Year: 2018

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Riu Opens New All-Inclusive in Los Cabos

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a big year for Riu Hotels and Resorts, which opened yet another all-inclusive in Mexico this week. Just weeks after the debut of its new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres on the Caribbean coast …

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More Cruise Ships Heading to St Kitts

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s simple: St Kitts’ Port Zante has become one of the hottest cruise ports in the Caribbean. And that trend is set to continue this year, with seven ships slated to make their first visits …

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Los Cabos Villa Heading to Auction

 By the Caribbean Journal staff An ultra-luxe Los Cabos villa once listed for $6.65 million is heading to auction, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hillside Villa 702 in Palmilla, which has panoramic views of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, will sell …

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bahamas caribbean leading

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor The Bahamas’ hotel market is surging — and vastly outperforming the rest of the region right now, according to data from analytics firm STR. In a sluggish month for hotels Caribbean-wide, The Bahamas was the only …

Grand Bahama Tourism

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s tourism sector is growing. Tourism stop-over visitors for the year have shown an overall increase of 7.4 percent, according to the Central Bank of the Bahamas latest Monthly Economic and Financial Developments for October …

puerto rico st regis

 By Alexander Britell While Puerto Rico has quietly become a haven for high-end hotels in recent years, one property has remained perhaps its signature luxury resort: the St. Regis Bahia Beach. And while many resorts have already reopened their doors …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The leading luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic has expanded. The Eden Roc Cap Cana has added four new oceanfront pool villas to its offering, each with wraparound terraces, private steps leading to the sea …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Music legend Smokey Robinson has signed on for this year’s 23rd edition of the St Kitts Music Festival. Robinson will be joining a lineup that already includes artists French Montana, Popcaan and Davido. “It is …

colombia eco luxe

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Cannúa, an 18-room boutique hotel set within a protected forest in Antioquia, Colombia, is scheduled to open in April 2019. The 27-acre mountainside retreat is set about 90 minutes from Medellin. “As Colombia continues to evolve …

puerto rico all-inclusive candelero

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first new all-inclusive to open in Puerto Rico in years has made its debut in the town of Humacao. The transformed Candelero Beach Resort is set in the heart of the Palmas del Mar …

turks and caicos beach experience

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton GRACE BAY calls you. Sure, there’s the requisite sand and surf, the whites and the blues and the calming kiss of the waves on the reef. But Grace Bay is more, a beach that …

condor liat

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way for travelers to get from Germany around the Caribbean. Germany’s Condor airline has signed an interline agreement with regional Caribbean air carrier LIAT. Beginning in 2019, travelers can take advantage of …

dominican republic playa grande

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most prestigious golf courses in the Dominican Republic has reopened after a major transformation project. Discovery Land Company’s Playa Grande Golf & Ocean Club recently underwent a significant renovation by legendary golf …

tortola flights

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has returned to the British Virgin Islands. The regional air carrier has resumed its morning and evening services to Tortola following the suspension of flights after Hurricane Irma last year. The airline resumed flights into …

caribbean photo st maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Bergen, who sent in this beautiful shot of the beach at Simpson Bay in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean …

w costa rica open

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new W in the wider Caribbean region, thanks to the debut this week of the W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal. The first-ever W in Costa Rica is set in a 2,300-acre nature reserve …

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 By Alexander Britell The green hills and turquoise seas of the Grenadines have long been one of the most romantic places in the hemisphere, an unspoiled archipelago of the sort that inspires novels and one-way tickets. A big reason for …

cancun airport strengthening

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a slow period over the summer, Cancun International Airport is beginning to surge once again. The carrier reported 1.991 million passengers in November, a 7.6 percent increase over the same month in 2017. That …