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Doing Business in the Caribbean: Lessons From Singapore

By Paul Hay Op-Ed Contributor In the “Competitiveness of Small Nations: What matters?”, Densil Williams and Beverly Morgan analyze the competitive performance of Singapore, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago under the “Global Competitiveness Report” over a period spanning 2004/5 to […]

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The Best New All-Inclusive Resort in Barbados 

There’s a nice breeze at the bar where diners are chowing on tortilla español and drinking sidecars and looking out at the lights of the south coast of Barbados.  This is Brisa, where you can enjoy some of the best […]

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The Newest Luxury All-Inclusive in Isla Mujeres Is Now Open

Tiny Isla Mujeres is a magnet for travelers looking for another side of the western Caribbean, one far from the mega resorts of Cancun and the sprawling resort complexes of the Riviera Maya. The island has always had a resort […]

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In Barbados, The Art of the Adults-Only All-Inclusive Vacation

They gather here every night just before sunset, rows of guests waiting to see if they can spot a green flash. Sunsets on the Platinum Coast of Barbados, you see, are a little different. They are an event.  Because there […]

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The Best Caribbean Resorts for Pickleball

The popularity of pickleball — a hybrid of paddleball and tennis that’s less physically demanding than either but still packs plenty of competition — has been well-documented. An estimated 36.5 million Americans played pickleball between August 2021 and August 2022, […]

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Sandals Resorts Launches New Training for Travel Advisors

Sandals Resorts’ Unique Vacations company is launching a new online training program for travel agents.  The new Sandals Training Program, which covers both Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, is aimed at “educating, empowering and growing” its family of travel advisors.  […]

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How to Move to St Croix, Explained

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI For Jill Cherubin, managing broker for Christie’s International Real Estate US Virgin Islands, the best part about her decision to live in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, was the diverse cultures and customs […]

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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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Antigua and Barbuda Is the Caribbean’s Hottest Wellness Destination

Antigua and Barbuda tourism is sizzling, and now the twin-island destination is making a renewed push into the wellness space, from plant-based eateries to wellness weeks and new spa concepts.  The wellness focus begins with the island’s Wellness Month in […]

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The 15 Best Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resorts to Visit in 2023

Punta Cana is the most popular all inclusive resort destination in the Caribbean, and it isn’t really much of a competition. What began with a handful of resorts on the sands of Bavaro Beach has turned into a small country […]

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In Falmouth, Jamaica, a Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

Resorts with superlatives in their names don’t always live up to their promises, but there really is a lot that’s excellent about the Excellence Oyster Bay, an adults-only all-inclusive resort located on a private peninsula just outside the town of […]

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Hyatt’s Newest Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort Is Open in Cozumel 

The highly-anticipated new Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort and Spa has officially opened its doors, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The newest all-inclusive resort on the beloved island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico welcomed its first guests this weekend.  Dreams Cozumel […]

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The Best Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Resorts for Under $200

All-inclusive resorts have been striving to outdo each other in offering luxury experiences, but there’s still a place to stay if you’re looking for the certainty of paying one low price for all your food, drink, and fun. The Dominican […]

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In Kingston, Jamaica, a Creativity-Fueled Tourism Renaissance 

Montego Bay. Ocho Rios. Negril. Falmouth. Most visitors to Jamaica are familiar with the island’s main tourism districts, but there is one destination that’s been glaringly absent from most Jamaican travel itineraries for the past half-century: the capital city of […]

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The 8 Best Resorts for All-Inclusive Vacations in Aruba

The story of Aruba’s all-inclusive resorts begins – but certainly doesn’t with — the Divi brand, founded on the Dutch Caribbean island in 1969 and named after Aruba’s iconic divi divi tree, helped pioneer the all-inclusive concept in Aruba. But […]

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This Popular Saint Lucia All-Inclusive Just Rebranded 

A popular adults-only all-inclusive resort in Saint Lucia has rebranded itself, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Rendezvous Saint Lucia Resort has officially rebranded as StolenTime by Rendezvous, with a focus beyond couples.  The resort is the sister property to the […]

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The Best Adults-Only Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s most popular vacation destination, Punta Cana has hundreds of resort hotels, including at least 90 all-inclusive resorts. Many are family friendly, but there are dozens of resorts — all-inclusive and not — that only allow adults as […]

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Puerto Rico’s Top Golf Resort Just Got Better

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort, the top golf resort in Puerto Rico, has unveiled a new golf leadership team for the Rio Mar Country Club —  along with a variety of new golf offerings and […]

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Grenada Just Launched a Major New Voluntourism Program 

It’s a growing industry trend: more and more travelers are looking for ways to connect more deeply to their destinations, with an eye toward making a positive impact on local communities.  And that’s precisely the thinking behind the newest initiative […]

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The Best All-Inclusive Hotels in The Bahamas 

The Bahamas doesn’t have an overwhelming number of all-inclusive hotel options, but what the archipelago nation lacks in quantity it more than makes up in variety. Basic to high-end, intimate to extravagant, the Bahamas has an all-inclusive to match almost […]

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Caribbean Tourism Positive About “Continued Rebound”

The Caribbean Tourism Organization says it is positive about the “continued rebound of the tourism industry” in the region, even in the face of the onset of the omicron variant.  Indeed, last year saw a nearly 60 to 70 percent […]

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Viva Wyndham Reopens Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive

Viva Wyndham Resorts has reopened its all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The company is now welcoming back guests to the Viva Wyndham Azteca resort, set in one of the most popular beach towns […]

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The 11 Best Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resorts

The all-inclusive landscape has been changing rapidly in the last few years, most recently with the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group by Hyatt. That move, which sent shockwaves throughout the industry, is part of a growing focus by major travel […]

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St Barth’s Manapany Hotel Is Open Again

The Manapany Hotel has relaunched for the season in St Barth, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The beachfront resort is one of the hottest hotels on the island, part of the mainland France-based B Signature Hotels and Resorts portfolio. “We are […]

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St Barth’s Le Toiny to Reopen in October

St Barth’s Le Toiny hotel is reopening for the season on Oct. 15, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 22-suite property is set on Toiny Beach, the island’s most popular surfing beach.  It’s reopening with a new interior look, thanks to […]

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Jamaica’s Jimmy Cliff Has a New Single

Jamaica native and global music legend Jimmy Cliff has released his first new music in four years.  It’s called “Human Touch,” and it’s a new single and video aimed at promoting “human interaction” amid the realities of the pandemic.  “As […]

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The Club Med Resorts of the Caribbean, Explained

Club Med helped pioneer the concept of all-inclusive vacations in the 1960s and 1970s, and people of a certain age doubtless remember the hotel chain’s jingle from the time: “The Club Med vacation/The antidote for civilization.” Originally a no-frills concept […]

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How to Take an All-Inclusive Golf Getaway to Aruba

Golf may not be the first thing you think of when you consider Aruba — but one of the island’s most popular resorts has launched a new program precisely for lovers of the links.  The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusives […]

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