Month: August 2018

New Expedition to Explore the Bottom of Belize’s Great Blue Hole

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Subsea technology company Aquatic Submarines will embark an an expedition to the bottom of Belize’s Great Blue Hole this fall. Partnering with Ocean Unite co-founder and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson; documentary filmmaker and ocean conservationist …

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Aruba’s Tierra del Sol Launches New Real Estate Project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Thinking of a moving to Aruba? The island is getting a new real estate development inside the exclusive Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf. It’s called Paseo de Playa, and it’s set on the west …

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Air Antilles Adding New Flights to Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to fly to the Caribbean’s Nature Island. Caribbean carrier Air Antilles is adding two new flights from Guadeloupe to Dominica, with the new service set to launch Nov. 1. The flights …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is at it again, adding more new routes to its ever-expanding Caribbean network. The latest expansion for the low-cost carrier is out of St. Louis, where Southwest is adding new nonstop flights to …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Riu is continuing its rapid renovation push, with another upgrade project underway in Negril, Jamaica. The Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel is currently in the midst of a “complete renovation,” according to the all-inclusive giant, with …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line is adding even more cruises to Cuba next year, the company said this week. The company’s Norwegian Sun ship will return to Port Canaveral in April 2019 with more Cuba itineraries, after …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Disney has officially returned to the British Virgin Islands. The cruise line’s Disney Fantasy ship was its first to make its return to the BVI this week. Passengers were welcomed by customer service representatives, and greeted …

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 It’s nearly autumn, but the Caribbean is as green and beautiful as ever — and if you come to the region right now, you’ll find uncrowded beaches, cool evening breezes and, perhaps most importantly, the best rates you’ll find all year. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Leading European villa management company Exceptional Villas is making a renewed push into the Caribbean, highlighted by an expansion to Aruba. The company, which is based in Dublin, said the move was part of a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hard Rock is making big changes to its all-inclusive hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The property is putting an end to the use of resort credit, turning its hotels in Punta Cana and Mexico …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Aruba’s leading places to stay has gotten a major new look. The Hyatt Regency Aruba is set to unveil a $12 million top-to-bottom renovation project that will cover all of its 357 rooms …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off its new planned service from New York to the Caribbean, Delta Air Lines is resuming its routes from the Northeast. Delta is relaunching five new seasonal routes to the Caribbean out of Boston …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line’s highly-anticipated Nieuw Statendam cruise ship is making progress toward its planned debut in December. The new ship has successfully completed two sets of sea trials off the coast of Italy, with plans …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In the hills above Tortola’s northern shore lies Shannon House, on the exclusive Shannon Estate. The Tortola property, which includes seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.25 million. Its Indonesian-inspired …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexico-based carrier Interjet Airlines has announced the signing of a major new interline agreement with Emirates. Customers flying to Mexico, as well as other locations throughout North America (and including the Mexican Caribbean), will now be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a huge boost for St Maarten’s tourism recovery, the island will be getting back its flight service from Canadian travel giant Sunwing this winter. Sunwing will be resuming year-round, weekly nonstop flights from both …

Southwest Airlines Cayman Islands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands’ national flag carrier is making a big move. Cayman Airways has announced plans to launch its longest-ever commercial flight service, with the launch of new flights between Denver, Colo. and Grand Cayman …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has launched a sweeping reform of its in-flight service, this time with an emphasis on authenticity. It’s called Caribbean Cafe, and the new snack and beverage catalogue will focus on locally made products …