Month: October 2018

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Nikki Beach Is Back in St Barth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The iconic Nikki Beach club on St Jean beach in St Barth reopens this week for its first full season since last year’s hurricanes. The renowned, newly renovated beach club has built a new outdoor …

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St Thomas Is Airbnb’s Top Caribbean Destination Right Now

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb has been making major inroads in the Caribbean — and one destination is seeing bigger growth than the others, according to newly released data from the sharing economy giant. The leader? The island of …

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Jamaica Has Big Plans for Trelawny

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Trelawny the next Montego Bay? The parish of Trelawny, the next parish east of the tourism hub of St James (home to Montego Bay), is seeing significant hotel development growth. “Trelawny can no longer …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new all-inclusive brand is coming to the Southern Caribbean island of Tobago. The new all-inclusive Starfish Tobago will be the first major brand to debut on the island in years, with 125 rooms on …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Riu Hotels and Resorts is bringing its new “Riu Pool Parties” to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The new space being built to house the parties will be opposite the Riu Bambu, and offers free …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Richard Branson said his new cruise line would be different, and he’s making good on the promise. Branson’s Virgin Voyages has announced that its first ship, Scarlet Lady, will bring tattoo artistry to the high seas …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mike Fretwell, who sent in this lovely shot of the colorful capital of Grenada, St George’s. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

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 By Alexander Britell “Mr Churchill is easily satisfied with the best,” Lord Birkenhead once said of his friend, Sir Winston Churchill. The preceding quotation— sometimes wrongly attributed to Churchill himself, and perhaps itself apocryphal  — is one of my favorites — and a …

 By Alexander Britell It’s been quite a week for the French Caribbean island of St Barth. First was the long-awaited relaunch of the boutique Hotel Le Toiny on the island’s raw southeastern shore. Now, another leading resort has completed its …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff First Anegada, then Antigua, and now Puerto Rico. The Caribbean’s glamping, or luxury camping, sector is heating up. The newest addition is the Pitahaya Glamping Eco-Retreat in Puerto Rico, the first-ever glamping spot in Puerto …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is adding a new destination in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning Dec. 20, Sunwing will launch its first-ever flights to the island of Tobago. “We are delighted to be offering our customers …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hotel industry saw a strong rebound in September, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. Caribbean hotel occupancy was 48.8 percent in September, a 6.9 percent increase over the same …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing luxury hotel brand Auberge Resorts is expanding again in the region, with plans to debut its Susurros del Corazon resort in Mexico’s tony Punta Mita area in 2020. according to the company. The Banderas …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Melia Hotels is planning a major relaunch in Punta Cana. The company is planning to transform its Melia Caribe Tropical resort into two standalone all-inclusive hotels: the Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff This season is expected to be one of the busiest on St Barth in years, in large part due to the timed relaunch of the vast majority of the island’s leading hotels. Another property reopening …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao is looking to Jamaica for its new tourism vision. The Dutch Caribbean island’s Tourism Development Foundation has announced the appointment of former Jamaica Tourism Director Paul Pennicook as its new managing director and chief …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s cabinet has approved the signing of new air services agreements with four countries, the government said this week. The prospective air services agreements would be signed with Slovenia, Morocco, The Bahamas and South Africa, …

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 While the Caribbean coast of Mexico is filled with everything-included hotels, finding the more authentic, European-plan hotels is not always an easy proposition. But if you look closely, you can find them. Indeed, tucked away in the sea of megaresorts …