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Jamaica Just Updated Its Travel Protocols

 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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Sandals to Reopen Resorts in The Bahamas, Barbados and Grenada

 Sandals will complete its brand-wide reopening by the end of March, Caribbean Journal has learned. The company has already reopened 10 of its resorts in the Caribbean, with the remaining five set to relaunch over the next six weeks. That …

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Playa Completes $34.5 Million Sale of Dreams Puerto Aventuras

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 Sandals Resorts has reopened pair of its most popular properties in the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The all-inclusive company has reopened its Sandals Ocho Rios Beach Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and its Sandals Halcyon Beach on the island …

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 Couples Resorts reopened its Couples Sans Souci and Couples Negril resorts in Jamaica this week, Caribbean Journal has learned. The relaunch of the two all-inclusive resorts completes the reopening of all of the company’s properties in Jamaica.  Both resorts officially …

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 Sandals Resorts International is reopening two more resorts in January, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That will include the reopening of the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort in Saint Lucia on Jan. 15 and the Sandals Royal Bahamian resort in Nassau, The …

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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 …

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 All-inclusive brand Couples is reopening two more resorts in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned. The adults-only resort company will reopen both its Couples San Souci and Couples Negril resorts on Dec. 1, the property confirmed. Couples has already reopened its …

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 Sandals is continuing its Caribbean reopening push with a planned relaunch of its resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is slated to reopen on Dec. 17, according to Sandals Resorts International. The …

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 Goldeneye, the Jamaica hotel set at the estate where author Ian Fleming created James Bond, has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Chris Blackwell’s legendary Island Outpost retreat began its post-shutdown life on Aug. 21, a spokesperson for the property …

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 All-inclusive giant Riu Hotels and Resorts has reopened a pair of resorts in Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Both the Riu Reggae resort in Montego Bay and the Riu Ocho Rios have reopened.  Both resorts have reopened after having received …

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 The island of Jamaica first reopened its borders for tourism on June 15, and now the destination has put in place some revised measures for travelers.  Most notably, Jamaica is now requiring all travelers from what it deems “high-risk” areas, …

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 Sandals Resorts International has reopened another three of its Caribbean resorts, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company has officially reopened its all-inclusive Sandals Emerald Bay resort on Great Exuma in The Bahamas, along with the Sandals Grande St Lucian resort …

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 Some of Jamaica’s most prominent resorts reopened today as the country reopened its borders for international travel, and more hotel reopenings are on the near horizon along with steady increases in flights from the U.S. to Jamaica. Crucially, Jamaica will …

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 In a move to “enhance” its liquidity, all-inclusive company Playa Hotels and Resorts has closed on the sale of two of its resorts in Jamaica.  The company has sold the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios …

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 For many people, singer Jimmy Buffett and his signature tune perfectly capture the island vibe they crave while slogging away at their busy lives the rest of the year. That’s even more true right now, as we all dream of …

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 Jamaica is looking to reposition its historic town of Falmouth, a town that is coming to its own as a full-fledged travel destination. Jamaican tourism officials say they’ll be marketing the capital of the Trelawny parish “in its own unique …

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 The best Jamaica resorts set the standard for the Caribbean travel experience; since the dawn of the jet-set age, Jamaica has been a haven for rarefied, elegant, character-filled hospitality, and that’s even more true today.  Few islands boast as diverse …