The first-ever SLS hotel in Cancun is planning an “early 2021” debut, according to sbe Hotels.  The boutique SLS Cancun will launch in Mexico’s Puerto Cancun development, with a total of 45 suites, a private beach club, a signature SLS …

 The Coral Sands beach resort has officially reopened on Harbour Island in The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 38-unit boutique hotel has a mix of rooms, suites and cottages perched above the island’s renowned Pink Sand Beach.  The Bahamas …

 St. Croix stands out with its well-preserved historic buildings — notably Fort Christiansvaern, a Danish fortress dating from 1749 — two distinctive cities (Christiansted and Frederiksted), excellent culinary scene, and natural wonders that include Buck Island National Monument for desert-island …

 The recently-expanded Boardwalk Boutique Hotel in Aruba has launched a rather clever new amenity: a floating breakfast. For guests staying the property’s Plunge Pool Casita, the hotel will deliver a special floating breakfast package with fresh juices, tropical fruit, pastries, …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Bergen, who sent in this marvelous shot of sunset on Simpson Bay in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

 Amid the new realities of travel, demand has only grown for villa vacations — with travelers placing a premium on seclusion and independence. And next week’s reopening of the British Virgin Islands for tourism will shine a renewed spotlight on …

 One of the Caribbean’s top adventure hotels has officially returned, Caribbean Journal can confirm. The Bahamas’ Bimini Big Game Club, long one of the region’s top destinations for sport fishing and diving, officially reopened its doors last week on the …

 Southwest Airlines is relaunching more flights to Mexico in March, Caribbean Journal has learned. On March 11, 2021, the carrier will be reinstating service from Orange County-Santa Ana to both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of …

 JetBlue has launched its newest service to the Caribbean with a new route from Newark to St Maarten, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new route, which kicked off this week, is operating weekly on Saturdays. “We are very happy to …

 Caribbean Airlines has continued its 2020 expansion with a new weekly route between Guyana and Cuba. The weekly flights between Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport will operate on Saturdays.  The service, which began this …

 Jamaica’s legendary Reggae Sunsplash festival has returned after a 14-year hiatus with a virtual event this year.  This year’s reggae celebration will run Nov. 27-28, with one-of-a-kind access to live performances and artist interviews.  The festival first debuted in 1978 …

 Marriott Vacation Club is opening its first ever resort in Costa Rica. Beginning in January 2021, Marriott will debut the Marriott Vacation Club at Los Sueños, a 24-villa resort set within the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort Complex, …

 Cape Eleuthera, the signature resort on the southern end of Eleuthera, is reopening in December, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property will officially relaunch for guests on Dec. 18, General Manager Chris Morris confirmed. The property has received the Bahamian …

 “A British tar is a soaring soul,As free as a mountain bird,His energetic fist should be ready to resistA dictatorial word.His nose should pant,and his lip should curl,His cheeks should flameand his brow should furl,His bosom should heave,and his heart should glow,And his fist be ever ready for a knock-down blow!” “A British Tar,” HMS …

 Marriott Internationals’ Elegant Hotels has reopened another three resorts in Barbados, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Elegant Hotels’ Colony Club, Treasure Beach and Crystal Cove have all recently reopened their doors on the island.  Colony Club, the company’s original property in …