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This Saint Lucia All-Inclusive Resort Is Now Open

 One of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia is back, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The St James’s Club Morgan Bay resort is officially open once again.  The property, just a short drive from both Rodney Bay and Saint …

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A Big Caribbean Presence at Miami’s Seatrade Cruise Conference

 There was no bigger presence at this past week’s Seatrade cruise industry conference in Miami than that of the Caribbean.  The collection of Caribbean cruise ports was the liveliest, most energetic center of the show, which is the leading global …

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There’s a New Look at Marriott’s Golf Resort in Panama

 The leading golf resort in Panama has unveiled a new look.  The Buenaventura Golf and Beach Resort, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, has completed an upgrade to its 114 guest rooms and suites.  The new look has “maintained the hotel’s …

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 Elite Island Resorts’ portfolio of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts now requires all guests 16 and over to show proof of vaccination.  The new policy, first announced last month, officially took effect this week.  The company had initially set the threshold at …

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 One of the Caribbean’s leading resort companies has announced a significant update to its travel rules: all guests over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of Covid vaccination upon arrival.  Elite Island Resorts has a broad …

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 Luxury cruise line Seabourn is set to homeport its Seabourn Ovation cruise ship out of Miami.  Beginning in November, the ship will operate a series of Caribbean itineraries through April 2022.  That will include stops in Caribbean destinations including San …

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 Holland America is planning to return to the Caribbean this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Oct. 23, the cruise line will kick off a Caribbean season out of Fort Lauderdale with its first sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam.  That will …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has now completed the reopening of all of its properties in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region. Luis Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels and Resorts, confirmed the move, with the relaunch of a total of four hotels in …

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 AMResorts’ Dreams brand has reopened its Panama resort, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Dreams Playa Bonita Panama is once again open and accepting guests, following more than a year of closure amid the pandemic.  The resort is Apple Leisure Group’s …

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 AMResorts’ Dreams Playa Bonita Panama all-inclusive resort has pushed back its reopening to May, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort on Panama’s Pacific coast, the only AMResorts property in the country, will be welcoming back guests on May 15, 2021, …

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 Marriott has debuted its first-ever Residence Inn hotel in Panama City, Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The hotel has 144 suites set across 12 floors in the Punta Pacitica area of the capital.  The property has a lobby bar, daily …

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 Hyatt is planning to open a new hotel in the popular town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The company will debuting a new resort in the city part of its Unbound Collection by Hyatt.  The …

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 Now in its ninth year, CJ’s Cool List has always sought to inspire different kinds of getaways — to hotels with personality, with purpose. And the latest edition is a journey through a diverse portfolio of places to stay, from mountain …

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 The all-inclusive Dreams Playa Bonita resort in Panama will be opening at the end of the first quarter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The resort, which is parent company AMResorts’ only hotel property in Panama, will reopen on March 10, 2021, …

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 RIU Hotels and Resorts has reopened its Riu Playa Blanca in Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The reopening of the 573-room resort, which is set in Panama’s “Arco Seco” region, means the company has now reopened all of its hotel …

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 Enterprise Holdings has announced the expansion of its Enterprise Rent-a-Car brand to both Aruba and Panama.  The new locations join sister brands National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car brands in the two countries.  Both locations are located in …

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 A new Webinar this week will take an in-depth look at two real estate markets on the Caribbean coast of Central America: Roatan, Honduras and Panama.  Caribbean Journal Invest has partnered with Selling the Caribbean on on the latest edition …