Month: February 2018

A Major New Luxury Hotel Is Coming to Puerto Rico

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s hippest hotel is expanding. Puerto Rico’s celebrated O:live Boutique Hotel, set in the heart of San Juan’s chic Condado district, is opening a brand new property next door. It’s called O:LV Fifty Five, and O:live’s …

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A New Way to Get to Anegada

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to the hottest island in the British Virgin Islands: Anegada. The Anegada Express ferry is set to launch operations on Feb. 5, a new option to sail around the …

Tradewind Aviation Launches Winter 2018-19 Caribbean Booking

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury airline Tradewind Aviation has launched bookings for winter 2018-2019 in the Caribbean, the carrier announced this week. Scheduled flights are now available through January 2019, with private charter booking open through 2019 as well, …

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 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s biggest travel conference is coming to Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Centre from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2019. …

dominica carnival

 By Alexander Britell It’s a raucous, rousing message to the world that Dominica is open for business. It’s Mas Domnik, Dominica’s fascinating, festive carnival and it’s happening right now. Mas Domnik, Dominica’s unique brand of carnival, has officially launched under …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In another boost for Port St Maarten, MSC Cruises has made an early return to the destination. The cruise line’s MSC Divina cruise ship made an early return to St. Maarten this week — even though MSC …

norwegian encore

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has marked the start of construction for its newest cruise ship. Norwegian Encore, the line’s new addition to its fleet will sail the Caribbean from Miami seasonally beginning fall 2019. “We are excited …

carlisle bay barbados

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rochelle Bidlofsky, who sent in this stunning shot of Carlisle Bay in Barbados. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 By Alexander Britell One of the coolest hotels in the Caribbean has officially reopened in the wake of last year’s storms. The Anegada Beach Club on the beach-filled island of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands reopened its doors on …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A villa built on a UNESCO World Heritage site in Saint Lucia will sell to the highest bidder on February 28. Previously listed for $8.5 million, the retreat, Arc en Ciel, will sell without reserve in …

mariner of the seas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas cruise ship has completed a massive $90 million makeover. The transformed ship will begin sailing three and four-night voyages from PortMiami to the Bahamas beginning in June. The sailings …

caribbean snorkeling

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In another positive step for Dominica’s rebuilding tourism sector, the island’s Fort Young hotel has partially reopened. The hotel has completed its first phase of renovations and initial expansion with 41 of its 72 rooms available …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Hotel will officially reopen its doors on October 1, 2018, following its closure due to the impact of Hurricane Maria. The 388-room property in Isla Verde, part of Curio Collection …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica welcomed the MV Mein Schiff 3 this week, both the first major cruise ship to call on Dominica — and the first call to the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth — since Hurricane Maria. The TUI …

moorings st martin

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In a big boost for St Martin, Sunsail and The Moorings, have reopened yacht operations on the island, four months after hurricanes struck the Caribbean, and just in time for the sold-out Heineken Regatta. The brands’ …

 By Alexander Britell A grand hotel is coming to Grand Cayman. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a major new hotel project in the Cayman Islands. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Pageant Beach Ltd …