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The Best Rum Bar (And Best Pizza) in St John 

They call it the Rum With a View. It’s a mix of Lovango sorrel rum, elderflowers, passion fruit agave, lemon and egg white.  It’s the kind of colorful, creative, funky cocktail that exemplifies what we all love about St John.  […]

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Small Caribbean Hotel of the Week: Curacao’s Top Luxury Retreat  

Curacao is one of the most fascinating — and misunderstood — destinations in the Caribbean. While its spectacular capital of Willemstad is a culturally rich, cosmopolitan place, its prime position in the island’s marketing over the years has helped create […]

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New Chairman for Antigua Barbuda Tourism Authority 

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has named a new chairman of its board of directors.  The organization has announced the appointment of Vernon Jeffers Sr to the role, succeeding Dr Lorraine Raeburn.  Raeburn had served in the role from […]

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A New Sushi Pop-Up in Turks and Caicos 

Hai Hospitality’s sushi concept, Uchi, is opening its first-ever Caribbean location with a pop-up in Turks and Caicos.  Chef Tyson Cole’s Uchi will take over the Grace Bay Club’s Infiniti Restaurant and Raw Bar twice this year: from June 7-10 […]

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The Best New Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean Is In St Kitts

They call it “luxury with no footprint.” You understand it the moment you walk into Sunset Reef in St Kitts, the island’s newest hotel and arguably the most exciting new hotel in the Caribbean.  There’s no front desk: check-in means […]

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Belize

Small but mighty, Belize packs everything from Mayan ruins smothered in dense jungle to idyllic Caribbean islands, each home to boutique hotels that put guests in direct touch with the country’s vast natural beauty. We’ve scoured Belize’s beaches, cays, rivers, […]

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7 Hotels in Punta Cana With a Boutique Feel

Punta Cana may be one of the most popular resort destinations in the Caribbean, but it’s not all about giant resorts lining the shore of the east coast of the Dominican Republic: those same peerless beaches also are inhabited by […]

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Southwest Airlines Is Adding a New Flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica

Southwest Airlines is adding a new nonstop route to the tourism hotspot of Montego Bay, Jamaica. The carrier is adding its first-ever flights between Kansas City International Airport in Missouri and Montego Bay.  The new flight will kick off on […]

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This is the Most Expensive Home in the Caribbean

By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority on Caribbean hotel, real estate and tourism business news. Join to access this and other great features, including our biweekly newsletter. Subscribe to […]

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At This Caribbean All-Inclusive, A New Way to Enjoy the Water 

On my right are the plunge-pool villas of the Hammock Cove resort. On my left, the green hills of one of the most beautiful corners of Antigua. The Caribbean Sea is straight ahead through the mouth of the bay.  And […]

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LVMH Is Reopening This Top Caribbean Resort

LVMH’s Belmond brand is reopening its Riviera Maya luxury resort this spring following a dramatic makeover. The new-look Maroma, a Belmond Hotel will reopen its doors on May 25, 2023, Caribbean Journal has learned. Designer Tara Bernerd and her team […]

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The Anguilla Culinary Experience Is Back

Anguilla’s new culinary festival is returning after a successful first edition last year. The second edition of the Anguilla Culinary Experience will run May 3 to 6, bringing together chefs from Anguilla and the world and focusing on the island’s […]

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The 50 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean – 2023

All-inclusive resorts have never been more popular. Major brands around the world have been scrambling to add all-inclusive resorts to their portfolios, a nod to sizzling demand for the all-inclusive concept from travelers. But all-inclusive resorts have also never been […]

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The Cool List: the Coolest Hotels in the Caribbean for 2023

It’s hard to believe the first edition of our landmark Cool List was published 11 years ago. Today, the Caribbean Journal Cool List is still the annual authority on the Caribbean’s coolest, most creative, singular, buzzy places to stay. That […]

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Melia Officially Opens New Punta Cana Resort

Melia Hotels International has held the grand opening of its new “resortainment” property in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  The new all-inclusive resort is called Falcon’s Resort by Melia All Suites Punta Cana, a 432-suite property that is the result of […]

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This Is The Best Rum Punch in the Caribbean 

It comes in an unassuming plastic cup, small or large, depending on your appetite for risk.  If you’re lucky, it will be delivered by the man himself: Sunshine, the proprietor of the Nevisian beach bar that bears his name.  He […]

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10 Terrific Resorts to Visit in and Around Cancun, Mexico

No destination has been hotter in the Caribbean Basin in the last three years than Cancun, the Mexican Caribbean’s tourism epicenter. The pandemic has only seemed to deepen travelers’ love affair with the area, with more and more new flights […]

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15 Hot New Caribbean Hotels to Visit in 2023

One thing that didn’t stop for very long during the pandemic was hotel construction, particularly in the Caribbean. The region’s hotel pipeline continues to grow, with both large resorts, all-inclusives and boutique hotels of every shape and size continuing to […]

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Air Belgium Has a New Caribbean Destination: Bonaire 

European carrier Air Belgium has added a new destination in the Caribbean: the island of Bonaire.  The low-cost carrier officially kicked off its new international nonstop service to Bonaire this week, welcomed by a traditional water salute at Bonaire’s Flamingo […]

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The Dominican Republic Has a New Luxury Resort 

There’s a new haven for luxury travelers in the Dominican Republic — and it just so happens that it’s set within the country’s greatest resort.  The renowned Casa de Campo Resort and Villas has unveiled its new “Premier Club,” a luxury […]

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The Caribbean’s First Theme Park Resort Is In Punta Cana  

Katmandu Park, the first true theme park in the Caribbean, is opening at the beginning of next year in Punta Cana.  The $350 million project is the brainchild of Falcon’s Beyond, a global entertainment company, and Melia Hotels International, the […]

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Sandals Resorts Is Adding New Rooms in Saint Lucia, Jamaica 

Two Sandals resorts in the Caribbean are about to get bigger, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Next spring, Sandals Resorts is adding more rooms to a pair of resorts in the Caribbean: the Beaches Negril resort in Jamaica and the Sandals […]

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Cayman Islands Tourism Resurgence Continues

It’s been a strong year for Cayman Islands tourism as the destination continues its post-pandemic rebirth.  That growth has continued through what is traditionally the Caribbean’s shoulder season — and it’s been borne out in surging numbers for the destination’s national […]

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The Former Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Is Becoming a Kempinski 

Kempinski is set to open its third luxury hotel in the Caribbean next week, with a new resort in Cancun.  Kempinski is taking over the former Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, which removed Ritz-Carlton as its brand over the summer.  In the interim, […]

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5 Boutique Hotels to Try in Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas is home to two of the Caribbean’s most prominent mega-resorts: the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, and the Baha Mar on New Providence Island’s famous Cable Beach. These big resorts can seem like destinations unto themselves, and are […]

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Belmond Is Reopening Its Riviera Maya Resort Next Spring 

Belmond is reopening its top resort in Mexico next spring, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The rebranded Belmond, a Maroma Hotel is set to reopen its doors on May 23, 2023, the property confirmed this week.  The long-awaited return of the […]

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Richard Branson’s Private Caribbean Island Has a New Villa  

It’s one of the most exclusive places in all of the Caribbean: Moskito Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private-island community in the heart of the British Virgin Islands.  And now Branson has launched another new villa option for those looking for […]

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Apple Leisure Group Has Big Expansion Plans in the Caribbean

It’s the hottest thing in travel right now, particularly in the Caribbean: all-inclusive, the all-in-one food and beverage concept that’s become the most sought after demand for travelers. And it’s also the hottest thing in hotel development, with more and […]


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