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The Easiest All-Inclusive Vacations in the Caribbean

 There’s something to be said for easy all-inclusive vacations: a nonstop flight, a reasonable drive from the airport, all-inclusive food and beverage and unlimited sun and sand. But some vacations are even easier than others. Several Caribbean destinations have particular …

The Best Caribbean Destinations for This Holiday Season

 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 …

Barcelo Revives Venerable Santo Domingo Hotel

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barcelo Hotel Group is expanding in the Dominican Republic by reviving one of the country’s legendary hotels. The company has relaunched Santo Domingo’s venerable El Embajador hotel as the El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel. …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The appeal of swim-up suites ­– hotel rooms that open directly onto a private plunge or shared serpentine pool – is undeniable. Across the Caribbean, resorts with these room categories report that they’re consistently sold …

 Barceló Hotel Group has opened Barceló Mexico Reforma, a new 500-room, five-star flagship hotel in the heart of Mexico City. Barceló Mexico Reforma marks the group’s first urban hotel in Mexico, and will serve as a fitting addition to Paseo …

 It all started in 2014, when Martinique’s innovative Rhum Clement launched a special edition bottle designed by street artist JonOne. Now, another top Caribbean rum brand has gotten in the game, with the new limited edition Ron Barceló Añejo by …

 A stay at the Barceló in DR By Susan Barlow CJ Contributor The Dominican Republic’s Playa Bavaro is the most famous (and arguably the best) beach in the country — and it’s also home to a staggering number of resorts, mostly of …

 Barceló Hotel Group has announced a new multi-brand strategy for its growing portfolio. The changes follow the company’s 2015 acquisition of the Occidental hotel portfolio. In addition to the group’s original brand, Bareceló Hotels and Resort, three new distinctive brands …

Aruba All Inclusive Resorts

 Places like this are the perfect way to experience the Dutch Caribbean’s island of Aruba’s beach-filled environment in an easy, comfortable way. Aruba claims the most sunny days of any other Caribbean island and is fortuitously located beyond the hurricane belt, …

 Above: the beach at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe hotel in Punta Cana BAVARO — Sometimes we forget. We forget how beautiful Caribbean beaches can be. How quiet. How relaxing. How perfect. There are so many wonderful things about the …

 Above: the lobby bar at the Sheraton Santo Domingo The lobby bar. At most hotels, it sets the tone for everything — it’s the first part of the hotel you notice. It welcomes you. It is the central meeting point. …