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Dominican Republic, Cuba Leading Caribbean Hotel Boom

 Sometimes it seems as if there’s a new hotel project launching in the Caribbean every week.  And that’s because the Caribbean continues to see rapid growth in hotel development, led by the region’s traditional trio of high-volume travel destinations.   …

Grenada’s Mount Cinnamon Has a Hot New Eatery

 One of Grenada’s top boutique hotels has debuted a hot new dining concept: Kréyòl.  The new eatery at the Grand Anse Beach property is led by executive chef Cristian Bassi, who calls the menu a “fusion of Creole cuisine with …

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Jamaica Eyes Unique Tourism Identity for Falmouth

 Jamaica is looking to reposition its historic town of Falmouth, a town that is coming to its own as a full-fledged travel destination. Jamaican tourism officials say they’ll be marketing the capital of the Trelawny parish “in its own unique …

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st thomas carnival

 St Thomas is gearing up to host the 68th anniversary of Carnival Virgin Islands. This year’s celebration of the territory’s culture, cuisine, history, music and people bears the slogan “All Eyes on We for 2020.” “The events we’ve planned should …

caribbean regatta bvi

 One of the Caribbean’s greatest regattas is back again in the British Virgin Islands for 2020. Next month, some 800 sailors and crew from around the world will descend on Tortola for the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. This …

american airlines grand bahama

 In a tremendously important step for Grand Bahama’s post-Dorian recovery, American Airlines has officially resumed its flights to the island.  American has relaunched daily nonstop flights between Miami and Freeport, Grand Bahama.  “American has proudly served the Bahamas for more …

guyana rum route

 There’s a new way to explore one of the region’s leading rum destinations.  The Guyana Tourism Authority has launched its first-ever official rum route, in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Capitalizing on Guyana’s rich agricultural traditions, local cultural heritage and cuisine, the Guyana Rum …

cancun nonstop flights

 Spirit Airlines has continued its rapid Caribbean expansion with a major ramp-up of service to Cancun, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The low-cost carrier has kicked off new nonstop flights to Cancun from five United States cities.  That includes new flights …

saint lucia hotel look

 Saint Lucia’s signature Bay Gardens Hotel has a new look.  The property, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is set to complete a series of renovation projects.  Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts Sanovnik Destang says the the …

marriott guyana hotel

 Marriott is opening a second hotel in Guyana, the result of the country’s booming oil industry.  Following the existing Marriott in Georgetown, a new AC Marriott has broken ground close to Guyana’s Eugene Correia International Airport.  The 150-room hotel, which …

caribbean vacation st barth

 Staying in a villa is the ultimate St Barth vacation — it’s a way to experience the essence of what makes the island so unique.  It means baguette breakfasts with nothing but you and sea blue; twilight rosé on the …

caribbean photo aruba tree

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Amy Manns, who sent in this lovely shot of a Divi tree on Eagle Beach in Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

all-inclusive st kitts

 Historic inns, lush rainforests, classic beach bars.  St Kitts is a world away from the megaresort — a place for charm, for luxury and old-school Caribbean vibes.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the destination with all-inclusive convenience.  Enter …

bahamas travel 2020

 The winners of the first-ever Caribbean Journal Bahamas Travel Awards have been revealed.  The inaugural CJBTA celebrated the best of the destination, from hotels and marinas to taxi drivers and chefs, with the awardees receiving their trophies in a ceremony …

virgin voyages cruise ship

 In a huge milestone for Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages has officially taken delivery of its first-ever cruise ship, Scarlet Lady.  Scarlet Lady will be homeporting in Miami for a series of Caribbean cruises beginning in March.  …

bahamas abaco resort

 Just a few months after Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, Abaco is poised for a major new investment.  The government of The Bahamas has signed a heads of agreement with Tyrsoz Family Holdings for the development of an estimated $300 …

british airways saint lucia

 United Kingdom carrier British Airways is expanding its direct flight service to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will be adding two extra weekly flights between London Gatwick and Hewanorra International Airport, with flights on …

marriott puerto rico aloft

 Marriott has opened the Caribbean’s first-ever Aloft hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The hip new hotel is set  n the heart of the “El Distrito” project adjacent to the Puerto Rico Convention Center.  The 177-room, boutique-style hotel is the …