Month: January 2018

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Radisson Blu Coming to Costa Rica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is adding a major new property in the Caribbean Basin. The company has announced the signing of a new Radisson Blue in Costa Rica. The new-build hotel will feature 100 rooms, …

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Conrad Opens Hotel on Caribbean Coast of Colombia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s Caribbean expansion has continued with the launch of the brand-new Conrad Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Conrad Cartagena is the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America. The property …

A New Chef at Berry Islands’ Carriearl Boutique Hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Bahamas’ best-kept secrets has added a major new chef. The Carriearl Boutique Hotel on Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas has named Ryan McIntosh as the property’s new …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St. Barth Properties is introducing two new properties to their villa portfolio in St Barth: Villa Java and Villa Coquillage. Villa Java, aimed at beach lovers, is a three-bedroom villa with direct access to the protected …

 Maybe you know the world of Caribbean hotels. Maybe you’ve visited the legendary places in the Caribbean: the Eden Rocks, the Round Hills, the Ocean Clubs of the world. Well, you may not know about this one. Tucked away on …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Members of the Caribbean community have planned the first annual live “Caribbean Relief Concert” to raise money for natural disaster relief efforts for those countries impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The concert is scheduled for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding Margaritaville Holdings has named a new vice president of hotel development. The company has appointed hospitality veteran Rick Cunningham to the role, in which he will be responsible for “cultivating relationships with hospitality ownership …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises is returning to St Maarten. The company will be making its first post-Irma call on St Maarten on March 28 with its MSC Opera cruise ship. MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines is adding a major new route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. The carrier announced this week that it would be launching new nonstop service between Boston and Aruba. The new flights, …

saint lucia cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s multimillion-dollar cruise berth expansion project has officially opened in Castries. The Pointe Seraphine Berth One extension was formally opened this weekend, welcoming Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, the first-ever mega ship to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ah, Antigua. There’s something special about the sand here, the sound of the waves, the technicolor sea. And Galley Bay is right at the top, thanks to a bucolic stretch of pure white sand beach …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph will operate a diverse itinerary schedule in 2019-2020, with a wide variety of cruises, including several to the Caribbean, according to the company. The options range from four- to 14-day cruises, …

 By Alexander Britell There’s a certain sparkle you notice the moment you land, from the floor to the automated immigration kiosk. There’s a newness. There’s a sheen. This isn’t quite like any Caribbean airport you’ve been to — and it will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff When a Caribbean destination has 365 beaches, it’s hard to choose just one. That’s why we’ve brought you on a quick journey to two world-class beaches on the island, to give you a taste of …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to make its return to the island of St Maarten since Hurricane Irma. Carnival’s Carnival Sunshine cruise ship made a day-long call to Port St Maarten on Monday. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hilton Aruba has named a new executive chef to its team, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Palm Beach hotel has tapped American-born, French-trained Chef Matt Boland for the role. Boland plans to develop a …

 By Alexander Britell An exciting new hotel has opened its doors on the island of Saint Lucia. The Harbor Club is a major addition to the greater Rodney Bay area, with a waterfront marina setting and striking, modern design. The …

Cozumel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing’s Vacation Express is launching new flights from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport to a pair of Caribbean destinations. The carrier is slated to launch new nonstop flights from CVG to both Grand Bahama and Cozumel, …