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Mandarin Oriental Begins Management of Canouan’s Pink Sands Club

 By Alexander Britell Luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental has officially taken over the management of the Pink Sands Club on the island of Canouan in the Grenadines. It is now the first Mandarin-managed hotel in the Caribbean. The brand began …

Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Caribbean

 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 …

Mandarin Oriental to Open First-Ever Caribbean Resort

 By Alexander Britell Mandarin Oriental is finally coming to the Caribbean. The luxury brand will be rebranding and managing the Pink Sands Club on the island of Canouan in the Grenadines. It will be rebranded as the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan. …

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grenadines resorts

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you really want to get off the grid, consider the Grenadines, an archipelago of 32 compact islands governed by both St. Vincent and Grenada. Afloat in a sapphire sea, they’re a huge draw for …

wellness resorts

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sometimes, when everyday stresses threaten to dim our dazzle, what we really need is a restorative getaway, a few days devoted to our physical and emotional health in an idyllic location. If that sounds like …

 They’re far from the crowds, far from the cruise ships, home to empty beaches and full glasses. These islands in the Caribbean are the way it all used to be, places where there is still the charm of discovery and …

best hikes

 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 …

adults only all inclusive

 An adults only all inclusive is particiularly well suited for a Caribbean vacation —  it combines the comfort and ease of an all inclusive with the tranquil exclusivity of an adults only retreat, two things have an even better way …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business, now in …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s called Goatie’s Hammer and you could say that the signature rum punch at Petit St. Vincent, a private-island resort in the Grenadines, is a direct hit. Named for Noel “Goatie” Victory, the longest serving …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor What makes a great beach? On Petit St Vincent, an idyllic Grenadines private-island resort, which boasts two miles of them, the recipe is simple. Take one golden-sand stretch backed by lush sea grape bushes and …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Summertime in the Caribbean brings warmer days, the sweetest mangoes, and an array of joyous Carnival celebrations. Whether they’re organized to commemorate independence from Colonial governments; a successful sugarcane harvest; or simply to celebrate national …

luxury resorts

 Yes, luxury is in the details. But luxury is also in the big things — it’s about making sure that guests never want for anything — that they always have what they need — and that no request goes unanswered, no problem …

Air Canada St Vincent

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Divided between the territories of St Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south, 32 enchanting islands (only nine of which are inhabited) are strung like pearls in a sapphire sea. These Grenadines, as …

 We’ve made no secret in these pages of our love for tiny islands, the teeny, micro, minuscule places that overflow with melt-your-heart charm and carefree vibes. Because while some islands may have more hotels, more activities or just more square …

Beach Resorts

 There are great “resorts” in the Caribbean and there are great beach vacations in the Caribbean. The distinction is no small thing. Because while some resorts can offer all the amenities and grandeur you’re looking for, they may not be …

barbados tourism booming

 The United Nations Development Programme has released the latest edition of its Human Development Index, it’s periodic  ranking that effectively names the best countries in the world to live in. The index is based on a number of factors, including …