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A New Caribbean Shark? 

 Devanshi Kasana and her colleagues were puzzled when they discovered it: a large shark typically thought to live in the freezing Arctic – in the middle of a coral reef in Belize.  It was the first time a so-called Greenland shark, …

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9 Caribbean Rainforest Resorts to Try Right Now

 Nearly every island in the Caribbean is ringed with beautiful beaches, but there’s more to a Caribbean vacation than sun and sand. Just inland from the coast on many islands you’ll find steep-sided mountains carpeted in lush rainforest, a less …

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Belize Just Removed All Testing and Vaccination Requirements for Visitors

 In a significant move, Belize has become the latest Caribbean destination to dispense with all of its travel health protocols.  That means travelers to Belize no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the …

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 Belize is set to host the first ever edition of its International Music and Food Festival.  The new event in, set for July 30-31, aims to “showcase local and international musical artists as well as Belize’s exceptional cuisine.”  It’s being …

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 Belize is a fascinating country full of ancient Mayan ruins and jungles prowled by jaguars, but perhaps its greatest natural treasure is the 190-mile-long Belize Barrier Reef. Just off this Central American nation’s Caribbean coast, the reef is home to …

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 One of Belize’s top resorts has launched a new luxury villa.  It’s called Solvei, and it’s the newest residence at Belize’s Naia Resort and Spa in buzzy Placencia. The 6,200-square-foot villa sleeps 15, with five separate suites and 5,200 square …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Carolyn Vasiliauskas, who sent in this stunning shot on Ambergris Caye in Belize. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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 MSC Cruises will homeport its Seaside cruise ship in Port Canaveral next year.  The Seaside-class ship will be sailing three and four-night cruises to MSC’s Ocean Cay in The Bahamas, and seven-night sailings that stop in Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jeannette Berthold, who sent in this beautiful shot of sunset from Secret Beach on Ambergris Caye in Belize.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send …

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 Airbnb has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Belize Tourism Board, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The aim of the agreement is to initiate “a mutual collaboration between both organizations to drive sustainable tourism in Belize through home sharing. ,” …

carnival cruise line relaunch

 Carnival Cruise Line has restarted another new ship in 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The brand has relaunched Carnival Paradise, the 22nd Carnival ship to return since the restart of the cruise industry last year.  Carnival Paradise is now operating …

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 Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have begun their official visit to the Caribbean.  The trip began this weekend with a two-day stop in Belize, where the Duke and Duchess visited historic Mayan sites and …

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 It’s easier than ever to visit Belize.  The Caribbean destination has officially waived testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.  For those who cannot show proof of vaccination or are unvaccinated, Belize still requires proof of a negative PCR test taken …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sam Levy, who sent in this lovely shot of the water on Caye Caulker, Belize.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

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 By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean …

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 By Joe Pike, Special Contributor to CJI Residential real estate in the Caribbean is, in a word, booming. And that’s been accompanied by a wave of new residential real estate projects, from private islands to branded residential resorts to full-fledged …

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 A journey through the rainforest to a Mayan temple. A rugged hike to a 200-foot-wide boiling lake. A dive into the heart of a blue hole.  Far beyond the beach, there’s another side of the Caribbean, of mountains and rainforests …

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 Belize has announced new entry requirements for travelers, set to take effect Feb. 15, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The centerpiece is a requirement for an application for Belize Travel Health Insurance, a mandatory health insurance that “helps protect travelers against …