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10 New Caribbean Hotels We’re Excited About in 2018

 Caribbean hotels keep getting better and better, and the region’s hotel development pipeline shows no signs of slowing down, with new properties continuing to sprout across the Caribbean and Mexico, both large and boutique, EP and all-inclusive. So what are …

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Sandals Adds New Suites in St Lucia

 Sandals is making changes in St Lucia. The Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa has added new suites that are now available. The new additions include Oceanview Club Level Rooms and Grand Luxe Club Level Rooms,  both which feature modern …

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This is the New St Lucia Cabinet

 After the opposition United Workers’ Party’s victory in St Lucia’s recent general election, new Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has named his Cabinet. The most anticipated appointment in the new St Lucia cabinet? Tourism, where Dominic Fedee will take the reins …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Atlantis Paradise Island has been a fixture on the Bahamian resort scene for more than 20 years, but it isn’t resting on its laurels. Two revamped restaurants, Poseidon’s Table and Plato’s, will launch at the 3,400-room resort’s Royal …

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 By Robert Di PanoCJ Contributor BIMINI — A major new hotel has opened its doors in the Bahamas. Hilton at Resorts World Bimini held its grand opening this weekend, a highly-anticipated debut that brings a cutting-edge hotel to the 700-island …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Amanyara, the posh resort on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, is celebrating a decade of delivering dream vacations with a series of new guest experiences. The offerings include immersive tennis packages and a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas has completed a $50 million revitalization, the company announced this week. The ship has now arrived in Miami, which will be its new home port. The ship will begin …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing its Caribbean-wide renovation drive, Sandals has unveiled its newest additions: new suites at its Sandals Regency La Toc resort in St Lucia. The suites include the Sunset Bluff Oceanview One-Bedroom Butler Suite, which includes …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new five-star property is set to join St Lucia hotels. The Belvedere Plantation historic site in Canaries will be transformed into a luxury hotel through the country’s Citizenship by Investment program. The property is one …

 By Alexander Britell It’s hard to find a more beautiful stretch of beach than Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. So it was hard for many travelers to hear that the landmark hotel on Virgin Gorda would be …

 One of the Caribbean’s burgeoning foodie scenes has another new addition. The new Mosa Restaurant has officially opened its doors in Curaçao. The eatery, which is located in the trendy Pietermaai district, offers a range of internationally-inspired tapas. The restaurants …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s newest restaurant has officially opened its doors. The Blue View Terrace & Bar is now open on the cliffs of Curaçao’s western beach, Playa Forti. The restaurant offers a mix of island-inspired dishes, along with light …

 A new project bears fruit By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Following the successful completion of a series of community-based initiatives, Caye Caulker has a new beach. After completing its Action Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development of Caye Caulker in September 2015, …

 The new and soon-to-open hotels worth checking out this year By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We aren’t holding our breath for the opening of the Bahamas’ troubled Baha Mar project next year, but we are getting excited about the slew …

 JetBlue is continuing its Caribbean growth with an expansion in Puerto Rico. The carrier is adding a new route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. JetBlue already serves the destination from New York …

 A new hotel has opened its doors in Negril, Jamaica. The Cliff Hotel, overlooking the cliffs of Negril, officially opened on Tuesday. The new property is a “reinterpretation” of the former Moon Dance Resort. The hotel includes 33 suites and …

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 A new Saab 340B+ joins the fleet By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Airways has officially christened its newest plane, a Saab 340B+ aircraft. The plane made its debut at Cayman Brac’s Charles Kirkconnell International Airport. The 34-seat plane will …

 ORANJESTAD — It’s in an old art deco building in a quieter part of Oranjestad, a section of Aruba’s capital you may not know. But at the heart of this old commercial building is something very special. It’s called Wilhelmina, …