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A New Luxury Real Estate Push in Barbados

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The only new oceanfront and harbor-frotn real estate developments in Barbados are planning a major new sales push. As part of its agreement with the Barbados-based construction and development firm JADA Group, IMI Group will manage …

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The Cool List: The Coolest Caribbean Hotels for 2019

 There’s a peculiar joy to finding that hidden-away hotel, the one you haven’t heard of, the one without a brand but with a personality. There’s a feeling you get when you discover a hotel for yourself — one that soon develops …

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The 19 Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2019

 Forget everything you know about the Caribbean. Because the Caribbean is more diverse, more adventurous and more energetic than ever before — and it’s time to start discovering the region’s wonders in an entirely new way. That means taking new …

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best caribbean beaches

 It all begins with the beach. Sure, we love the food, the hotels and the culture in the Caribbean. But every journey starts with inspiration, and it always comes from that daydream of an afternoon spent on a beautiful shoreline, …

american airlines caribbean latest

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has kicked off its biggest expansion to the Caribbean in several years with a wave of additional frequencies to the Caribbean. The world’s largest airlines has launched additional daily flights to destinations including …

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 There’s a dynamism in the Caribbean now, a movement. The region is at once reinventing itself and delving even deeper into the beauty of its traditions and its culture. There are new hotels, new restaurants, new destinations and new ideas. …

rum awards 2018

 It’s hard to believe that this year is the seventh annual edition of the Rum Awards, a celebration of rum that was one of the earliest innovations of Caribbean Journal. And it’s just as remarkable how much rum has changed …

bahamas caribbean leading

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor The Bahamas’ hotel market is surging — and vastly outperforming the rest of the region right now, according to data from analytics firm STR. In a sluggish month for hotels Caribbean-wide, The Bahamas was the only …

barbados eco luxe

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A spectacular villa on Barbados’ Platinum Coast is heading to auction, Caribbean Journal has learned. The villa at 9 Westland Heights in St James will be sold without reserve to the highest bidder next month …

Barbados Airlift

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is primed for a significant increase in airlift to the island this month. American Airlines is set to launch a wave of new and expanded flights to the destination. “High-level airline partnerships have been …

caribbean people investment

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s time for the region to make a greater investment in Caribbean people, according to Patricia Affonso-Dass, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Affonso-Dass, who will address this week’s 9th Tourism Human …

barbados tourism booming

 By Guy Britton Few destinations have seen stronger growth over the last four years than Barbados, an island that has long been one of the Caribbean’s Meccas of elegance, luxury and charm. Much of that growth has been thanks to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new hotel project is coming to the island of Saint Lucia, according to Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Invest Saint Lucia has completed transactions with a Barbados-based firm to buy the lands …

all-inclusive vacations caribbean

 “All-inclusive vacations for food?” Seriously? It’s a proposition that couldn’t have even been raised a few years ago. But that’s a sign of just how dramatic the changes have been in the all-inclusive sector. In the place of industrial buffets …

sandals all inclusive barbados

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals’ newest resort in the Caribbean has gotten even bigger. Sandals has officially launched 50 new luxury suites at its all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados resort, the company announced on Monday. It’s the third major expansion …

Turks and Caicos Caribbean Industry

 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor Caribbean hotels reported double-digit performance growth as demand rose well above the levels seen during a hurricane-ravaged September in 2017, according to new data from STR. In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy was up 6.9%, and average daily …

jetblue caribbean mint

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Saint Lucia is the latest to benefit from JetBlue’s expansion of its Mint premium cabin service in the Caribbean. JetBlue launched its newest Mint route to the region this week with a …

Barbados tourism booming

 By Alexander Britell It’s an issue at too many airports across the Caribbean — long immigration lines, meaning lengthy waits for travelers after they’ve just spent hours on an airplane. And while some islands, like Aruba and Curacao, have come …