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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Seven Mile Beach

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Janice Poole, who sent in this terrific shot of the famous Seven Mile Beach on the island of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Have you …

The Best Caribbean Destinations for This Holiday Season

 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 …

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Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Sold to Dart Real Estate

 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s leading resorts has been sold, Caribbean Journal has learned. Cayman-based Dart Real Estate has purchased the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman from Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The property …

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best beaches in the caribbean

 You never forget the first time you see a truly great beach. No matter how crowded (or empty), how easy to get to, how big or small, there’s a feeling of discovery you get when you first set foot on …

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 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 Dana Niland CJ Contributor Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that New Orleans will be the new homeport for its Norwegian Breakaway ship. The 4,000-passenger ship will spend its winter 2018-2019 season sailing out of New Orleans to the Caribbean, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s food festival circuit has only been growing in recent years, but one festival has regularly drawn the biggest names: the Cayman Islands’ Cayman Cookout, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. This year’s festival, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest real estate development is also its greenest. The SOLARA residential community has launched construction in Grand Cayman as one of the most innovative sustainable developments in the region. NCB Group’s SOLARA is …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The lineup of chefs for the Cayman Islands’ premier culinary event, Cayman Cookout, has just been announced. Scheduled for January 10 to 14, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the annual event will feature world-class …

 A major new resort project is coming to Grand Cayman from one of the Caribbean’s most innovative developers. Fast-expanding developer Howard Hospitality Group has announced the development of a new $285 million project on the former Pageant Beach site in …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Pinkies up, Caribbean lovers! Because despite the balmy weather, the ritual of afternoon tea is alive and well in the Caribbean – and not just in formerly British destinations, either. From Mexico and St. Lucia …

labor day getaways.

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The Caribbean is famous for its sun, sea and sand but let’s also add another “s:” style. That’s because despite the challenges of heat, humidity and, often, limited resources, season after season designers across …

family vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

 Cayman Airways has added nonstop flights from Cayman to Montego Bay for the summer. The flights will operate twice-weekly throughout the season. “As in previous years, the additional service will open more seats for the Jamaica market overall during the …

cayman islands tourism surging

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL Before the planes land, the cars have to stop, and so do the chickens. That’s what happens when your runway is also the Island’s main road. There aren’t Islands left like Little Cayman, the frontier outpost of …

 Southwest Airlines is making moves in the Caribbean. The carrier officially launched new daily nonstop service to four Caribbean destinations on Sunday, all out of its growing Caribbean-network hub in Fort Lauderdale. The carrier has launched daily nonstop service from …