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JetBlue Expanding Grenada Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue Airways is expanding its flights to the island of Grenada, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority. Beginning June 11, the New York City-based carrier will be increasing its service to daily flights from John …

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In St Barth, a Caribbean Classic Reborn

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of St Barth’s venerable hotels is making its long-awaited return for the upcoming winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf, the reimagining of St Barth’s historic Carl Gustaf hotel, is …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Saint Lucia in Purple

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Juan Bretton, who sent in this stunning shot of a purple-hued sky on the beach in Eau Piquant, Saint Lucia. Have you taken a great photo …

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punta cana new flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s tourism capital of Punta Cana is getting another new nonstop route from the United States. This time, it’s a new flight from Providence, Rhode Island’s TF Green Airport on fast-expanding low-cost carrier …

curacao renaissance

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Curacao’s most popular hotels is getting a makeover. The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, set in the heart of Willemstad, is undergoing an “extensive refresh” project. The project, which began April 1, will …

guadeloupe longeateau concerto

 By Alexander Britell In recent years, the once-mysterious world of rhum agricole has opened itself to rum lovers, with its terroir and endless sophistication charming palates around the world. Much of that, however, has been the sublime rhum agricole from …

costa rica klm

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch airline KLM is expanding its network in the Caribbean Basin this winter with the launch of new flights to Costa Rica. The airline is set to launch four weekly flights between Amsterdam and Guanacaste’s …

aruba music festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A constellation of music stars will descend upon Aruba this weekend for the 19th annual Soul Beach Music Festival. That will include John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai and other stars for the event, which …

all-inclusive dominican republic amresorts

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts is adding another all-inclusive to its Dominican Republic portfolio. The company has announced a new resort brand management deal that will bring the new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana to the shores …

caribbean sluggish month

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s hotel sector slowed down dramatically last month after a solid first quarter, according to new data from analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy was 69.8 percent in April, a 4.1 percent decline …

disney port canaveral

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Disney Cruise Line has reached a new 20-year agreement with Port Canaveral, part of a plan to expand operations and add new ships. The new deal will keep annual calls at 150 until 2023, when …

caribbean st maarten bar

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s been open just three weeks but you can already feel it. Even in the late afternoon on a Tuesday, you know a hotspot when you see it. It’s sleek, it’s instantly hip and …

royal caribbean oasis of the seas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another Royal Caribbean cruise ship is getting a makeover. This time it’s Oasis of the Seas, which is set to undergo a $165 million “amplification” project, the company said this week. The 63-day modernization project …

st kitts booming tourism

 By Dana Niland The island of St Kitts is seeing a full-fledged tourism boom, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport saw a 14.5 percent increase in tourism arrivals …

mexico hilton expansion

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton is continuing to ramp up its expansion plans in Mexico, with plans to open its 100th hotel in the country by 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned. Over the next three years, Hilton will add …

marriott caribbean luxury

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has officially launched its highly-anticipated luxury home sharing program. While the program includes more than 2,000 luxury homes and villas around the world, it also includes a presence in the Caribbean. For now, that …

carnival charleston caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line has launched its newest cruises out of the Port of Charleston. The company’s Carnival Sunshine, which recently underwent a $200 million makeover, had initially relaunched with a series of cruises …

cariibbean french hotel cover

 By Alexander Britell Fresh off the debut of the transformed Hotel Diamant Les Bains in Martinique’s buzzy beach town of Diamant, the French Caribbean island has gotten another new hotel. This time it’s the new Hotel Pelican, a beachfront boutique …