Month: September 2018

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Ritz-Carlton Reserve Reopens in Puerto Rico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s most luxurious resort has completed its post-Hurricane Irma recovery. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve reopens its doors Monday, a significant step for the burgeoning luxury travel market in Puerto Rico — and for the …

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Grenada Boutique Resort Project Nearing Debut

 The highly-anticipated The Point at Petite Calivigny boutique resort in Grenada is making progress, according to a new update from the project’s developers. The main building structures at The Point Private Residence Club will be complete in a little over …

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The Caribbean Boutique Hotel Awards — 2018

 There’s something very special about a boutique hotel. It’s not just the size — it’s the connection between hotelier and guest, the intimacy of the design, the way it becomes more than just a hotel – it becomes a work of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new luxury hotel brand in the heart of Panama. Marriott International has officially opened its new JW Marriott Panama, a new chapter for what was once the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal readers Bill and Cynthia Gray, who sent in this lovely shot of the iconic Pinneys Beach in Nevis. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

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 The weather is starting to cool down, making one of our favorite times to visit the Caribbean even better. For much of the region, the fall is the nadir of the off season — but for die-hard Caribbean travelers, it means …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Jamaica vacations are being booked on mobile devices, according to a new report from global travel giant Expedia Group. Jamaica saw a spike in mobile demand from January to June of 2018, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line is coming to Louisiana. For the first time, one of the cruise brand’s ships will homeport at the Port of New Orleans. In 2020, the 2,400-passenger Disney Wonder cruise ship will launch …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff All-inclusive brand Karisma is adding a new members-only wing at its Azul Beach Resort Negril in Jamaica, the property announced this week. The new room section, which will debut in November, will be exclusively for …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s almost certainly the most anticipated hotel reopening of 2018 in the Caribbean: Dominica’s iconic Secret Bay. And the legendary eco-luxe retreat will be unveiling a host of changes and upgrades to the property when it …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Things are looking up for Jamaica’s tourism industry. The destination, which just concluded its annual Jamaica Product Exchange tourism conference in Montego Bay this week, looks to have strong momentum both for this upcoming tourist …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s biggest hotel company is plotting another entry into the Caribbean. Marriott International has just announced plans to bring its newest hotel brand, Moxy Hotels, into the Caribbean and Latin America. The company has …

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 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Grenada officially opened its 2018-2019 cruise season with an inaugural visit from Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Breeze cruise ship. The ship, which has a capacity of 4,428 passengers, was welcomed with a steel pan salute. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff You can now fly to Anguilla all day long. The island’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport has officially received approval to resume nighttime flights, officials at the Anguilla Air and Sea Ports Authority said this …

st maarten turnaround

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A year after Hurricane Irma, St Maarten is still very much in recovery mode — but its all-important tourism sector is beginning to see a turnaround, according to new data from the island’s tourism board. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville hotel brand is adding another new property in the Caribbean Basin. The new Margaritaville Beach Resort is set to debut in Costa Rica with a soft opening on Nov. 1, the company …

Grand Bahama Tourism

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Bahamas is looking to spur a rebirth on the island of Grand Bahama. The plan, according to Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, is to position Grand Bahama as a multi-destination vacation paradise “catering to all …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is set to receive thousands of additional seats for the upcoming winter tourist season, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. That includes more 38,000 more seats on flights out of the United States; 42,400 …