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Couples Resorts, Ranked

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Club Med may have invented the all-inclusive vacation, but Jamaican hotelier Abe Issa introduced the model to the Caribbean when he rebranded his 1949-built Tower Isle Hotel as Couples Ocho Rios back in 1978 […]


The Five Best Ocho Rios Resorts

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-Gabbadon CJ 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 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 […]

5 Caribbean Resorts With Unlimited Golf

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

Jamaica to Spend $30 Million on Ocho Rios Upgrades

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” Cruise Program Is Expanding

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 […]

What’s Next for Expedia in the Caribbean?

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 Begins Year-Round Caribbean Cruises From Miami

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 Begins Winter Caribbean Sailings

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 […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios

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 it […]

Underwater Caribbean: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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 […]


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