Year: 2019

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Riu Expands All-Inclusive Resort in Mazatlan

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts has continued its expansion push with the addition of a major new room block at its all-inclusive Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan, Mexico. The company has added a new section with …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset on Little Cayman

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Patti Edwards, who sent in this lovely shot of sunset on Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

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Why BVI Food Fete Is a Must-Visit Caribbean Culinary Event

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has no shortage of great culinary festivals, from St Barth to Barbados, all showcasing the marvelous diversity of Caribbean food. But one of the Caribbean’s most popular destination food festivals has a rather …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotel occupancy continued to decline in August, according to the newest data report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 62.5 percent in August, a 5.6 percent decline compared to the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has received approval from the Miami-Dade Country Commission for what would be a significant expansion of its Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami. The expanded (and renovated) cruise terminal would be capable of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s hotel development boom is set to continue with plans for 3,000 new rooms in the parish of St Ann. The government of Jamaica said it had finalized the sale of land in the area …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new culinary experience to try in Cancun. Cancun’s Seadust Cancun Family Resort has launched a new “gastronomic tour” that is now running through December, the property told Caribbean Journal. The newest culinary tour …

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 It began with an idea. An idea to celebrate the jewels of the Caribbean hotel industry, the smaller, more intimate spaces through which hoteliers express their dreams, their personalities and their visions for what hospitality can be. And now the …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International president and CEO Michael Bayley will headline a major tourism forum in Antigua next month. Bayley will be taking part in a special exchange called the Caribbean Tourism Sector Outlook Forum held …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel company Sunwing is launching a pair of new nonstop routes to destinations in Mexico. The carrier will be launching new weekly flights from Victoria, British Columbia to Mazatlan and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. The Mazatlan flights …

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 By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos’ Wymara Resort has named a new director of sales and marketing, the property announced this week. The Providenciales resort has tapped industry veteran Jorge Collazo for the role, who previously worked at …

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 By Alexander Britell It’s arguably the most legendary place to eat in Saint Lucia: Orlando’s, the Soufriere restaurant helmed by one the island’s greatest chefs, Orlando Satchell. And now it’s expanded. Satchell has announced the opening of his second Orlando’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is primed for a major culinary event with the return this year of Chefs Night. The four-day event, which will be hosted at the Sonesta Ocean Point resort in Maho, will last from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A big new all-inclusive resort is coming to one of the fastest-growing hotel destinations in Jamaica.  The first phase of the new all-inclusive Oceans By H10 Resort is coming to Jamaica’s Trelawny this November, according …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy just made history this weekend, becoming the first person to ever swim from Barbados to Saint Lucia. The 100-mile swim, completed over two days, is the longest open-channel swim in history. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda is one of the buzziest destinations in the Caribbean right now, according to the latest data from the twin-island country’s tourism authority. Antigua and Barbuda tourism has seen a 10 percent increase …