aruba

Marriott Expanding Courtyard Brand to Honduras

 The fast-growing Courtyard by Marriott brand is expanding again in the Caribbean Basin, with a new Courtyard slated to debut in San Pedro Sula, Honduras next year. The news follows similar Courtyard debuts in Caribbean cities including Kralendijk, Bonaire, Nassau …

JetBlue Adding More Caribbean Mint Flights

 JetBlue Airways is expanding its Mint premium cabin service on Caribbean flights, the carrier announced. The company is adding second Saturday seasonal roundtrip Mint flights on three different routes: New York-St. Maarten, Boston-St. Maarten and Boston-Aruba. The New York-St. Maarten …

family vacations

The Best Caribbean Islands for Family Vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

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 Warehouse club company PriceSmart is expanding in the Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open a new warehouse club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in the spring of 2018, following the acquisition of land in the area. PriceSmart already …

 Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has unveiled the renovations of its oceanfront Tara wing, overlooking Aruba’s famed Eagle Beach. On July 1, the adults-only enclave welcomed couples to the wing’s new lobby, lounge and each of its 44 beachfront suites …

 Renaissance Aruba is relaunching its L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House, offering what the property is calling an “elevated dining experience” including a new menu, a new brunch concept and craft cocktails. The restaurant’s décor and overall look have also …

 Hyatt is expanding its footprint among Aruba hotels. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Pelca Development for a Hyatt Place Hotel within the Aruba Airport Business Center in Oranjestad. The 116-room hotel will be the island’s …

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has long been at the forefront of the region’s green movement — and its profile continues to rise. Bucuti & Tara (our top-ranked property among Aruba hotels) was this year’s winner of the CHIEF Award …

 Affordable all inclusive getaways aren’t just a dream. Here’s how to do it. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s impossible to really relax on vacation if, in the back of your mind, you’re constantly worrying about how you’re going to …

 JetBlue announced last week it will collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and SITA to test a new paperless and deviceless self-boarding process as part of ongoing trials to implement a biometric exit process in the future. JetBlue will …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

 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 …

 Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has named Rik van der Berg its new resort manager, the property announced. In the new role, van der Berg will oversee the daily operations of the resort. He had previously been serving as …

 One of the Caribbean’s greenest resorts is now doing its part for the blue, too. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has officially put lionfish on the menu, in an effort to help with the fight against the …

Nieuw Statendam

 Bookings are now open for the first voyage and 2018-2019 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America’s new ms Nieuw Statendam cruise ship. The ship, due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, will be the second “Pinnacle” class ship in Holland …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’ve heard of hotel pets (Ziggy, the dog at Montpelier Plantation & Beach on Nevis springs to mind) but we’ve never heard of hotels with an entire collection on hand for guests’ enjoyment. Until now. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love when hotels make an effort to incorporate a sense of destination into the vacation experience, whether that’s having in-suite Dark ‘n’ Stormy and Tequila set-ups (as at Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Grand Velas …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re like us, all your recent beach reading has been done on mobile phones or e-readers. And while these devices are convenient ways to take our reading material on vacation without lugging a tote …