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Jamaica’s Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort Is Expanding

 The Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Jamaica is set to complete an expansion project, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Montego Bay property is adding 48 new rooms, according to Sandals Resorts International.  That rooms, which will be available starting Dec.15, …

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United Airlines’ Big Caribbean Expansion

 As optimism grows in the travel industry, United Airlines is continuing to expand its Caribbean network, Caribbean Journal has learned.  In fact, United Airlines will soon be flying more flights to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America than it did …

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Hotels in Jamaica Where You Can Stay for Less than $200 Per Night

 Negril may seem like just another Jamaican destination for big resorts and all-inclusive hotels, on par with Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. But travelers with longer memories may recall that Negril got its start as a mecca for backpackers and …

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 Jamaica has updated its travel protocols, narrowing the testing window for incoming travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned. Travelers to Jamaica now need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result within three days before arriving in Jamaica. That’s a …

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 The Tryall Club villa resort in Jamaica has debuted a pair of brand-new villas, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new additions to the luxury resort include the 11,000-square-foot Oceans 8 villa and the five-bedroom Bella Vista.  Each villa comes with …

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 Jamaica says it is expanding its testing capacity across the island to help visitors comply with the new CDC requirements for returning travelers.  A number of hotels and resorts are already providing on-site testing for guests, and the country’s Ministry …

best luxury resorts caribbean

 In the Caribbean, luxury is different.  Of course, any great resort must have excel in the fundaments of luxury: food and drink; interior and exterior design and, most importantly, service.  But Caribbean luxury transcends that. In the Caribbean, luxury is …

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 Restaurants are about more than just food.  When we go out to eat, we aren’t doing so because we have to — we do it because we want to.  Because restaurants make our lives more interesting. They break up the …

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 Jamaica’s tourism arrival number continue to climb, six months since the country reopened its borders for international tourism.  In fact, the country reported its highest seven-day arrival figures since the reopening for the period Dec. 22-28, with just over 21,000 …

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 Since 1954, it’s been one of the Caribbean’s iconic resorts. And now it’s back. Jamaica’s Half Moon has reopened its signature Founders Cove resort, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reopening comes after Half Moon recently relaunched its newest addition, the …

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 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is relaunching its service to Aruba as part of a broader resumption of Caribbean service.  The carrier will launch once-weekly service between Toronto and Aruba on Jan. 5.  That’s along with a relaunch of service between …

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 The peak tourist season is now underway in Jamaica, and the country’s tourism officials are expressing “cautious optimism” that the industry will continue to experience a recovery.  More than 4,000 passengers arrived in Jamaica on Dec. 12, the highest daily …

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 Southwest Airlines is planning to relaunch two daily routes to Jamaica’s tourism hub of Montego Bay early next year, Caribbean Journal has learned. The low-cost carrier will be relaunching daily flights from both Houston Hobby and Chicago Midway to Montego …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has debuted its newest adults-only resort in Jamaica, the product of a complete transformation of the Riu Montego Bay resort.  The new adults-only Riu Montego Bay officially opened its doors this week, set on the beach …

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 Caribbean Airlines is relaunching its flights between New York and Montego Bay, Jamaica, the carrier said this week.  On Dec. 19, the Trinidad-based airline will resume the route, with flights from Montego Bay to New York on Saturdays and Sundays …

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 JetBlue has launched its newest service to the Caribbean with a new route from Newark to St Maarten, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new route, which kicked off this week, is operating weekly on Saturdays. “We are very happy to …

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 Canada’s Sunwing Airlines has officially returned to the Caribbean.  The first Sunwing flight to the Caribbean since March landed this weekend in Punta Cana, part of a return to what the company is calling “responsible travel.” Sunwing will be running …

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 If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley. That’s how close legendary record producer and Island …