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W Hotel Coming to Panama

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott’s W Hotels brand is continuing its expansion in the Caribbean Basin. The company is set to debut the new W Panama on Jan. 23, 2018, according to a Marriott statement. The newest W in …

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5 Riu Resorts to Visit in the Caribbean Right Now

 Spanish hotel giant Riu Resorts is one of the leading all-inclusive brands in the Caribbean, from adults-only resorts to family-friendly properties. And its footprint in the region may be even larger than you think — from Aruba to the Bahamas to …

Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts Expanding to St Lucia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, is expanding again with a pair of new resorts in St Lucia. AMResorts will manage two new luxury all inclusive resorts in what will be …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff In 1967, Princess Cruises became the first cruise line to bring passengers through the Panama Canal. Now, in another major milestone, Princess’ Caribbean Princess ship has become the first megaship to pass through the canal’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises has unveiled an expanded slate of its new Crystal Getaways shorter itineraries. The company has added new voyages for both 2017 and 2018, including a pair of cruises in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Maarten’s major new tourist attractions is set to debut in November. Rainforest Adventures has announced that the St Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park, which will feature the world’s steepest zip line, will open …

 Looking to cruise to the Panama Canal? Holland America Line is adding more cruises to the Panama Canal, the cruise line announced this week. Holland America will be sending eight ships and 19 cruises to the Canal between fall 2017 …

 By Alexander Britell Panama has long flown under the radar as a rum power, something that has begun to change in recent years thanks to marques like Don Pancho (the brainchild of former Havana Club blender Don Pancho Fernandez) and …

Overwater Villas

 Viceroy Hotel Group is planning a major new overwater hotel in the Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open the new Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama resort and residences, slated to open in 2019 off the Caribbean coast of …

Panama Canal

 In a game-changing development for the wider Caribbean Basin, the expanded Panama Canal has been officially inaugurated. The first commercial transit of a so-called “Neopanamax” vessel occurred through the expanded canal on Sunday, with a crowd of more than 25,000 …

Panama Secret Caribbean

 By Beatriz Torres MarinCJ Contributor “The place where you’ll change Uber for boat rides that will take you from island to island.” A FRIEND and I wanted to go on a short getaway and do nothing but chill by the …

 By Guy Britton No Caribbean hotel company is growing faster right now than this one: AMResorts. The Apple Leisure Group subsidiary signed 17 new resort management contracts in 2015, easily the most of any company in the region. And now …

 An historic villa in Panama is headed to the auction block. Finca La Pagoda, a 34-acre retreat that has played host to various Panamanian presidents and foreign political leaders, is being listed with Platinum Luxury Auctions for an auction on …

 It isn’t just a Caribbean fantasy — it’s green, too. This is Azul Paradise, the next overwater bungalow hotel on your Caribbean bucket list. Set in the Bocas del Toro archipelago on Panama’s Caribbean coast, each of the hotel’s bungalows …

 AMResorts has kicked off 2016 with its latest hotel opening in the Caribbean Basin: the new Secrets Playa Bonita Panama Resort. The 310-room, adults-only property is the 42nd resort in the company’s collection and the 15th Secrets-branded hotel. It is …

 Germany has a new gateway to the Caribbean Basin. Copa Airlines and Lufthansa have signed a codeshare agreement for Copa flights to regional destinations, the two companies announced. Copa flights in the current winter schedule from Miami to Panama are …

 Retiring can mean going somewhere to do less — to be less active. And there’s nothing wrong with that — especially in the Caribbean, one of the most relaxing places on earth. But some people want a different level of …

 Copa Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th airplane, the Panama-based carrier announced. The Boeing 737-800 is being leased from SMBC Aviation Capital. “We are proud to celebrate this historic achievement for our company and for the country – a …