Month: February 2018

Winair Launches New St Maarten-Bonaire Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based Regional Caribbean air carrier Winair has launched a new way to get around the Dutch Caribbean. This week, the carrier launched the new “CN Express,” a flight aimed at connecting St Maarten, St …

Aruba Marriott Completes Room Upgrades

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has completed a series of upgrades to the property, including soft renovations of all 411 guest rooms. The changes included renovations to the resort’s Ruth’s Chris steakhouse,; a …

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Hilton Expands to Saint Lucia With New Harbor Club Hotel

 By Alexander Britell Hilton’s rapid Caribbean expansion now includes the island of Saint Lucia. Hilton has announced the signing of the new Harbor Club hotel in Saint Lucia to its Curio Collection brand. The Harbor Club, which made its debut …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In the biggest hotel transaction in the Caribbean so far in 2018, Playa Hotels and Resorts has acquired a substantial portfolio of resorts in Jamaica. The company has acquired the Hilton Rose Hall, the Jewel …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is reporting a big increase in visitor arrivals to the island for the first two months of the year. The announcement came from Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett at a cocktail reception at the Terra …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Antigua hoteliers are reporting a booming start to the new year, calling it “the best hotel season in years.” The news comes after Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez and CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The St Kitts Tourism Authority has released the roster of musical artists who will be performing at the 22nd Annual St Kitts Music Festival. The festival will take place from June 27 – July 1, 2018. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Anguilla’s hottest new resorts is readying for a relaunch. The Reef by CuisinArt, which first opened in late 2016 and has been closed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, is planning to reopen …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has named a new Minister of Tourism. Danguillaume P. Oduber has been appointed as the island’s new Minister of Tourism, Public Health, and Sports. “It is an honor to …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor The Northeast has been experiencing a very wet winter. Every other day has been a mix of snow, sleet, rain, ice and generally gloomy weather. It is at these times that I begin re-thinking my decision …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The best of Jamaican tourism was on display in Kingston this weekend as Caribbean Journal presented the Caribbean Travel Awards to Jamaica’s winning contingent, highlighted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett receiving the award for Caribbean …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines is launching new flights between Panama and both Salvador and Fortaleza in Brazil. The carrier will fly to Fortaleza and Salvador beginning July 18 and 24, respectively, adding up to a new total …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ tony Oil Nut Bay luxury real estate community in Virgin Gorda is reopening to guests in March. Oil Nut Bay is relaunching its villa rental program beginning in March, according to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hard Rock International has announced the appointment of a new senior vice president of global sales and marketing for the fast-growing Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos brand. The company has named Danielle Babilino to the …

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 It’s on one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in Saint Lucia. The 85 rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. The food is outstanding, whether you’re at the signature eatery, The Palms, or ordering what is some of the …

 It isn’t hard to find jerk in Jamaica – particularly in Montego Bay, where the area’s main highway on the way to Ocho Rios is filled with roadside jerk shacks, led by the world-famous Scotchie’s. But there’s one shack in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another popular St Maarten resort is making a comeback. The Simpson Bay Resort, set on the island’s most famous marina, is planning a relaunch in March. The property, which includes a mix of 336 suites …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rob Lenker, who sent in this stunning shot of sunrise in the Tobago Cays archipelago of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Have you taken a great …