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Cayman Islands Waives Pre-Testing for Visitors

 The Cayman Islands has waived testing for visitors.  “Pre-arrival Covid-19 testing is no longer required to enter the Cayman Islands,” the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism announced in a statement.  In a major change to the destination’s travel protocols, the …

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Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach Names New Director of Sales 

 Saint Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has named a new director of sales, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The 96-room resort, one of just two Viceroy-branded resorts in the wider Caribbean, has tapped Christy Connolly to the role.  Connolly most …

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Carnival Is Bringing Costa Cruises Ships to the US

 Carnival Cruise Line is bringing two of Costa Cruises’ ships to the United States next year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The plan is for a new concept called “Costa by Carnival,” which will see ships sailing from New York and …

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 Excitement was in the air as Sandals Resorts International hosted the Grand Opening this week of Sandals Royal Curaçao; the 16th property in the Sandals portfolio and the first in the Dutch Caribbean. During a high-energy sunset gala with fireworks, music …

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 WIMCO Villas, the Caribbean’s leading villa provider, is expanding its popular Special Reserve Collection Villas in St Barth.  The collection features private villas that come with the services of a private chef.  WIMCO now has a total of 30 villas …

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 Hotels in Curacao are starting to outperform their pre-pandemic occupancy levels, according to new data from the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association.  Last month, the island’s large hotels had occupancy of 66.4 percent, a 2.3 percent increase over the same …

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 Star Chef Marcus Samuelsson has quickly won plaudits for his eponymous eatery at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau.  And now Samuelsson is making another popular addition to the Bahamian food scene: a buzzy new brunch at the beachfront hotspot.  …

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 Tour operator TUI has significantly ramped up its flight service to Jamaica this summer, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has increased its flight program to the island by 10,000 seats this summer, according to Torrance Lewis, district sales manager …

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 Jamaica just topped 1 million visitors in 2022, an arrival pace that shows no signs of slowing down.  That’s been buoyed by what has been dramatic airlift growth for Jamaica amid the pandemic, including yet another route that launched this …

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 I’m taking an evening walk through a winding, palm-lined avenue. I walk by a cinema and a French brasserie, a luxury goods shop, a cigar and rum lounge and an artisanal coffee shop. Families and couples stroll by as a DJ …

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 One of Anguilla top boutique hotels just got bigger.  The Quintessence Hotel, a member of Relais & Chateaux, has added three new guest suites to the property.  It’s called The Quinn, and it’s a hotel-within-a-hotel consisting of three units: Quinn …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Beth Worsley, who sent in this terrific shot of floating on the water in Turks and Caicos. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

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 The summer is finally here and immediately the oppressive heat and humidity that NYC is famous for has me craving lighter fare. I can’t say if it’s the plant-based diet, an evolving palate or just plain old age that has …

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 Anguilla’s tourism board has named a new deputy director, Caribbean Journal has learned.  In her new capacity, Richardson will be predominantly responsible for leading and managing the Anguilla Tourist Board’s internal and external relationships and communications, including procurement, human resources, …