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BVI’s Cooper Island Beach Club to Reopen in April

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the best British Virgin Islands hotels is already planning its recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Cooper Island Beach Club has announced plans to reopen to hotel guests on …

Karisma to Open Margaritaville Resort in Dominican Republic

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand is coming to the Dominican Republic. Karisma Hotels is planning a major new expansion in the Dominican Republic, highlighted by a new Margaritaville all-inclusive project in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic President …

Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Now Has “Romance Concierges”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Aruba’s top adults-only resort has added a major new offering: romance concierges. The property’s romance concierge can arrange for “relaxing, private moments” like turning couples spa treatments into oceanfront massages for two to exploring the …

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 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 …

 By Alexander Britell There’s a great new way to reach one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating destinations. European low-cost carrier Norwegian is set to launch its newest route on Oct. 30, with flights between Fort Lauderdale and Fort-de-France, Martinique. The …

 You’re looking for a different kind of Caribbean getaway: an authentic one. One where you get a real taste of an island’s personality, of its soul. There are certain hotels made for that, smaller properties that are all about offering …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s another new golf course in the Dominican Republic: La Romana Golf Club. Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts has officially opened the club, located in Playa Nueva Romana on the eastern coast of the Dominican …

 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to see surging tourism growth, according to the latest numbers from the country’s tourism board. Barbados is reporting 453,645 stayover visitor arrivals through September, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the first nine months of …

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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Jumby Bay Island is reopening for the season Oct. 9 as the newest member of the Oetker Collection of luxury hotels. The former Rosewood resort’s rooms and villa component will both be managed by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Antigua is ready to welcome visitors again after bouncing back quickly from Hurricane Irma, the destination’s tourist board said this week. Hotels and resorts are back open, restaurants are buzzing and the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Barth’s legendary Eden Rock St Barths hotel will reopen in the summer of 2018, the property announced in a statement. The hotel was damaged by Hurricane Irma; it will undergo “extensive rebuilding” and will …

 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 Alexander Britell The tiny island of St Barth has been recovering from last month’s hurricanes at a breakneck pace. And now there’s even better news: you can spend your Thanksgiving vacation there, according to Nils Dufau, president of the …

 By Alexander Britell A game-changing resort has opened its doors in Jamaica. Set on a private cove in the heart of Montego Bay, the beautiful Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa officially debuted this week as a new kind …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff As Puerto Rico works to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, one hotel on the island has already announced its reopening date. The Verdanza Hotel, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Lifestyle Collection, …

 By Alexander Britell “I don’t want people to play golf while they’re in Jamaica,” Donnie Dawson says. “I want people to come to Jamaica to play golf.” While for years destinations like the Dominican Republic have been at the forefront …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Punta Cana’s airport has officially reopened after the passage of Hurricane Maria, officials announced. The airport, one of the busiest in the Caribbean, welcomed three flights from Delta out of New York and Atlanta. Punta …