Month: August 2020

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CJI Conversation: Tom Hicks on Caribbean Landscape Architecture

 It’s at the core of any hotel design, and something that’s even more essential in a destination like the Caribbean: landscape architecture. And for years, Tom Hicks has been at the forefront of the industry, most recently with his work …

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The Bequia Beach Resort Is Building a New Villa Component

 A new villa resort is coming to the island of Bequia in The Grenadines, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The multi-stage residential resort development, called Friendship Bay Estate, will make its initial debut Nov. 1.  The homes, which will overlook …

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Planet Hollywood Is Opening Its New Cancun Resort in December

 Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts is opening its first-ever Caribbean resort in Cancun this December, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The brand will be making its debut in Cancun’s Costa Mujeres neighborhood on Dec. 15, 2020, a spokesperson for the property …

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aruba bucuti renovations

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has completed a series of renovations to the property, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The adults-only Eagle Beach resort has completed upgrades to its pool, SandBar beach bar and Elements restaurant.  They include a redesigned …

turks and caicos sailrock expanding

 Turks and Caicos’ Sailrock Resort is expanding with another new villa, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The South Caicos resort is adding a new three-bedroom oceanfront canal villa to its collection.  The 4,282-square-foot villa has three bedrooms, an open great room …

caribbean boutique hotel testing

 Secret Bay, Dominica’s flagship boutique hotel, is officially reopening this week.  The reopening of the signature property, which recently joined Relais & Chateaux, comes as it’s also in the midst of an expansion project that will see the addition of …

air canada grenada

 Air Canada is making its return to Grenada next week.  The carrier will resume scheduled flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport on Aug. 10, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority.  Grenada launched a phased reopening on July 15 that …

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 St Maarten-based regional Caribbean carrier Winair is relaunching its service to Dominica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Beginning Aug. 8, Winair will be operating two routes to Dominica: flights on Thursdays and Saturdays between Antigua and Dominica, and flights on Mondays …

st thomas united airlines

 United Airlines is launching its newest Caribbean route next month, new scheduled service from Newark to St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.  United will be operating the route four times each week, with roundtrip service on Sundays, Thursdays, …

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 The island of Bermuda has launched a new program that allows travelers to come to work remotely from Bermuda for a year.  The “Bermuda Certificate” program, which involves a $263 application fee per person, also includes the flexibility to travel …

saint lucia port of entry

 The Marigot Bay Marina in Saint Lucia is open again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island’s leading marina, which is an official port of entry to Saint Lucia, recently reopened following three months of closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The …

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 Even in the midst of a pandemic, villa sales in the second quarter in the Turks and Caicos Islands actually eclipsed the numbers from the same period in 2019.  A strong part of that, Regency Christie’s International Real Estate senior …

barbados intercaribbean airways

 Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways has launched its flight operations out of Barbados.  The carrier is kicking off flight service this week rom Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport to Grenada, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica.  “Barbados …

st maarten american travelers

 On Aug. 1 St Maarten officially reopened its borders to travelers from the United States, following a July relaunch to Canadian and European tourists and private aviation.  It should be noted that only St Maarten, the Dutch side of the …

belize blancaneaux lodge

 Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize is planning to reopen in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The celebrated eco-lodge will be reopening its doors on Nov. 1, the property confirmed.  “Blancaneaux Lodge has always been remote, secluded and sustainable …

us virgin islands tourism closed

 The US Virgin Islands has resumed business operations following the passage of Tropical Storm Isaias.  While the storm brought heavy rainfall to the area, it had “little to no impact to the territory’s tourism infrastructure,” according to the US Virgin …

cancun jamaica adults-only resorts

 All-inclusive resorts remain a favorite of Caribbean travelers, and maybe even more so in the current age of travel: once you arrive safely at your resort you can just stay put, with all meals, entertainment and activities provided on-site — a …

punta cana hyatt

 Hyatt has reopened its pair of all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and adults-only Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana have both reopened in Punta Cana’s exclusive …