Month: June 2018

Caribbean Photo of the Week: West Bay, Grand Cayman

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Gerard Sturrock, who sent in this lovely shot of West Bay Beach in Grand Cayman. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

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Jamaica Establishing Global Center for Tourism Resilience

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has unveiled the new Global Center for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management, a first-of-its-kind resource based in the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. The …

LeBron James Vacations in Anguilla

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Taking the time to plan your next career move? A Caribbean vacation is always a good way to start. That seems to have been the plan this week for global basketball superstar and three-time NBA …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The fast-expanding Hato International Airport in Curaçao has added another new carrier to its portfolio. Dominican Republic airline Air Century has officially launched nonstop service between Santo Domingo and Curaçao. The carrier will be flying …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s about to get easier to get around the destinations of the Dutch Caribbean. TUI has partnered with regional Caribbean carrier Winair to add a host of extra flights between Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The JW Marriott brand is coming to Panama. The Bahia Grand Panama, which first opened in 2011 as a Trump hotel, will be rebranded as a JW Marriott. It had been operating as an independent …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Windstar Cruises is homeporting one of its ships St. Maarten. Beginning Dec. 1, the cruise line will homeport its Wind Surf cruise ship for seven-day cruises out of St Maarten. Besides having the Wind Surf homeport …

 While English Harbour Rum has become the signature cane spirit from the island of Antigua, you may not know that the founders of Antigua Distillery Limited actually hailed from the Portuguese island of Madeira off the coast of Africa. And …

The view of Long Bay.

 By Alexander Britell St Martin’s flagship resort is making a comeback. The ultra-luxe Belmond La Samanna in St Martin has announced plans to reopen on Dec. 10, according to a spokesperson for the property. The Baie Longue-area resort is undergoing …

 By Alexander Britell Mandarin Oriental just opened its first hotel in the Caribbean — and now it’s opening another one. The company has announced plans to open a luxury resort and residences on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, with …

all-inclusive resorts

 All-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean have changed to such a degree that many of them now defy categorization. While the term “all-inclusive” used to have an overarching, unified definition, there is now a dramatically diverse range of offerings in the Caribbean. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s national culinary team took home the top honors in the latest edition of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami last week. The team beat out 11 other national culinary teams …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s leading boat shows is back again in the British Virgin Islands. Boaters in the BVI, USVI and Puerto Rico are once again preparing for the fourth Annual BVI Exquisite Boat Show. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ibiza-based Sirenis Hotels and Resorts is planning a major relaunch in Punta Cana. The company will be rebranding its Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino and Aquagames in the Dominican Republic as the Grand Sirenis Punta …

Belize Barrier Reef

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere has just gotten some very good news. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has decided to remove the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve Network from the List of World Heritage in …

disney magic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is returning to the British Virgin Islands this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned. The cruise line, one of the major cruise operators to the British Virgin Islands and the Tortola Pier Park …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Vacation Express is adding more flights to Jamaica, the company announced this week. The new flights will operate nonstop from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Montego Bay from January 21, 2019 through April 22. That will …

cuba americans travel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is expanding to Cuba — again. The New York City-based carrier has announced plans to launch new flights from Boston to Havana, along with an increase in flights to Havana from Fort Lauderdale. The …