Month: December 2018

anguilla resort

A Legendary Anguilla Resort Completes Its Comeback

 By Alexander Britell It was the resort that started everything. When the Malliouhana made its debut on Meads Bay in the 1980s, it was a game-changer for Anguilla, in large part representing the birth of luxury tourism — and tourism in …

caribbean photo ocho rios

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Ocho Rios

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Alain Déry, who sent in this beautiful shot of the beach at Mammee Bay near Ocho Rios in Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in …

lvmh belmond

LVMH Is Buying Belmond for $3.2 Billion in Luxury Hotel Market Shakeup

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a move sure to shake up the global luxury hotel market, luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has announced an agreement to acquire hotel brand Belmond. The purchase of Belmond shares represented an …

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grand memories punta cana

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Two new Memories-branded hotels have officially debuted in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Canadian travel giant Sunwing has announced the opening of the new Grand Memories Splash and the Grand Memories Punta Cana. The two new …

punta cana grand sirenis

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The rebranded Grand Sirenis Punta Cana is making its debut this weekend in the Dominican Republic. The former Sirenis Punta Cana Aquagames and Casino has completed a $30 million renovation, transformed into the new Grand …

umami burger baha mar

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sbe has debuted another culinary concept at the SLS Baha Mar in Nassau. The hospitality group has opened its Umami Burger brand in a beachfront airstream trailer at the resort. It’s now the seventh sbe …

rum awards 2018

 It’s hard to believe that this year is the seventh annual edition of the Rum Awards, a celebration of rum that was one of the earliest innovations of Caribbean Journal. And it’s just as remarkable how much rum has changed …

abaco paradise

 By Guy Britton It’s a short boat ride to Tahiti Beach from Elbow Cay. But when you get to this secret sandbar you’ve truly found paradise, here in the heart of the Abaco chain of The Bahamas.  It’s a thin, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Mexico City’s leading hotels has been sold. The JW Marriott Mexico City was purchased from Host Hotels and Resorts by an affiliate of Walton Street Capital, according to JLL Hotels and Hospitality, which …

princess cruises mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is set to bring its Royal Princess cruise ship to the Port of Los Angeles. Beginning March 23, the 3,560-passenger ship will homeport in Los Angeles, following a renovation project that added new …

turks and caicos golf

 By Alexander Britell You spot David Feherty’s mug the moment you reach the baggage claim in Providenciales, urging you to try the Provo Golf Club. Feherty, the affable former pro golfer and current Golf Channel personality and commentator, who was named a few years …

royal caribbean new york

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding its cruise network out of the greater New York City area, the company said on Wednesday. The cruise line will be adding new cruises in 2020-2021 on the Oasis of the …

tulum all-inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts’ Breathless brand is coming to the hippest destination in Mexico: Tulum. Continuing the company’s partnership with Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, AMResorts, the region’s fastest-growing hotel company, has announced a new resort management deal to …

riu all-inclusive los cabos

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a big year for Riu Hotels and Resorts, which opened yet another all-inclusive in Mexico this week. Just weeks after the debut of its new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres on the Caribbean coast …

st kitts cruise ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s simple: St Kitts’ Port Zante has become one of the hottest cruise ports in the Caribbean. And that trend is set to continue this year, with seven ships slated to make their first visits …

los cabos villa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff An ultra-luxe Los Cabos villa once listed for $6.65 million is heading to auction, Caribbean Journal has learned. The hillside Villa 702 in Palmilla, which has panoramic views of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, will sell …

bahamas caribbean leading

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor The Bahamas’ hotel market is surging — and vastly outperforming the rest of the region right now, according to data from analytics firm STR. In a sluggish month for hotels Caribbean-wide, The Bahamas was the only …

Grand Bahama Tourism

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s tourism sector is growing. Tourism stop-over visitors for the year have shown an overall increase of 7.4 percent, according to the Central Bank of the Bahamas latest Monthly Economic and Financial Developments for October …