Hurricane Maria


The Westin St John Resort Reopens

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By the Caribbean Journal staff In a massive boost for the tourism fortunes of the island of St John, the Westin St John Resort Villas has officially reopened its doors. The reopening comes 16 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria […]


Puerto Rico’s Biggest Airport Continues to Rebound

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s biggest airport, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Airport in San Juan, is seeing a continued rebound in passenger traffic, according to new data from ASUR, which manages the airport. San Juan saw a […]


Puerto Rico’s St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort Is Back

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By Alexander Britell While Puerto Rico has quietly become a haven for high-end hotels in recent years, one property has remained perhaps its signature luxury resort: the St. Regis Bahia Beach. And while many resorts have already reopened their doors […]


Jose Andres, Questlove Mark Dorado Beach Reopening

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By the Caribbean Journal staff A wave of celebrities descended upon Puerto Rico this weekend to mark the grand reopening of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. The ultra-luxe resort reopened last month after having shuttered in the wake of Hurricane […]

Dominica’s Secret Bay, a Bucket-List Caribbean Hotel, Is Open Again

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By Alexander Britell It began in 2011, a personal real estate project that turned into a dream hotel that turned into one of the Caribbean’s bucket-list travel experiences. A little over a year ago, Hurricane Maria came, and Dominica’s halo […]

Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Hotel Targeting December Relaunch

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s legendary El San Juan hotel is now targeting a December reopening. The landmark 388-room hotel in Isla Verde will hold its grand reopening on Dec. 14. The property, which has been shuttered since […]


San Juan’s Airport Makes a Comeback

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By the Caribbean Journal staff After more than a year of significant year-over-year monthly declines, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport saw a surge in traffic last month, according to a new report from ASUR, which operates the airport. […]

Bill Clinton Urges Caribbean on “Critical” Role of Travel and Tourism

By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Travel and tourism is essential to the Caribbean, and after last year’s storms, revitalizing the industry is more important than ever. That was the message by former United States President Bill Clinton on Wednesday […]

Disney Cruise Line Returns to the BVI

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Disney has officially returned to the British Virgin Islands. The cruise line’s Disney Fantasy ship was its first to make its return to the BVI this week. Passengers were welcomed by customer service representatives, and […]


Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton to Reopen in December

By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Puerto Rico’s landmark hotels will be reopening, Caribbean Journal has learned. The iconic Caribe Hilton, one of the purported birthplaces of the piña colada cocktail and the first Hilton to open beyond the […]

Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton to Reopen in October

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Ritz-Carlton’s Dorado Beach resort is set to reopen Oct. 1, according to parent company Marriott. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve had been closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Its reopening was revealed on the […]

Frontier Airlines Launches Big Puerto Rico Expansion

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has launched a major new expansion of its flight service to Puerto Rico. In a huge boost for the still-recovering destination, Frontier has launched new daily nonstop flights from both Long […]


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