Caribbean

The Sands at Grace Bay Completes Major Renovation Project

 Turks and Caicos’ The Sands at Grace Bay resort has completed a $4.5 million upgrade project. The extensive resort refresh includes the updating of guest rooms and enhancements to the resort’s common areas as well as updates to the property’s …

Interval, Oyster Bay Extend Agreement

 Vacation services giant Interval International has extended its longstanding agreement with St. Maarten’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Under the terms of the exclusive, multi-year agreement, Interval will keep providing membership and vacation exchange services for the resort’s vacation ownership base. …

A Must-Visit Caribbean Seafood Festival

 It’s a seafood-loving foodie’s dream. And it’s right in the heart of the Caribbean. This year will be the 10th edition of the annual Festival Del Mar seafood festival in Anguilla, highlighting a range of local delicacies from crayfish to …

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Dominican Republic Vacation

 It’s not a surprise that the Dominican Republic says it “has it all.” Because the diverse Caribbean nation has something for everyone, whether you want to gorge on gourmet delicacies, scale waterfalls or discover its pre- and post-colonial history; take …

 Barbados is famous not only for its flavorful local cuisine (fish cutter, anyone?), east-coast surf culture, and as the birthplace of rum; it also boasts some of the finest hotels in the region with an emphasis on elegance, grace and …

 Puerto Plata. La Romana. Punta Cana. Bahia de las Aguilas? The Dominican Republic has its sights set on a new destination, looking to develop a new tourism pole in the area of Bahia de las Aguilas on the country’s southwestern …

Bermuda Hotels

 Just about 90 minutes flying time from most east-coast U.S. cities, Bermuda should definitely be on your short list of close-to-home beach getaways. While it’s not actually in the Caribbean, we embrace the Atlantic archipelago as one of the family …

 The island of Jamaica has set out on an ambitious green energy plan in the last few years, and it seems things are ahead of schedule. Jamaica had planned to achieve 30 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources …

 Hilton has expanded its Curio — A Collection by Hilton brand to the island of Puerto Rico. The brand, which “caters to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences,” has been added to the El San Juan Hotel in …

 Curaçao had a tough year for tourism in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Dutch Caribbean island reported a total of 441,226 stayover visitors in 2016, a decline of 5.8 percent from 2015. The …

St Lucia Overwater Bungalows

 Sandals is expanding its already-popular overwater bungalows in the Caribbean. The company, which debuted its first overwater villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this year, as announced nine new “over the water honeymoon butler bungalows” set to open at its Sandals …

 You can stay like a swimsuit model at Curacao’s Avila Hotel, where the “glamazons” featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue (on newsstands now) stayed while on location for the magazine. Avila is one of the best places to stay on …

Villa Marie in St. Barth.

 There’s a major new luxury hotel on tiny St. Barth: Villa Marie. The self styled “tropical chic” five-star property is the brainchild of the Sibuet family, whose Maisons and Hotels Sibuet label is on a host of hotels in the …

 Popular New York City eater Root & Bone has debuted a pop-up restaurant in Puerto Rico. The foodie haven has debuted a new outpost at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort, where it will be serving its rural American-inspired …

Seven Mile Water

 There’s a reason CJ readers chose this as the best beach in the Caribbean. Indeed, Seven Mile Beach is a sparkling, spectacular stretch of sand (even though it’s not quite 7 miles long), with calm waves and impossibly clear water. …

 Dominica isn’t the easiest of Caribbean destinations to get to (most travelers will have to connect through Antigua, Barbados, Puerto Rico or St. Maarten) but the 289-square-mile island rewards travelers who make the effort with primordial beauty and stunning natural …

 Construction has begun in earnest at the highly-anticipated Levera Beach Resort project in Grenada, following a ground-breaking ceremony last month. The resort is reporting that building work is “well underway,” with the first one-bedroom unit already 40 percent complete, according …

Flamands

 It’s home to one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean: the Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France, the only LVMH hotel in the Caribbean. But Flamands Beach is equally magnificent, a stretch of white sand beach and …