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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Sand in Curaçao

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Theresa Buhl, who sent in this beautiful shot on a beach in Curaçao.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

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Spirit Adding New Flights to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

 Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is adding a new nonstop route to the Caribbean coast of Colombia.  Spirit will be launching a new thrice-weekly flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Barranquilla, Colombia.  The new service, which launches April 23, will …

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Checking in to the Newest Barcelo All-Inclusive in Mexico

 It’s the newest all-inclusive in the Barcelo resort portfolio, the sparkling new, adults-only Barcelo Maya Riviera, part of now six-resort compound on the Caribbean coast of Mexico that includes the Barceló Maya Palace, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Tropical, Barceló …

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saint lucia all-inclusive big

 A high-profile all-inclusive project has officially broken ground on the island of Saint Lucia.  The Canelles Resort Project, the product of a partnership between Caribbean Galaxy and AMResorts, will include a pair of all-inclusive resort properties.  “This hotel will fit …

st croix taste festival

 St Croix, one of the Caribbean’s hottest culinary destinations right now, is set for another edition of the popular Taste of St Croix food festival.  The 2020 edition of the event, which will be held on April 2, will be …

turks and caicos market roaring

 The real estate market in Turks and Caicos is seeing record-breaking performance, according to the newest report from Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty.  Indeed, Turks and Caicos real estate hit a record $334.7 million in sales volume in 2019, …

st kitts and nevis tourism

 St Kitts and Nevis continues to see sizzling tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the twin-island federation.  St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport reported 163,453 passengers in 2019, a very strong 7 percent improvement compared to the …

jetblue guatemala

 JetBlue is expanding in the Caribbean Basin again.  The New York City-based carrier has announced plans to launch its first-ever service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guatemala City.  The new flights will operate daily beginning June …

caribbean cool hotels

 The Caribbean’s roster of high-design, forward-thinking, fun-loving hotels continues to grow.  Everyone has a different definition of what’s cool — particularly when it comes to hotels.  But a cool hotel should have an x-factor, a special quality that turns it into …

royal caribbean ship

 Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship will make its debut in the Caribbean in November.  The new Odyssey of the Seas will launch in the Mediterranean this summer before heading to Fort Lauderdale for its first Caribbean sailings in November.  Odyssey …

cancun dreams resort

 Another Dreams-branded resort is coming to the heart of Cancun, part of a big expansion for the all-inclusive brand.  The Dreams Vista Cancun Resort and Spa is set to open on Feb. 22, according to Apple Leisure Group.  The newest …

belize caribbean hotspot

 Long a well-kept secret for travelers in the know, Belize has quietly become a full-fledged Caribbean hotspot in recent years, buoyed by one of the region’s fastest rates of tourism growth.  And now it’s borne out by the data — Belize …

punta cana casino resort

 A new casino resort destination is coming to Punta Cana, the most popular tourism destination in the Dominican Republic.  Serenade Caribbean Hotels has announced plans to open a 603-room all-inclusive casino resort (yes, there will be swim-out rooms as an …

caribbean paella

 So much of the seafood we eat today is farm raised on crappy diets with all kinds of additives, hormones antibiotics etc. that when I saw some wild shrimp from the ocean along with some octopus from Spain available, I …

margaritaville resort mexico

 A new Margaritaville resort will soon be opening its doors in the heart of the Caribbean coast of Mexico, thanks to a partnership between Jimmy Buffett’s iconic brand and Karisma Hotels and Resorts.  The new Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma …

aruba group business

 Aruba is looking to grow its group business in the North American market, and the Dutch Caribbean destination has tapped a new sales director to lead that push.  The Aruba Convention has named Robert Hayes as its new regional sales …

jetblue growth

 JetBlue capped off a strong 2019 with another solid month of traffic growth, according to the latest numbers from the New York City-based air carrier.  JetBlue reported 4.6 billion revenue passenger miles in December, a 5.7 percent increase over the …

all-inclusive curtain bluff

 It’s not easy to become a classic.  It’s not just half a century of luxury, or years of visits by legendary names.  A classic resort is about a vision, a look, a philosophy — and relentless execution.  Being flanked by …