Month: August 2020

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St Thomas’ Sugar Bay Resort Remains on the Market

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The Dominican Republic Has a New “Tourism Recovery” Plan

 New Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader Corona has announced the formation of a “tourism recovery plan” for the Caribbean’s most popular travel destination.  Abinader himself will be leading the plan, which aims to protect the “health, welfare and safety of …

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Marriott’s Elegant Hotels to Reopen Caribbean Properties in October

 Marriott’s Elegant Hotels collection will be reopening its Caribbean resorts in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The collection of boutique resorts in Barbados and Saint Lucia, which Marriott acquired last year, will relaunch Oct. 1.  That will include Barbados’ Colony …

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 Air Transat is ramping up its flights to the Caribbean beginning in November, the company said.  Beginning Nov. 1, the Canadian vacation company will be adding flights to more than 40 destinations from cities including Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto.  …

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 Caribbean destinations are showing resilience amid the challenges of COVID-19, led by the tourism hub of Punta Cana, according to a new report from Expedia Group.  Searches for Caribbean destinations on Expedia Group sites had a positive increase last month, …

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 One of Saint Lucia’s most beloved hotels is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The family-owned Fond Doux Plantation in Soufriere has received its COVID-19 certification, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association confirmed this week.  The Green Globe-certified boutique …

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 The luxe Tiamo resort on Andros Island in The Bahamas is reopening in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The South Andros resort will be reopening on Nov. 1, the property confirmed in a statement.  Tiamo made news this summer with …

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 Dominica’s top large luxury resort, the Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica, has reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The relaunch of the island’s newest and biggest hotel comes after Dominica reopened its borders for international tourism earlier this month.  The …

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 Costa Rica will be reopening its borders on Sept. 1 to American travelers — but only those who are residents in a handful of states.  That includes travelers with proof of residence in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine …

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 Saint Lucia’s Bay Gardens Resorts hotel collection keeps getting greener.  Bay Gardens, Saint Lucia’s largest locally-owned and operated resort group, has again received Green Globe Gold certification, awarded to members who have been certified for five years in a row.  …

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 Goldeneye, the Jamaica hotel set at the estate where author Ian Fleming created James Bond, has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Chris Blackwell’s legendary Island Outpost retreat began its post-shutdown life on Aug. 21, a spokesperson for the property …

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 Legendary reggae band The Wailers has released their first new album in more than 25 years.  The new Sony Music Latin album, One World, has 14 songs, including the single “One World, One Prayer” produced by Emilio Estefan.  Also featured …

st barth christopher reopening

 St Barth’s The Christopher hotel will be reopening in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property will officially relaunch on Nov. 23, a spokesperson for the property confirmed to Caribbean Journal.  The hotel will be reopening with three new four-bedroom …

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 The Dominican Republic has more hotels currently open to international visitors than any other Caribbean destination, and there are more to come if all continues to go well with the country’s COVID-19 reopening. The Dominican Republic initially reopened to tourism …

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 LVMH’s Belmond brand will be reopening two of its Caribbean resorts in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes the Belmond Cap Juluca resort in Anguilla, which will reopen Nov. 1, and the Belmond La Samanna in St Martin, which …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steven Saldivar, who sent in this spectacular shot of Harrismith Beach (also known as Bottom Bay) in Barbados.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …