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Pandemic Leading to Second-Home Surge in Dominican Republic

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Marriott Opens New Vacation Club Resort in Costa Rica

 Marriott International has opened its first-ever Marriott Vacation Club resort in Costa Rica, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new resort is set at the  Los Sueños Resort and Marina, a 1,110-acre master-planned community.  It’s also the first Marriott Vacation Club …

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Adam Stewart Named Executive Chairman of Sandals

 Adam Stewart has been appointed executive chairman of Sandals Resorts International, succeeding his late father Gordon “Butch” Stewart in the role, Caribbean Journal has learned. Adam Stewart becomes just the second chairman of the company in its 40-year history.  “We …

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 Bonaire is open for tourism again, and now a number of leading airlines are relaunching their flights to the Dutch Caribbean island.  Delta Air Lines will kick things off with a resumption of flights from Atlanta to Bonaire on Feb. …

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 The newest resort in Punta Cana has launched a new on-site antigen test program, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Serenade Punta Cana Beach and Spa Resort is offering antigen tests for $50 per person to meet the CDC’s new requirement …

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 Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit has revealed an expanded testing capability amid the new CDC mandate requiring negative test results for returning U.S. travelers.  The Mexican destination says travelers can now get tested at three top local hospitals, along with local labs …

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 Above photo by Lisa Reid Photography. The Caribbean is often the place that retirees look to move, in pursuit of a slower pace of life and to escape long winters. For others, moving to a tropical island is a reward …

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 One of the leading resorts in the Mexican Caribbean has added a collection of new overwater villas.  They’re called “Over-the-water pool villas,” and they’re set on the lagoon at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba resort.  It’s part of a broader expansion …

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 The Hermitage Bay resort in Antigua has launched a new on-site testing program, the property said this week.  The launch comes amid new CDC requirements that all returning travelers to the United States present a negative result of a test …

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 It’s one of the ultimate luxuries in a Caribbean resort — having your own private plunge pool. It’s secluded, it’s private and it’s endlessly indulgent. When your room comes with a pool, it’s more than just a room; it’s a mini …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jeff Groy, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach at Half Moon Bay in Antigua.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

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 Sandals and Beaches Resorts have launched a new free testing program at all of the brands’ resorts in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new program will run from Jan. 26-March 31, 2021.  Tests will be conducted by approved …

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 During Caribbean Journal’s (CJ) recent coverage of AMResorts’ inaugural “Amazing Agent Celebration,” which drew roughly 60 top selling AMResorts producers to the Riviera Maya, Mexico, we got a first-hand look at the popular Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. The property reopened …

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 A number of hotels in Saint Lucia have launched free antigen (rapid) testing for qualified guests, following the announcement of the new CDC rule requiring testing for returning travelers to the United States.  So far, 18 hotels on the island …

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 Karisma Hotels and Resorts has launched a complimentary on-site testing program for guests at the company’s resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  The hotel’s rapid antigen testing is in accordance with the new CDC requirement that guests traveling …

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 A new airline is coming to The Bahamas with a fleet of seaplanes, Caribbean Journal has learned. It’s called COCO Bahama Seaplanes, and it’s the brainchild of Brian Hew, the chairman and founder of the legendary Kamalame Cay private-island resort …

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 Aruba says it has expanded its testing capabilities ahead of the new CDC mandate that all incoming travelers to the US show proof of a negative test. Aruba tourism officials said “All necessary facilities and procedures are in place for …