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A New Way to Live in Belize

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It might just be the hottest destination in the Caribbean – with surging arrivals, an array of new hotels and the kind of “it” factor vibe that comes from a special combination of exclusivity and adventure. …

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VIDEO: Belle Mont Farm in St Kitts: A New Kind of Caribbean Destination

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton ST KITTS — There’s always an analog. There’s always a place it reminds you of, a hotel just like one you’ve seen in another destination. And then you come here — and you realize that there …

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A Legendary Anguilla Resort Completes Its Comeback

 By Alexander Britell It was the resort that started everything. When the Malliouhana made its debut on Meads Bay in the 1980s, it was a game-changer for Anguilla, in large part representing the birth of luxury tourism — and tourism in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Music legend Smokey Robinson has signed on for this year’s 23rd edition of the St Kitts Music Festival. Robinson will be joining a lineup that already includes artists French Montana, Popcaan and Davido. “It is …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s about to get a whole lot easier to visit the beach-filled paradise of Cat Island in The Bahamas. Silver Airways has officially announced a new twice weekly service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and New …

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 By Alexander Britell In what is easily the most important luxury hotel opening in Grenada in decades, the island has officially welcomed the new Silversands Grenada boutique hotel. The $125 million Silversands Grenada, which is already a member of Leading …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s busiest cruise destinations – but when the ships depart and the sun goes down, Philipsburg, St Maarten tends to get quiet. A new project is looking to change that, however. Set …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Airbnb has been making major inroads in the Caribbean — and one destination is seeing bigger growth than the others, according to newly released data from the sharing economy giant. The leader? The island of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica’s top luxury destination is planning a huge transformation project, Caribbean Journal has learned. Luxury hospitality and development firm Gencom is leading a $100 million project, which will include a wave of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s been a spectacular year so far for tourism in The Bahamas — and it’s gotten even better. The country just released its first-half stopover visitor numbers, and the result is a 15.2 percent growth …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s already the Caribbean’s greatest villa destination, with a higher concentration of ultra-luxe villas than anywhere else in the region, an impressive collection of eateries, world-class shopping, pristine beaches and a landscape that just begs …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s best diving destinations is bringing back its popular dive fest. Grenada will hold its second annual Pure Grenada Dive Fest, the destination announced this week. The four-day event will take place from October …

 By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY — In years of golf lessons, no one had ever asked me that. It was a humid morning in Montego Bay at the Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica’s destination golf resort and among the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations continues to surge. Grenada, which was named Caribbean Journal’s Destination of the Year in the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards, has continued its surging performance with strong arrival growth so …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s always been known for its blue, but now Bonaire is making it official. Bonaire, long one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for snorkeling and diving, is developing a multifaceted public private partnership program that will …

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 By Alexander Britell NEW YORK — Caribbean tourism has a new pace-setter. The Bahamas reported a whopping 18 percent surge in stopover visitors in the first quarter of 2018, the fastest rate of growth in the region. That was announced …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Puerto Rico is looking to Airbnb to help drive its tourism recovery. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello met this week in San Francisco with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who together announced a new agreement on …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic saw a tourism surge in the first quarter of 2018, according to newly-released data from the country’s Central Bank. After a strong January and February, the destination saw a 14.7 percent increase …