Month: June 2019

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Puerto Rico’s St Regis Bahia Beach Has a New Chef

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico has appointed Javier Arango Salazar as its new Executive Chef. Chef Arango will oversee the culinary direction for the resort, including Paros, its signature Greek fine dining …

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Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Names New CEO

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has tapped a longtime veteran of the Caribbean travel industry to be its new chief executive officer. The SLTA has appointed former USVI Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty to the role, …

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From Barbados to Cancun, Six Places to Visit in July

 Places to Visit is back with its second summer edition for the Caribbean in 2019, bringing you a selection of wonderful Caribbean destinations to check out in the next 30 days — or to start thinking about for your upcoming …

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 By Alexander Britell There’s a certain kind of rum you can’t enjoy. It’s the rum that your bar doesn’t serve. Years ago — and even today, rum lovers still face a rather small selection in even some of the best bars …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kathy Lowe, who sent in this lovely shot of a morning coffee on the beach in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Have you taken a great photo in …

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 The Pitons, the beaches, the organic farms, the chocolate. Saint Lucia teems with rich cultural experiences, gorgeous scenery and scintillating adventure. It’s also home to what is one of the best concentrations of all-inclusive resorts in the region, properties that …

usvi hotel projects

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s no secret that the USVI has struggled to spur hotel development for decades. But the territory’s is looking to change that, highlighted by a new online database aimed at spurring new development. It adds to …

grenada resort chef

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grenada’s Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club has appointed Cristian Bassi A. [sic] as the resort’s Executive Chef. Originally from Italy, Chef Bassi brings over two decades of culinary experience from kitchens around the world, including …

jetblue caribbean guadeloupe

 By Alexander Britell The French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe is about to get a series lift from JetBlue. The New York City-based carrier has announced plans to launch its first-ever nonstop flights to Guadeloupe, with a tentative start date of …

antigua and barbuda honeymoon registry

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s one of the leading honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean, and now Antigua and Barbuda is making it even easier to make honeymoons to the destination happen. Antigua and Barbuda has officially launched its new “honeymoon …

jetblue costa rica nonstop

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding a new nonstop route to San Jose, Costa Rica. The New York City-based carrier is launching a new thrice-weekly route between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and San Jose, Costa Rica. …

caribbean martinique rum festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Lovers of the best rums in the Caribbean can unite on the French Caribbean island of Martinique next month for the region’s newest, hottest rum festival. It’s called the Martinique Rhum Awards, and it’s a …

los cabos place to stay

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new place to stay in Los Cabos, and it’s instantly one of the most spectacular accommodations in Mexico. Palace Resorts has unveiled the opening of the new Royal Residence at its Le Blanc …

turks and caicos rock house ground

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The first-ever cliffside hotel in Turks and Caicos has officially broken ground. Grace Bay Resorts has announced the groundbreaking of phase one of Rock House, the first residential resort tucked into the limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ …

bahamas royal caribbean destinations

 By Alexander Britell Royal Caribbean opened eyes earlier this year when it submitted a letter of intent to purchase The Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan resort, the first move of its kind for the company. Now, the company is shedding some light …

airbnb luxe

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb is looking to expand its footprint in the luxury travel sector. While the company already owned Luxury Retreats, the new Airbnb Luxe looks to create another level of bespoke travel experience that include “access …

Mexico Nonstop Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Swoop, WestJet Airlines’ new low-cost carrier, is adding a new destination in Mexico. The airline has released its new winter schedule, with plans to launch a pair of new twice-weekly services from Edmonton and Winnipeg …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Waldorf Astoria hotel brand is making its debut in Mexico. The Hilton Hotels luxury brand is taking over the former Resort at Pedregal in Los Cabos, with the first-ever Waldorf Astoria in Mexico set …