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The 15 Best Jamaica Hotels to Visit Right Now

 Does any island in the Caribbean have a more diverse hotel product than Jamaica? It’s a destination that has a simply staggering number of high-quality hotels, each with a strikingly unique identity and character — every one a destination in its …

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All-Inclusive Riu Palace Tropical Bay Reopens

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has reopened another all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean. The latest Riu property to undergo a major renovation is the all-inclusive Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril, part of a widespread upgrade push across the …

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LATAM Launches New Flights to Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica, like many Caribbean destinations, has long talked about courting more tourism from Latin America. Now, it’s about to get a lot of help in that regard. Leading Latin American carrier LATAM Airlines Group has …

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jamaica caribbean golf

 By Alexander Britell ROSE HALL — As you move up the circular driveway, past bougainvilleas, peering at white columns, it reminds you of a place in Georgia, even if for only a moment. This is the Half Moon Golf Club, the …

barbados caribbean vacations

 The Caribbean his heating up for the winter season, and that’s being buoyed by a truly impressive lineup of hotel relaunches, from boutique St Barth stays to venerable Anguilla retreats. And whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving getaway or looking to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly-anticipated Excellence Oyster Bay has officially opened in Jamaica. The new adults-only addition to Jamaica’s buzzing north coast is the first Excellence-branded resort in the English-speaking Caribbean. The $110 million adults-only project, which held …

jamaica trelawny

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Trelawny the next Montego Bay? The parish of Trelawny, the next parish east of the tourism hub of St James (home to Montego Bay), is seeing significant hotel development growth. “Trelawny can no longer …

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 By Alexander Britell “Mr Churchill is easily satisfied with the best,” Lord Birkenhead once said of his friend, Sir Winston Churchill. The preceding quotation— sometimes wrongly attributed to Churchill himself, and perhaps itself apocryphal  — is one of my favorites — and a …

curacao tourism development

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao is looking to Jamaica for its new tourism vision. The Dutch Caribbean island’s Tourism Development Foundation has announced the appointment of former Jamaica Tourism Director Paul Pennicook as its new managing director and chief …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s cabinet has approved the signing of new air services agreements with four countries, the government said this week. The prospective air services agreements would be signed with Slovenia, Morocco, The Bahamas and South Africa, …

cauliflower recipe

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor When I began my quest a few years ago, transitioning to a healthier lifestyle, I had no idea of the many roads I would travel – literally and figuratively, in search of the next best ingredient(s) …

Riu All-Inclusive Negril

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has embarked on a broad renovation and expansion push in the Caribbean, with another revamped hotel set to relaunch. This time it’s the Riu Palace Tropical Bay, one of the two Riu all-inclusives in …

all-inclusive hotels

 They aren’t all-inclusives. They’re low-density luxury resorts, or boutique hotels with personality, or rarefied private-island destinations. But they have a secret. You see, some of the best places to stay in the Caribbean may not be traditional all-inclusive hotels, but …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexican company Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico will be the new operator of the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, or GAP, has been operating Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport since April …

windstar caribbean calls

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Boutique cruise line Windstar Cruises is adding a host of new calls to its Caribbean portfolio. Beginning in 2019 and 2020, Windstar will be adding new visits to ports in the Caribbean including in Mexico, …

 When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering. It was bold, it was cool …

jamaica villa resort

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s iconic Half Moon resort has rebranded its popular villa portfolio, the property said this week. The villas at Half Moon have been relaunched as the Rose Hall Villas, effectively Jamaica’s newest villa resort. The …

spirit jamaica flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Jamaica vacations are being booked on mobile devices, according to a new report from global travel giant Expedia Group. Jamaica saw a spike in mobile demand from January to June of 2018, …