation is returning to some of the cruise ports hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the company announced this week. Several of Carnival’s brands are returning to Grand Turk, St Thomas and San …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s hard to find a better fishing destination in the Caribbean than Andros, the largest island in the Bahamas and an adventurer’s dream. One of the island’s top places to stay, Swain’s Cay Lodge, is offering …