Year: 2020

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The Bahamas’ National Art Gallery Is Open Again

 The National Gallery of The Bahamas, one of the Caribbean’s leading art exhibition spaces, is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  After a months-long closure, the national art museum reinstated regular opening hours this week.  In addition to the newly …

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CHTA Predicting Rapid Return of Caribbean Tourism

 The Caribbean will see a rapid return of tourism to the region, according to Pablo Torres, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  The region will see tourism come back “faster than many parts of the world,” …

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The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean – 2021

 Restaurants are about more than just food.  When we go out to eat, we aren’t doing so because we have to — we do it because we want to.  Because restaurants make our lives more interesting. They break up the …

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 A new lifestyle hotel is coming to the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and now more details have been revealed on the Preferred Hotels property.  It’s called Palacio Provincial, and the 43-room hotel will be set in an …

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 Jamaica’s tourism arrival number continue to climb, six months since the country reopened its borders for international tourism.  In fact, the country reported its highest seven-day arrival figures since the reopening for the period Dec. 22-28, with just over 21,000 …

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 The right beach, the right chair, the right drink. It may sound simple, but, like the greatest cocktails, you only need a few ingredients. In a time when travel has been significantly disrupted, this is the kind of experience we …

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 Sandals Resorts International is set to complete its Saint Lucia reopening next month, Caribbean Journal has learned. Sandals will relaunch the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort in Saint Lucia on Jan. 15, according the company. Sandals has already reopened its other …

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 Accor has launched a new “Apartments & Villas” site, one dedicated to villa rentals, apartment rental sand extended-stay hotel properties. The new site has more than 50,000 accommodations available, putting the hotel giant into an increasingly competitive market for home …

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 Delta Air Lines has launched its newest Caribbean route, with its first flights between Minneapolis-St Paul and St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new route is operating three times each week, with flights on …

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 Cape Eleuthera, the historic resort set at the southern end of the island of Eleuthera, is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, long popular with sport fishermen and adventurers, is set on a 4,500-acre compound in Eleuthera.  It’s …

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 The all-inclusive Dreams Playa Bonita resort in Panama will be opening at the end of the first quarter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, which is parent company AMResorts’ only hotel property in Panama, will reopen on March 10, 2021, …

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 Since 1954, it’s been one of the Caribbean’s iconic resorts. And now it’s back. Jamaica’s Half Moon has reopened its signature Founders Cove resort, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reopening comes after Half Moon recently relaunched its newest addition, the …

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 Popular Virgin Islands-based ferry operator Native Son has launched a new ferry service between St Thomas and St Croix.  The high-speed service will be operating two days per week, according to the company.  The trip takes around two hours, according …

bahamas abaco boat

 There’s no one on the beach at Matt Lowe’s Cay, just a row of dancing palm trees.  The water is that unmistakable cerulean that you only find in the Sea of Abaco, a shade unique in The Bahamas, a destination …

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 The new Secrets St Martin, which had just opened its doors in March before the pandemic closed the global tourism industry, is set to reopen, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive resort on St Martin’s Anse Marcel will reopen on …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Elena Novodranova, who sent in this great shot of the island’s famous Divi Divi tree on Eagle Beach in Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it …

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 Le Carbet: that little corner of Martinique’s northwestern coast near Saint Pierre, a quaint fishing village that’s turned into one of the Caribbean’s coolest beach towns.  And the place that largely kicked off Le Carbet’s renaissance was Guy Ferdinand’s Le …