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The British Virgin Islands’ Big Diving Festival Is Back

 A new diving festival is coming back to the British Virgin Islands early next year, Caribbean Journal has learned.  It’s called Wreck Week, and it will run from Feb. 12-18.  The weeklong diving event was created to “generate interest and …

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The Ultimate Caribbean Scuba Diving Destination

 First there was Christopher Columbus, met by the waters of Guanahani in 1492.  And then, 530 years later, there was SpongeBob.  SpongeBob is a 25-pound Nassau Grouper that calls Long Bay home, the most famous current resident of a bay …

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Bonaire’s Divi Flamingo Resort Has a New Executive Chef 

 The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino in Bonaire has a new top chef.  Parent company Divi Resorts has announced the appointment of Aruba native Raymond Jansen as the property’s new executive chef.  A 12-year veteran of the industry, Jansen …

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 It’s an historic day for tourism to the Nature Island.  American Airlines has launched its first-ever nonstop flights from the United States to Dominica — an island heretofore accessible only via intra-regional flights.  American is running the new service twice …

caribbean beach resort bonaire

 A major new beach resort has opened its doors on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The new Time to Smile Chogogo Dive & Beach Resort Bonaire is the second property for the Chogogo brand, joining …

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 If you’re an avid diver in the Caribbean, chances are you’ve been to the region’s most famous diving hotspots — most notably the longtime Caribbean capital of diving, Bonaire.  But there’s a multitude of spectacular diving destinations hidden away across …

grenada underwater sculpture park

 One of the Caribbean’s top diving and snorkeling destinations has gotten a makeover.  The iconic Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park has recently completed a renovation project, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The park, envisioned by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor includes 82 …

grand bahama dive festival

 One of the region’s top diving destinations now has its own dive festival, Caribbean Journal has learned. It’s called Dive Grand Bahama, and it will be held July 19-23, 2021.  The event gathers Bahamas Dive ambassadors and local dive operators …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is back. The southern Caribbean destination has welcomed back flights from the United States, with the return this week of both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. It’s the first time American carriers have …

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 The island of Saint Lucia is the newest Caribbean destination to launch an extended stay initiative, with a new program called “Live It.” The program invites visitors to stay longer, work remotely and “embrace local life,” according to the island’s …

bahamas big game club

 One of the Caribbean’s top adventure hotels has officially returned, Caribbean Journal can confirm. The Bahamas’ Bimini Big Game Club, long one of the region’s top destinations for sport fishing and diving, officially reopened its doors last week on the …

grenada dive fest

 What would be the fourth edition of the Grenada Dive Fest this year will be going virtual.  The Pure Grenada Dive Fest will host a “virtual experience” this year, with events running now through Oct. 25 on the festival’s social …

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 The scuba diving circuit in the Caribbean has long been a rarefied one, with a small group of destinations like Bonaire and Cozumel drawing the world’s top divers and enthusiasts.  Now a new scuba diving player has emerged: Antigua.  The …

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 Divers have long known the charms of the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to some of the most marvelous diving (and snorkeling) in the hemisphere.  But, increasingly, more and more travelers are beginning to discover that there is far …

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 It began with an idea. An idea to celebrate the jewels of the Caribbean hotel industry, the smaller, more intimate spaces through which hoteliers express their dreams, their personalities and their visions for what hospitality can be. And now the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new luxury residential resort project is coming to Grand Cayman. It’s called the Dolphin Point Club, and the new luxe development will set at the edge of Cayman’s world-famous Seven Mile Beach. Dolphin …

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 By Alexander Britell Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is expanding again in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. The popular upscale hotel brand is planning to open a new boutique resort on Roatan off the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The new …

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 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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