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The Caribbean’s First Healthy Hour

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Move over, happy hour. Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has launched the Caribbean’s first-ever Healthy Hour. The hour lets guests “toast to their health” each day from 3 to 4 PM with half-priced nutrient-rich …

A Celebration of Rum in St Lucia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s St Lucia Food and Rum Festival will include a major new expansion: Caribbean Journal’s first-ever Caribbean Rum Awards, a celebration of the best of rum-making from around the region and the world. The …

Sun Country Airlines Launches New Aruba Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sun Country Airlines has launched new service from Minnesota to the Caribbean. The carrier has begun operating thrice-weekly nonstop flights between Minneapolis/St Paul and Aruba. The new service will operate weekly on Saturdays through April …

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beach resorts

 Beach resorts are the biggest draw to the Caribbean, offering the promise of indulgent comfort, natural beauty and authentic luxury. Because while the Caribbean’s resort product continues to amaze, with a remarkably diverse offering from hillside retreats to private islands …

best restaurants in the caribbean

 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s looking to be a very Merry Christmas for the Caribbean. With a quick rebound from this fall’s hurricanes, the Caribbean’s hotel industry is reporting a surge in holiday bookings, according to the Caribbean Hotel …

aruba resorts

 Aruba resorts come in all shapes and sizes, adults-only and family-friendly, large and small. But the best ones exemplify Aruban hospitality. That means everything from great service to a resort’s breadth of water sports. While Aruba is filled with high …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Sunshine is coming to Charleston. Carnival is repositioning the 3,002-passenger ship to kick off a year-round schedule of four and five-day cruises beginning in May 2019. Four-day cruises will visit Nassau, …

caribbean travel

 This year was not without its challenges in the Caribbean. But in the face of overwhelming adversity, the Caribbean showed its toughness and resilience. It’s something that’s eminently clear, as hard-hit islands quickly recover, with most already welcoming back travelers, …

riu resorts

 Spanish hotel giant Riu Resorts is one of the leading all-inclusive brands in the Caribbean, from adults-only resorts to family-friendly properties. And its footprint in the region may be even larger than you think — from Aruba to the Bahamas to …

marriott hotels

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor The Caribbean hotel industry showed performance growth just one month after a pair of massive hurricanes swept through the region. Caribbean occupancy for the month was up 3.7% in year-over-year comparisons, and with a 6.9% increase …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Caribbean destinations in the Caribbean are seeing particularly strong increases in interest for the holiday season, according to new data from the Expedia group. Punta Cana, San Juan, Montego Bay and Aruba have the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Right now, it’s the beach capital of the Caribbean, and the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba is easier to reach than ever, thanks to a host of new deals at resort properties across the island. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most innovative destinations is continuing to raise the bar with the launch of new free Wi-Fi zones across the island. Aruba has unveiled five new zones “in order to enhance our …

marriott hotels

 By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. …

 The moment you pull the car over the sandy path, you realize this isn’t like any other beach in Aruba. And it isn’t like any other beach in the Caribbean, either. This is Boca Grandi. It isn’t the beach you’re …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to fly to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Aruba Airlines is reintroducing service to Curaçao from a host of gateways, including Miami, Maracaibo, Venezuela and Valencia, Venezuela. The flights officially …

 By Guy Britton and Alexander Britell There’s something very civilized about a cold beer delivered right to the beach by waiter on a Segway. And it doesn’t hurt when that happens on one of the world’s greatest beaches. This is …