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AMResorts Planning 10 Mexico Openings by 2020


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 […]


New Hilton Hotel Coming to Playa del Carmen

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 […]


The 10 Best Vacations for Caribbean Getaways

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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 […]


The Perfect Cocktail at Playa del Carmen’s Catch

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

VIDEO: The Bustling Beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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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 […]

The 10 Best Getaways to Try in Mexico

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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 […]


The Caribbean’s Newest Beach Hotel Is Now Open

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

Playa del Carmen Resort Names GM

Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has named Julian Smaldoni its general manager, the property announced. Smaldoni will be managing all operational aspects of the 196-room property on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The property recently completed a $16 million renovation project. […]

The Cool List: The Caribbean's Coolest Hotels for 2016

It’s often been said that if you have to ask how much something costs, you can’t afford it. The same is true of cool — if you have to ask why a place is cool, you’re never going to get it. […]


Thompson Playa del Carmen Is Now Open

A very cool new opening in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff A major addition to Playa del Carmen is now officially open. Thompson Playa del Carmen, the brand’s first Caribbean region hotel, debuted on the Riviera Maya this weekend. The […]

In Playa del Carmen, A New Kind of All-Inclusive Experience

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor PLAYA DEL CARMEN – From solicitous butlers to speed boats and free phone calls, Caribbean all-inclusive resorts are upping the ante when it comes to perks and inclusions. The latest to catch our attention: […]

Thompson Playa Del Carmen Names General Manager

New hire at soon-to-open Riviera Maya hotel By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which will open in Riviera Maya this fall, has named Julian Smaldoni as its General Manager. In his capacity as general manager, Smaldoni will […]


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