hurricane irma

A Secrets Resort Is Coming to St Martin in 2019

 By Alexander Britell AMResorts is expanding to the French Caribbean for the first time. The company’s Secrets all-inclusive brand is coming to St Martin with the signing of a new resort brand management deal. The resort, which is owned by …

Anguilla’s Zemi Beach House Debuts New-Look Bar

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Anguilla’s Zemi Beach House hotel has relaunched its main bar, now called the Bohio Lounge. Previously known as The Bar & Lounge, the rename pays homage to the original indigenous people of Anguilla, the Taino Indians. …

BVI’s Oil Nut Bay Breaks Ground on New Villa

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In another important step for the British Virgin Islands’ recovery, the Oil Nut Bay luxury development on Virgin Gorda has broken ground on its first new villa since Hurricane Irma. The contemporary, courtyard-style villa was …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Anguilla’s signature resorts is planning a comeback. The island’s CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa is planning on “re-emerging” in November after closing in the wake of Hurricane Irma last year, according to the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is having a very good cruise season, according to the latest report from Port St Maarten. The cruise destination is reporting 15 percent growth over its projections for the first half of 2018, …

 By Alexander Britell For years, it was one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after private-island destinations, a rarefied retreat, a full-fledged oasis. It was a different kind of private island resort — eco-conscious, historic, pristine and, well, endlessly charming. And now …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Margaritaville is back. The Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham resort on the island of St Thomas has officially reopened its doors in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The resort opened to Margaritaville Vacation Club owners …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Taking the time to plan your next career move? A Caribbean vacation is always a good way to start. That seems to have been the plan this week for global basketball superstar and three-time NBA …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important step for the recovery of St Martin’s beloved town of Grand Case, one of its top boutique hotels has reopened its doors. Le Petit Hotel, set on the beach in Grand Case, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another airline has officially made its return to St Maarten. Panama-based Copa Airlines has officially resumed operations to the island, another boost for the destination in the wake of Hurricane Irma last year. Copa Airlines …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has returned its Puerto Rico flight frequencies to pre-Hurricane Irma levels, the carrier announced this week. The airline said the return of capacity this week came six months earlier than planned. JetBlue has also …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The St Maarten tourism comeback continues. Another of the island’s most popular resorts has officially reopened its doors, with the Oyster Bay Beach Resort relaunching operations with a new look after shuttering last year due …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet traffic is continuing to surge, according to the Canada-based carrier’s latest data report. WestJet reported 2.174 billion revenue passenger miles in May, a 7.5 percent increase over the same period in 2017. The carrier …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Barth’s Hotel Barriere Carl Gustaf is planning to make its debut in 2019, according to Tourisme de St Barth. The property, which is the first by the Barriere group in the Caribbean, had initially …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten has named a new director of tourism as the island recovers from last year’s storms. The St Maarten Tourist Bureau has appointed May-Ling Chun to the role, it announced in a statement. Chun …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In the biggest step yet for St Maarten’s recovery, the island’s Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has reopened its doors. Divi’s beachfront property, which is the best-known hotel to reopen on the island in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another important carrier is plotting its return to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. Panama-based carrier Copa Airlines will resume flights to St Maarten on June 2, the company announced. Copa had suspended operations to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s long been one of our favorite places to stay in the Caribbean — not just in St Barth. And now the charming Hotel Le Village St Barth has announced a major new offering that …