Sandals Royal Barbados Is Now Open

By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International’s major new resort in Barbados has officially opened its doors. The new, all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados made its debut on the south coast of Barbados this week as the second Sandals-branded resort […]


Quintessence Hotel Set to Open in Anguilla

Quintessence Hotel

Above: the new Quintessence (All photos by Joe Jenkin) By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new addition to Anguilla’s hotel product is set to come on stream next month with a Jan. 1 opening date. The Quintessence Hotel, billed […]


Xcaret Opens in Mexico

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By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all-inclusive has opened its doors on the Riviera Maya of Mexico, but it’s not quite like the all-inclusive hotels you’re used to. Yes, the new Xcaret is centered around an “eco-archaeological park.” […]


Palladium to Open Two New Resorts in the Mexican Caribbean

By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Palladium is bringing two new resorts to the Mexican Caribbean. Palladium Hotel Group will be opening a family-friendly property called Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa and an adults-only hotel called […]

Antigua Tourism Quickly Bounces Back From Irma

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s tourism industry has quickly bounced back from Hurricane Irma, with excursions, restaurants and hotels reopening for business. Popular restaurants like Beach Limers, Coconut Grove, Sheer Rocks, Turners and Le Bistro have already opened their […]

A New Cancun Family Resort: Seadust

A new beachfront family resort has opened its doors in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone: the Seadust Cancun Family Resort. The 505-room all-inclusive was formerly the Great Parnassus Family Resort, the product of a multimillion-dollar renovation project that updated […]


The Scoop on the Revamped Temptation Cancun

Cancun’s skyline is changing with the major revamp of the Temptation Cancun “playground for grown ups,” undertaken with the help of world-famous designer Karim Rashind. The resort reopens Aug. 15 as Cancun’s sexiest adults-only property, with a striking, ultra-modern new […]

Checking in to St. Lucia's New Serenity at Coconut Bay Resort

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s newest adults-only all-inclusive resort, Serenity at Coconut Bay, opened in June. The 36-suite enclave is a resort-within-a resort at Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, part of a sprawling 85-acre estate that hugs […]

VIDEO: Discovering the Surfsong Villa Resort in Tortola

It’s one of those places where you’d want to be even if there weren’t a great resort on the grounds. The Surfsong Villa Resort is set on the ​​eastern end of Tortola,​ British Virgin Islands, just off Beef Island on […]


The Best Bar in St. Barth

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At the short end of a long street in the epicentre of the Caribbean’s last great Creole downtown there is a bar. But it is not just any bar. And it is a bar with big ambitions. It is one […]

In the Heart of Turks and Caicos, Classic Jamaican Food

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Want to make a Jamaican’s mouth water? Just mention patties and Devon House ice cream. Which one of us doesn’t love a piping-hot, flaky-crusted, eat-it-straight-from-the-bag patty, its meaty goodness promising scorched tastebuds and a […]

The 50 Best Caribbean Beach Bars

It may seem like a list of 50 beach bars is a lot. But when we finished compiling this momentous list, we weren’t even breathing hard. That’s because the Caribbean is the beach bar capital of Planet Earth, and we […]


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