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The Best Caribbean Destinations for This Holiday Season

 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 …

Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Sold to Dart Real Estate

 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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The Best Beaches in the Caribbean – 2018

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that New Orleans will be the new homeport for its Norwegian Breakaway ship. The 4,000-passenger ship will spend its winter 2018-2019 season sailing out of New Orleans to the Caribbean, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major boost for the region, all British Airways flights between the Caribbean and London are operating regularly. “Our flights are back to normal between the Caribbean and London,” a spokesperson for the airline …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s food festival circuit has only been growing in recent years, but one festival has regularly drawn the biggest names: the Cayman Islands’ Cayman Cookout, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. This year’s festival, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest real estate development is also its greenest. The SOLARA residential community has launched construction in Grand Cayman as one of the most innovative sustainable developments in the region. NCB Group’s SOLARA is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Western Caribbean was untouched by this month’s major hurricanes, and the Cayman Islands is reminding travelers that it is “fully open for business.” “The Cayman Islands is fortunate to provide all travelers, including any …

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

labor day getaways.

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

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 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL Before the planes land, the cars have to stop, and so do the chickens. That’s what happens when your runway is also the Island’s main road. There aren’t Islands left like Little Cayman, the frontier outpost of …

 The Barbados culinary team has taken home the crown as the winner of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami this week. The CHTA event was held this week at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Barbados also took home individual honors …

 Southwest Airlines is making moves in the Caribbean. The carrier officially launched new daily nonstop service to four Caribbean destinations on Sunday, all out of its growing Caribbean-network hub in Fort Lauderdale. The carrier has launched daily nonstop service from …

Cayman Brac

 This summer the Cayman Islands are giving travelers peace of mind with a specialty promise that covers cancellations made prior to arrival and compensation if vacation time is cut short because of inclement weather. With the destination’s “Worry Free Hurricane Guarantee,” …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

 Locale, a new “limited service” hotel brand, is coming to the Cayman Islands. Howard Hospitality Group has announced the launch of Locale, a new kind of hotel concept that will consist of “live and work” guestrooms and lofts catering to …

  There’s a major new Caribbean food festival coming to Miami, part of a regional push to take the Caribbean’s food scene to new global heights. Indeed, celebrated Trinidadian chef Richardson Skinner is calling for the Caribbean to elevate the …