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The Caribbean’s Best Walking Beaches

 IT’S ONE of our favourite sayings in the Caribbean: “Walk Good.” A great way to say goodbye, take care or safe travels in Jamaica, it also aptly describes one of the best things to do in the Caribbean – to …

Sunwing to Launch Nonstop Service From Toronto to Curacao

 Above: Curacao By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunwing is launching nonstop service from Toronto to Curacao, the company announced Tuesday. The service will operate every Sunday, beginning Dec. 15 and through The Ontario-based airline already operates flights to Caribbean destinations …

Dutch Security Minister Visiting Aruba, Saba and St Eustatius

 Above: St Eustatius By the Caribbean Journal staff Dutch Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten is on a four-day visit to the Caribbean, with stops in Aruba, Saba and St Eustatius this week. In Aruba, Opstelten will be consulting with …

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 The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s government is continuing its push to achieve energy independence by the year 2020. The government announced Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with BYD Company Limited on a zero-carbon …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba is seeing a significant increase in travel demand, according to data from Expedia. Travel demand for Aruba grew by 15 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, the company said. “As …

 Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell While Bonaire is one of the smallest destinations in the Caribbean, its tourism sector is one of the most important of any individual country in the region, measured as a percentage of its …

 We continue our Best of the Caribbean series with a look at the small hotel properties that make the Caribbean tick — particularly those of 50 rooms or less. While the Caribbean has superb luxury resorts and all-inclusives, it has …

 Above: Island Routes GM David Shields (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA – Jamaica-based tour company Island Routes is expanding to several new destinations in the Caribbean, led by the Dominican Republic. The company, which is part of the …

 Above: the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — This week’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Conference has focused on how the region’s leading does business. But what does sustainability mean for hotels in a …

 Above: a rendering of the Ritz-Carlton Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is planning to open in November, the company announced this week. The property will include 320 oceanfront rooms and suites and a 15,000-square-foot spa, a …

 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 32 countries in the wider Caribbean basin and beyond conducted a full-scale joint tsunami alert exercise Wednesday. According to the exercise, an 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck 90 kilometres off the coast …

 Above: Aruba PM Mike Eman and Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By Alexander Britell In a region with few natural resources, tourism is to the Caribbean as oil is to the Middle East. To be sure, some countries …

 Above: Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (left) and PM Laurent Lamothe (second from left) in Aruba (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin are leading a high-level delegation to …

 Above: the Radisson Aruba Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Mark Lyttleton-Frances has been named the new general manager of the Radisson Aruba Resort, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced Thursday. Lyttleton assumed his role Jan. 8. He was previously the …

 Above: The Hyatt in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Casino & Spa will open its new Mexicado eatery as part of a series of ongoing renovations, the company announced. Mexicado, billed as Aruba’s first …

 Above: Valero’s Aruba refinery By the Caribbean Journal staff Valero has notified employees at its Aruba refinery that it will be reducing operations and reorganizing the site into a refined products terminal, the company’s Aruba subsidiary announced Monday. The refinery …

 There’s nothing pleasant about “sand in your shorts” unless Marina Perez is mixing up a cocktail of the same name at Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts. Originally created upon the request of an exceptionally sandy guest, fresh off of …

 

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