Elite Island Resorts to Require Proof of Vaccination for Guests 12 and Over

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One of the Caribbean’s leading resort companies has announced a significant update to its travel rules: all guests over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of Covid vaccination upon arrival.  Elite Island Resorts has a broad […]


Seabourn Ovation to Operate Caribbean Cruises From Miami

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Luxury cruise line Seabourn is set to homeport its Seabourn Ovation cruise ship out of Miami.  Beginning in November, the ship will operate a series of Caribbean itineraries through April 2022.  That will include stops in Caribbean destinations including San […]


Holland America Line Planning Caribbean Return

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Holland America is planning to return to the Caribbean this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Oct. 23, the cruise line will kick off a Caribbean season out of Fort Lauderdale with its first sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam.  That will […]


Riu Completes Reopening of Caribbean Resorts

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Riu Hotels and Resorts has now completed the reopening of all of its properties in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region. Luis Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels and Resorts, confirmed the move, with the relaunch of a total of four hotels in […]

Dreams Reopens Panama All-Inclusive Resort

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AMResorts’ Dreams brand has reopened its Panama resort, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Dreams Playa Bonita Panama is once again open and accepting guests, following more than a year of closure amid the pandemic.  The resort is Apple Leisure Group’s […]

Dreams to Reopen Panama All-Inclusive in May

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AMResorts’ Dreams Playa Bonita Panama all-inclusive resort has pushed back its reopening to May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort on Panama’s Pacific coast, the only AMResorts property in the country, will be welcoming back guests on May 15, 2021, […]


Marriott Opens Residence Inn in Panama

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Marriott has debuted its first-ever Residence Inn hotel in Panama City, Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The hotel has 144 suites set across 12 floors in the Punta Pacitica area of the capital.  The property has a lobby bar, daily […]

Hyatt Is Opening a New Hotel in San Miguel de Allende

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Hyatt is planning to open a new hotel in the popular town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will debuting a new resort in the city part of its Unbound Collection by Hyatt.  The […]

Pandemic Leading to Second-Home Surge in Dominican Republic

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By Joe Pike, Special Contributor The second-home market in the Dominican Republic is booming right now, in large part due to a desire from buyers to escape the pandemic — and future crises, according to Abelardo Melgen Acra, president and […]


The Cool List: The 10 Coolest Caribbean Hotels for 2021

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Now in its ninth year, CJ’s Cool List has always sought to inspire different kinds of getaways — to hotels with personality, with purpose. And the latest edition is a journey through a diverse portfolio of places to stay, from mountain […]

Dreams All-Inclusive Planning March Relaunch in Panama

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The all-inclusive Dreams Playa Bonita resort in Panama will be opening at the end of the first quarter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, which is parent company AMResorts’ only hotel property in Panama, will reopen on March 10, 2021, […]

Riu Reopens Panama Resort

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RIU Hotels and Resorts has reopened its Riu Playa Blanca in Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopening of the 573-room resort, which is set in Panama’s “Arco Seco” region, means the company has now reopened all of its hotel […]


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