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Aruba Launches “Workation” Program

 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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Sandals Reopens Both of Its Resorts in Barbados

 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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Why We Bought a One-Way Ticket to Anguilla

 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 …

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 Another hotel in Barbados has reopened its doors, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Coconut Court Beach Hotel, set in Hastings on the southwestern corner of the island, officially relaunched on Sept. 5, the property confirmed.  The 112-room, family-owned property has …

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 A pair of leading luxury hotels in Barbados will be reopening in October, Caribbean journal has learned.  The Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences and the Saint Peter’s Bay resort will both be opening on Oct. 14.  Both luxury …

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 Fast-growing Turks and Caicos-based regional carrier interCaribbean Airways is expanding again, this time with new service to the island of St Vincent. Beginning Oct. 1, the carrier will be operating flights between Barbados and St Vincent. interCaribbean will be running …

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 Marriott’s Waves Hotel and Spa in Barbados has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned. The all-inclusive boutique hotel on the Platinum Coast of Barbados has reopened under Marriott’s new “Commitment to Clean” health and safety protocols. The hotel is part …

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 Barbados has seen “significant, serious and positive interest” in its new “Barbados Welcome Stamp” program, which offers one-year visas for remote work on the island. Barbados Home Affairs Minister Wilfred Abrahams said 1,079 applications had been processed so far for …

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 Marriott’s Elegant Hotels collection will be reopening its Caribbean resorts in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The collection of boutique resorts in Barbados and Saint Lucia, which Marriott acquired last year, will relaunch Oct. 1.  That will include Barbados’ Colony …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steven Saldivar, who sent in this spectacular shot of Harrismith Beach (also known as Bottom Bay) in Barbados.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

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 It began with destinations like Barbados and Bermuda offering travelers the opportunity to apply for permits to work remotely from the islands for one year.  Now some major hotel companies are embracing the new “workation” trend amid the pandemic, including …

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 British Airways will soon be serving Barbados with year-round, daily flights out of London Heathrow, Barbados tourism officials confirmed this week.  The year-round daily flights will launch Oct. 17, according to Barbados Tourism Minister Lisa Cummins. “For more than 15 …

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 Barbados’ Cobblers Cove luxury boutique hotel is set to reopen in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Platinum Coast property, set on the grounds of a 1940s-era estate, will be relaunching operations on Oct. 11, the property confirmed.  The beachfront …

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 Three more hotels have reopened their doors in August on the island of Barbados, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That includes the Bougainvillea Beach Resort on the south coast of Barbados and the Beach View Hotel on the island’s tony Platinum …

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 Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways has launched its flight operations out of Barbados.  The carrier is kicking off flight service this week rom Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport to Grenada, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica.  “Barbados …

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 Ocean Hotels’ Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados is reopening in September, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive resort on the south coast of the island will be reopening its doors on Sept 1.  The relaunch of the Sea Breeze …

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 Sandals Resorts International, which was among the first hotel companies to relaunch as the region’s tourism industry reopened, is planning to reopen more resorts in the region.  Sandals has already reopened five of its resorts in the Caribbean, including one …