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Cancun Just Changed Its Time Zone

 Above: the JW Marriott in Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean region’s largest tourist destinations has a new time zone. Following two years of lobbying efforts, the Mexican state of Quintana Roo launched officially joined Eastern …

Hard Rock Planning New Resort in Mexico

 Above: Hard Rock’s existing hotel in Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Hard Rock International is expanding its footprint on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The company announced this week plans to open the new Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun …

New GM at Paradisus Cancun

 Above: the Paradisus Cancun resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Paradisus Cancun has named Santiago Rivera its new general manager, the all-inclusive resort announced. Rivera has been with parent company Melia since 1999, working at destination resorts in China, …

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 Above: Caye Chapel By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort project is coming to Belize’s island of Caye Chapel. The country’s government announced Tuesday evening that a leading Mexican luxury hotel development group had purchased the 265-acre island. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It takes more than just a playground and a children’s menu to guarantee a good time at a family all-inclusive. Here are the Caribbean resorts where we’d vacay with our own kin – and you …

 Above: the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun is opening its doors on Saturday, according to the company. The property is a rebranding of the former Villa …

 Above: Ocean Atlas (All photos by Jason deCaires Taylor) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the largest underwater sculpture in the world, and it’s now just below Nassau in the Bahamas. The 18-foot-tall, 60-ton female sculpture is located off Nassau’s …

 Above: Sun Palace Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts has named Alan Doyle its new vice president of global sales, meetings and incentives, the company announced. Doyle had previously been serving as the company’s corporate director of sales …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Divers and snorkelers swarm artist Jason De Caires Taylor’s underwater sculpture gardens off the coasts of Grenada and Cancun, Mexico with good reason: His installations of life-size cement figures anchored to the sea floor are …

 Above: the Dreams Sands Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has opened its newest Caribbean hotel: the Dreams Sands Cancun. The property, which is AMResorts’ 23rd resort in Mexico, opens after an extensive renovation and adaptation of the former …

 Above: Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca is ramping up its service to Cancun, the Colombia-based carrier announced. The company began a new daily nonstop flight from Bogota to Cancun on Aug. 15, meaning it now operates two daily …

 By S Brian SamuelOp-Ed Contributor By now, most (but not all) Caribbean countries have submitted their first half 2014 tourism statistics to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). It makes for some interesting reading. Overall, the Caribbean recorded a weighted average …

 Above: the new “Cancun” sign (Caribbean Journal Photo) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Aruba has the “I Love Aruba” sign, Curacao has its “Dushi” sculpture and St Lucia has the Pitons. Now Cancun, Mexico is adding its name to the list of …

 Above: the JW Marriott in Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines has launched new service from Milwaukee to Cancun, the carrier announced. The new service officially began on Saturday with a flight from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport …

 Above: Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is continuing its Caribbean rollout. The carrier officially launched its initial service to Mexico over the weekend with nonstop routes from both Atlanta and Baltimore to Cancun. The routes, which were …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor ISLA MUJERES — I’m in love with guacamole. Not just any old guacamole (I’m not that type of girl). I’m talking about the fresh, creamy deliciousness that is the green apple guacamole at Mango Café. …

 Above: the Riu Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Cancun has opened its doors with a new look. The Riu Cancun officially opened its doors at the beginning of this month following a $30 million renovation project. The …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A GOOD MEAL is its own reward, made all the sweeter when you have to venture off the beaten path to seek it out. Here, in 10 Caribbean destinations, we’re sharing our favorite “secret” restaurants, …

 

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