Caribbean

Grenada Is Expecting a Cruise Surge

 Grenada is expecting a major surge in cruise passenger arrivals over the next two years, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority. The GTA recently attended the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Fort Lauderdale, with a delegation led by Tourism Minister …

$110 Million Excellence Oyster Bay Breaks Ground in Jamaica

 A major new resort project has broken ground in Jamaica. All-inclusive brand Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts has broken ground on the Excellence Oyster Bay adults-only resort. The $110 million project is slated to debut in the first half …

Aruba’s New Gelato Spot

 It’s the coolest new spot in Aruba — literally. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has announced the debut of Gelato & Co Cremeria Italiana, a gelateria that is the fifth location to open at a Marriott resort in the …

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 Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, has announced the launch of “#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song,” a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi’s love his country and the sounds of its …

WestJet Belize

 By GERARD BEST CJ Contributor BELIZE CITY, Belize—In response to a growing incidence of cyber-threats, Belize will host its first national cyber security symposium from April 24 to 27. “We have observed a disturbing rise in threats to critical network …

All the best beaches in Jamaica.

 Many of the best beaches in Jamaica are either totally hidden or private, tucked away for a special few. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find some of the island’s best beaches for yourself,  too. Because while Jamaica is known …

islands to live on

 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 …

 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. …

St Maarten Anguilla Ferry

 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 …

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 …