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Island House Coming to Nassau

 Above: a rendering of The Island House By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new hotel coming to the Bahamas. The Island House, a 30-room boutique hotel, is slated to open next month in the tony Lyford Cay enclave of …

The Five Best Small Hotels in San Juan

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Looking for an intimate escape in San Juan? A hotel where the staff greets you by name, knows exactly how you like your coffee, and makes you feel like a friend instead of just another …

6 Boutique Caribbean All-Inclusives to Visit Right Now

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Go big or go home? Not at these Caribbean resorts – all well under 100 rooms – where all-inclusive convenience is delivered in an intimate island setting. Calabash Cove, St Lucia This 26-suite beachfront hotel …

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 Above: the Rooftup Club at the O:live Boutique Hotel (All photos by CJ) Condado is hip, it’s energetic. It’s home to some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean, some of the best shopping. This is the Condado district of …

 A CLASSIC Caribbean beach, contemporary, luxurious accommodations, unlimited cocktails and high-level cuisine. This is the new all-inclusive. But the region’s all-inclusive product comes in a host of shapes and sizes, from hidden boutiques to larger properties with unmatched amenities. Our …

 Above: Paradise Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique villa resort is coming to the island of Nevis. It’s called Paradise Beach Nevis, and it represents a transformation of the former Villa Paradiso property. The property, which includes …

 Above: Kenneth Cole and his team wore these shirts to debut the new boutique By the Caribbean Journal staff Designer Kenneth Cole has opened his first-ever boutique in Haiti. The store, located in the recently-expanded Kinam Hotel, is located in …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Luxury isn’t always synonymous with large. At these 15 high-end Caribbean boutique hotels – none bigger than 50 rooms – plush amenities come in petite packages. Graycliff, Bahamas With its period furniture and plantation-era styling, …

 THERE’S NO reception desk at The House, Elegant Hotels’ hip, adults-only boutique in St James, Barbados. Instead, there are “ambassadors,” a versatile crew who are ready to tend to every request, from helping you check in right in your room …

 Above: a studio deluxe at the Bubali Bliss Studios in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba has a new boutique accommodation: the Bubali Bliss Studios. The 10-unit property consists of 10 apartments and studios in what it calls a …

 What makes a boutique hotel … boutique? Is boutique just another word for a small hotel? Is a boutique hotel a small hotel with an upscale image, a unique design or a special theme? There are so many special small hotels …

 Above: the Casas Del XVI boutique hotel in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Santo Domingo has a new boutique hotel. The Casas Del XVI, which officially opened earlier this month, is a group of restored 16th-century mansions in …

 Above: the Baker’s Suites boutique hotel in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff A new all-suite boutique hotel has opened its doors in St Maarten. Baker’s Suites, located on Billy Folly Road in Simpson Bay, has a total of …

 Above: the Villa Celeste Estate By the Caribbean Journal staff The Villa Celeste Estate eco-boutique hotel has officially opened in Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic. The property, which includes eight guestrooms, opened its doors on Friday. “Our goal is to …

 Above: the Oasis at Sunset (Photos courtesy of Sunset Resorts) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel will open its doors in Jamaica’s Montego Bay this fall. The Oasis at Sunset is a 124-room boutique hotel adjoining existing …

 CALL THEM what you want; Bed and Breakfasts, Specialty Lodges, Intimate Inns, Boutique Hotels, the very definition of Caribbean hospitality and charm can be found in its smallest places.  The sheer variety of Caribbean accommodations and hospitality can boggle the …

 Above: Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Kimpton will be managing a new planned boutique-style hotel in Grand Cayman, according to developer Dart Realty. The 263-room hotel would be the first new resort …