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What the New Rooms at Sandals Montego Bay Will Look Like

 Sandals Resorts is adding a number of new suite categories at its Sandals Montego Bay resort in Jamaica, and the company has unveiled the first renderings of the new units. Sandals Montego Bay has six new room categories coming at …

Jamaica Eyeing More EP Hotels for Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip”

 Montego Bay is known for its all inclusives, but Jamaica’s tourism minister has another plan for the heart of the coastal city. Minister Ed Bartlett is calling for more local investments in EP, or European plan hotels on the “Hip …

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The 10 Best Hikes in the Caribbean

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Caribbean’s lush and mountainous topography lends itself to some of the best hiking on the planet, treating trampers to tropical foliage and sightings of indigenous birds and animals, culminating with panoramic views of the …

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ocho rios resorts

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Headed to Jamaica? If you’ve already seen the sunset in Negril and soaked up the rays on Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, why not spend a few days in Ocho Rios? The north coast …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Rolling out of bed and into the water is a beautiful reality at these Caribbean resorts, where swanky swim-out suites, which open directly onto lap pools or lazy rivers, put guests mere steps from …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

 Sandals Resorts International is continuing its rapid Caribbean expansion with another major project in Barbados. Sandals is planning to open a new Beaches Barbados in the summer of 2020, Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart confirmed to Caribbean Journal through a …

vegetable soup recipe

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor I have often spoke of the fact that December is my most favorite month of the year, mainly due to the holidays and family gatherings and so on.  What I have never mentioned is that next …

adults only all inclusive

 An adults only all inclusive is particiularly well suited for a Caribbean vacation —  it combines the comfort and ease of an all inclusive with the tranquil exclusivity of an adults only retreat, two things have an even better way …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business, now in …

 While Jewish history in Jamaica dates back more than half a millennium, the island has never had a true kosher restaurant. Until now. Jamaica’s first-ever kosher eatery, the Kosher Hot Spot, has officially opened its doors in Montego Bay. The …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Pinkies up, Caribbean lovers! Because despite the balmy weather, the ritual of afternoon tea is alive and well in the Caribbean – and not just in formerly British destinations, either. From Mexico and St. Lucia …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s more to Jamaica than just rum and reggae (although we’re proud fans of both). But because the island is so big (at more than 4,000 square-miles it’s the largest English-speaking Caribbean country), it’ll likely …

 Aiming to position itself as a foodie destination, Jamaica’s tourism officials are planning a major push to become a hub for “gastronomic tourism.” The first step will be the creation of a series of “gastronomic centers” across the island, with …

labor day getaways.

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t the longest vacation of the year, but it’s one of the most important: Labor Day, the summer travel season’s exclamation point. Maybe you block out a three-day weekend, or add on a few extra days. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you think staying at an all-inclusive resort means enduring endless uninspiring buffets, it must have been a while since you’ve stayed at one! Today’s generation of all inclusive resorts is leaving the old buffets-and-wristbands …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sure, good hotel cuisine requires an experienced and inventive chef. But at the end of the day, it’s the raw ingredients that really make the meal. And when those ingredients come fresh from the resort’s …

 By Susan BarlowCJ Contributor If you go a bit beyond Montego Bay, you discover another Jamaica. This is the parish of St. Ann, about an hour and a world away from bustling Montego Bay, home to a pair of all …