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15 Hot New Hotels for the Caribbean in 2020

 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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This Belize Hotel Just Rebranded

 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 Meraviglia Launches Caribbean Cruise Season in Miami

 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 …

belize dive resorts antigua caribbean

 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 …

msc meraviglia

 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 …

all-inclusive caribbean sailing vacation boat

 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 …

margaritaville grand cayman resort

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton It’s may not be a surprise when you get to the check-in desk and find an ice-cold margarita waiting for you. What may be a surprise is just how good a margarita it really …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In recent years, more and more private cruise destinations have been popping up around the region, from Belize to The Bahamas. But a new private port of call set to debut this fall will be …

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 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is known as one of the top luxury destinations in the Caribbean, and it got just a little bit posher in January with the opening of Ambergris Cay, a 10-villa all-inclusive …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway cruise ship has completed a two-week dry dock that included an “extensive” makeover. The ship’s changes included new venues and artwork; upgraded social spaces and what the company called “refreshed” …