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Nevis Home Sale Tops $5 Million

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Four Seasons Nevis Estates has closed on a significant home sale, Caribbean Journal has learned. Villa 1722 “Sea Grape” at the Four Seasons Nevis Estates set a record for the largest transaction of a …

Holland America’s New Cruises in Mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is extending its 2019 cruise season on the Mexican Riviera, the company said this week. Holland America’s Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Oosterdam ships will sail a range of seven and 11-day Mexico cruises from San …

AccorHotels Expanding in Cuba

 By the Caribbean Journal staff AccorHotels is adding a new hotel in the Caribbean, this time in Havana. The company has announced plans to debut its SO/Sofitel brand in Cuba’s capital, with the new SO/ Havana Paseo del Prado set to debut …

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turks and caicos st barth villas

 By Alexander Britell You’re in your villa, peering out past your infinity pool at the spectacular blue and green vistas of St Barth. You don’t want to leave. Not even for dinner. No problem — your chef is already here. …

caribbean hotel performance

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sizable 3.6 percent decline in hotel occupancy in the Caribbean last month, the region’s hotels saw improvement last month, according to the latest data from hotel analytics firm STR. Occupancy fell by just …

Norwegian Pearl

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its newest itineraries for the Caribbean in the summer of 2020. The new slate is highlighted by the return of Norwegian Breakaway to Miami, with a range of five and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to island hop in some of the Eastern Caribbean’s most exotic destinations. The new Val Ferry began operating between Dominica and Guadeloupe last month, complementing existing ferry service by popular operator …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The island of Grenada has announced a significant new green initiative. In an effort to ensure that its natural environment is protected and preserved for future generations, the country says it has implemented the new Non-Biodegradable …

st croix all-inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Croix’s only all-inclusive resort is planning a relaunch next summer, Caribbean Journal has learned. St Croix’s Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort and Casino, which has been closed since last year’s storms, is planning …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Worried about a storm affecting your Caribbean getaway? Another island has you covered. The island of Saint Lucia is inviting guests to enjoy a stress-free vacation with its new special holiday guarantee. The holiday guarantee program …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is seeing more and more new flights and resumed service as the island works to recover from last year’s storms, led by a major resumption in service by American Airlines. That includes the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International is making a push to eliminate single-use plastics across its regional portfolio, the company said this week. The company said all 19 Sandals and Beaches resorts across seven Caribbean islands would be …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is focusing on Kingston. After a “full review of its network operations,” the Trinidad-based carrier announced that it would be discontinuing its flights between Fort Lauderdale and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Beginning Jan. 8, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Iberostar is adding a new all-inclusive to its broad regional portfolio, Caribbean Journal has learned. Iberostar will be debuting the new adults-only, all-inclusive Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige, a new-build tower that will …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor This is another side of Puerto Rico, far from urbanity, deep in the heart of the island’s lush natural world. The newest listing to hit the Puerto Rico real estate market is this, a mountainside rainforest …

Punta Cana Resorts

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism in the Dominican Republic is continuing its strong year in 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank. The country’s tourist arrival numbers are no up 5.5 percent for the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional Caribbean carrier LIAT has launched its newest route in the region. The airline has officially begun service between Antigua and St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. It’s actually a return for LIAT, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica’s top luxury destination is planning a huge transformation project, Caribbean Journal has learned. Luxury hospitality and development firm Gencom is leading a $100 million project, which will include a wave of …