bahamas

Rosewood Baha Mar to Open in June

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most anticipated hotel openings of 2018 is coming in June. The new Rosewood Baha Mar at the Baha Mar resort complex in Nassau is opening June 1, Caribbean Journal has learned. …

Princess Cruises Completes Private Island Renovations

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises has completed a renovation project at its Princess Cays private island on the southern tip of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The 40-acre beach has added a new marina, including a new channel and …

Norwegian Cruise Line Adding More Cuba, Caribbean Voyages

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for a cruise to Cuba? Norwegian Cruise Line has announced an expansion of its sailings to Cuba and the wider Caribbean, the company announced this week. This fall, Norwegian Sun will offer a combination …

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holland america

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship is coming to the Caribbean. The company’s brand-new Nieuw Statendam will launch its inaugural Caribbean season beginning in December 2018, according to a statement. The ship will spend the …

adults-only riu

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Palace Paradise Island in the Bahamas is now officially open, Riu Hotels announced this week. The adults-only, all-inclusive resort on Paradise Island’s Cabbage Beach has undergone a total transformation. The property-wide upgrade included …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Sitting on just over half an acre in Lyford Cay, a 1,000-acre gated community on the western tip of New Providence, is Casa Ileana, an eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom property that’s the one of the newest listings in …

mariner of the seas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas cruise ship has completed a massive $90 million makeover. The transformed ship will begin sailing three and four-night voyages from PortMiami to the Bahamas beginning in June. The sailings …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, has launched PADI Travel, a travel resource for divers and adventurers. The new global travel platform connects travel and diving resources, inspiring users to venture to the world’s most …

 The Caribbean is back and better than ever. That means it’s time to rediscover the region, returning to your favorite spots and exploring uncharted destinations. We’ve hand crafted an enticing mix of famous and off-the-radar destinations, giving you our favorite …

margaritaville nassau

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort is coming to The Bahamas. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand is opening its first property in Nassau, with plans for a $250 million, six-acre development centered at The Pointe, a mixed-use development …

beach bars

 There’s something about the rum punch in the sand, the beer on the beach, the gregarious proprietor, that seems to etch itself in the mind of every traveler to the Caribbean. Plainly, the Caribbean beach bar epitomizes the Caribbean vacation …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Bahamas’ best-kept secrets has added a major new chef. The Carriearl Boutique Hotel on Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas has named Ryan McIntosh as the property’s new …

 By Alexander Britell There is a calm on these mystical waters, blue, silent. Somewhere among the mangroves there is a sanctuary. Ansil slowly drives the flats boat, the one he built with his own hands, negotiating the green, taking us …

 Luxury is cool. Art is cool. Great service is cool. Sometimes cool defies definition. But when it comes to a cool hotel, you just know it when you see it. The sixth annual CJ Cool List takes you across the …

four seasons anguilla reopening 1

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Seasons’ Anguilla resort is reopening in March, the company told Caribbean Journal in a statement on Monday. One of three Four Seasons-branded resorts in the Caribbean (the others are the brand’s Nevis resort and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau’s Baha Mar is continuing its culinary push with the debut of another new restaurant: Shuang Ba. The eatery at the Baha Mar in the Bahamas aims to showcase “authentic tastes” and offer travelers the …

Cayman Islands Bermuda

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—A mixture of lower occupancy levels and higher rates fell in line with year-to-date hotel performance in the Caribbean, according to the latest data from STR. In November, occupancy fell 2.8% year over year to …

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 …