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New York’s Bemelmans Bar Is Traveling to The Bahamas 

 For the first time ever, New York’s iconic Bemelmans Bar is hitting the road.  The storied Madison Avenue hangout is “taking” its iconic murals by Ludwig Bemelmans (the creator of Madeline) and its famous cocktails and heading to the Rosewood …

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9 Caribbean Rainforest Resorts to Try Right Now

 Nearly every island in the Caribbean is ringed with beautiful beaches, but there’s more to a Caribbean vacation than sun and sand. Just inland from the coast on many islands you’ll find steep-sided mountains carpeted in lush rainforest, a less …

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Iberojet Adds More Punta Cana Flights 

 Spanish carrier Iberojet has added another new route to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  This week, the carrier kicked off direct service between Porto, Portugal and Punta Cana.  The first flight was completely full, according to the Dominican Republic …

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 Canada’s Blue Diamond is taking over management of the Paseo del Prado La Habana, Cuba’s newest luxury hotel.  The hotel, which had been operating under Accor’s SO/hotels brand, has a total of 250 rooms and suites in a prominent location …

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 The Out Islands of The Bahamas are another universe entirely. Home to marvelous natural environments, untouched beaches, sparkling turquoise water, they’re some of the most spectacularly beautiful places anywhere in the wider region.  That’s particularly true in Cat Island, a …

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 The Dominican Republic has approved a new route from Canada to the popular tourism destination of Puerto Plata.  The country’s Civil Aviation Board has given the nod to a new Sunwing flight that will operate from now through Oct. 18, …

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 Ensuring the resilience of small tourism businesses is essential to the Caribbean’s recovery, according to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  “The challenges to post-disaster business continuity of STEs in the Caribbean are many and varied,” said Nicola Madden-Greig, Jamaican …

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 Anguilla is set to become the latest Caribbean destination to waive testing for vaccinated travelers.  The island’s Ministry of Health has announced plans to waive pre-arrival testing for vaccinated travelers beginning Aug. 8, 2022.  Beginning Aug. 8, Anguilla will also …

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 Canadian travel company Sunwing has added a new destination in Cuba: Cayo Largo, off the island’s southern coast.  Sunwing says it will have 11 resorts available to travelers, many of which are currently being rebuilt or renovated as early as …

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 The Bahamas is celebrating the inaugural voyage of Disney Wish to the destination.  Disney Wish is Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship.  It’s sailing out of Port Canaveral, Fla., with a combination of three and four-night itineraries to The Bahamas.  …

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 In a major shift, the British Virgin Islands has removed pre-testing requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means travelers no longer have to show proof of a negative test to enter the British overseas territory.  Travelers are also …

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 The Greencastle Estate hotel in Jamaica is shuttering, Caribbean Journal has learned. The popular eco and nature resort is closing its doors on Sept. 22, according to a statement from the property.  The move comes as the hotel was just …

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 Air Belgium is adding to its growing Caribbean network with new service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Air Belgium has added Bonaire as a new destination for the 2022-2023 winter season, with a nonstop …

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 In The Bahamas Out Islands, Staniel Cay, Exuma is well known as a mariner’s crossroads.   And everyone knows The Yacht Club, the Grotto and the Pigs.   But few people know the secret serenity of the other side of Staniel Cay, where some …

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 While you may not realize it, the Dominican Republic’s Ron Brugal the most popular rum brand within the Caribbean — that is, as a measure of consumption in the region.  That’s not exactly a surprise, given that it’s the number …