Month: July 2023

CJ Invest

New Owner for Top St Barth Luxury Hotel 

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One of the Caribbean’s top luxury hotels has a new owner, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  An affiliate of KSL Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Sereno Hotels, whose portfolio includes the celebrated Le Sereno resort on the […]


In St Kitts’ Oldest Town, an Exciting New Caribbean Rum 

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They made rum here for more than two centuries, when Old Road was new.   The town of Old Road on St Kitts’ western coast is where the island then called Liamuiga first became part of the New World — […]


The Hilton Los Cabos Has a New General Manager 

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The Hilton Los Abos resort has named a new general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The beachfront resort has tapped Raul Aguilera as its new top executive. In the role, Aguilera will oversee all aspects of operations, including guest services, […]


Cancun Has a New Visitor Tax 

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Cancun has been one of the hottest travel destinations in the hemisphere since the pandemic, and now the Mexican Caribbean tourism capital is making a major change for visitors.  Effective this month, Cancun is now charging all visitors an $18.80 […]

Business-Class Airline La Compagnie Is Coming to the Caribbean 

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La Compagnie, which operates 100 percent business-class flights from New York to France and Italy, is planning what amounts to a test-run in the Caribbean.  The company has partnered with travel agency E. Clarke Travel to launch a new Caribbean […]

Why Michael Bublé Is Coming to the Dominican Republic 


Superstar singer Michael Bublé is coming to the Caribbean for a high-profile concert in the Dominican Republic this fall.  Bublé will be hosting his first-ever performance in the Dominican Republic as part of his Higher Tour 2023, which will include […]


The Kempinski Cancun Is Getting an Upgrade 

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The Kempinski Hotel Cancun is planning a series of upgrades to the property, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The luxury resort, which was formerly the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, is planning a renovation of its culinary center, along with a complete refurbishment of […]

Marriott’s Newest Caribbean Hotel Is in Honduras 

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Marriott’s Aloft brand has opened its newest hotel in the Caribbean Basin: the Aloft San Pedro Sula in Honduras.  It’s a major new brand for a Caribbean-coast country that is quietly seeing renewed tourism investment — including the highly-anticipated Kimpton Grand […]

Caribbean Airlines Makes Inaugural Flight to St Kitts 

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Caribbean Airlines has added a new destination in the region: the Eastern Caribbean island of St Kitts.  The regional carrier’s first-ever flight to St Kitts’ Robert L Bradshaw International Airport touched down this week, a major milestone for efforts to […]

Eat & Play

Grand Bahama’s Big Restaurant Festival Is Back 

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Grand Bahama’s Island Restaurant Fest is back for its second edition this year, bringing together the island’s hottest restaurants for a month of culinary exploration.  More than 10 eateries on Grand Bahama will be participating in the Grand Bahama Island […]

American Airlines Adding More Cancun Flights for Holidays 

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American Airlines is adding even more flights to the tourism hotspot of Cancun, Mexico for the holidays, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The peak holiday season will see a broad increase from Miami International Airport, where the world’s largest airline will […]

Vote for the Best Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean

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The Caribbean Journal team scours the Caribbean each year to find the best, coolest and most interesting places to stay in the region for our readers.  Now, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve relaunched one of our landmark awards celebrations, […]


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