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Caribbean Photo of the Week: San Salvador, The Bahamas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ken McCallum, who sent in this lovely shot from the Club Med Columbus Isle on San Salvador in The Bahamas. Have you taken a great photo …

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11 New Caribbean Hotels We’re Excited About in 2019

 If you thought last year’s slate of new hotels in the Caribbean was impressive, you’re in for quite the treat in 2019.  The region is welcoming a remarkably diverse collection of hotels and resorts this year, from luxury small-island boutiques …

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Club Med Opening New Dominican Republic All-Inclusive

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Club Med is planning a significant new all-inclusive resort project in the Dominican Republic. The Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda will be the first outpost of the company’s Exclusive Collection in the Americas, in the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s best known as the island where Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World. But the beach-filled island of San Salvador in The Bahamas has long been under the radar of even …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Looking for the perfect French Caribbean getaway? It’s getting easier to get to the island of Martinique, with Norwegian Air’s increased service and up to six weekly flights on American Airlines. Norwegian will be offering four …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Club Med has expanded its Cancun all-inclusive, the company announced. The company has added 60 new oceanfront rooms to the Aguamarina family-friendly wing at its Club Med Cancun Yucatan resort. The expansion includes 30 club …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff All-inclusive resort brand Club Med is expanding again in the Caribbean, with plans to open a major new resort in the Dominican Republic. The new Club Med Michès will be the company’s first “5-Trident” resort …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing cruise destinations just set a new record. Martinique’s Pointe Simon pier in Fort de France just set a new single-day record for cruise calls, with a whopping seven ships in …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Club Med may have invented the all-inclusive vacation, but Jamaican hotelier Abe Issa introduced the model to the Caribbean when he rebranded his 1949-built Tower Isle Hotel as Couples Ocho Rios back in 1978 and …

Club Med Columbus Isle

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The French pioneers of the all-inclusive vacation, Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has 70 resorts all over the world, including half a dozen in the Caribbean (in Cancun, Mexico; the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Bahamas; …

Turks and Caicos All Inclusive

 Just a short hop away from Miami, the Turks and Caicos Islands archipelago is one of the region’s great vacation spots, thanks to world-class beaches like Grace Bay Beach, a seriously high level of service and terrific culinary offerings. But …

Best All-Inclusive Resorts

 The definition of “all inclusive resorts” has been changing. What used to mean endless buffet lines and mass-produced travel kitsch is rapidly becoming something very different, both in response to changing tastes and the arrival of new kinds of travelers. …

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 Discovering Club Med in Punta Cana By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you’ve vacationed in the Caribbean in the last few decades – particularly if you visited Jamaica or the Dominican Republic – it’s likely that you stayed in an …

 A hot-ticket item By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor A T-shirt is a T-shirt is a T-shirt, right? Not at Club Med Punta Cana, where one particular type of T-shirt is a souvenir more prized than a bottle of Brugal Papa …

 A new kind of relaxation By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If I were any more relaxed I’d slip into a coma. That’s what I’m thinking as I laze on a chaise, swaddled in a waffle cotton robe and gazing out …

 The only thing sweeter than a stay at the Zen Oasis, the new adults-only section of Club Med Punta Cana, is the cocktail served at the sanctuary’s poolside Hibiscus Bar. Made with coconut and white rum and a selection of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Serenity will be just a suite away at Club Med Punta Cana when the new Zen Oasis section of the resort is unveiled on Dec. 19. Exclusively for adults, the enclave will comprise 78 new …

 All-inclusives to try right now By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Summer’s over; the kids are back to school and there are still about 15 work weeks left before the holidays. But it’s not ALL bad news. The fall is …