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Hilton Barbados Completes Renovation, Launches Butler Service

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hilton Barbados has completed a major renovation project, the property announced this week. The resort-wide enhancement was overseen by design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, which covered all of the eight-story property’s 350 guest rooms …

Carlson Rezidor’s New Senior Appointments

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carlzon Rezidor Hotel Group has named four new senior appointments in the Americas region, the company said this week. Carlson has named Aly El Bassuni as senior vice president for franchise operations; Ross Hosking as …

Sandals Planning to Open Two Resorts in Tobago

 By Alexander Britell Sandals Resorts International is expanding to a new Caribbean island: Tobago. Sandals has signed a memorandum of understanding to bring both its Sandals and Beaches brands to Tobago. Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart said plans …

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 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor While the Caribbean recovers from one of the busiest and most destructive hurricane seasons of the past several decades, many questions exist regarding the impact these tragic storms have had on recent hotel performance. While one …

 The holidays are fast approaching, meaning it’s time to start thinking about your next Caribbean vacation (that is, if you haven’t already planned a Caribbean trip in the meantime). For us, there’s nothing better than Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has unveiled an expanded slate of its new Crystal Getaways shorter itineraries. The company has added new voyages for both 2017 and 2018, including a pair of cruises in the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Commercial flight service to the island of Dominica has officially resumed, government officials confirmed to Caribbean Journal. The news comes as the island works to recover from the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. Regional …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Richard Branson is assembling a team to head up a “Marshall Plan” for the Caribbean. The idea came to Branson after he was invited …

 You’re looking for a different kind of Caribbean getaway: an authentic one. One where you get a real taste of an island’s personality, of its soul. There are certain hotels made for that, smaller properties that are all about offering …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff You check out of your hotel, get in a cab and head to the airport. Then you wait. And wait. It’s never the best part of any vacation. But Virgin Holidays has announced a new …

 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to see surging tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s tourism board. Barbados is reporting 453,645 stayover visitor arrivals through September, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the first nine months of …

best beaches in the caribbean

 You never forget the first time you see a truly great beach. No matter how crowded (or empty), how easy to get to, how big or small, there’s a feeling of discovery you get when you first set foot on …

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost for the region, all British Airways flights between the Caribbean and London are operating regularly. “Our flights are back to normal between the Caribbean and London,” a spokesperson for the airline …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …

 By Alexander Britell In a major boost for Grenada’s hotel sector, the island’s Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel has become a member of the Relais & Chateaux hotel group. Relais & Chateaux is a collection of mostly family-run hotels with a …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’re hungry for a Caribbean vacation (or just plain hungry) you’ll want to know about the Barbados Food & Rum Festival, scheduled for November 16 to 19. Now in its eighth year, the event …

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …