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Dominica’s Fort Young to Partially Reopen in January

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Fort Young hotel in Roseau, Dominica is planning to partially reopen in January, the property announced this week. The Fort Young, which is the largest hotel in Dominica, will open 41 of its 72 …

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What’s Next for Marriott Hotels in the Caribbean?

 By Alexander Britell The world’s biggest hotel company has a massive footprint in the Caribbean, and it’s only getting bigger. But with such a large network of properties around the region, Marriott was also impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. …

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Winair Resuming More Caribbean Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional Caribbean airline Winair has announced plans to resume operations to a host of destinations in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The company will be resuming flights in partnership with Air Antilles to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Commercial flight service to the island of Dominica has officially resumed, government officials confirmed to Caribbean Journal. The news comes as the island works to recover from the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. Regional …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Richard Branson is assembling a team to head up a “Marshall Plan” for the Caribbean. The idea came to Branson after he was invited …

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique was spared after Tuesday’s encounter with Hurricane Irma, officials said. Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport reopened on Tuesday morning, with ports scheduled to reopen on Thursday. “In Martinique, reconnaissance …

 Above: the projected path of Maria By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of St Croix early Wednesday before making landfall in Puerto Rico. The eye of Maria was located over Eastern Puerto Rico at 8 AM …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hurricane Maria made landfall on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, according to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With several islands steel reeling from the destructive force of Hurricane Irma, another major storm is barreling toward the Caribbean: Hurricane Maria. As of Sunday evening, Hurricane Maria was about 120 miles east-southeast of the …

 On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost …

 Regional carrier Winair has canceled all of its flights on Tuesday Sept. 5 and Wednesday Sept. 6 due to the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma in the northeastern Caribbean. The company said it hoped to restart “limited services” on Thursday, …

 The Jungle Bay eco-hotel, which was destroyed in 2015 by Tropical Storm Erika, is making a triumphant return. The property is being rebranded as Jungle Bay Eco Villas, an eco hotel which will include 60 duplex-style villas, along with spa …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Caribbean’s lush and mountainous topography lends itself to some of the best hiking on the planet, treating trampers to tropical foliage and sightings of indigenous birds and animals, culminating with panoramic views of the …

 It’s never been easier to get to the French Caribbean – and it’s never been cheaper, either. And right now, you can fly to the island of Martinique, one of the most exotic and fascinating destinations in the Caribbean, for …

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is expanding to St. Lucia. The company, which is a part of Marriott International, has signed a management agreement with Dubai-based Range Developments to open a Ritz-Carlton in St. Lucia in 2021. Range Developments is also …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sure, good hotel cuisine requires an experienced and inventive chef. But at the end of the day, it’s the raw ingredients that really make the meal. And when those ingredients come fresh from the resort’s …

 Secret Bay, one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular boutique hotels, has launched a limited time promotion offering free extra nights for travelers who book by July 15. Travelers who book a stay at the Dominica hotel get three nights for …