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New Marriott All-Inclusive in Cancun Plans December Debut

 Marriott’s newest all-inclusive resort in Cancun is targeting a Dec. 20 debut, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Blue Diamond’s new Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun will open its doors Dec. 20, 2022, part of Marriott’s growing All-Inclusive by Marriott portfolio.  The 1,049-suite …

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Daniel Boulud, Marcus Samuelsson to Headline Bahamas Culinary Festival  

 A new culinary festival is coming to The Bahamas in October.  The new Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival will be hosted at the Baha Mar megaresort on Nassau’s Cable Beach.  The three-day food and culture festival will be headlined by …

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New Flights from Orlando to The Bahamas 

 Bahamasair, has relaunched a major route between Florida and The Bahamas.  The Bahamas’ national flag carrier just restarted service between Orlando International Airport and Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport.  The flights, which resumed this week, will be operating twice …

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 The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is honoring legendary film director Euzhan Palcy, a native of Martinique.  At this November’s Governor’s Awards, the filmmaker will receive an honorary award, along with Michael J. Fox and Australian director …

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  A private island listed for $55 million in The Bahamas is now under contract, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  Cave Cay, the exclusive private island in the Exuma chain of The Bahamas, has found a buyer, according to Damianos …

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  The Cayman Islands has waived testing for visitors.  “Pre-arrival Covid-19 testing is no longer required to enter the Cayman Islands,” the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism announced in a statement.  In a major change to the destination’s travel protocols, …

saint lucia sugar beach director

  Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has named a new director of sales, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 96-room resort, one of just two Viceroy-branded resorts in the wider Caribbean, has tapped Christy Connolly to the role.  Connolly …

sandals curacao resort new

  Excitement was in the air as Sandals Resorts International hosted the Grand Opening this week of Sandals Royal Curaçao; the 16th property in the Sandals portfolio and the first in the Dutch Caribbean. During a high-energy sunset gala with fireworks, …

st barth wimco villas

  WIMCO Villas, the Caribbean’s leading villa provider, is expanding its popular Special Reserve Collection Villas in St Barth.  The collection features private villas that come with the services of a private chef.  WIMCO now has a total of 30 …

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  Hotels in Curacao are starting to outperform their pre-pandemic occupancy levels, according to new data from the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association.  Last month, the island’s large hotels had occupancy of 66.4 percent, a 2.3 percent increase over the …

cancun all-inclusive resort opened

  It’s one of the best-known hotel brands in Mexico: Royal Resorts, which operates a portfolio of six family-friendly beach resorts on the Yucatan’s Caribbean coastline.  That includes the renowned Grand Residences Riviera Cancun in Puerto Morelos, a resort celebrated …

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  A new 250-room residential resort project is being planned in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The project, slated to debut in late 2024, is being designed by architectural firm Leo A Daly.  This story is part of Caribbean …

bahamas nassau brunch

  Star Chef Marcus Samuelsson has quickly won plaudits for his eponymous eatery at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau.  And now Samuelsson is making another popular addition to the Bahamian food scene: a buzzy new brunch at the beachfront …

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  Tour operator TUI has significantly ramped up its flight service to Jamaica this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has increased its flight program to the island by 10,000 seats this summer, according to Torrance Lewis, district sales …

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  Jamaica just topped 1 million visitors in 2022, an arrival pace that shows no signs of slowing down.  That’s been buoyed by what has been dramatic airlift growth for Jamaica amid the pandemic, including yet another route that launched …

bonaire tax

  Bonaire’s new entry tax for visitors will take effect on July 1.  The tax is what officials call a “streamlined” tax, meaning it will take the place of the island’s current room tax and rental car tax.  The new …

bahamas boating flings

  The Bahamas Tourist Office is set to host dozens of boaters in its popular “Boating Flings” this summer.  The caravans of boaters will head from Florida to the Out Islands of The Bahamas; that will include three Flings to …

hyatt cancun grand

  Hyatt is planning to open a new-build Grand Hyatt-branded beach resort in Cancun, Caribbean Journal Invest has learned.  The new Grand Hyatt Cancun Beach Resort is slated to open its doors in 2024, with 500 rooms, 28 of which …

 

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