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American Airlines Launching Two New Dominican Republic Routes

By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is ramping up its flight service to the Caribbean’s most popular destination. The carrier will soon be launching a pair of new nonstop routes to the Dominican Republic, with service from both Charlotte […]

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This Jamaica Hotel Has a Hurricane Guarantee

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Hurricane season is almost upon us, and one Jamaica hotel is continuing its special storm protection for travelers. The Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay has reinstated its annual Hurricane Guarantee for 2019. Valid for resort […]

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A New Look at Trinidad’s Courtyard Port of Spain

By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s Courtyard Port of Spain has opened 2019 wth a new look. One of the capital’s leading business hotels has renovated 119 guest rooms and suites with what the property is calling “a new experience […]

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New Eco-Luxe Retreat Coming to Colombia

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Cannúa, an 18-room boutique hotel set within a protected forest in Antioquia, Colombia, is scheduled to open in April 2019. The 27-acre mountainside retreat is set about 90 minutes from Medellin. “As Colombia continues to […]

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The Best All-Inclusive Vacations in the Caribbean for Food

“All-inclusive vacations for food?” Seriously? It’s a proposition that couldn’t have even been raised a few years ago. But that’s a sign of just how dramatic the changes have been in the all-inclusive sector. In the place of industrial buffets […]

St Barth’s Hotel Christopher Completes Its Comeback

By Alexander Britell It’s been quite a week for the French Caribbean island of St Barth. First was the long-awaited relaunch of the boutique Hotel Le Toiny on the island’s raw southeastern shore. Now, another leading resort has completed its […]

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Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation Names New CEO

By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao is looking to Jamaica for its new tourism vision. The Dutch Caribbean island’s Tourism Development Foundation has announced the appointment of former Jamaica Tourism Director Paul Pennicook as its new managing director and chief […]

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An Aruba-Curaçao Ferry?

By the Caribbean Journal staff While it’s just about 70 miles between the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba and Curaçao, there’s traditionally been only one way to get between the two islands: by air. But after decades of talk, it’s […]

A New Eatery to Try in Santo Domingo

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor One of Santo Domingo’s most beloved eateries has relaunched. The Restaurante 1502, set at the historic Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando boutique hotel, has relaunched under the direction of executive chef Alberto Rodriguez, making for a […]

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Puerto Rico’s Leading Resort Is Reopening Next Month

By Alexander Britell The grande dame of Puerto Rico’s resorts is set for a highly-anticipated reopening. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, long the island’s halo hotel, is officially reopening its doors at the beginning of next month. The ultra-luxe retreat, […]

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Hard Rock Is Making Its All-Inclusive Stays “Limitless”

By the Caribbean Journal staff Hard Rock is making big changes to its all-inclusive hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean. The property is putting an end to the use of resort credit, turning its hotels in Punta Cana and Mexico […]

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The Top 10 All-Inclusive Mexico Resorts

It’s Mexico, but it’s also the Caribbean. The Mexican Caribbean is a whole different universe on the western side of the Caribbean Sea, with a different energy, culture and hospitality philosophy. And just as the eastern Caribbean is filled with […]

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Marriott Confirms Dorado Beach Reopening in October

By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott International has confirmed the planned reopening of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. The luxe retreat plans to reopen officially in October, according to the company, after having shuttered in the wake […]

A Santo Domingo Legend, Reborn

By the Caribbean Journal staff When it opened its doors in 1956, it was the place to be in Santo Domingo, if not the Caribbean. El Embajador was the musical hotspot, the filming destination, the political meeting point. Indeed, its […]

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Southwest Airlines Launches New Daily Nonstop Aruba Flights

By Alexander Britell Southwest Airlines has added a major new route to one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations. Southwest has officially launched its new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Aruba, the newest addition to what has become a […]

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The 10 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

If you’re looking for the perfect vacation experience, adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean are hard to beat. Because when you find such an oasis, magic seems to happen. While we all love our families, having “time out” for adults, […]

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Jamaica Names New Director of Tourism

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism has announced the appointment of a new director of tourism: Donovan White. White will begin his term on Feb. 15, having served most recently as vice president of Cable & Wireless […]

Christopher St Barth to Reopen in February

By Alexander Britell The Christopher St Barth is coming back. The luxury hotel in the Lorient section of St Barth has announced a reopening date of Feb. 20. The Christopher will be the first of St Barth’s five-star properties to […]

VIDEO: The Beauty of Galley Bay Beach, Antigua

By the Caribbean Journal staff Ah, Antigua. There’s something special about the sand here, the sound of the waves, the technicolor sea. And Galley Bay is right at the top, thanks to a bucolic stretch of pure white sand beach […]

Mariah Carey’s Favorite Table in Nassau

Global music superstar Mariah Carey recently paid another visit to Nassau in The Bahamas, stopping for a meal at the country’s signature restaurant: Graycliff. The pop icon dined in a private dining room with her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka at the […]

Mel Gibson Selling Costa Rica Jungle Retreat

Hollywood actor and director Mel Gibson is selling his 403-acre jungle retreat in Costa Rica. The property, called Playa Barrigona, has been listed with Christie’s International Real Estate for $29.75 million. The property includes three homes on a hilltop with […]

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5 Caribbean Getaways for Labor Day 2017

By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. […]

The Best Caribbean All Inclusives for Food

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If you think staying at an all-inclusive resort means enduring endless uninspiring buffets, it must have been a while since you’ve stayed at one! Today’s generation of all inclusive resorts is leaving the old […]

The Top Luxury All Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

The traditional all inclusive Caribbean vacation is compelling — the beach, the food, the drinks, the rooms, all in one package, removing the need for ever pulling out your wallet. But what if you want to take that to the next […]

New Suites Debut at Grenada’s Mount Cinnamon

One of Grenada’s most charming resorts just got even better. Grenada’s Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club has debuted a collection of eight new “Cinnamon Suites” at its Grand Anse Beach property. The suites’ interiors were designed by Nicole Surgent, […]

Why You Need to Visit Reggae Sumfest

Reggae Sumfest will return to Montego Bay this summer, for the 25th staging of the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.” The island’s biggest weeklong festival, which draws thousands of reggae and dancehall fans from across the world, will take place […]

New $8.9 Million Solar Project Launches in Aruba

A major new solar energy project has broken ground in Aruba. The Sunrise Solar Park has gotten a green light for initiation, a project that will become one of the largest solar projects in the Caribbean region. Sir Richard Branson […]

VIDEO: A Moment on the Beach in San Salvador

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor They call it Bahama blue. But really, is should be Bahama blues, because the sapphire seas that wash this corner of the Caribbean can’t be described in a single word – simply because they […]

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