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Serafina Beach Hotel Opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico

 By Alexander Britell One of the hippest corners of the Caribbean has a serious new addition: the Serafina Beach Hotel, a 96-room stunner in the heart of the Condado neighborhood in San Juan. Puerto Rico’s first new hotel opening of …

New Boutique Hotel Coming to Bequia: The Liming

 Global boutique hotel management company ICMI is planning its Caribbean debut. ICMI, or Inverlochy Castle Management International, is launching The Liming, a boutique hotel on the island of Bequia in the Grenadines. The property, which is slated to open Nov. …

SLH Expands in Jamaica, Anguilla

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small Luxury Hotels of the World is expanding in the Caribbean. The collection of more than 500 hotels in 80 countries has added a pair of hotels in the Caribbean. SLH has added the Trident …

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 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean’s hippest hotel is expanding. Puerto Rico’s celebrated O:live Boutique Hotel, set in the heart of San Juan’s chic Condado district, is opening a brand new property next door. It’s called O:LV Fifty Five, and O:live’s …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — In the middle of December, Puerto Rico tourism officials made a declaration. The destination was open for business, and ready to welcome back visitors, a bold claim in the wake of last year’s devastating …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Quintessence Hotel has made its debut on the island of Anguilla. The boutique luxury property officially opened its doors on Monday, an impressive feat in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The “Q” has …

scuba lodge

 Curaçao has long been one of the best-kept secrets in Caribbean diving. There’s something for everyone, from wreck diving and reef diving to both bore and shore diving. Indeed, there’s a remarkable array of shore diving options, something that’s hard …

barbados adults only

 By Alexander Britell There’s a new way to stay on Barbados’ platinum coast. And it’s rather special. Barbados’ Elegant Hotels has done it again with the debut of the totally transformed adults-only Treasure Beach, a modern but charming, luxurious retreat …

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 …

 It’s the essence of what makes the island of Martinique such a unique destination: the style, the creativity, the sophistication. It’s the gastronomy, the lush landscaping, the live music. Set on the Trinite peninsula on Martinique’s raw, beautiful Atlantic coast, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new addition to Haiti’s fast-expanding tourism product. The modern-contemporary Basilic Bed and Breakfast boutique hotel is the latest new property to debut in Haiti, following an official opening announced by the country’s Ministry …

 You’re looking for a different kind of Caribbean getaway: an authentic one. One where you get a real taste of an island’s personality, of its soul. There are certain hotels made for that, smaller properties that are all about offering …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There are small hotels and then there are really small hotels; petit boutiques with five rooms or fewer, where you’re welcomed like family but treated like a visiting dignitary. In the Caribbean (as in the …

stonefield estate

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s Stonefield Estate has announced its rebranding as a health and wellness retreat, unveiling several new amenities in line with its new mission. The 17-villa boutique hotel on the island’s southwest coast will …

Carmen Jarabacoa

 The Dominican Republic mountain town of Jarabacoa is home to a brand-new eco-boutique. It’s called Hotel Carmen, and it’s the newest property by ecotourism hotel collection Hostales de Montaña. The property consists of 16 mountain-style wooden huts, with a total …

 They’re far from the crowds, far from the cruise ships, home to empty beaches and full glasses. These islands in the Caribbean are the way it all used to be, places where there is still the charm of discovery and …

 A boutique luxury boutique hotel has expanded in the heart of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. The new Casa Antilliana is the latest boutique home by the Casas del XVI hotel in the storied old city of the Dominican Republic’s capital. …

silk residences

 There’s a new boutique luxury condo coming soon to the increasingly hot destination of Tulum. Silk Residences is opening its doors in the Riviera Maya, marking the first luxury condominium in Tulum’s center, with prices ranging from $278,850 to $325,700. …