Caribbean

Mount Gay

Rum Journal: A Pair of Special New Rums from Barbados

 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 …

Jamaica to Upgrade Ocho Rios Tourism Infrastructure

 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

Lobster and Jazz in Barbados

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

Frangipani

 Views don’t get much better than this one at the Frangipani Beach Resort in Anguilla, a 19-room luxe boutique that’s one of the island’s top hotels. It’s a one-bedroom suite with superb ocean vistas of Meads Bay from a spacious …

Koraal

 One of the southern Caribbean’s top nightlife destinations has another great offering: Koraal. The island’s newest hotspot is a rooftop bar with an infinity pool that’s quickly become a must-visit for craft cocktails, tapas and people-watching. The bar, which is …

Belize Tourism Booming

 Tourism in Belize continues to boom, according to the destination’s latest arrival data. For the first nine months of 2016, Belize reported 293,622 stayover arrivals, a 16.4 percent increase over the same period in 2015 — making it one of the …

Marriott Port-au-Prince GM

 The Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti has named a new general manager, the property announced Wednesday. The hotel has appointed Ellen Wouters to the role, in which she will hold ultimate responsibility for the full scope of hotel operations and financial …

Disaster Aid

 It’s time for a new way to think about aid By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor When disaster strikes all masks come off. Every little problem gets magnified 10 fold. This is exactly the situation in Haiti post-Hurricane Matthew. Immediately after the …

Seeing Clearly

 The joy of St. Barth is that, while it’s a tiny island, it’s full of tucked away spots, secluded beaches and romantic vistas. Just take a quick morning trip and you’ll have the sand all to yourself, like here at …