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The Best Family Resort in Mexico

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By Alexander Britell “Would you like cucumber, lime or lemon in your water?” I don’t think I’d ever been asked this specific question before, even in Paris or Rome, in luxury hotels the world over. I was with my family […]


Hilton Is Expanding in Aruba

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By Alexander Britell and Dana Niland The Caribbean hotel industry is booming right now — but one global company is right at the top of the pipeline: Hilton. The company continues to ramp up its Caribbean expansion, one that has […]


Playa Del Carmen Gets Its First Holiday Inn Express

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking for an affordable getaway to Playa del Carmen, Mexico? The bustling beach town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico is now home to its first Holiday Inn Express, following its debut this week. The […]


Auberge Is Opening a New Riviera Maya Hotel

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Luxury brand Auberge Resorts has quietly embarked on a broad expansion push in the region since it first entered the Caribbean with the Malliouhana in 2014. Now, Auberge is adding yet another new property, this […]

Hilton Advances Caribbean Hotel Expansion in Cancun

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has big plans in the Mexican Caribbean, and now the travel giant is adding yet another hotel in the region. Hilton has announced plans to open the Caribbean’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel, with […]

Hilton Opens All-Inclusive Hotels in Dominican Republic, Playa del Carmen

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened three new all-inclusive hotels in the wider Caribbean region. The newly-rebranded — hotels are the result of a strategic alliance between Hilton and all-inclusive leader Playa Hotels and Resorts, a relationship that […]


5 Mexico Hotels to Visit Right Now

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While the Caribbean coast of Mexico is filled with everything-included hotels, finding the more authentic, European-plan hotels is not always an easy proposition. But if you look closely, you can find them. Indeed, tucked away in the sea of megaresorts […]

A New Place to Eat in Playa del Carmen

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new seafood hotspot in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen has unveiled its newest eatery, the Sushi ’n’ Raw Seafood Bar and Restaurant. The brainchild of Chef […]

VIDEO: Playa del Carmen, A Must-Visit Beach City in Mexico

By Guy Britton PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Fifth Avenue is alive at night, teeming with sound and color, filled with crowds and flavor. By day, there’s another melody, leisurely and light, a place to stroll and warm up before cooling off […]


Where to Stay on the Riviera Maya Right Now

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a lot to choose from on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. There are all-inclusives near Cancun; hip urban getaways in Playa del Carmen and rustic-chic retreats in Tulum. But our favorite place to stay […]

The Reef 28, a New All-Inclusive in Mexico

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new all-inclusive option in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean’s hippest enclave: Playa del Carmen. The Reef 28 has opened its doors on the Riviera Maya, a adults-only option just a short stroll […]

Riu Reopens Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu has reopened one of its most popular all-inclusive hotels in the Mexican Caribbean, the company announced this week. The Riu Tequila has relaunched in Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, following […]


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