Year: 2019

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New Flights Coming Between Punta Cana, Tortola

 Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways has confirmed its plans to launch a new gateway between Punta Cana and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  The new service is set to begin in January, with flights operated on the carrier’s Embraer …

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JetBlue Set for New Nonstop Flights to the French Caribbean

 JetBlue Airways is set to launch its newest Caribbean route at the beginning of next month.  The New York City-based carrier is launching its first-ever flights to the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe beginning Feb. 1, 2020.  The airline’s new …

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The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean 2020

 The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this …

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 American Airlines’ winter expansion has now reached Saint Lucia, with the launch of a new nonstop route from Chicago.  American’s newest Caribbean route will be operating weekly on Saturdays, with flights between Chicago O’Hare and Hewanorra International Airport.  “We are …

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 Aruba Airlines has launched a new nonstop service between Aruba and Barranquilla in Colombia.  The new service, which launched last week, will operate twice weekly, with flights on Mondays and Fridays, the company said. It’s part of quietly strong tourism …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 Marriott International is bringing its newest hotel brand to Mexico.  The world’s biggest hotel company has signed a contract to open a new Moxy hotel in Mexico City, with work set to begin late next year.  The 120-room hotel will …

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 The Bahamas is seeing an airlift boom, with air service expanding in 2019 and set for more growth in 2020, according to the country’s tourism officials.  The Bahamas is reporting an increase in airlift to three of its major destinations, …

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 Caribbean Journal scours the Caribbean for the best places to stay, the best beaches, the best food and the must-try experiences of the region, focusing on properties big and small and destinations both heavily visited and far under the radar.  …

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 Dominica’s historic Fort Young Hotel is getting bigger. The premier place to stay in Roseau is unveiling 60 new rooms called the Fort Collection. This development comes as part of the seaside resort’s 30th-anniversary celebration, which includes an expansion and …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Margarita Aris, who sent in this lovely shot of the early morning on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

best rums

 In 2012, Caribbean Journal’s Rum Journal first launched the Rum Awards — a unique celebration of the best rums of the year.  And after seven previous incarnations, the annual Rum Awards morphed into a full-fledged rum event in St Barth, …

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 The island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands is set for a big boost next summer with the launch of an additional daily flight on American Airlines from Miami.  The new flight, revealed by USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph …

acapulco mexico all-inclusive

 AMResorts’ Dreams all-inclusive brand has made its debut in the Mexican destination of Acapulco.  The new Dreams Acapulco Resort and Spa is part of a busy winter season for the Dreams brand, which recently launched in Curacao and will soon …

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 The best Jamaica resorts set the standard for the Caribbean travel experience; since the dawn of the jet-set age, Jamaica has been a haven for rarefied, elegant, character-filled hospitality, and that’s even more true today.  Few islands boast as diverse …

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 Spanish hotel giant Melia Hotels International is opening another new resort in Mexico, the company announced. The new Paradisus Playa Mujeres will open its doors in the summer of 2020, according to Melia.  The all-inclusive property will include a total …

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 Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta has opened a new adults-only oasis for travelers looking to amp up their vacations: Suite Moët. La Collection Resorts’ Suite Möet comes thanks to a partnership with Möet Chandon. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with …

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 Hyatt’s newest all-inclusive hotels have held their grand openings in the heart of Punta Cana in the  Dominican Republic. Playa Hotels and Resorts has debuted the new Hyatt-branded Ziva and Zilara resorts in Punta Cana’s tony enclave of Cap Cana. …