Month: July 2018

Royalton to Open All-Inclusive Hotels in Cancun, Antigua

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding all-inclusive brand Royalton Luxury Resorts is expanding again in the Caribbean. The Canadian firm has announced plans for two new-build all-inclusive hotels in both Cancun and Antigua, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Royalton Cancun …

Rum Journal: Dominica’s Hi-Rise Beach Bar

 It’s on the water. There’s sand. It must be a beach. While Roseau’s most popular beach bar isn’t actually on the beach, you might think so after a rum punch or two. This is the Hi-Rise Beach Bar, a lively …

cayman islands tourism pace

The Cayman Islands Just Broke a Tourism Record

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands just broke a tourism record. The destination welcomed more than 1.3 million combined visitors in the first half of 2018, the most ever for the Cayman Islands in the first six months …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff From “Adios to Jost” to “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” country star Kenny Chesney has long had a love affair with the Caribbean, particularly the U.S. and British Virgin Islands (he has a home …

 By Alexander Britell There’s light music, the clack of china cups and the sound of the water. This is a classic sidewalk cafe, umbrellas and tables and all, a tiny slice of France on the seafront in Roseau, Dominica. This …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Celebrity Cruises has launched construction on its newest ship, Celebrity Apex, a the Chatiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. The second ship in Celebrity’s Edge series, Celebrity Apex comes in the wake of the …

curacao bogota flights

 They’re party beaches. They’re cool beaches. They’re sexy beaches.  Some beaches just have that certain extra level of hip, whether it’s the nightlife, the food, the lounging or the crowd. It all adds up to make a stretch of sand …

The Sands at Grace Bay

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is a terrific summer destination — but if a storm does hit the region, travelers like to be prepared. That’s why one Turks and Caicos hotel is offering an extra level of protection, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is making a big push in Mexico. The Canadian travel giant has added another wave of new nonstop flights to Mexico, announcing plans to add three new routes to Mexico out of Victoria, British …

barbados tourism growth

 By Dana Niland and Alexander Britell Americans are flocking to Barbados. That’s the news from the island’s tourism industry, with the destination’s big marketing push in North America seeming to pay off. Barbados reported 8.8 percent growth in stayover visitors …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Marriott International says it is planning to remove disposable plastic straws and stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands around the world. Once fully implemented in one year, the company could eliminate the use …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao has a new addition to its resort portfolio, following a major expansion by the Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort. The resort, set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, recently added 114 new rooms …

exuma private island

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new private island on the market in the Caribbean: Little Pipe Cay in The Bahamas, and it just might be the ultimate private island in the region. Set in the heart of …

 By Alexander Britell Long one of the Caribbean’s havens for foodies, the luxe CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa is making a comeback in Anguilla. The 91-suite, seven-villa resort, which shuttered in the wake of last year’s Hurricane Irma, is planning …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt’s adults-only all-inclusives in Montego Bay and Cancun have unveiled new-look spas, following a transformation project by parent company Playa Hotels and Resorts. The new Zen Spas at the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun and the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest rental car company has officially opened in the Dominican Republic. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened four new locations, each at airports in the Dominican Republic. The company’s new locations include Punta Cana International …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is getting greener. Princess Cruises has signed an agreement to build two new ships, both of which will be powered primarily by liquefied natural gas, the company said this week. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri …

curacao all inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for an all-inclusive option in Curaçao? One of the island’s signature properties has you covered. Curaçao Acoya Resort, Villas and Spa has officially launched its new all-inclusive option, a boon for travelers looking to …