Month: March 2020

sandals resorts caribbean

How Sandals Resorts Is Helping Its Team Members

 Sandals Resorts all over the Caribbean to provide care packages for its team members as the region works to fight the coronavirus epidemic.  Like many hotels all over the world, Sandals Resorts International recently announced that it would be closing …

carnival cruise line plans

Carnival, Cunard Extend Cruise Pause

 Carnival says it is extending its pause in operation through May 11, the company announced this week.  Carnival said all North America sailings will be paused until May 11, “as COVID-19 continues to impact global health and commerce.” For now, …

Turks and Caicos’ Water Cay Is on the Market

 In what is the pre-eminent private-island listing in Turks and Caicos, the British Overseas Territory’s Water Cay is on the market.  Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing on the property, which is currently marketed at $49 million.  …

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st kitts ocean terrace inn

 In the first major casualty of the Caribbean hotel industry due to the novel coronavirus, St Kitts’ Ocean Terrace Inn has announced its permanent closure, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  In a letter by Ocean Terrace Inn Chairman Earle A. …

barbuda parcel

 After its near destruction by Hurricane Irma in 2017, Barbuda is quietly making a comeback, with several projects on stream: most notably, the Barbuda Ocean Club, a massive new development by Discovery Land Company, and a long-awaited project by Robert …

marley resort caribbean

 The only hotel in the Caribbean with the Marley brand name is now for sale in Nassau, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The 17-suite Marley Resort and Spa, which was at one time the vacation home of Bob and Rita …

barbuda ocean club

 There’s a new luxury resort community project that’s quietly launched in the Caribbean: the Barbuda Ocean Club, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  Discovery Land Company, the developer and operator of some of the world’s most exclusive residential club communities and …

 You can scour the Caribbean and still not find a more spectacularly beautiful collection of beaches than the ones on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.  At every turn, there’s an exotic, brilliant coastline to choose: the windy wonders of …

jamaica hotel development

 It’s a time of great uncertainty for the global travel industry, but Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said he has “every confidence that the tourism industry will get back to full strength at some point.” Of course, it may look …

punta cana all-inclusive finest

 Excellence Resorts is planning to debut its new Finest Punta Cana resort in December.  The property has a targeted opening date of Dec. 18, 2020, according to the company’s Web site.  It will be the second property for Excellence’s all-ages …

saint lucia caribbean pitons

 If you’ve ever been to the southwestern corner of Saint Lucia, you’ve seen them. You’ve felt them.  Because the pair of volcanic spires called the Pitons emit some kind of otherworldly energy, a mystical glow, an aura.  This place, a …

caribbean coronavirus hotel

 Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Caribbean hotels showed double-digit performance declines during the weeks ending with March 14 and March 21 2020, according to preliminary weekly data from STR.   Before we get into the details of that impact, it …

bahamas atlantis closed

 The Atlantis Bahamas megaresort on Paradise Island has announced a temporary closure that will run through May 15, according to a spokesperson for the property.  The temporary closure of Atlantis Paradise Island is of course in response to the global …

aruba st croix beaches

 The sound of the surf, the smell of the salt air; the feeling when your toes hit powder-soft sand.  Beaches are more than just places, more than scenery; they’re their own states of mind, their own dimensions.  And we could …

st kitts nevis curfew

 St Kitts and Nevis has ramped up its efforts against the novel coronavirus with the imposition of a State of Emergency in the twin-island federation.  The declaration imposes a curfew for all citizens between 7PM and 5 AM every day …

caribbean photo st thomas

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Erika Schreiner, who sent in this lovely shot of the water in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

bahamas beats extended stay

 It’s just called The Sandbar, a stretch of sublime strands of ocean sand remote enough that it’s never gotten a real name.  It’s set just off the coast of Cape Eleuthera, the southwestern-most corner of the enchanting island of Eleuthera …

antigua barbuda tourism shows

 Take a brief moment out of your day to dream about the gorgeous Caribbean island of Antigua.  There are 365 beaches here, and the one at the Galley Bay resort is right near the top.  It’s set on a secluded …