Month: January 2022

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Top Miami Eatery Expands to Aruba

 Xixon, one of the most renowned Spanish restaurants in Miami, has expanded to the Caribbean.  The restaurant has officially opened its doors at Paseo Herencia in Aruba, adding a vibrant new tapas eatery to the Dutch Caribbean island.  Xixon’s menu …

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Princess Cruises Has a New Ship

 Princess Cruises has taken delivery of its newest ship, the highly-anticipated Discovery Princess.  The ship was delivered in a ceremony this week at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Italy.  It’s the 15th MedallionClass ship for Princess, with capacity for 3,660 guests.  …

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US Virgin Islands Tourism Is Sizzling

 It’s been one of the greatest tourism success stories of the pandemic — and tourism continues to sizzle in the United States Virgin Islands.  Last year was a banner year for travel in the territory, according to new data released by …

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port of spain british airways

 British Airways has resumed service between Saint Lucia and Port of Spain, Trinidad.  The extension of the carrier’s flights to Saint Lucia operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  This summer, the carrier will operate service five times per week.  …

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 Riu is set to open a pair of new resorts on the Caribbean coast of Mexico this year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That will include the new Riu Latino in Costa Mujeres and the Riu Palace Kukulcan in Cancun.  Both …

aruba best western curacao

 Best Western is in the midst of a major expansion in the Caribbean, and now it’s added two more hotels in the region.   The company has debuted a pair of Best Western Signature Collection hotels in Aruba and Curacao, …

st martin caribbean photo

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Theresa Costanza, who sent in this lovely shot of Friar’s Bay Beach in St Martin.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

curried vegetables caribbean

 Living a plant-based lifestyle eventually gets your fridge overloaded from time to time with random fruits, vegetables, condiments and the occasional exotic ingredient. By the time I get back to them from when they were hastily shoved in the fridge …

caribbean nassau rooftop bar

 It’s five o’clock on the edge of Nassau Harbour; the cruise ships have begun pulling out to sea, a must-watch maritime performance.   And here, high above the water, are the best seats in the house.  This is the Graycliff …

royal caribbean cruise

 Royal Caribbean has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship: Wonder of the Seas.  The new ship is making its debut after three years of construction, with plans to kick off sailings in Fort Lauderdale on March 4.  Wonder of …

grenada sailing week

 One of the Caribbean’s most celebrated sailing events is back for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. The Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week is set for this weekend with a new program by the Petite Calivigny …

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bahamas all-inclusive sandals

 Sandals Resorts International has officially relaunched its Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort on Nassau’s Cable Beach.  The 404-room property, set on a 15-acre site, has reopened following a dramatic $55 million renovation.  “The new Sandals Royal Bahamian encompasses a new era …

puerto rico hyatt resort

 The Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is getting bigger, Caribbean Journal has learned.  This year, the Rio Grande-area resort will add another 93 rooms, according to a statement from Hyatt Hotels.  The property first opened its doors in 2019 …

all-inclusive cuba starfish

 Blue Diamond has opened the Starfish Cayo Guillermo resort in Cuba, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 296-room all-inclusive resort is the 21st hotel for the company in Cuba.  “We are excited to welcome Starfish Cayo Guillermo to the Blue Diamond …

conch

 The clack of dominoes; the knock of stringed shells; the cut of fresh Queen Conch.  There’s a percussive ritual to Potters Cay, the historic fishing dock under the Paradise Island Bridge that just so happens to be the crossroads of …

abaco atlanta flights delta

 Delta Air Lines is relaunching its nonstop route from Atlanta to Abaco in The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The flights will run into Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco.  The route, which restarts June 6, 2022, …

caribbean airlines trinidad

 Caribbean Airlines has introduced the newest member of its fleet, a Boeing 737-8 aircraft.  The plane has already begun operating the route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport.  “The entry into commercial service …