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curacao renaissance

The Renaissance Curacao Is Getting a New Look

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Curacao’s most popular hotels is getting a makeover. The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, set in the heart of Willemstad, is undergoing an “extensive refresh” project. The project, which began April 1, will …

guadeloupe longeateau concerto

Rum Journal: A Concerto From Guadeloupe’s Longueteau

 By Alexander Britell In recent years, the once-mysterious world of rhum agricole has opened itself to rum lovers, with its terroir and endless sophistication charming palates around the world. Much of that, however, has been the sublime rhum agricole from …

st kitts booming tourism

St Kitts Tourism Is Booming

 By Dana Niland The island of St Kitts is seeing a full-fledged tourism boom, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport saw a 14.5 percent increase in tourism arrivals …

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cariibbean french hotel cover

 By Alexander Britell Fresh off the debut of the transformed Hotel Diamant Les Bains in Martinique’s buzzy beach town of Diamant, the French Caribbean island has gotten another new hotel. This time it’s the new Hotel Pelican, a beachfront boutique …

grenada rum project

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Renegade Rum project is making progress in Grenada. Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell visited the site of the project this week, calling it “transformational” for the island. Renegade is currently developing 150 …

antigua and barbuda

 By Alexander Britell A charming jaunt to historic Nelson’s Dockyard. A beach getaway at Galley Bay or the Pineapple Beach Club. A week on the marina at South Point. A family vacation at the venerable Curtain Bluff. There are a …

saint lucia sugar beach sold

 By Alexander Britell In what is one of the biggest Caribbean resort transactions of 2019, one of the region’s leading hotels has been sold. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort in Saint Lucia has been sold, Caribbean Journal has learned. The …

grenada new flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In an important boost for the island of Grenada, American Airlines has announced plans to launch a new route to the Spice Isle. The carrier is launching a new route from Charlotte to Grenada beginning …

saint lucia new flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Saint Lucia is set for a boost next winter with the launch of another new route from American Airlines, Caribbean Journal has learned. American, the world’s largest airline, will launch a new …

pitbull mariah carey curacao

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstars Pitbull and Mariah Carey have signed on to the lineup for the upcoming Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. The pair of luminaries will join a lineup that includes Maroon 5, Ozuna, Gladys Knight …

st maarten airbnb

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten and home sharing giant Airbnb have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting tourism to the island, the two sides announced on Monday. The MOU establishes a “framework of mutual collaboration and …

st croix hotel renovation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hotel Caravelle, among the most popular places to stay on the island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, has closed to begin a renovation project. The renovation and remodeling will last through the …

grenada hotelier

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Caribbean’s legends of hospitality will soon be celebrated with a lifetime achievement award. Grenada’s Sir Royston Hopkin, the chairman and Managing Director of the island’s Spice Island Beach Resort, will receive the Lifetime …

anguilla tourism season

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor After a record-breaking number of stayover visitors arrivals in February, Anguilla is expecting the trend to continue throughout the remainder of the peak tourist season, the island’s tourist board said this week. The total of 9,289 …

curacao bogota flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Strengthening what has always been a strong South American market for the Dutch Caribbean, low-cost carrier Wingo has launched its first-ever flights between Bogota, Colombia and Curacao. Wingo’s new flights are operating twice weekly, with …

bvi now

 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor How do you want to take the British Virgin Islands — one ravishing island at a time, or all at once in a grand tour by sea? Here are seven ways to experience the wonders of …

puerto rico tourism comeback

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s post-Maria tourism rebound didn’t take long. Indeed, by the beginning of last year much of the island’s airlift had returned, while the cruise industry saw rapid growth. Now, a year later, it’s not …

jamaica nonstop flights

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica is in the midst of an airlift boom, and the trend will continue this summer. Jamaica is set to welcome a host of new nonstop flights this summer. Indeed, the island destination has secured over …