caribbean

us virgin islands tourism open

US Virgin Islands to Reopen for Tourists on June 1

 The United States Virgin Islands is reopening for leisure visitors on June 1, USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte announced.  That will make the US Virgin Islands the first Caribbean destination to officially reopen for tourism.  Boschulte said the USVI was …

antigua residential resort

Antigua’s Tamarind Hills Is Expanding With a New Residential Resort

 There will soon be a new way to stay at one of Antigua’s most prestigious luxury residential resorts.  The island’s Tamarind Hills is planning to debut the third phase of its project with a boutique residential resort component.  The development …

curacao marriott general manager

Curacao Marriott Names New General Manager

 The Curacao Marriott has a new general manager, following the appointment of veteran hospitality executive Mark Nooren.  The 336-room beach resort had completed a $40 million renovation project at the end of last year. The resort is managed by Aimbridge …

LATEST NEWS

grand cayman olea

  This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority on Caribbean hotel, real estate and tourism business news. Join to access this and other great features, including our biweekly newsletter. Subscribe to Read More.

bahamas cruise line

 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is now planning to relaunch sailings on July 25, the company said.  Cruises on its Grand Celebration ship will resume July 25, while its Grand Classica ship will relaunch on Oct. 2.  The company has pushed …

bahamas beach cat island

 It’s about 150 square miles, but Cat Island in The Bahamas has less than 1,500 people.  You don’t have to do the math to figure out that the beaches on Cat have built-in social distancing.  And are there ever beaches.  …

gulf land cover

 Whether there’s a significant storm and it’s time to rebuild, or a developer is trying to build on a remote Caribbean location, there’s one essential need that isn’t easy to find: housing for the workforce. Since 2007, Gulf Land Structures …

grenada yacht arrivals

 Grenada is the first Caribbean destination to welcome back yacht arrivals, the country’s government confirmed this week.  The first yacht arrivals returned to Grenada last week, since the country closed its seaports to recreational vessels in late March.  Grenada is …

antigua cruise pier fifth

 While COVID-19 has impacted the destination’s tourism sector, Antigua and Barbuda officials say it is continuing to construct a fifth cruise berth, which will be ready at the beginning of the upcoming winter tourist season.  The $80 million, 30-year agreement …

jamaica resorts playa

 In a move to “enhance” its liquidity, all-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has closed on the sale of two of its resorts in Jamaica.  The company has sold the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios …

punta cana resorts exchange

 AMResorts has “exchanged” brands at a pair of resorts in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The company said the Now Larimar Punta Cana will reopen as the adults-only Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. What was the Secrets Royal Beach …

united airlines president

 United Airlines has a new president, according to the company’s succession plan first announced at the end of last year.  The move means Brett Hart, who had been serving as the airline’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer, has …

bahamas saint lucia beaches

 For the last few months, we’ve been featuring Caribbean beaches to visit digitally; for the first time, we’re now able to include a handful of beaches you will soon be able to visit in person, as destinations like Aruba and …

caribbean photo aruba pelican

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Wayne Lyons, who sent in this stunning close-up of a pelican on a fishing boat in Aruba.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

tulum real estate luxe

  This story is part of Caribbean Journal Invest, the authority on Caribbean hotel, real estate and tourism business news. Join to access this and other great features, including our biweekly newsletter. Subscribe to Read More.

caribbean antigua blue

 There are many wonders on Galley Bay in Antigua.  There’s the stillness of the lagoon; the 45 different bird species that dot the trees around the property, from West Indian Whistling Ducks to, if you’re fortunate enough to see one, …

jamaica hotels upgrades

 Many top Jamaica hotels are making upgrades to prepare for the eventual return of travelers to the island.  While Jamaica has not yet announced a reopening date for tourism, a number of properties are refurbishing, refreshing and reimagining themselves for …

st maarten sonesta travelers

 Sonesta’s pair of resorts in St Maarten is making a host of changes to prepare for the return of travelers to the island.  That includes the newly-launched PureCare program, centered around a “multi-step electrostatic application and coating process that works …