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Richard Branson’s Necker Island Is Reopening Next Month

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most exclusive private-island destinations in the Caribbean — and the world — is about to make a triumphant return. Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is set for an …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Store Bay, Tobago

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ishmael Baptiste, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach at Store Bay on the island of Tobago. Have you taken a great photo in …

Scrub Island Is Set for a Grand Reopening

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton Scrub Island, the private-Island resort in the British Virgin Islands, is getting ready for its big reopening. The resort and marina is planing for a full reopening on Oct. 1, and Caribbean Journal got …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton GUANA — Jamal is picking through the basil plants waving purply in the breeze. The first mango just came off the tree, he tells us, the fruit of a year of humbling revivification. Chickens …

Snorkeling

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important boost for the Dutch Caribbean island, Sunwing is returning to Bonaire for a second season, the company said this week. The travel giant is the only Canadian tour operator that will be …

aruba hyatt regency

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Shared ownership giant Interval International is set to host a major conference in Aruba this month. The 20th annual International Shared Ownership Investment Conference, which will be set at the Hyatt Regency Aruba, will take …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel markets continues to surge, according to new data from analytics firm STR. Curaçao’s hotel occupancy reached 80.3 percent in July, up 12.5 percent from the same period in 2017, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest all-inclusive brand is coming to the island of St Maarten, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. Planet Hollywood, which is planning to open its first all-inclusive branded resort in the Caribbean Basin in Costa …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s shortest commercial runway is getting a facelift. The Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is closing from Sept. 10 to Oct. 9 for a renovation to the world-famous …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff As part of a wider push to revive the island of Grand Bahama, the government of The Bahamas has announced plans to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saba may be tiny, but the Dutch Caribbean island is long on adventure. Now, Saba has added a new hiking trail: the Elfin Trail, which follows the historic paths used by earlier generations who farmed …

 By Alexander Britell It was the first rhum agricole I had ever tried. And, instantly, rum was never the same. I was at a dinner at the Royal Riviera hotel in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in 2006, when the waiter …

Private Island Grenadines

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s most intoxicating destinations: St Vincent the Grenadines, the collection of green-hilled islands and cays at the edge of the Southern Caribbean. It’s a place that has long been a favorite …

 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton DOMINICA – It’s the brightest hour of the late afternoon and everyone is in the water, looking out at stunning green mountains and blue sea. We’re all at the new infinity pool at the Fort …

 By Alexander Britell There is a particular passion in the production of rhum agricole in Martinique. There is a thought, a contemplation, a level of sophistication that seems to transcend what you find in much of the rest of the …

Rosewood Tuckers Point

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda tourism is having a banner 2018, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The island just posted its 10th consecutive quarter of positive growth, with leisure and vacation arrivals up solidly, according to …

 Even on a hot day, Mambo Beach is effortlessly cool. It’s a weekday afternoon, and the lounge chairs are filled with sunseekers, travelers are finding some shade in the pool and there’s nary an empty palapa in sight. The story’s …

Jamaica Development

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another high-profile tourism conference is coming to the island of Jamaica. Jamaica is set to host the Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas in September, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The summit will …