Month: July 2018

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Antigua Tourism Is Booming

 By Alexander Britell After a resilient 2017, Antigua and Barbuda is at it again, with tourism numbers that continue to climb. The destination is reporting significant growth so far in 2018, with a more than 7 percent increase compared to …

Rum Journal: The New “Platinum Blonde” from Papa’s Pilar

 Another limited edition, another hit. The Hemingway Rum Company’s Papa’s Pilar Rum has debuted another limited-edition expression: Platinum Blonde. It’s remarkable to think about how far the company has come since it first launched in 2013 with its blonde and …

The British Virgin Islands’ Big Culinary Festival

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t just the Caribbean’s best sailing destination — it’s one of its greatest food getaways, too. And that’s always been true for travelers in the know — whether you’re downing a massive lobster at the Big …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader David Watson, who sent in this delightful shot of the view of Turtle Cove in Turks and Caicos, taken while he was visiting his son in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Planet Hollywood is going all-inclusive. The brand has announced its first foray into the all-inclusive market with the planned launch of the Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Costa Rica. The resort, which will be set …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major real estate project is coming to Grand Cayman’s Camana Bay mixed-use development. Dart Real Estate and NCB Group have entered into a joint venture partnership to develop the first for-sale residential community in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Virgin Voyages cruise ship has gotten a name. Richard Branson’s highly-anticipated new adults-only cruise line has named its first ship Scarlet Lady, Branson announced this week. “Scarlet is the embodiment of everything this …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Palace Punta Cana has officially reopened following a high-profile renovation project. The Dominican Republic all-inclusive has a host of new amenities, along with a new decor, in what the company is calling a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government will be inviting the 12 boys from a youth soccer team in Thailand and their coach, who were saved in a high-profile rescue from a flooded cave, on vacation. The country is offering …

 By Alexander Britell Dominica’s Secret Bay has long been one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular places to stay, from the private plunge pools to the treehouse bungalows. And with the hotel set to reopen this November, it’s making some major …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line is adding more options to cruise the Panama Canal, Caribbean Journal has learned. Next year, the company will be positioning its Norwegian Joy cruise ship to Los Angeles for a season of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is planning big growth for its flagship brand, Hilton Hotels, and the company has made a new hire to spearhead its expansion. The company has named Vera Manoukian as its new senior vice president …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Turks and Caicos-based airline interCaribbean Airways is introducing new routes from Santo Domingo to Aruba and between Curacao and Kingston, Jamaica. These new services add to the airline’s nonstop flights to Tortola, St. Maarten and Providenciales, …

 We all dream of living in the Caribbean. We all think about waking up to the ocean, being in touch with the natural environment, of connecting with the region’s vibrant culture. Everybody dreams of doing it — but some actually …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Silversands Grenada is planning to make its debut this fall. Silversands is targeting an opening date of Nov. 1, according to the most recent update from the property. The property, which has already …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A six-bedroom, seven-bathroom estate on Paradise Island has been sold, Caribbean Journal has learned. Set on a 2.6-acre parcel, it is located on the highest point on Paradise Island. The oceanfront estate, Villa Benita, had …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is reporting strong visitor growth in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Jamaica Tourist Board. The destination reported 1.25 million stayover tourist arrivals from January to June, a 5.9 percent increase in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations continues to surge. Grenada, which was named Caribbean Journal’s Destination of the Year in the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards, has continued its surging performance with strong arrival growth so …