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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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A New Push to Regrow Caribbean Reefs

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Recent years have seen the growth of a number of initiatives aimed at regrowing coral reef in the Caribbean — most notably the Coral Restoration Foundation in Bonaire. Now, another drive has launched to help rebuild …

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St Maarten’s Winair Adding More Flights for Holidays

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based regional carrier Winair is adding more new flights for the upcoming holiday season. The carrier is adding 24 additional seats for its St Maarten-Curacao flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Aruba flights …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s time for the region to make a greater investment in Caribbean people, according to Patricia Affonso-Dass, the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Affonso-Dass, who will address this week’s 9th Tourism Human …

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 By Alexander Britell It began in 2011, a personal real estate project that turned into a dream hotel that turned into one of the Caribbean’s bucket-list travel experiences. A little over a year ago, Hurricane Maria came, and Dominica’s halo …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s the place to eat, the place to be, the place to be seen in Dominica, and it just got even better. The Palisades restaurant at Dominica’s Fort Young hotel has officially relaunched, with a newly …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton We’re somewhere in the Roseau Valley, stopped on a cliffside, looking out at imposing, massive green mountains and a scattering of homes dotted on the lowlands. We’ve been spending the day winding on these …

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 By Alexander Britell Dominica’s impressive tourism recovery has extended to its hotel sector, according to a media briefing on the heels of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in Nassau this week. Out of 962 rooms on …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor It’s almost certainly the most anticipated hotel reopening of 2018 in the Caribbean: Dominica’s iconic Secret Bay. And the legendary eco-luxe retreat will be unveiling a host of changes and upgrades to the property when it …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was once one of Dominica’s signature places to stay: an eco-lodge, a hotel in harmony with the island’s magnificent natural landscape. And while last year’s hurricanes meant a new direction, Dominica’s Jungle Bay is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to island hop in some of the Eastern Caribbean’s most exotic destinations. The new Val Ferry began operating between Dominica and Guadeloupe last month, complementing existing ferry service by popular operator …

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 By Alexander Britell It was perhaps the most spectacular hotel opening in the Caribbean that no one knew about. Last year, Swiss luxury hotel brand Kempinski opened the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Havana, a five-star stunner that was one …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to fly to the Caribbean’s Nature Island. Caribbean carrier Air Antilles is adding two new flights from Guadeloupe to Dominica, with the new service set to launch Nov. 1. The flights …

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 It’s one of the most popular activities for travelers to the Caribbean — snorkeling. There’s just something about grabbing a mask and fins and exploring reefs, coves and beaches that calls on the adventurer in all of us. But while you …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton DOMINICA – It’s the brightest hour of the late afternoon and everyone is in the water, looking out at stunning green mountains and blue sea. We’re all at the new infinity pool at the Fort …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global luxury hotel brand Kempinski has named a general manager for its highly-anticipated hotel in Dominica. The company has appointed Michael J. Schoonewagen to the role, in which he will open the hotel and help …

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 We love the Caribbean all year round, but especially in summer. There’s something about those cool evening breezes, the afternoon ti’ punch on a hot afternoon, the joy of the uncrowded. Forget the Hamptons or Nantucket. The Caribbean is still …

 It’s on the water. There’s sand. It must be a beach. While Roseau’s most popular beach bar isn’t actually on the beach, you might think so after a rum punch or two. This is the Hi-Rise Beach Bar, a lively …