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JetBlue Launching New Flights to Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is adding a pair of major new nonstop routes to the Caribbean this year. The fast-expanding carrier has announced the planned launch of new service from Fort Lauderdale to Santiago, Dominican Republic and Grand …

Massive Earthquake Causes Shaking in Western Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck the western Caribbean late Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck in the middle of the western Caribbean sea at a depth of 10 kilometers, …

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STR: Cayman Islands, Bermuda See Occupancy Jumps

 By Fatima ThompsonCJ Contributor HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—A mixture of lower occupancy levels and higher rates fell in line with year-to-date hotel performance in the Caribbean, according to the latest data from STR. In November, occupancy fell 2.8% year over year to …

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 Beach resorts are the biggest draw to the Caribbean, offering the promise of indulgent comfort, natural beauty and authentic luxury. Because while the Caribbean’s resort product continues to amaze, with a remarkably diverse offering from hillside retreats to private islands …

cayman islands tourism surging

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands is seeing a significant increase in air arrivals, according to the latest data from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. Air arrivals into the Cayman Islands surpassed all previously recorded statistics last …

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 Let’s get this out of the way. This list looks different than it otherwise might if a pair of unwelcome visitors named Irma and Maria hadn’t made their way through the Caribbean this fall. Indeed, the storm hit some of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s looking to be a very Merry Christmas for the Caribbean. With a quick rebound from this fall’s hurricanes, the Caribbean’s hotel industry is reporting a surge in holiday bookings, according to the Caribbean Hotel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The sale of a single-family home on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach has broken the record for highest sales price in the Cayman Islands. The beachfront Coconut Walk Estate on Seven Mile Beach sold for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman’s Dart Real Estate has unveiled its new Residences at Seafire real estate development on Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands. The new development, adjacent to the Kimpton Seafire resort, has 62 private …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global vacation ownership giant Interval International has entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with West Bay Hospitality, a subsidiary of investment firm Singerman Real Estate for the Grand Caymanian Resort in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. …

 The Caribbean’s tourism season is about to heat up. But if you’re planning a new getaway to the islands right now, the good news is that there are some deals to be found, particularly on your flight. That’s where Fareness …

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 They’re not mega-resorts. They’re not even large resorts. But they’re also more than boutique hotels. These are Caribbean resorts, in a smaller package, with the amenities you’re looking for and the intimacy you prize. They’re full of character and charm …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off new flight launches from Fort Lauderdale to both Punta Cana and Providenciales, fast-expanding Southwest Airlines has announced even more new routes and expanded services to the Caribbean. Southwest Airlines is adding a new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Janice Poole, who sent in this terrific shot of the famous Seven Mile Beach on the island of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Have you …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand is coming to the Dominican Republic. Karisma Hotels is planning a major new expansion in the Dominican Republic, highlighted by a new Margaritaville all-inclusive project in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic President …

 The holidays are fast approaching, meaning it’s time to start thinking about your next Caribbean vacation (that is, if you haven’t already planned a Caribbean trip in the meantime). For us, there’s nothing better than Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s …

 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s leading resorts has been sold, Caribbean Journal has learned. Cayman-based Dart Real Estate has purchased the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The property …

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 You never forget the first time you see a truly great beach. No matter how crowded (or empty), how easy to get to, how big or small, there’s a feeling of discovery you get when you first set foot on …