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Sunwing Adding More Punta Cana Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing is expanding again in the Caribbean, with increased service to the region out of Val-d’Or, Quebec. In addition to nonstop flights to both Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean and Santa Maria …

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Ritz-Carlton San Juan to Reopen Next Year

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton San Juan is planning a 2019 return, Caribbean Journal has learned. The luxury Puerto Rico resort will likely be open and operational in the second quarter of 2019, according to an Marriott’s Paradise …

This Iconic Caribbean Shipwreck Is Open Again for Divers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most popular dive sites in the Caribbean is open again. The iconic MV Superior Producer dive site on the island of Curaçao has reopened again for divers, the Curaçao Port Authority announced. …

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 By Alexander Britell Tucked away on the charming northeastern corner of Antigua is a significant new hotel project for the Caribbean. This is Hodges Bay, one of the most exciting hotels in the region in some time — and Caribbean Journal …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott is looking to make big changes to its Sheraton brand. The hotel giant, which already introduced a concept for its new Sheraton guest room last year, is now showcasing its new vision for the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another airline has officially made its return to St Maarten. Panama-based Copa Airlines has officially resumed operations to the island, another boost for the destination in the wake of Hurricane Irma last year. Copa Airlines …

 Above: Galleon Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff When you have 365 beaches, it’s hard to choose just one. But you certainly can’t go wrong with the wonderful Galleon Beach in the outskirts of English Harbour. This spectacular stretch of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion with a host of new routes out of Orlando International Airport. Beginning Oct. 4, the Miramar, Fla.-based carrier will begin offering international nonstop flights to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has returned its Puerto Rico flight frequencies to pre-Hurricane Irma levels, the carrier announced this week. The airline said the return of capacity this week came six months earlier than planned. JetBlue has also …

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t often that your room itself is a work of art. Sure, there are well designed suites and well appointed rooms, units with striking paintings and dazzling lines. But these are different. The onetime owner of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luis Fonsi sent shockwaves through the music industry last year with his Puerto Rico-focused Despacito, and the Caribbean star is at it again with his newest single: Calypso. The new single features British-Jamaican rapper and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sheri Fiscus from Salem, Oregon, who sent in this lovely shot of the blue of Maho Beach in St Maarten taken last month. Have you taken …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Caribbean airlines have launched a deeper partnership. Haiti-based Sunrise Airways and Dutch Caribbean carrier Inselair have launched a new cooperation agreement. The cooperation agreement will be implemented in two phases: in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding InterContinental Hotels Group has added another new brand. The company has launched a new upscale hotel brand, voco [sic], which will first launch in Australia. The brand will “combine the informality and charm of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ tourism sector has been having a banner year so far in 2018, and it’s getting another lift. American Airlines has announced plans to launch a new nonstop route between Chicago and Nassau, Caribbean …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has big plans for Kingston as a center for urban tourism, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. “City tourism is a very exciting area of development; that’s what makes New York what it …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced the acquisition of a significant stake in ultra-luxe small-ship cruise line Silversea Cruises. The agreement includes the acquisition of a two-thirds equity stake in Silversea based on an enterprise value …

 Every island has a different taste. Sure, there are diverse rum offerings on every island (some more than others, for sure). But the more you travel the Caribbean through a glass of rum, the more each island’s peculiar taste profile …