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5 Tiny Islands for Your Next Caribbean Trip

 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 …

Oetker Collection to Manage Antigua’s Jumby Bay

 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s most legendary resorts has new management. Antigua’s Jumby Bay private island resort will now be operated by Oetker Collection, a manager of a 10-hotel luxury hotel portfolio that includes the Eden Rock — St …

A New Cancun Family Resort: Seadust

 A new beachfront family resort has opened its doors in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone: the Seadust Cancun Family Resort. The 505-room all-inclusive was formerly the Great Parnassus Family Resort, the product of a multimillion-dollar renovation project that updated …

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yoo santo domingo

 By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo has become an increasingly hip travel destination — and it’s about to get an even bigger boost. The five-star yoo hotel brand is opening its first-ever Caribbean property with …

Sun & Ice

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Summertime calls for beach days and barbecues and, if you’re anything like us, liberal amounts of ice cream. And now, if you’re in the Bahamas this summer, there’s a new spot you can check out …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Rolling out of bed and into the water is a beautiful reality at these Caribbean resorts, where swanky swim-out suites, which open directly onto lap pools or lazy rivers, put guests mere steps from …

 The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is partnering with travel associations around the world to strengthen the tourism sector in the region. CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy announced that the association has joined forces with close to a dozen regional travel …

Beach Club by Jose Enrique

 One of Puerto Rico’s leading chefs is expanding what is becoming a budding culinary empire in Puerto Rico. Chef Jose Enrique, known for his eponymous eatery in San Juan’s Santurce neighborhood (make sure you try their Naturola cocktail), is adding …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St. Lucia’s newest adults-only all-inclusive resort, Serenity at Coconut Bay, opened in June. The 36-suite enclave is a resort-within-a resort at Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, part of a sprawling 85-acre estate that hugs a …

 The adults-only Floris Suite Hotel in Curaçao has completed a renovation of its guest rooms. The Piscadera Bay hotel recently upgraded its suites with a new paint scheme and sleeker to design in what the property called an effort to …

 The Hotel Frances in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone is getting a major facelift. The historic property, which is currently closed, will be refurbished into a 20-room hotel thanks to an effort to rebuild the area by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry …

 St. Barth will hold its fourth annual St. Barth Gourmet Festival November 2-5. Hosting six of the world’s leading chefs in French gastronomy, the event will showcase their signature styles and celebrate the long-standing tradition of culinary excellence on the …

 Barceló Hotel Group has opened Barceló Mexico Reforma, a new 500-room, five-star flagship hotel in the heart of Mexico City. Barceló Mexico Reforma marks the group’s first urban hotel in Mexico, and will serve as a fitting addition to Paseo …

 A boutique luxury boutique hotel has expanded in the heart of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. The new Casa Antilliana is the latest boutique home by the Casas del XVI hotel in the storied old city of the Dominican Republic’s capital. …

 St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has named a new general manager, the property announced this week. Sugar Beach has appointed Mark Sterner to the role, succeeding Andre Boersma, who had served in the role for the previous eight …

 Luxury hotel company Belmond is planning a significant renovation of the landmark Cap Juluca resort in Anguilla. The 96-room Cap Juluca was rebranded as Belmond Cap Juluca in May, following London-based Belmond’s purchase of the hotel from former owners Charles …

 The year’s most anticipated luxury hotel opening in the Caribbean has a new opening date. The long-awaited Park Hyatt St. Kitts, the brand’s first foray into the Caribbean, has announced plans to open on Nov. 1. That comes after the …

Melia Coco Beach

 Melia Hotels and Resorts has announced that it will be rebranding its Puerto Rico property as the Melia Coco Beach. Previously part of the Gran Melia portfolio, the hotel will undergo renovations throughout 2017, the company said in a release. …