Month: December 2017

Cayman Islands Bermuda

STR: Cayman Islands, Bermuda See Occupancy Jumps

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—A mixture of lower occupancy levels and higher rates fell in line with year-to-date hotel performance in the Caribbean, according to the latest data from STR. In November, occupancy fell 2.8% year over year to …

Copa Launches Denver-Panama Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to fly to the heart of the Caribbean Basin. Copa Airlines has announced the launch of new service between Denver, Colorado and Panama City. The new nonstop flights connect Denver to …

adults-only dominican republic

A New Adults-Only Dominican Republic Hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new adults-only Dominican Republic resort: the VH Atmosphere Resort and Beach Club. The newest all-inclusive addition to Puerto Plata on the Dominican Republic’s northern coast has 193 rooms, including 70 garden rooms, …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It isn’t often that Jimmy Buffett plays a concert in the Caribbean — much less a free one. But that’s exactly what happened this week, when Buffett, a longtime friend of St Barth, came to …

beach resorts

 Beach resorts are the biggest draw to the Caribbean, offering the promise of indulgent comfort, natural beauty and authentic luxury. Because while the Caribbean’s resort product continues to amaze, with a remarkably diverse offering from hillside retreats to private islands …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Daily ferry service has resumed to the island of Anguilla, both from St Maarten and St Martin, tourism officials announced this week. The public ferry departs eight times per day between Anguilla’s Blowing Point terminal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Days after the reopening of the popular Tom Beach hotel in St Barth, the property’s famous beach bar has also reopened its doors. La Plage, one of the main hotspots on the sand in St …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest winner of Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jason Murray from Edmonton, who sent in this lovely shot of sunset on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Have you …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has set a new record for cruise passenger arrivals in a single year, tourism officials announced this week. The destination welcomed its record 812,864th cruise arrival for the calendar year, with American visitors Tom …

 By Alexander Britell It’s up the steps and past the pool tables and behind an unmarked wooden door on the second floor of a covered plaza in the heart of Old Christiansted. There’s no name, no sign and it isn’t …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most popular eateries has reopened its doors. Restaurant Shellona, the hip waterfront outpost on Shell Beach in Gustavia reopened for the season on Dec. 27. This is the second season for …

sunbird bequia

 Bequia is a different kind of island. It’s a little bit more relaxed, a little funkier, a little more authentic. It’s the Caribbean as it used to be. This seven-square-mile spot in the Grenadines is a special place, an island …

Carly Rae Jepsen

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line is continuing its Carnival LIVE concert series with a planned concert by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. The music star will perform a free concert on the Carnival Splendor ship on Feb. …

belize sun country

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada recently launched its first-ever flights to Belize. The new weekly nonstop flights between Toronto and Belize City are the latest service launch to what has become one of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations. It’s …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Global lifestyle hospitality company sbe [sic] is expanding its Disruptive Restaurant Group portfolio in the Bahamas with the opening of Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz. The Italian restaurant concept, featuring 202 seats of indoor and outdoor …

cayman islands tourism surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is seeing a significant increase in air arrivals, according to the latest data from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. Air arrivals into the Cayman Islands surpassed all previously recorded statistics last …

best restaurants in the caribbean

 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

 By Alexander Britell FREDERIKSTED – Nobody seems quite sure what it’s called. The Festival Village? The Village Festival? The Christmas Village? (Actually, it’s the Christmas Festival). All that matters is that come Dec. 26 each year, Crucians say a simple …