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Hotel Highlight: The Eden Rock St Barth’s Freddy Mercury Suite

 Above: the bathroom at the Freddy Mercury Suite at the Eden Rock hotel in St Barth (all photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I expected the recording studio and media room. I wasn’t surprised by the tricked-out office …

Haiti’s Karibe Hotel Expanding

 Above: expansion work at the Karibe Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Karibe Hotel in Petion-Ville is currently undergoing an expansion project. The hotel is Haiti’s leading business hotel, located in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Karibe is …

10 Caribbean Hotels You Can Only Reach By Boat

 THERE’S A certain kind of luxury found in remoteness — in the feeling that you are truly a world away. Part of that means finding a place that requires a bit more of a journey. The following Caribbean hotels offer …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a rendering of the Sarani Resort in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff A new luxury resort property has broken ground on the private island of Isla Pastor off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Construction has begun on the …

 There are many great luxury resorts in the Caribbean. There are many great family resorts in the Caribbean. But not all of members of the former group are also members of the latter group, and vice versa. But there are …

 Above: a rendering of the new Hotel Cacao By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel is coming to Mexico’s Playa del Carmen. The Hotel Cacao, the brainchild of hotel management firm Cornerstone, is set to open in September …

 Above: the Bella Beach Villa at Oil Nut Bay in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Oil Nut Bay luxury villa development on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is planning to open. The helipad, …

 Above: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi on a $120 million …

 IT’S PERHAPS the ultimate Caribbean arrival: gliding onto the water on a seaplane, stepping on the dock and walking right to your hotel room — or doing the same in a helicopter. Well, you can make just such an entrance at …

 Above: the Condado Vanderbilt By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-open Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico has named Nicholas Gold its general manager. The move comes soon after the hotel announced the appointment of Efrain Rosa as …

 Above: a rendering of the Third Turtle Resort and Marina By the Caribbean Journal staff A $100 million hotel project is coming to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The development agreement for the “Third Turtle Resort and Marina,” which would …

Bungalow Hotels

 They’re not villas, they’re bungalows — small, typically one-story cottages that evoke the archetypal dream of Caribbean travel — just you and yours in a detached dwelling in plain view of the sea. And at these hotel properties in the Caribbean, …

 It’s the height of hospitality — where you feel like part of the family. This is true at most great hotels, but even more so at the best family-managed properties in the Caribbean. Indeed, the Caribbean stands out in the …

 Above: the Hotel St Barth Isle de France By Alexander Britell The Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France will become a Cheval Blanc property when it reopens on Oct. 15, LVMH announced Tuesday. The move comes after global luxury firm LVMH …

 IT’S THE Caribbean’s most abundant resource, and it’s powering a number of the region’s hotels: the sun. From hot water heaters to large-scale solar arrays, the Caribbean has an increasing number of solar-powered hotels. To continue our Earth Week coverage, …

 You’re planning a major conference. Or a business getaway. Or a small forum for company executives. Well, the Caribbean is the perfect place — with scores of hotels with top-level meeting space and all the perks you want during downtime — …

 They’re often rustic, with the luxury usually in the details. That’s because they focus on one thing: getting in touch with the natural environment in the Caribbean. They’re not hotels — they’re the Caribbean’s eco-lodges, the tiny properties surrounded by …

 Some countries are culinary destinations; some islands are culinary destinations; and some hotels are culinary destinations. The Caribbean is full of such hotel properties — the ones that view cuisine as integral to hospitality (and sometimes even more than that). These …