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Caribbean Travel Marketplace Is Coming to Puerto Rico  

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is making a comeback.  The popular industry event is set to return in October in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after having been canceled last year amid the pandemic. (A virtual version […]

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The 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations in the Caribbean

By any measure, it’s one of the most popular activities for travelers to the Caribbean: snorkeling. And it’s not hard to see why: it’s accessible, easy to do, and a tremendous way to experience the natural beauty of the Caribbean.  […]

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Caribbean Tourism Primed for “Strong Winter Rebound”

The Caribbean tourism industry is primed to “flourish” with a “strong winter rebound,” according to Nicola Madden-Greig, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.  The pronouncement comes as the Caribbean continues to recover faster than any other […]

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Jamaican Hotelier Named New Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has a new president.  The Miami-based regional hotel association has tapped Jamaican hotelier Nicola Madden-Greig to the role.  Madden-Greig is currently the group director of marketing and sales for the Courtleigh Hospitality Group in […]

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What’s Next for Four Seasons in the Caribbean?

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI To access this content, subscribe now. Caribbean Journal Invest is the leading authority on hotel, real estate and investment news in the Caribbean. Subscribe today to unlock this article and receive our newsletter, […]

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A New Eatery Is Coming to St Barth

A new French Riviera-inspired eatery is coming to St Barth’s Hotel Christopher in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Chef Arnaud Faye created the restaurant to transport diners to the South of France, seizing on the elements the two places share: […]

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Curaçao: “Great Momentum” for Tourism Recovery

The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao reported just under 31,000 stayover visitors in August, according to data from the Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association.  That represented about 79 percent of the pre-pandemic, August 2019 stay over totals, according to the […]

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Caribbean Task Force to Help Revive Tourism in Haiti

An International task force has been established to help respond to the immediate and long-term needs of tourism in Haiti. The Jamaica-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center will be coordinating the task force, led by Jamaica Tourism Minister […]

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The St Barth Gourmet Festival Is Back for 2021

The St Barth Gourmet Festival is returning this year for its eight edition.  The week-long gastronomic event will take place fro Nov. 10-14, 2021, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s part of the broader “Gourmet Month” on the island, alongside Caribbean […]

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Antigua’s Verandah All-Inclusive Resort Is Reopening Next Month

The all-inclusive Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua is reopening next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The popular family-friendly property is set to welcome back guests on Sept. 1, parent company Elite Island Resorts confirmed.  The Green Globe-certified, recently-upgraded resort, […]

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A New Adults-Only All-Inclusive Is Coming to the Riviera Maya

A major new adults-only all-inclusive resort is coming to the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Hotel Xcaret Arte will officilaly open its doors on July 1, 2021, the company confirmed.  The […]

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12 Caribbean Resorts with Swim-Up Rooms

Skiers know that the best places to stay are slopeside, where they have direct access to the trails. The tropical equivalent is the swim-up room, where you can step outside and right into the warm waters of a swimming pool. […]

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AMResorts Expanding to Aruba, Tobago

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The 25 Best All-Inclusive Resorts to Visit in 2021

Even amid the challenges of the travel industry, one sector continues to lead demand: all-inclusive resorts. It’s why more major big brands are entering the increasingly competitive sector — all-inclusive resorts are what lots of people are looking for when they […]

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Curaçao Seeing “Steady Increase” in Visitor Arrivals

The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is starting to see a “steady increase” in tourist arrivals since first reopening its tourism sector in July, according to data from the Curaçao Tourist Board.  The island received 8,195 stayover visitors in July […]

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Curaçao Reopening to Travelers from Three U.S. States

While Curaçao has been open to Canada and other “low-risk” source markets for several months, the Dutch Caribbean island has announced a planned November reopening to travelers from three U.S. states: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  All visitors from […]

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This Jamaica All-Inclusive Has a Hurricane Guarantee

The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is taking steps to safeguard vacations by reinstating its annual “Hurricane Guarantee.” The program provides consumer purchase protection against possible travel disruptions due to hurricanes, covering the entire 2020 hurricane season. “COVID-19 has […]

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Caribbean Moment: In St Martin, The Feeling of the Beach

A pleasure boat skims past. The waves wash back and forth. An owl reminds you he’s there.  A technicolor sunset. This is what the beach feels like. This is Grand Case, St Martin, and this is an homage to the […]

Caribbean Moment: A Digital Vacation to Aruba

You can scour the Caribbean and still not find a more spectacularly beautiful collection of beaches than the ones on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.  At every turn, there’s an exotic, brilliant coastline to choose: the windy wonders of […]

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From The Bahamas to Antigua, the Caribbean’s Best Historic Hotels

The best hotels take you somewhere. They transport you, taking you to another plane, another dimension of comfort, serenity and experience.  The best historic hotels take you to another time — by a carefully curated cocktail of history, luxury and authenticity.  […]

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The 20 Best Caribbean Islands to Travel to in 2020

The islands of the Caribbean are in the middle of a new age, as dynamism, optimism and investment sweep across destinations as diverse as they are beautiful.  And that means the world of places to visit in the Caribbean keeps […]

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The 50 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean 2020

The number of world-class Caribbean restaurants continues to multiply, making this landmark selection, which first launched back in 2013, more and more difficult each year.  The Caribbean food sector continues to send a strong message to the world that this […]

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Another Michelin-Star Chef Comes to Martinique

Another Michelin-star chef is coming to Martinique.  One of the Caribbean’s buzziest culinary destinations is set to welcome a renowned chef with the arrival of Michelin-star Chef Nicolas Magie.  The Bordeaux chef, famous for his Le Saint James eatery, is […]

Aruba Is Getting a New Secrets Resort

The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company is making its debut on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.  Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts company is bringing a Secrets-branded resort to Aruba’s Baby Beach.  The 600-key Secrets Baby Beach Aruba is slated for completion […]

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Historic Dominican Republic Hotel Names New GM

The historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando hotel in the Dominican Republic has named a new general manager, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property, set in a centuries-old corner of Santo Domingo’s charming Colonial Zone, has tapped Luigi Di Ciaccio to […]

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The 5 Best Aruba Beaches to Visit Right Now

Plainly, Aruba is one of the beach capitals of the Caribbean. Few destinations in the region can match the quality — and number — of world-class beaches on this Dutch Caribbean island. Indeed, Aruba’s brilliant white sand, calm waters and […]

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A Hotel Boom Is Coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s major tourism hub of Montego Bay is set for a full-fledged hotel boom.  Some 6,000 new hotel rooms are coming to the destination on the northwestern coast of Jamaica over the next five years, […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Aruba This Summer

The old capital of San Nicolas teems with color on a weekday afternoon, with bold murals popping up all over the city, teeming with artistic energy. Far on the other side of the island, kitesurfers take a break at the […]


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