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The 7 Best Beach Resorts in Belize

 Belize has many eco-resorts in its unspoiled rainforests — Chaa Creek and the Ka’Ana Resort, to name a couple of outstanding examples — but this Central American nation also has hundreds of miles of Caribbean coastline on its eastern border, …

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The Best All-Inclusive Private-Island Destinations

 At the best private-island all-inclusive destinations in the Caribbean, you’ll find the all-inclusive experience without all the crowds.  That means the comfort and convenience of all-inclusive in a luxurious, rarefied package, often in some of the most luxurious spots in …

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Dream Hotel Group Is Expanding to Playa del Carmen

 New York’s Dream Hotel Group is planning a new hotel on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  The company has announced plans to open “Emma & Elissa by Dream Hotel Group” in 2023 in the fast-expanding beach town of Playa del …

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 Long a well-kept secret for travelers in the know, Belize has quietly become a full-fledged Caribbean hotspot in recent years, buoyed by one of the region’s fastest rates of tourism growth.  And now it’s borne out by the data — Belize …

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 The Caribbean hotel sector is, in a word, buzzing. New hotels seem to be popping up every week, and it’s not just the traditional hotel hubs. Sure, there are new Caribbean hotels on the way in places like the Dominican …

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 The Belize Ocean Club hotel has officially rebranded, the company said this week.  The Placencia-area boutique hotel has relaunched with a new name: Umaya Resort and Adventures.  “The new Umaya experience offers what our guests are looking for in Belize – a …

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 MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia has officially arrived at its new homeport in Miami and begun sailing Caribbean cruises. The ship, MSC’s largest cruise ship sailing out of the United States market, has a capacity for 4,488 guests. It will be spending …

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 A hot new resort is coming to one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel destinations: Belize.  The new Alaia Belize is set in the bustling destination of San Pedro Town in Ambergris Caye, a residential resort community that will be part …

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 Many of the world’s best dive resorts are far longer on experiences than they are on amenities. It makes sense for hard-core divers who are mostly looking for a place to lay their head between dives. Three hundred thread count …

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 A new private-island destination is coming to Belize, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Ray Caye, and it will make its debut off the coast of Placencia in January 2020.  The 20-room resort is a reimagining of the former Hatchet …

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 One of MSC Cruises’ major ships has officially made its debut in North America. The MSC Meraviglia, which will eventually be homeporting in Miami, will launch its first Caribbean cruises out of New York on Oct. 28. MSC Meraviglia will …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is set for another expansion of service to the Caribbean in 2020, according to the company. Southwest will be launching new nonstop routes to Cozumel, Mexico and Turks and Caicos next …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines is continuing its fast-paced Caribbean expansion, Caribbean Journal has learned. Sun Country has announced plans to launch a new nonstop route from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Nassau in The …

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 By Alexander Britell A beach day at Soggy. A rum night at Cooper. Lobster dinners on Anegada. Beach hopping on Cane Garden Bay. Snorkeling around The Dogs. Enjoying the splendor of the North Sound. Chartering a sailboat around the BVI …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Development firm Profusion Group is planning a $100 million expansion of Wyndham’s La Quinta brand across the Dominican Republic. The plan is to develop a portfolio of eight hotel projects across the Dominican Republic, set …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a what was a blistering 2018, Belize’s tourism sector has seen another strong year so far in 2019. The destination is reporting a 6 percent jump in stayover tourist arrivals for the first half …

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 By Alexander Britell The first-ever overwater bungalows in Antigua and Barbuda have officially made their debut at the newly-opened Royalton Antigua. The striking new overwater bungalows are open and welcoming guests, a company spokesperson told Caribbean Journal. Every overwater bungalow …

caribbean cruise revenues

 By Robert MacLellanCJ Contributor Can tourism-dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil producing countries? When relatively small and poor oil producing governments sought to get a fair price for oil – their main source of national revenue – they banded …