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Sandy Lane Resort Reopens in Barbados

 The most legendary resort in Barbados is officially open once again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The celebrated Sandy Lane resort on the island’s Platinum Coast officially reopened at the beginning of the month.  Long a celebrity favorite, the luxe resort …

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Sandals Ochi Resort to Reopen in Jamaica

 Sandals is continuing its Caribbean reopening push with a planned relaunch of its resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is slated to reopen on Dec. 17, according to Sandals Resorts International. The …

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CTO Launches “Caribbean Awaits” Campaign

 The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization has launched a new campaign looking to help maintain the region’s prominence as a “place of solace” amid the pandemic.  “This theme compliments the region’s success in generally containing the spread of COVID-19 which has …

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 Guadeloupe-based Air Antilles is expanding its flights to Barbados, Caribbean Journal has learned. The regional carrier will be increasing its service to eight weekly flights between Saint Lucia and Barbados and four weekly flights from Barbados to Dominica.  The move …

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 Air Canada is redeploying its Jetz all-business class fleet on select Caribbean routes this upcoming holiday, the company said this week.  That will include flights from Montreal to Barbados and from Toronto to Barbados.  The Air Canada Jetz flights have …

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 Caribbean Airlines is continuing its expansion with the launch of a new route between Toronto and Guyana, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Nov. 1 the carrier will launch twice-weekly flights between Toronto and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  The flights …

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 Caribbean Airlines is expanding with new service between Barbados and Guyana’s Ogle International Airport. On Oct. 31, the regional carrier will be introducing three weekly nonstop flights between Barbados and Guyana, with service on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Caribbean Airlines …

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 British Airways just relaunched its service from London Heathrow to Barbados, completing the first Heathrow-Barbados flights in more than 15 years.  The new service will operate daily, year-round, operated on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft.  “We were so excited to welcome …

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 Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz’s new book, Remain in Love, is a billet-doux to his bandmate and wife of more than 40 years, bassist Tina Weymouth, as well as documenting the couple’s musical journey together — first, as part of …

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 The most iconic place to stay in Barbados is set for a grand reopening, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island’s legendary Sandy Lane luxury resort will be welcoming back guests on Nov. 1, 2020, the property confirmed this week. The …

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 The island of Barbados has announced an update to its travel protocols for visitors, headlined by new testing requirements and required self-monitoring throughout a visitor’s stay.  That includes the requirement of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within three days before …

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 Sandals Resorts International is reopening another Caribbean resort next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Sandals Grenada all-inclusive resort will officially relaunch on Oct. 1.  “This is exciting news for Grenada,” said Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell. “We look …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Mike Emmett, who sent in this delightful shot of Dover Beach in Barbados.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

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 There’s a new way to get to the Nature Island of the Caribbean.  Caribbean Airlines has officially kicked off its newest route, with the launch of new flights between Barbados and Dominica.  The flights will be operating twice weekly on …

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 In a nod to a growing trend in the Caribbean, the island of Aruba has launched a new “workation” program for stays of up to three months.  The “One Happy Workation” program involves special rates at participating hotels, villas and …

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 Both of Sandals Resorts International’s properties in Barbados are open once again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive company has reopened both its Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados resorts, the company confirmed, with both properties welcoming back guests this …

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 If you haven’t gotten around to visiting Anguilla as yet, imagine an island the size of Manhattan with the population of just two high-rises, surrounded by 33 sugary white beaches, lapped by stunning turquoise waters ‒ with temps in the …

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 The Ocean Hotels collection in Barbados is planning to debut a new luxury all-inclusive beach resort in Barbados next year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new O2 Beach Club is slated to debut in June 2021, with 130 rooms and …