Year: 2018

VIDEO: On the Cay in St Croix

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of coolest spots in St Croix: the Hotel on the Cay, the sandy spit just across the harbor in Christiansted. While the hotel is an option, an all-day ferry takes travelers back and …

soggy dollar bar

The British Virgin Islands’ Soggy Dollar Bar Is Open Again

 By Alexander Britell If there’s one place that defines the Caribbean beach bar, one place that draws rum-loving pilgrims from around the world, it’s the Soggy Dollar Bar. But after closing due to damage from Hurricane Irma, the legendary spot …

AIDA, Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn Launching New Cruise Ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four of Carnival Corporation’s cruise brands will launch new ships in 2018, the company announced this week. The expansion is part of a wider push to add 18 new ships to the fleet between now …

LATEST NEWS

caribbean climate

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor As the Caribbean Community enters the new year, incoming CARICOM chairman and Haiti President Jovenel Moïse is moving to create the first climate resilient region in the world. He highlighted the rebuilding process after the hurricanes …

St Thomas Spirit flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Florida-based Spirit Airlines is expanding its footprint in the Caribbean with another new destination: Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The carrier has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Cap-Haitien, Haiti beginning April 12, …

caribbean hotels

 Caribbean hotels keep getting better and better, and the region’s hotel development pipeline shows no signs of slowing down, with new properties continuing to sprout across the Caribbean and Mexico, both large and boutique, EP and all-inclusive. So what are …

los cabos solmar

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas resort has made its debut in Los Cabos. The all-suite property is the first phase of the 834-acre private resort community in Mexico. Grand Solmar at Rancho …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sun Country Airlines has launched new service from Minnesota to the Caribbean. The carrier has begun operating thrice-weekly nonstop flights between Minneapolis/St Paul and Aruba. The new service will operate weekly on Saturdays through April …

port st maarten

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Port St Maarten kicked off 2018 on a very high note Tuesday with more than 12,000 passengers arriving to St Maarten on three cruise ships. The first cruise vessels of the year in St Maarten …

american airlines bonaire

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It will soon be significantly easier to get to one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. American Airlines will be launching new nonstop flights between Miami and Bonaire beginning in June, an American Airlines spokesperson confirmed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another hotel in Anguilla has announced plans to open its doors. The luxe Zemi Beach House on Shoal Bay Beach is planning to reopen in February, after shuttering in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The …

emotions hodelpa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new hotel has made its debut on Playa Dorada on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The new all-inclusive Emotions Hotel, a project by the Hodelpa Group, is the product of a $40 …

jamaica testing

 While Montego Bay is known largely for its all-inclusive product, there are a number of charming European-plan Montego Bay hotels and resorts tucked away in the destination. These greater Montego Bay hotels are the best of Jamaican hospitality, with an …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Quintessence Hotel has made its debut on the island of Anguilla. The boutique luxury property officially opened its doors on Monday, an impressive feat in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The “Q” has …

quantum class

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia will soon be ready to welcome Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class vessels. The expansion project at the “dolphin berth” at the island’s Pointe Serafine Cruise Terminal in Castries is slated for completion in the middle …

 By Alexander Britell In a significant boost for hard-hit Dominica’s tourism hopes, the island’s top hotel will reopen its doors in November. The property, which has been closed since Hurricane Maria, has regularly found itself at the top of the …