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St Maarten Is a Resurgent Caribbean Hotspot

 By Alexander Britell St Maarten tourism is booming. The Dutch Caribbean hotspot is seeing a massive rebound in tourism arrivals, according to newly-released data for the first half of 2019. St Maarten reported 171,543 stayover visitors in the first six …

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A Big Diving Festival in Saint Lucia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia is known for its beauty, for its romance, for its spectacular hotels. But it’s also one of the top diving destinations in the Caribbean. And the island is set to host the third …

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7 Aruba Hotels to Check into Right Now

 Aruba is an island that’s all about discovery. It’s a destination that begs travelers to get out into a car and explore, to discover its hidden corners, to go beach hopping, to walk around its neighborhoods and to really experience …

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mexico avid hotel groundbreaking

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Avid, the newest hotel brand by hospitality giant InterContinental Hotels Group, is coming to Mexico. The first-ever avid [sic] in Mexico has broken ground in Fresnillo, with plans for a 95-room hotel set to debut …

cancun planet hollywood open

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-debut Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun in Mexico is adding another major component to the project: an adults-only resort. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a 380-suite “upscale oasis” for …

bonaire tourism manager

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dutch Caribbean destination of Bonaire has announced the appointment of a new marketing manager. Tourism Corporation Bonaire has named Derchlien Vrolijk-Dijkhoff has its new marketing manager, in which role she will help lead Bonaire’s …

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 Luxury means different things to different people. It can be the luxury of design; the luxury of outstanding service; the luxury of exceptional food and drink; and it can be the luxury of extreme tranquility. The many manifestations of luxury …

mexico hotel industry

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a sluggish second quarter for Mexico’s hotel industry, according to a new report from analytics firm STR. The country’s hotel occupancy was down 3.1 percent year over year to 61.8 percent last month, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading sustainable hotels has officially relaunched in Dominica. The Jungle Bay Eco Villas has been reborn in Soufriere in southern Dominica, an important step for Dominica’s resurgent tourism industry. The popular …

turks and caicos live water blue launch

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos has quietly become one of the Caribbean’s centers for luxury real estate development — and now there’s yet another project on the way. This time it’s The Launch, the newest addition to Providenciales’ …

mexico hyatt centric

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hyatt Centric brand has come to Mexico. Hyatt Hotels has announced the official debut of the 140-room Hyatt Centric Campestre Leon, the first-ever Hyatt Centric-branded hotel in the country. It’s also the first Hyatt …

st croix caribbean cities

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Our visit to St Croix’s two cities was the best of times and the better of times, and we had a Dickens of a time deciding whether we loved Christiansted or Frederiksted more. Then again, why …

st barth food festival

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The sixth annual St Barth Gourmet Festival has announced the eight featured guest chefs for this year’s event. The guest chefs attending the festival include Chef Arnaud Faye, Relais & Châteaux La Chèvre d’Or; Chef Eric Bouchenoire, Joel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Development firm Profusion Group is planning a $100 million expansion of Wyndham’s La Quinta brand across the Dominican Republic. The plan is to develop a portfolio of eight hotel projects across the Dominican Republic, set …

hilton aruba birthday

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor One of Aruba’s signature hotels is celebrating a very big anniversary this year. The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is marking its 60th birthday this year, and the property has launched new dining initiatives, …

tortola

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor Most people tend to visit Tortola in the BVI by boat, whether that’s on a yacht charter offered by The Moorings or another charter company or, increasingly, as day visitors from cruise ships. There are no …

mariano rivera panama

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

kimpton hotels mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is coming to a new destination: Mexico. The fast-expanding hotel company, now part of the IHG umbrella, is planning to open its first properties in Mexico with a pair of Mexico …