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Playa Sells Two Jamaica Resorts

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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 […]


Searching for Jimmy Buffett in the Caribbean

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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 […]


Jamaica Eyes Unique Tourism Identity for Falmouth

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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 […]


The 10 Best Jamaica Resorts to Visit in 2020

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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 […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: A Perfect Jamaica Sunset

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal subscriber Hamish Stewart, who sent in this stunning shot of a perfect sunset at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?’ Send it […]

Carnival’s New Caribbean Cruises From Fort Lauderdale

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Carnival Cruise Line has brought its completely transformed Sunrise ship for a season of new Caribbean cruises out of Fort Lauderdale.  Carnival Sunrise officially launched its season of four and five-day Caribbean cruises this week. Each four-day cruise will be […]


In Jamaica, a Serene Sandals All-Inclusive

Nearly 15 years after opening as Sandals Whitehouse, the Sandals South Coast resort is the only major hotel development on the south shore of Jamaica. And as long as that remains the case, this all-inclusive hotel will remain a special […]

Riu Officially Reopens Jamaica All-Inclusive

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts has officially relaunched its Riu Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, the company announced this week. The property, which first opened in 2005, has undergone a dramatic refurbishing project, one that included what […]

Riu Is Reopening Its Ocho Rios Resort

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Spanish hotel giant Riu Hotels and Resorts is reopening one of its all-inclusive hotel properties in Jamaica. Riu will be reopening its Riu Ocho Rios resort this month following a “complete refurbishment of the property.” […]


Jamaica's Couples Sans Souci Plans Major Renovation

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The Couples Sans Souci resort in Jamaica is planning a major renovation, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Ocho Rios-area all-inclusive property will be launching a $7 million renovation project that will begin May 1, 2020. […]

5 All-Inclusive Adults-Only Hotels to Try Right Now

Whether you’re on your honeymoon or just want a tranquil getaway for you and yours, the Caribbean is filled with terrific adults-only resorts, many of them of the all-inclusive variety. That combination has proven to be particularly popular with travelers, […]

Jamaica Is Reimagining Its Tourism Destinations

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By the Caribbean Journal staff As Jamaica plans to expand its tourism footprint beyond traditional poles like Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, it’s looking to cultivate new destinations — and that includes what could be one of Jamaica’s next niche […]


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