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From St Maarten to Saint Lucia, 5 Beaches to Dream About

 The latest edition of Beaches to Dream About is a vibrant mix of very different kinds of beaches.  There’s a family-friendly beach; a private, rarefied retreat in the Out Islands of The Bahamas; a buzzing, energetic stretch of city sand.  …

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How AMResorts Is Making Its Hotels Cleaner

 Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has introduced a new 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene program CleanComplete Verification, the company said this week.  The CleanComplete Verification program expands the “standards of quality and cleanliness” at the company’s 58 beachfront branded properties across …

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: A Sunset in St Thomas

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Marc Weigert, who sent in this spectacular shot of sunset from Skyline Drive in St Thomas.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW …

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belize private island

 Demand for Caribbean private-island real estate is booming — as more people look to escape crowded cities and find seclusion in the tropics.  But not every private island comes with a large price tag.  That brings us to a new listing …

caribbean air transport future

 Caribbean regional airline LIAT has extended its the suspension of its passenger services through the end of May.  The airline said it was continuing its flight pause through May 31, citing “the current border closures and travel restrictions within the …

antigua barbuda hotels travelers

 Hotels in Antigua and Barbuda are beginning to prepare for the eventual return of travelers with new measures aimed at minimizing risks of COVID-19 transmission.  That’s led by the destination’s newest resort, the adults-only Hammock Cove, which has implemented a …

bahamas rum

 The history of rum is intertwined with the history of the Caribbean — particularly that infamous (and somehow lastingly romantic) age of rum-fueled pirates.  But for all the stories of Caribbean pirates and treasure-seekers, a surprisingly small number of pirates …

jamaica tourism recovery plan

 Jamaica has revealed what officials are calling a “five-point plan” for the recovery of the island’s crucial tourism sector.  The plan includes a “staggered reopening” of tourism entities, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.  “We do not see reopening as …

bermuda tourism

 The coronavirus pandemic has hit the travel industry hard, and the situation in Bermuda was no different, according to new data released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.  Total air visitor arrivals were down by 38 percent in the first quarter, …

jamaica construction projects

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aruba resort travelers

 Aruba is preparing to reopen its borders to international travel as early as the end of next month — and the island’s leading resort is making preparations for the potential relaunch of tourism.   For years, the adults-only Bucuti & …

grenada project

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caribbean air transport future

 Caribbean governments should cut air passenger taxes if they “wish to be competitive” when tourism resumes, according to Peter Cerda, regional vice president for the Americas at the IATA. The state of air travel right now is “as bad as …

marriott caribbean leadership

 The retirement of Marriott’s Group President for the Americas has led to a new leadership structure for the company’s international lodging business.  After 36 years with Marriott, Dave Grissen is stepping down as group president for the Americas, the company …

belize hotel investment

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aruba reopening borders

 Aruba is planning to reopen its borders, the Dutch Caribbean island revealed this week.  Aruba’s government has announced a “tentative re-opening of the borders for inbound travel,” with a scheduled date between June 15 and July 1.  That is subject …

grenada spice island reopening

 Grenada’s Spice Island Beach Resort is gearing up to be fully operational for a tentative reopening on November 1, 2020, the property announced this week. The hotel’s has been monitoring local, regional and international developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

st thomas cigar lounge newest

 St Thomas’ newest cigar lounge had just opened when the pandemic hit.  But as small businesses are rebranding, restructuring, and in some cases permanently closing due to COVID-19, The Pelican Shop is taking to the internet to innovate. After finding …