Month: December 2019


The Caribbean Travel Awards 2020

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It’s been a stellar year for Caribbean travel. Stayover tourist arrivals are booming almost universally across the region. It seems like a new hotel opens up every week (and if you read Caribbean Journal, you realize it’s even more often […]


Caribbean Hotel Rates Climb Back Up — Slightly

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After a September that produced the year’s first decline in average daily rate (ADR), Caribbean hoteliers pushed room-rate comparisons back into positive territory during October 2019.  In comparison with last October, ADR rose 0.4 percent even as occupancy fell 5.2 […]


At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Look at the Ancient Caribbean

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A special exhibition highlighting the artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning December 16. Showcasing more than 40 works drawn primarily from The Met collection and augmented by select loans […]


Hilton Continues Caribbean Expansion With First Resort in Anguilla

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Hilton has officially opened its first-ever resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.  Hilton’s LXR Hotels and Resorts collection has launched at the Zemi Beach House in Anguilla.  It’s Hilton’s first Anguilla property and the first-ever LXR Hotels and Resorts-branded […]

New Boutique Hotel Breaks Ground in Turks and Caicos

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A new boutique hotel has broken ground on Long Bay in Turks and Caicos. It’s the latest project by Beach Enclave Turks and Caicos, which has an ever-expanding portfolio of luxury residential hotels in the destination.  The new hotel is […]

Nigel Spence: A Holiday Brussel Sprouts Recipe


With the holidays upon us once again my thoughts always turn to new and improved recipes for the many dinners to be hosted during the season. Lately I have been on a mission to update side dishes that usually don’t […]


There’s a Hot New Cocktail Bar in The Bahamas

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There’s a new craft cocktail bar in the heart of The Bahamas’ most popular destination.  It’s called Bon Vivants Cafe and Bar, and the new bar is set in Nassau’s Sandyport neighborhood.  The bar, with a decor featuring oversized rattan […]

Cancun Air Traffic Showing Improvement

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Cancun International Airport had another solid month in November, the latest data from parent company ASUR show.  After what was a sluggish year for most of 2019, the airport has picked up steam in recent months.  Indeed, traffic in Cancun […]

St Barth to Host 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards


The Caribbean’s leading celebration of rum is returning to St Barth next year for another week-long festival featuring the best of Caribbean rum and rhum agricole. The Caribbean Rum Awards, a partnership of Caribbean Journal and the Saint Barth Rum […]


In St Barth, a Heavenly Villa in the Hills

And as you peer out at the green hills, at the sweeping blues and the cliffs beneath, you begin to understand.  This four-bedroom Anse des Cayes villa is as much a destination as it is villa, a kind of mini-hotel […]

Bahamas Tourism Testing Preclearance in Florida

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In what would be a major boost for those flying to the The Bahamas, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said it was testing preclearance of flights in Florida.  That would mean that travelers could go through immigration and customs in […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Evening in Aruba

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ronda King, who sent in this lovely shot of the sea in the early evening in Oranjestad, Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com […]


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