Month: March 2018

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sand in the Grenadines

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Susan Parr, who sent in this lovely shot that she took during a getaway to Palm Island in the Grenadines. Have you taken a great photo …

Your Own Private Escape in Bermuda

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda has long been an exclusive getaway — but now a new destination has upped the ante. It’s called Hawkins Island, and this new retreat offers the best of Bermudian hospitality with a private-island touch. Hawkins …

Sea Breeze Beach House: A New All-Inclusive in Barbados

 There’s another kind of feel on the south coast of Barbados; a different energy, a different light. There’s a special dynamism down here, fueled by the St Lawrence Gap, then washed down by the waves. It’s a special corner of …

LATEST NEWS

curacao condor flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff KLM is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean. The air carrier has announced the launch of an additional flight from Amsterdam to Aruba and Bonaire for the season, taking its service to a total …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of French St Martin’s venerable hotels is planning a partial reopening next month. The boutique Hotel La Plantation in Orient Bay is targeting a reopening date of April 16, according to a statement from …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s highly-anticipated Azure Beach Residences has officially kicked off sales of its units. The waterfront development by the Pering Group has already reached the high point of construction on its second eight-story tower. The property, …

St Maarten Cruise Passengers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of the 26th ship in its fleet: Carnival Horizon. The new 3,954-passenger ship will sail a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean cruises from New York before …

Bucuti & Tara

 By Guy Britton One of the world’s best beaches. Impeccable service. Forward-thinking design. Modern luxury. And oh yeah, it’s an adults-only, too. This is the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, the coveted adults-only resort in Aruba that’s our favorite place …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As a chef and restauranteur, I am constantly on the lookout for new trends in food, sampling exotic and rare dishes and “boldly going where no chef has gone before.”  Sometimes I can’t wait to get …

Punta Cana Montego Bay Flights

 By Guy Britton Chairman and Founder of Grupo Puntacana Frank Rainieri will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit, which takes place May 16-18 in Miami. The award is presented to an individual who has made …

 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations is getting a huge lift from American Airlines. American Airlines is planning to add a second daily nonstop flight from Miami to Antigua beginning in December, a spokesperson for the airline …

 By Alexander Britell You’re just a few blocks from the Queen’s Staircase, tucked away at a table in a corner of a colonial mansion in Old Nassau, when the spread arrives. Cookies and pastries, house-made bonbons; trays of miniature sandwiches, …

American Airlines Caribbean Routes

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination has continued its solid growth so far into 2018, according to new data released by the country’s Central Bank. Tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic grew by 4 percent …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropic Ocean Airways, which runs a fleet of seaplanes operating scheduled and charter flights across The Bahamas, is expanding. The company has announced plans to increase its operations at the Miami Seaplane Base on Watson …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching new service to the Caribbean Community. The carrier has announced plans to launch nonstop flights between Miami and Guyana, the seat of the Caribbean Community at the northern tip of South …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new seafood market in Turks and Caicos, with a famous name. It’s called the Bubba Gump Seafood Market, and the market is the product of five decades of Turks and Caicos fishing experience. …

caribbean hotel industry sluggish

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a sluggish start for the region’s hotel sector in 2018, with occupancy declining again in February, according to new data released this week by hotel analytics firm STR. The Caribbean’s hotel occupancy saw …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s early in the afternoon and we need a stop at the local market. We pull up to a small building in Chester’s without a sign. “Why isn’t there a sign?” I ask Papa …