Month: February 2018

Why Apple Leisure Group is Bullish on the Dominican Republic

 By Alexander Britell Another day, another new hotel project. If it seems like the Dominican Republic is dominating the hotel investment sphere in the Caribbean, that’s because it is. While the country has long been the most popular Caribbean tourism …

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Copa Launching Barbados Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service to the island of Barbados. The company said the new service would begin operating in July. “Our network of routes, which now, through our …

Caribbean Home: Turks and Caicos Villa Hits the Market for $6.5 Million

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new listing on the real estate market in the Turks and Caicos islands. It’s called Villa Cerulean, and it’s a four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-half-bath modern villa on Providenciales’ North Shore. The property, which has …

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cayman islands tourism pace

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is off to a blazing start in 2018, according to preliminary numbers from the destination’s Department of Tourism. A total of 39,185 stayover visitors came to the Cayman Islands in January, a …

curacao condor flights

 By Alexander Britell It was a record-breaking year for the Caribbean region last year, even in the face of a pair of historic hurricanes. The Caribbean welcomed more than 30 million travelers for the first time ever, according to the …

 Where does a rum begin? Is it in the yeast? Is it in the still? In the case of a rhum agricole, is it in the cane itself? But it’s just as important — if not more important — where …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s coolest places to stay is making its triumphant comeback from last year’s hurricanes The Cooper Island Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands has announced plans to reopen on April 1. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Barth’s most popular hotspots is coming back. Bonito St Barth, the Peruvian-French fusion eatery in Gustavia, is planning to reopen on March, 10, according to the restaurant. The opening comes just in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Janelle Parrott in Canada, who sent in this lovely shot of the rugged eastern coast of Barbados. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

best caribbean beaches

 By Alexander Britell World-class restaurants. Historic forts. Creative cocktail bars. And even its own little cay. This is Christiansted, St Croix, and it’s time it got on your travel radar. Because the best-kept secret in the US Virgin Islands has …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Maarten’s most popular resorts is making a comeback. The Oyster Bay Beach Resort, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma, is targeting a late spring return. “We are on schedule to open …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It might have been the biggest star in the latest edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue: the island of Aruba. The issue features shots from all over Aruba in its pages, putting the Dutch …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the US Virgin Islands’ leading resorts is back. Marriott has officially reopened its Marriott Frenchman’s Cove villa resort in St Thomas, a huge step in the US Virgin Islands’ recovery in the wake …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another St Maarten resort is planning its reopening. The Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St Maarten is targeting a May relaunch, according to a release. Divi Resorts has also tapped Anne-Marie Brooks as the …

 Video by Guy Britton Maybe you know Willemstad. The Floating Bridge. Maybe even Mambo Beach. But there is another Curaçao, a hidden Curaçao, ripe for discovery. This is the island’s far western coast, home to its most spectacular beaches, rugged, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises has completed a renovation project at its Princess Cays private island on the southern tip of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The 40-acre beach has added a new marina, including a new channel and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s iconic Curtain Bluff all-inclusive resort has reopened following a $13 million transformation project. The project included a complete overhaul of the resort entrance, dining spaces, bar, lounge and reception area. International Design Concepts and …

best honeymoon destinations

 It’s the icing on the cake of every wedding, a chance to get away from it all, a way to begin your new life together in style. But choosing the right honeymoon destination is very much an art. The best …