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US Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic Lead Caribbean Travel Boom 

Caribbean tourism is sizzling right now, and the region is seeing double-digit growth over pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report from air ticketing analytics firm ForwardKeys.  The company says it is predicting “significant” growth in the Caribbean in the […]

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This Caribbean Resort Has a New Michelin-Star Chef

One of the Caribbean’s top luxury resorts has a new Michelin-star chef: the celebrated Le Barthelemy Hotel and Spa in St Barth.  The hotel has named Jérémy Czaplicki as the head chef of the hotel’s on-property restaurant, Amis St Barth.  […]

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12 Tiny Caribbean Luxury Resorts to Visit Right Now

World-renowned wine cellars; geothermal energy systems; private beach houses. The Caribbean’s luxury hotels continue to innovate, and that’s nowhere more true than in its boutique hotels. But for some travelers, even a boutique hotel can be a bit too much.  […]

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The Caribbean’s Top Underwater Sculpture Park Is Expanding 

The Moliniere Underwater Sculpture Park, the Jason deCaires Taylor-designed gem in the waters off the coast of Grenada, is expanding.  The park has unveiled 31 new sculptures to be added to the park, a place that has become a symbol […]

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Why the Statia Is one of the Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secrets

The building has been here for more than two centuries, stone and brick just a few hops from the edge of the sea.  Faithfully rebuilt to evoke its colonial-era structure, the property was originally made of the ballast from sailing […]

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You Can’t Visit Negril, Jamaica Without a Stop at This Bar

Rick’s Cafe in Negril, Jamaica is one of a handful of bars in the Caribbean that have become an attraction unto themselves: think Margaritaville, but with live cliff jumping (by performers and customers alike) in place of waterslides. It isn’t […]

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This Top British Virgin Islands Resort Is Going Independent 

One of the top resorts in the British Virgin Islands will once again be operating as an independent property. The BVI’s Scrub Island Resort is ending its 11-year affiliation with Marriott’s Autograph Collection.  Scrub Island was actually the first hotel […]

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The Caribbean’s Most Interesting Rum Is In Grenada 

GRENADA — Can a rum have a terroir?  It’s a question we’ve been answering in the affirmative for years, focused on the artisanal rummaking of the French West Indies, where the connection between rum and the soil of the sugarcane […]

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This Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Is Adding a New Resort 

The adults-only, adult-oriented Desire Riviera Maya resort is getting bigger, with newly-announced plans for an expansion at the Mexican Caribbean property.  Desire is adding 42 new rooms with a new resort-within-a-resort called Eden; the new wing will be opening its […]

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In Kingston, Jamaica, a New “Urban Oasis”

For decades, the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel has been the most iconic place to stay in the country’s capital of Kingston. As the city grows as a tourism destination, the Pegasus is unveiling a brand-new look, repositioning itself as a new […]

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A Must-Visit Music Festival on Cat Island in The Bahamas 

It’s the original musical art form of The Bahamas: Rake ’N Scrape, the percussive, energetic pulse of the 700-island archipelago.  The ingredients are simple: an accordion, a drum and a hand saw; the sound is bold and sonorous, a lively, […]

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This Caribbean Resort Will Have Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods Golf Courses

By Alexander Britell A residential resort in the Caribbean will be the first in the world to have golf courses designed by both Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.  This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority on Caribbean […]

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Belize

Small but mighty, Belize packs everything from Mayan ruins smothered in dense jungle to idyllic Caribbean islands, each home to boutique hotels that put guests in direct touch with the country’s vast natural beauty. We’ve scoured Belize’s beaches, cays, rivers, […]

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Small Caribbean Hotel of the Week: An Essential Puerto Rico Stay 

While Puerto Rico has been seeing dynamic tourism growth since the pandemic, that wasn’t the case a decade ago. That was when hospitality stars Loisse Herger and Fernando Davila took a chance and opened an innovative new boutique hotel in […]

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St Thomas, USVI Has a Very Cool New Hotel

In case you haven’t been following, the historic downtown of Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas is in the midst of a renaissance.  There is a new energy here, new life in these centuries-old streets and a dramatic waterfront transformation project undertaken […]

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Rum Journal: From the Dominican Republic, a Rum for Jose Marti

If you’re a fan of rum from the Dominican Republic, you know Oliver & Oliver.  The family-owned boutique rummaker produces a diverse range of Dominican brands: you might be familiar with rums like Opthimus or Rum Punta Cana — these are […]

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New Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Pushes Back Opening to May 

The highly-anticipated new Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres has pushed back its opening to May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Hyatt’s next Inclusive Collection resort will now be opening its doors on May 26, 2023.  The property had originally announced an opening […]

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A New Way of Building in the Caribbean

By Guy Britton From the Dominican Republic to Florida, BioLime has been reinventing the way people build in the Caribbean, centered around the company’s unique architectural finishes made of limestone. To learn more about the company, Caribbean Journal caught up […]

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LVMH Is Reopening This Top Caribbean Resort

LVMH’s Belmond brand is reopening its Riviera Maya luxury resort this spring following a dramatic makeover. The new-look Maroma, a Belmond Hotel will reopen its doors on May 25, 2023, Caribbean Journal has learned. Designer Tara Bernerd and her team […]

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In Bonaire, an Unforgettable Caribbean Summer Festival 

Maybe you’ve been to a rum festival. Maybe you’re just beginning a journey into the world of premium rum. Or maybe you’re just looking for a new kind of beach vacation.  Either way, Bonaire Rum Week should be on your […]

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Why You Should Visit St Croix, USVI Right Now 

The United States Virgin Islands has been one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean since the pandemic — leading the region in tourism growth in the last three years.  And while tourism continues to surge, it’s getting even easier […]

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From Jamaica to St Thomas, Following the Trail of Caribbean Pirates

With all proper deference to Capt. Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, there’s a far richer (and bloodier) vein of real pirate history and lore running through the islands of the Caribbean. And while some of it […]

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New-Look Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba 

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba has completed an upgrade to all 320 of its rooms and suites, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The luxury resort on Palm Beach has completed a “reimagination” of its rooms, suites and corridors, with what the property is […]


Small Caribbean Hotel of the Week: A Bucket-List Bahamas Retreat 

If you’ve been to the waters of Exuma in The Bahamas, you know it’s about as close you can get to heaven on earth.  There’s something otherworldly about the color of the water, a hue that’s been called everything from […]

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An Under-the-Radar Resort in Saint Lucia Gets a New Look

It’s never been at the top of the trendiest places to stay in Saint Lucia. But Saint Lucia’s venerable Windjammer Landing resort has just completed a major upgrade, one that could turn an under-the-radar Saint Lucia property into a new […]

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This Is The Best Rum Punch in the Caribbean 

It comes in an unassuming plastic cup, small or large, depending on your appetite for risk.  If you’re lucky, it will be delivered by the man himself: Sunshine, the proprietor of the Nevisian beach bar that bears his name.  He […]

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Riu Has a New Adults-Only Palace Resort in Cancun  

Cancun continues to buzz as the destination reports record-breaking tourism numbers, a wave of visitors to accompany the Mexican Caribbean’s seemingly endless hotel pipeline. And now the area has another new resort: Spanish hotel giant Riu Hotels and Resorts has […]

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The Bahamas Has a New Luxury Beach Resort on Cable Beach

It was one of the original tourist destinations in The Bahamas: the sugar-white sands of Cable Beach, a jet-set getaway in the 1950s and a hotspot that has lived a multitude of lives in the last century. That ranges from […]


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