Karisma Has a New Travelers Club

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Karisma Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of a new “travelers club” called ABEO.  The revamped club has five tiers of benefits, the company said.  ABEO is the combination of Karisma’s existing Exotic Travelers Club and Prestige Travelers Club […]


Karisma Reopens Cartagena Hotel

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Karisma Hotels and Resorts has reopened its boutique hotel in Cartagena on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.  The 71-suite Allure Chocolate hotel is set in the heart of Cartagena’s historic district, with amenities including a pool, an eatery called The […]


Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana to Reopen in November

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The Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana is reopening in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Parent company Karisma Hotels and Resorts has pushed back the relaunch of the Dominican Republic resort to Nov. 1. The property had been originally scheduled […]


Karisma to Reopen Caribbean, Mexico Resorts

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Karisma Hotels and Resorts is planning to reopen its portfolio of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean beginning on June 15. The all-inclusive company will begin with four resorts on the Riviera Maya on June 15: El Dorado Maroma, Palafitos […]

Jamaica Urging Developers to Relaunch Construction Projects

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Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging developers to relaunch their construction projects with “speed and alacrity,” he said this week.  Many projects were put on hold in Jamaica as a result of the pandemic, particularly in the country’s booming […]

New $1 Billion Karisma Hotel Project Breaks Ground in Jamaica

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A massive new destination hotel complex by Karisma Hotels and Resorts has officially broken ground in Jamaica.  The estimated $1 billion USD multi-hotel Sugarcane Bay Jamaica project is set on 226 acres in Llandovery in Jamaica’s “garden parish” of St […]


A New Margaritaville Resort Is Coming to Mexico

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A new Margaritaville resort will soon be opening its doors in the heart of the Caribbean coast of Mexico, thanks to a partnership between Jimmy Buffett’s iconic brand and Karisma Hotels and Resorts.  The new Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma […]

How This Negril Hotel Is Celebrating Bob Marley’s Birthday

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Hotel company Karisma is planning a big bash to celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of global music icon Bob Marley.  The company’s Azul Beach Resort Negril is planning a week of events to mark the occasion from […]

Mexico’s The Fives Hotels Names New VP of Operations


By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s The Fives Hotels and Resorts brand has named a new vice president of hotel operations, a spokesperson for the property told Caribbean Journal. The property has tapped Renaus Pfeifer to the role, in which […]


Jamaica’s New 3,000-Room Hotel Project

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s hotel development boom is set to continue with plans for 3,000 new rooms in the parish of St Ann. The government of Jamaica said it had finalized the sale of land in the area […]

Karisma Is Adding a Members-Only Wing at Negril All-Inclusive

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By the Caribbean Journal staff All-inclusive brand Karisma is adding a new members-only wing at its Azul Beach Resort Negril in Jamaica, the property announced this week. The new room section, which will debut in November, will be exclusively for […]

6 Ways to Experience Negril


By Bob Curley CJ Contributor Negril may not be Jamaica’s hippy hangout like it was back in the 1970s, but it still retains a mellow vibe that’s a nice departure from the more in-your-face tourism towns of Montego Bay and […]


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