Month: November 2019

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: A Purple Sky in Jamaica

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Samantha Illiffe, who sent in this stunning photograph of a purple sky at the Holiday Inn in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Have you taken a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it …

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A New Adults-Only Resort in Cuba

 Cuba’s Memories Hoguin Beach Resort has reopened as an exclusively adults-only property, parent company Sunwing announced this week.  The new Memories Holguin, which caters exclusively to guests over 16, recently renovated several of its dining venues.  The property also has …

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A “New” Cancun Rises in the Mexican Caribbean

 It’s not Isla Mujeres. Nor Playa del Carmen. The hottest destination on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is Playa Mujeres — a.k.a. Costa Mujeres — a booming new resort area about a half-hour north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone and 45 minutes from …

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 Turks and Caicos-based regional airline interCaribbean Airways is adding another new intra-Caribbean route, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Jan. 15, 2020, interCaribbean will launch new service between Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  …

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 Royal Caribbean has unveiled its newest cruises for the 2021-2022 Caribbean cruise season, the company announced.  Two of the line’s massive ships, Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, will be sailing across the Eastern and Western Caribbean …

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 You’re looking out at a frosted window or a flurry. Even going outside is a feat, making you dream about warm waters and palm trees.  Because you could be in the Caribbean right now.  And there are few times of …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has continued its region-wide water park push.  The company has opened a new “Splash Water World” park in Costa Rica.  The large-scale aquatic center will be accessible for guests at both the Riu Guanacaste or the …

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 Another new resort is coming to the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana.  It’s called Serenade Punta Cana, and the 625-room, all-inclusive beach resort will be set in Cabeza de Toro in greater Punta Cana.  The property, which is …

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 In a major step in Abaco’s tourism recovery, the first two resorts have reopened in Great Abaco in The Bahamas, the first to do so since Hurricane Dorian.  That includes the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, one of the leading …

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 The Live Aqua Urban Resort in Mexico’s popular city of San Miguel de Allende has joined Preferred Hotels.  The hotel has become part of Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Legend Collection, what the company calls the “ultimate portfolio of exceptional properties …

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 In a significant step for Grand Bahama’s recovery, the island’s airport has received its first international flights since Hurricane Dorian.  The first U.S. flight to Grand Bahama since Hurricane Dorian arrived from Bristol, Tenn. on Nov. 27.  The Boeing 737 …

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 Royal Caribbean has returned its Oasis of the Seas cruise ship to Miami following a massive $165 million transformation project.  The 63-day upgrade project added new features including the cruise line’s first-ever barbecue joint, Portside BBQ, along with a new …

vista cabo san lucas spa

 There’s a new spa resort in the heart of Cabo San Lucas’ tourist corridor.  The new Vista Encantada Spa Resort and Residences is the latest project by Mexico Grand Hotels.  The boutique all-inclusive resort has just 36 suites, all of …

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 A new Club Med all-inclusive resort has made its debut on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.  It’s called Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, and its the first of the company’s luxe Exclusive Collection to open in the Americas.  …

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 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has completed a major expansion to its Now Onyx all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.  The hotel has added 320 new rooms to its beachfront property in the Uvero Alto area of greater Punta Cana, calling the …

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 Jamaica is getting a wave of new airlift for the upcoming winter tourist season, officials told Caribbean Journal.  The destination has secured almost 80,000 new air seats for the period, in order to meet what officials called “increased demand from …

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 The Shore Club Turks and Caicos resort has named a new general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 106-room luxury resort on Providenciales’ Long Bay Beach has tapped Paul Telford to the role.  Telford, a native of Bermuda, had most …

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 It’s been a banner year so far for tourism in the Cayman Islands, and the numbers continue to climb for what is one of the hottest destinations in the wider Caribbean.  The tri-island destination has seen 386,290 stayover visitors through …