Month: March 2019

virgin voyages music

Virgin Voyages Plans Big Focus on Music

 By the Caribbean Journal staff True to the history of the Virgin brand, Sir Richard Branson’s new Virgin Voyages adults-only cruise line is planning a major focus on music. That will include a full-fledged record shop aboard its Scarlet Lady …

cancun new flights

More New Flights Coming to Cancun for the Summer

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Vacation Express is adding another new nonstop route to Mexico’s tourism hub of Cancun for the summer, the company announced. The Atlanta-based travel brand will be launching nonstop flights from Memphis International Airport to Cancun …

caribbean beach cayman

In Cayman’s Bodden Town, a Classic Caribbean Beach Village

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton They came here for the water, for the fresh pond surrounded by maritime birds and and waving reeds. The early settlers eventually built Mission House, a two-story wooden home, a place that became a …

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martinique trois rivieres

 By Alexander Britell As you drive along the central highway toward the southern coast of Martinique, there are few notable views — save one. There’s a stunning old stone windmill flanked by a few wooden buildings. But this is not mere …

caribbean photo montserrat

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Maria Keegan, who sent in this beautiful shot of Woodlands Beach on the island of Montserrat, the “Emerald Isle” of the Caribbean (Keegan herself is a …

bermuda airbnb experiences

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb’s immersive “Experiences” program has officially launched on the island of Bermuda. Airbnb Experiences now includes 15 experiences in Bermuda, thanks to a partnership between Airbnb and the Bermuda Tourism authority. “Airbnb Experiences are designed …

dominican republic all-inclusive new

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the top all-inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic just took things to the next level. Spanish hotel giant Melia has officially opened its new Grand Reserve at the Paradise Palma Real, a 432-room …

bahamas bonefishing

 By Guy Britton CARGYLE CREEK — Yesterday we saw a bonefish 24 inches long. Today we are going back to catch it.   You can travel the world and back and not find a place that rivals Andros for the quantity …

st thomas airbnb

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Thomas is seeing a surge in Airbnb demand, according to new numbers released by the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. St Thomas is seeing a 338 percent growth in bookings …

all-inclusive riviera maya new

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s Atelier de Hoteles brand is set to debut a new luxury all-inclusive in the heart of the Riviera Maya. The new Atelier Playa Mujeres will open April 15 as the company’s first luxury resort. …

mexico vidanta cruise

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexican resort brand Vidanta is starting its own boutique cruise brand: Vidanta Cruises. Grupo Vindata has announced its entry into the cruise industry, following in the footsteps of resort brand Ritz-Carlton, which is already close to …

cayman islands record tourism

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A new-state-of-the-art Caribbean airport opened its doors on Wednesday, with a very special guest on hand to do the honors. The United Kingdom’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were on hand to …

caribbean ceviche

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton You don’t have to look far in the Caribbean to find ceviche, unsurprising in a region home to some of the best seafood on the planet. Indeed, the Peruvian dish, which typically consists of …

princess cruises new ships

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is adding two new cruise ships to its fleet, the company announced Wednesday. The cruise line has signed contracts with shipbuilder Fincantieri for two “next-generation” 175,000-ton cruise ships, with deliveries scheduled for late …

princess cruises mexico

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Princess Cruises officially kicked off its new season of Mexican Riviera cruises this week, part of a wider push on the West Coast. The company’s Royal Princess cruise ship arrived in the Port of Los Angeles …

Bahamas Real Estate Project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ surging development pipeline continues to grow, with another major new project set for its tourism hub of Paradise Island. The more than $250 million Hurricane Hole Marina project is the newest by Sterling …

puerto rico spirit expansion daily

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Citing increased holiday travel to the island, Delta Air Lines is adding more capacity to San Juan for the peak winter season. The airline said it was upsizing two of the aircraft types used to …

grenada six senses

 By Alexander Britell Range Developments, the company behind the hottest luxury developments in the Caribbean right now, is adding another new project in the region. The island of Grenada will soon be home to a new Six Senses resort, part …