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Why (And How) to Take a Caribbean Villa Vacation

 By Alexander Britell While a villa vacation is one of the most fascinating and rewarding travel experiences in the Caribbean, the process of actually finding a villa and embarking on the trip can be daunting. Often, large home-sharing platforms mean …

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Barbados Is One of the Caribbean’s Hottest Destinations

 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to be one of the hottest tourism destinations in the Caribbean. The island has seen a 5.2 percent year-over-year jump in stayover visitor arrivals in the first seven months of 2019, according to new data …

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A Big Diving Festival in Saint Lucia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia is known for its beauty, for its romance, for its spectacular hotels. But it’s also one of the top diving destinations in the Caribbean. And the island is set to host the third …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff As Jamaica plans to expand its tourism footprint beyond traditional poles like Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, it’s looking to cultivate new destinations — and that includes what could be one of Jamaica’s next niche …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel investment destinations has a brand-new property: Cartagena. The tourism destination on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is now home to a new adults-only, all-inclusive hotel by Spanish travel giant …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay. Ocho Rios. Negril. They’re some of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean — not just Jamaica. But Jamaica is now looking to expand beyond its traditional tourism hubs with the creation of what …

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 By Alexander Britell THERE’S A popular restaurant in the onetime library of a very old Dominican abbey in the Dutch city of Zwolle. It’s called “The Library,” and it’s won a Michelin star every year since 1993 — now boasting three …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The PGA Tour has returned to Puerto Rico for the latest edition of the Puerto Rico open. This year’s event, which is being held at the Coco Beach Golf Club in Rio Grande, has a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean is expanding its Oasis class with another huge new cruise ship, the company announced this week. Royal has entered into an agreement with French shipcuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for a sixth Oasis-class ship. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Voyages’ highly-anticipated debut is getting closer, and now Sir Richard Branson’s revolutionary adults-only cruise brand is adding two more new destinations to its portfolio. Virgin Voyages, which announced Havana, Cuba as its first port …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding with home sharing giant Airbnb, the territory announced this week. The partnership “aims to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism to the islands, democratize the …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s most romantic destinations is getting hotter. Antigua and Barbuda is gearing up for its celebration of Romance Month this month. The destination is launching two social media contests as well as …

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 It’s the icing on the cake of every wedding, a chance to get away from it all, a way to begin your new life together in style. But choosing the right honeymoon destination is very much an art. The best …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing has launched its first-ever nonstop flights to Bonaire. The weekly service out of Toronto will operate on Sundays through April 15; it is currently the only nonstop flight between Canada and …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Four Caribbean destinations in the Caribbean are seeing particularly strong increases in interest for the holiday season, according to new data from the Expedia group. Punta Cana, San Juan, Montego Bay and Aruba have the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most innovative destinations is continuing to raise the bar with the launch of new free Wi-Fi zones across the island. Aruba has unveiled five new zones “in order to enhance our …

 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 …

 Grupo Piñero, the parent company of Caribbean resort firm Bahia Principe, has named a new CEO. The company has appointed Encarna Piñero, who had already been serving as the company’s vice president. Piñero will report directly to her father, Grupo …