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Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain to Headline Cayman Cookout

 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 …

Grand Cayman’s New Green Real Estate

 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 …

Bourdain, Boulud, Andres, Ripert to Headline Cayman Cookout

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 pace

 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 …

 Beauty isn’t seasonal. So when you’re planning your summer vacation for 2017, you need to be thinking Caribbean. Because, contrary to the views of some, the Caribbean is just as wonderful a place to visit in the summer as it is …

islands to live on

 The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is nearing completion on the second phase of a property-wide renovation that will debut distinctive enhancements to all guest rooms and …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We love trawling craft markets and buying cute little tchotchkes as much as any Caribbean shopper, but sometimes we’re prepared to invest a little more in a pricey designer bauble or high-end must-have. So where …

 Locale, a new “limited service” hotel brand, is coming to the Cayman Islands. Howard Hospitality Group has announced the launch of Locale, a new kind of hotel concept that will consist of “live and work” guestrooms and lofts catering to …

luxury villas

 In many ways, luxury villas are the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. It’s far beyond — and very different — than spending your time in a resort. A villa means you aren’t just staying on an island — you’re living on an island, and in …

 The Caribbean’s newest Margaritaville has opened its doors. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman has welcomed its first guests with a soft opening on Seven Mile Beach. “Select” guest rooms are now open at the property, according to a release, …