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Best Luxury Hotels in Jamaica

The 7 Best Luxury Stays in Jamaica

 Splurging on a trip to Jamaica? Whether you’re celebrating something special or just the seeking a rarefied retreat, the land of wood and water offers plenty of high-end hotels where you can combine luxury and languor. Here are the top …

Dominican Republic Small Hotels

Six Great Small Places to Stay in the Dominican Republic

 Mention the Dominican Republic and the first thing that usually comes to mind is mega-resorts in places like the tourism hub of Punta Cana. But think again, because there’s much more to the Dominican Republic than its most famous resort town, …

Best Beaches in Aruba

VIDEO: The Best Beaches in Aruba

 On an island blessed with as many great beaches as Aruba, it isn’t easy picking the best. That’s because this Dutch Caribbean tourism stronghold is one of the ultimate beach destinations in the Caribbean, with an emphasis on impossibly white …

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Chichi

 Curaçao’s Must-Visit Art Factory By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve ever been to Curaçao you’ve no doubt seen the colorfully painted dolls called “chichis.” The Rubenesque ceramic figurines, whose name means “big sister” in the local dialect, Papiamento, have …

 You’d never guess it. Not when you’re sipping a fresh espresso, looking out toward the turquoise Bajan sea. You’d never guess that this is an all-inclusive resort. This is something else — hip, sleek, and, yes, cool. And it’s beautiful. …

John Moore Bar

 In a rum shop, water comes in a whisky bottle. At least it does at the John Moore Bar, one of the venerable rum shops in Barbados and a legendary spot on the island. The rum shop, you see, is …

Mount Gay

 BRIDGETOWN — Barbados’ Mount Gay is among the Caribbean’s venerable rum brands (and the world’s oldest), so when the company launches a rare new expression it’s a special event. That’s the case with the new limited edition Origin Series: Volume …

 The Jamaican tourist hub of Ocho Rios is getting a major infrastructure upgrade, according to Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The town will see around $2.21 million USD in infrastructural developments, including the construction of a boardwalk from the Ocho Rios …

Lobster Alive

 A perfect beach. Classic jazz. Giant lobster. It’s hard to find a better combination of, well, anything, in the Caribbean. This is Lobster Alive, a small beach restaurant on Carlisle Bay in Barbados that is one of the island’s truly …

 The soon-to-debut Andaz Mayakoba resort in the Mexican Caribbean has named Lin Schatz as its new general manager. The Riviera Maya property is slated to open in December. “I am thrilled to lead the opening efforts here at Andaz Mayakoba …

 The Dominican Republic is reporting big growth in cruise passenger arrivals, according to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The Caribbean’s most popular stayover tourism destination reported 580,000 cruise passengers so far this year, which represents a …

Global Conference on Tourism Development

 Jamaica is set to host a major conference by the United Nations World Tourism Organization next year. The country will be the host of the first-ever UNWTO Global Conference on Tourism Development and Sustainability, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed …

District Live

 Puerto Rico has launched construction on a major new project in the Convention Center District of San Juan. The new District Live, as it’s called, is an $88.9 million project that will create the largest entertainment center in Puerto Rico. …

Virgin Gorda Sunset

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Naga Surapaneni, who sent in this superb shot of sunset from the ferry wharf in The Valley, Virgin Gorda. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

El Conquistador

 It’s perhaps the signature resort in Puerto Rico: El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort set on the far eastern corner of the island. But this sprawling hotel, home to a large marina and two resort components (not to mention its …

 Dutch Caribbean-based carrier InselAir has unveiled a new flight schedule to Haiti for the winter tourist season. The company will be offering nonstop flights between Miami and Port-au-Prince four times per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flights …

Rummelier

 Zemi Beach’s rum master By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s no liquor more synonymous with the Caribbean than rum, so to visit without tasting the tropical tipple would be impolite. And while we absolutely encourage enthusiastic quaffing of plastic cups …

Pioneer Bakery

 The best (and only) bakery on the island By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Everyone me told I couldn’t leave Cayman Brac without a souvenir of the island’s famously delicious “Brac Bread.” So on the way to the airport I stopped …