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The Five Best Ocho Rios Resorts

 Headed to Jamaica? If you’ve already seen the sunset in Negril and soaked up the rays on Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, why not spend a few days in Ocho Rios? The north coast hotspot has long been a …

The Best Caribbean Cruise Ports For Shopping

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

The Top Luxury All Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

 The traditional all inclusive Caribbean vacation is compelling — the beach, the food, the drinks, the rooms, all in one package, removing the need for ever pulling out your wallet. But what if you want to take that to the next …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Between the greens fees, club membership, cart rental and the clubs themselves, golfing can be an expensive sport. So it’s no surprise that when golfers go to the Caribbean they’re not just looking for challenging …

 Jamaica is planning just over $30 million USD in new construction and renovations on tourism infrastructure in Ocho Rios. The projects include a major upgrade of Ocho Rios’ Reynolds Pier to enable the facility to accommodate cruise ships. That will …

Carnival Journeys

 Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its Carnival Journeys “enrichment” cruise series with a host of new 12- to 14-day voyages departing from homeports along the East and West Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico in 2018 and 2019. The new voyages are …

Expedia Caribbean

 Global travel giant Expedia has been growing significantly in the Caribbean, and it looks like that will continue in the next few years. To learn more about the company’s plans for what it says is a “thriving” market, Caribbean Journal …

Carnival Vista

 Carnival Vista has arrived in PortMiami to begin year-round Caribbean cruises. Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista, will be sailing a year-round schedule of six and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean. The new ship includes features like …

 Norwegian Epic, one of the company’s largest ships, has arrived in Port Canaveral for the winter season. Epic will be sailing a series of Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries ranging from three, four, six and seven days. The …

  The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Hamish Stewart, who sent in this beautiful shot of the iconic palm trees at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send …

 The latest Underwater Caribbean photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Richard-Andrew Duval, who took this incredible shot under the sea in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Did you take a great underwater photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with Underwater …

 A major new all-inclusive in Ocho Rios By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY — One of the most anticipated renovations and rebuilds in the Caribbean was finally unveiled earlier this summer in Jamaica. Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, it’s …

 Another new hotel for brand By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton Worldwide has debuted its second Curio hotel in Jamaica. The Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort and Spa has joined Curio — A Collection by Hilton. The property, located in Ocho …

 NCL announces homeport change By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Epic will be returning to Florida in November 2016 after more than a year in Europe, NCL announced. The ship will become the line’s largest ship to homeport from Port …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its shore excursion offerings, with new exclusive landside experiences, customized private tours and additional enhancements for families, the company said this week. With these additions, Carnival now offers nearly 1,200 landside …

 Above: Jamaica Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill on a walk-through at the resort (JIS Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa is slated to hold a soft opening in July following a successful renovation …

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rose-marie Barrant, who sent in this beautiful shot from the Sky Explorer at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com …

 Above: the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell OCHO RIOS — It’s the newest resort in Sandals’ ever-expanding Caribbean portfolio. But it’s actually one of the brand’s original properties. Sandals Resorts International officially debuted its …