Month: November 2018


All-Inclusive Grand Velas Joins Preferred Hotels

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Velas Riviera Maya, one of the leading all-inclusive hotels in the wider Caribbean region, has officially joined independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels and Resorts. The property is one of 17 new members for Preferred […]


St Thomas Gets New Spirit Nonstop Flights

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By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations has gotten a major new boost from low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines. Spirit has launched its newest nonstop flights from Orlando to St Thomas in the United States Virgin […]


The World’s Largest Cruise Ship Debuts in Florida

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived in Port Canaveral. Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas has made its debut in Port Canaveral, having arrived from Malaga, Spain. The ship, which has a capacity […]


Princess Cruises Launches New Caribbean Sailings

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Princess Cruises will continue to offer year-round Caribbean cruises from Florida in 2020, the company said this week. The April through July 2020 summer season will feature 15 cruise departures roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, visiting […]

Why Martinique is the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

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By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton WE’RE SOMEWHERE near Saint-Esprit, stopped on the side of the road at Willy Poul’, a poulet boucane-focused food truck. The chicken is superb, with a resplendent garlic curry sauce, and it makes me think […]

Norwegian Breakaway to Debut in New Orleans

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Breakaway arrives in New Orleans this weekend, where it will sail five to 11-day cruises to the Caribbean.  At 1,068 feet and 145,655 gross tons, the recently-renovated ship is the largest to homeport in […]


The Best Place to Stay in Barbuda Is Back

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The best place to stay in Barbuda is back. The island’s boutique Barbuda Belle has reopened for the winter season.  This marks the first time that the luxury boutique hotel has opened since it was […]

A New Way to Fly to Cat Island in The Bahamas

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By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the best-kept secrets in The Bahamas, the beach-filled, adventure-packed Cat Island. And now it’s easier than ever before to get there. Fast-expanding Silver Airways is set to launch a new direct flight […]

CuisinArt Reopens in Anguilla

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By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Anguilla’s signature hotel has relaunched, Caribbean Journal has learned. The CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa, which had been closed since sustaining significant damage during Hurricane Irma, reopened its doors this week. The property […]


Rosewood Antigua Adds Piet Boon to Design Team

By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua has named renowned designer Piet Boon to lead the interior design and other concepts for the project. Regional player OBMI is handling the architecture for the project. Studio […]

Jamaica’s Half Moon, the Augusta of Caribbean Golf

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By Alexander Britell ROSE HALL — As you move up the circular driveway, past bougainvilleas, peering at white columns, it reminds you of a place in Georgia, even if for only a moment. This is the Half Moon Golf Club, the […]

Cancun Airport Continues Strong Traffic Growth

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Two Mexican Caribbean airports are among the hottest in the region. According to new data from Mexican company ASUR, which manages eight airports in Mexico, both Cancun and Cozumel are seeing continued surging air traffic […]


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