Year: 2019

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Caribbean Hotel Rates Climb Back Up — Slightly

 After a September that produced the year’s first decline in average daily rate (ADR), Caribbean hoteliers pushed room-rate comparisons back into positive territory during October 2019.  In comparison with last October, ADR rose 0.4 percent even as occupancy fell 5.2 …

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At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Look at the Ancient Caribbean

 A special exhibition highlighting the artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning December 16. Showcasing more than 40 works drawn primarily from The Met collection and augmented by select loans …

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Hilton Continues Caribbean Expansion With First Resort in Anguilla

 Hilton has officially opened its first-ever resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.  Hilton’s LXR Hotels and Resorts collection has launched at the Zemi Beach House in Anguilla.  It’s Hilton’s first Anguilla property and the first-ever LXR Hotels and Resorts-branded …

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 A new boutique hotel has broken ground on Long Bay in Turks and Caicos. It’s the latest project by Beach Enclave Turks and Caicos, which has an ever-expanding portfolio of luxury residential hotels in the destination.  The new hotel is …

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 With the holidays upon us once again my thoughts always turn to new and improved recipes for the many dinners to be hosted during the season. Lately I have been on a mission to update side dishes that usually don’t …

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 There’s a new craft cocktail bar in the heart of The Bahamas’ most popular destination.  It’s called Bon Vivants Cafe and Bar, and the new bar is set in Nassau’s Sandyport neighborhood.  The bar, with a decor featuring oversized rattan …

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 Cancun International Airport had another solid month in November, the latest data from parent company ASUR show.  After what was a sluggish year for most of 2019, the airport has picked up steam in recent months.  Indeed, traffic in Cancun …

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 The Caribbean’s leading celebration of rum is returning to St Barth next year for another week-long festival featuring the best of Caribbean rum and rhum agricole. The Caribbean Rum Awards, a partnership of Caribbean Journal and the Saint Barth Rum …

 And as you peer out at the green hills, at the sweeping blues and the cliffs beneath, you begin to understand.  This four-bedroom Anse des Cayes villa is as much a destination as it is villa, a kind of mini-hotel …

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 In what would be a major boost for those flying to the The Bahamas, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said it was testing preclearance of flights in Florida.  That would mean that travelers could go through immigration and customs in …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ronda King, who sent in this lovely shot of the sea in the early evening in Oranjestad, Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 American Airlines is set to launch a major new Caribbean flight expansion this month.  The world’s largest airline will be launching a series of flights across the region beginning Dec. 18 with the launch of new flights from New York’s …

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 Guyana, the seat of the Caribbean Community and one of the wider region’s undiscovered tourism destinations, is quietly having a very strong tourism year.  Tourist arrivals were up by 8.5 percent through the end of September, according to a statement …

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 European carrier Air Belgium is launching its newest Caribbean route this week, with its first-ever service to Fort de France in Martinique.  The carrier launches flights on Saturday, Dec. 7 on an Airbus A340-300 aircraft.  The weekly flights are a …

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 The iconic Half Moon hotel in Jamaica, long one of the region’s most celebrated destination resorts, is expanding with a new luxury hotel in 2020.  The highly-anticipated Eclipse at Half Moon is slated to open its doors on March 1, …

puerto rico surging

 In another strong sign for Puerto Rico’s tourism industry, the island’s biggest air hub had a significant traffic surge in November.  Mexico-based ASUR, which manages San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, reported a 20.2 percent increase in passenger traffic …

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 One of the Caribbean’s hottest music festivals is back again for its 24th edition this summer.  The St Kitts Music Festival will run June 24-28, 2020, with a slate of music stars led by Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff.  St. …

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 There’s a very effective way to test the quality of a Caribbean beach bar: whether you can spend the entire day there.  Because best Caribbean beach bars are more than bars — they’re destinations, the sorts of places where you can …