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Mexico’s Xcaret Joins Preferred Hotels

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels and Resorts has added a new member property in the Caribbean. The eco-focused Hotel Xcaret outside Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico is the latest property to …

Mahekal Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has appointed a new director of sales and marketing, the property told Caribbean Journal.  The Mexican Caribbean resort has named Maria Elena Armenta to the role, in which she …

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Playacar Palace Reopens After $14 Million Renovation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts’ Playacar Palace has reopened following a $14 million transformation project. The Playa del Carmen-area property underwent a major renovation, with everything from upgrades to the guest rooms, lobby and restaurants to totally new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s ramped-up Caribbean expansion shows no signs of slowing down. The company opened its second new Caribbean property this month with the debut of The Fives Downtown Hotel and Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton, in …

SLS Baha Mar

 By the Caribbean Journal staff SBE has debuted its first-ever hotel in the Caribbean with the official launch of the new SLS Baha Mar in Nassau. SLS is the second brand to debut at the Nassau megaresort, following the launch …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has named a new general manager, the property announced in statement. Mahekal has appointed Attila Gombos the role, in which he will oversee “all aspects” of the resort. “We’re …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Sbe Hospitality is embarking on a major new expansion push that will include another new property in the Caribbean, the company announced this week. Sbe’s Mondrian brand will make its debut in Mexico’s Playa del …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new museum in the Mexican Caribbean. The Museo Frida Kahlo has expanded with a new museum in the beach town of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. The Museo Frida Kahlo …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s less than a month to go until Mexico’s Independence day, and the mixologists at the Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen are preparing for the September 15 celebration with new, fiesta-ready cocktails. To be served …

 Touch down at Cancun International Airport and within 40 minutes you can be on the beach at Playa Del Carmen. In the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya between Cancun and Tulum, the fishing village that 30 years ago had only …

 Looking for the details on the perfect Playa del Carmen getaway? Our My Caribbean series has you covered, catching up with Ignacio Boli, the beloved concierge at the Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, who talked to us about his …

Breathless

 The Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company is continuing its rapid expansion push. Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts has announced plans to open 10 all inclusives in Mexico by 2020. AMResorts already has more than 50 properties across its six brands, including …

 Hilton is planning a major new hotel in the Mexican Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open the new-build property The Fives Downtown Playa del Carmen, Curio Collection by Hilton. The property will be Hilton’s first ever hotel in …

All-Inclusive Vacations

 If you are heading to the Caribbean for all-inclusive vacations, we’re here to help. It’s the perfect marriage of romance and convenience, of luxury and comfort. So if you need to get away with your favorite travel companions, this is …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “Is there alcohol in this?” Those are my famous last words every time I try a cocktail I love. I’m an unashamed fan of fruity, girly drinks, and I hate the alcohol in them to …

Playa Del Carmen Beach

 The energetic sand of Playa del Carmen By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor You know those tranquil Caribbean beaches where the only sound is the wind rustling palm fronds and the only footprints on the sand are yours? This is …

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 All inclusive Mexico: it’s a different part of the country, and often a very comfortable and luxurious one. We’ve always said that there’s no shortage of top All Inclusive Mexico resorts, particularly the eastern coast of Mexico. Indeed, the 81-mile stretch between Puerto …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s yet another new hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya: The Beach House at Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which officially opened Tuesday in the bohemian seaside town. The 27-room villa-style property complements sister hotel Thompson Playa Del …