jamaica

Spirit Keeps Expanding With More Caribbean Nonstop Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Spirit continues to ramp up what has been a rapid expansion to the Caribbean this summer. The carrier has announced the addition of two major new routes: daily nonstop service from Newark Liberty …

Jamaica Establishing Global Center for Tourism Resilience

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has unveiled the new Global Center for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management, a first-of-its-kind resource based in the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. The …

all-inclusive resorts

The Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts to Visit Right Now

 All-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean have changed to such a degree that many of them now defy categorization. While the term “all-inclusive” used to have an overarching, unified definition, there is now a dramatically diverse range of offerings in the Caribbean. …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s national culinary team took home the top honors in the latest edition of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami last week. The team beat out 11 other national culinary teams …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Vacation Express is adding more flights to Jamaica, the company announced this week. The new flights will operate nonstop from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Montego Bay from January 21, 2019 through April 22. That will …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Given the global impact of Jamaica’s music industry, it’s no surprise that the country’s tourism sector is now looking to ramp up the growth of music tourism to the island. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett …

 By Alexander Britell In the winter of 1960, then-president-elect John Fitzgerald Kennedy was looking for a getaway before the tempest of White House life began in earnest a month later. He settled on Round Hill, already a jet-set favorite after opening its …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has big plans for Kingston as a center for urban tourism, according to Jamaica Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. “City tourism is a very exciting area of development; that’s what makes New York what it …

beach hotels

 It’s one of the loveliest discoveries you can make in the Caribbean: the off-the-radar beach hotel, tucked away on its own little stretch of sand, charming and private, unpretentious and uncrowded. While the region teems with terrific beach hotels, some …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Spain-based Palladium Hotel Group, which has a large presence in the Caribbean, is adding a new hotel brand: Bless Collection Hotels. The brand, which will launch initially with a hotel in Madrid, aims to target …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In just its second year, the Caribbean305 event has become one of the country’s top Caribbean fetes for foodies. And it’s coming up soon. This year’s Caribbean305 returns to the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Resorts International has announced a major new partnership with global soccer powerhouse Real Madrid. The partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation will implement the first-ever series of soccer clinics at Sandals’ Beaches Resorts in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-expanding all-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has completed its acquisition of five all-inclusive properties in Jamaica. The deal with Sagicor Group Limited also includes two adjacent oceanfront land sites on the north coast of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Jamaica’s most highly-anticipated resorts in some time has officially debuted in Greater Montego Bay. Excellence Group has opened its new adults-only Excellence Oyster Bay, the brand’s first property outside of Mexico and the …

 By Alexander Britell Kingston’s Spanish Court is expanding to Montego Bay, and the long-awaited hotel is now planning a fall debut. The property, which had initially been known as the Spanish Court, will now be launched as the S Hotel …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new place to meet in Montego Bay. Sandals Resorts International has announced the launch of its new luxury conference center at its Sandals Montego Bay resort in Jamaica. The 3,000-square-foot facility has its …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Tryall Club villa resort in Jamaica has added a pair of new places to stay. The Montego Bay-area Tryall has added two new villas: the seven-bedroom Dragonfly Villa, and the newly-renovated, four-bedroom Tradewinds on …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s green push is continuing with plans for another new solar energy park in the country. Eight Rivers Energy Company Limited has commenced work on a new 37-megawatt solar energy plant, slated for completion by …