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Caribbean Hotel Industry Could Set New Highs

 With one month of data remaining to process, the Caribbean’s hotel industry has a shot to reach its highest levels ever in average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR).   Year to date through November, the region …

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The 20 Best Caribbean Islands to Travel to in 2020

 The islands of the Caribbean are in the middle of a new age, as dynamism, optimism and investment sweep across destinations as diverse as they are beautiful.  And that means the world of places to visit in the Caribbean keeps …

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The 10 Best Jamaica Resorts to Visit in 2020

 The best Jamaica resorts set the standard for the Caribbean travel experience; since the dawn of the jet-set age, Jamaica has been a haven for rarefied, elegant, character-filled hospitality, and that’s even more true today.  Few islands boast as diverse …

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 As Abaco continues to work on its recovery from the impact of Hurricane Dorian, there’s a new way to chip in.  Rum company Papa’s Pilar has partnered with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to create “Papa’s Pilar Relief & Rebuild,” …

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 In what would be a major boost for those flying to the The Bahamas, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said it was testing preclearance of flights in Florida.  That would mean that travelers could go through immigration and customs in …

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 “If you want to run away from the world, you just come here,” Loretta tells us. And as soon as you walk past the koi pond down to the pool and look out, you agree.   Because while staggering beauty …

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 It’s been a banner year so far for tourism in the Cayman Islands, and the numbers continue to climb for what is one of the hottest destinations in the wider Caribbean.  The tri-island destination has seen 386,290 stayover visitors through …

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 The sun was boldest in the late afternoon and if you looked up for a moment from the sparkle of the pool, you could see the goat on the high rock.  It was the kind of view one could only …

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 It was bound to happen. After six straight months of occupancy declines in the Caribbean, the region’s hotel room rates were down in year-over-year comparisons for the first time in 2019.   Compared with September 2018, Caribbean hotel occupancy dropped …

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 There’s a moment on this trip when you take it all in, when you look around at the glory of this place and stop to savor it.  We have been fortunate enough to have made the journey around the British …

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 The US Virgin Islands has enacted a new bill aimed at spurring hotel development and construction in the Caribbean territory.  The USVI’s expanded Hotel Development Bill gives hotel developers the ability to channel a percentage of room revenue both to …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s most legendary resorts is making its long-awaited comeback in the first quarter of 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned. The historic Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands …

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 By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s debut …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The USVI has “resumed business” following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, officials said Wednesday. While the storm brought heavy rainfall to the trio of islands, it “had little to no impact on the territory’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Patti Edwards, who sent in this lovely shot of sunset on Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has no shortage of great culinary festivals, from St Barth to Barbados, all showcasing the marvelous diversity of Caribbean food. But one of the Caribbean’s most popular destination food festivals has a rather …

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 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor St Vincent and the Grenadines isn’t your typical Caribbean vacation destination. The lush, volcanic island of St Vincent is by far the largest land mass in this archipelago nation, yet may be the least visited despite …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff As relief and recovery efforts continue in Abaco and Grand Bahama, the remainder of The Bahamas has quickly relaunched its vital tourism economy. And that includes The Bahamas’ vast collection of marinas and most of …