Month: February 2019

royal caribbean ship redesign

Royal Caribbean Ship Completes $115 Million Redesign

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas cruise ship has arrived in Miami fresh off a $115 million redesign. The 3,386-passenger ship, which will be sailing five and nine-night Caribbean itineraries, has added a host of …

tobago tourist arrivals

Tobago Seeing Jump in Tourist Arrivals

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Tobago is seeing an increase in international arrivals over the past few months, due in large part to the airline’s weekly Sunwing flight from Toronto, Canada. Sunwing’s Boeing 737, which has a capacity of 189 passengers, …

bahamas blue holes

This Island in The Bahamas Is the Blue Hole Capital of the World

 By Guy Britton “Beware the Lusca,” he said. “What’s that?” I said. The dive instructor smiled and slipped under the surface of the deepest blue hole on Andros Island in The Bahamas, the kind of deep, dark place where these …

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mexico couples only hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new luxury couples-only hotel is coming to Mexico’s Caribbean coastline, Caribbean Journal has learned. Original Group, known for its couples-only, adult-themed hotels, is expanding with a new boutique couples-only hotel on the Riviera Maya. …

caribbean stuffed plantain

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Many years ago, back in Culinary school, I can never forget this particularly hardcore instructor who trained me in fish fabrication and cooking. Every day upon arrival at 6am for class, he would add just a …

st john caribbean floating bar

 By Alexander Britell The Willy T. Young Island. Angel’s Rest. D Boat. They’ve long been in the pantheon of floating bars in the Caribbean: the standalone seagoing bars that take the beach bar to an entirely different level. And now …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor There’s a new way to island hop around the Caribbean’s greatest events. Caribbean Events has partnered with regional airline LIAT to increase awareness of regional events and to bolster intraregional air travel. “The Caribbean is …

caribbean megayacht cruise

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s a very different way to cruise around the Caribbean — think megayacht instead of cruise ship, ultra-luxe instead of mainstream. And now SeaDream Yacht Club is accepting reservations for its 2021 spring season, the company said …

cayman islands hilton hotel

 By Alexander Britell The Cayman Islands is one of the Caribbean’s hottest markets for hotel development, and now it’s adding another big brand to its portfolio. Hilton Hotels has announced the signing of an agreement to open a new Curio …

guadeloupe caribbean music festival

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It may be one of the most under-the-radar destinations in the Caribbean — but it’s time Guadeloupe found itself on your travel calendar. The next big reason to visit? The destination’s Saint-Georges International Music Festival. the …

puerto rico air traffic 2

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a strong comeback for Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in the final quarter of 2018, according to newly-released data from airport operator ASUR. San Juan’s air hub saw a 30.4 percent …

jamaica villa resort

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A Caribbean villa vacation is something rather different than your traditional hotel getaway. It’s a way to live the destination in another way, in tranquility, in seclusion, in privacy, with a different kind of …

hilton signia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is launching a new hotel brand that will focus on meetings and events, the company said this week. Signia Hilton will be a portfolio of hotels aiming to “transform the industry for meeting professionals …

baha mar aerial

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is set to host the Caribbean’s leading tourism marketing event in 2020. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be hosted at the Baha Mar resort in Nassau in early …

bahamas beach club

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Emerald Bay, one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in The Bahamas, is about to get an injection of energy. Great Exuma’s Grand Isle Resort and Spa is debuting a new beach club and …

all-inclusive cuba new

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The largest hotel company in Cuba has added another major new all-inclusive to its portfolio: the Melia Internacional in Cuba’s tourism hub of Varadero. It’s a decidedly modern, innovative resort, immediately becoming perhaps the most …

caribbean photo st john

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Tone Limon, who sent in this lovely shot of the view overlooking Trunk Bay in St John. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

puerto rico san juan marriott

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s San Juan Marriott Resort has a new look. The property, set in the Condado area of San Juan, has completed a $20 million renovation project spearheaded by XLD Group. The new look ranges …