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In Jamaica, the Caribbean’s Ultimate Swim-Up Suites

 What is a “rondoval”? The dictionary description of the word this marketing term comes from is “rondavel,” a round Southern African building with a peaked roof. But at the Sandals South Coast resort in Jamaica, it might just be called …

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From Curaçao to Saint Lucia, Caribbean Resorts With Private Plunge Pools

 It’s one of the ultimate luxuries in a Caribbean resort — having your own private plunge pool. It’s secluded, it’s private and it’s endlessly indulgent. When your room comes with a pool, it’s more than just a room; it’s a mini …

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Another New All-Inclusive Resort Opens in Punta Cana

 Another new hotel has opened its doors in the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub of Punta Cana, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new Serenade Punta Cana launched its soft opening this week on Cabeza de Toro Beach.  The destination’s newest all-inclusive …

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 Riu Hotels and Resorts has debuted its newest adults-only resort in Jamaica, the product of a complete transformation of the Riu Montego Bay resort.  The new adults-only Riu Montego Bay officially opened its doors this week, set on the beach …

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 No other destination in the world is as closely associated with all-inclusive resorts as  Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The beach destination on the east coast of the Dominican Republic hosts around 5 million visitors in a typical year, …

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 ResortPass, the hotel platform that allows travelers buy day passes to participating resorts, has expanded to the Caribbean, including major markets like the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.  The Los Angeles-based company has also expanded to St Kitts, St Maarten, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Riu Hotels and Resorts has officially relaunched its Riu Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, the company announced this week. The property, which first opened in 2005, has undergone a dramatic refurbishing project, one that included what …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A big new all-inclusive resort is coming to one of the fastest-growing hotel destinations in Jamaica.  The first phase of the new all-inclusive Oceans By H10 Resort is coming to Jamaica’s Trelawny this November, according …

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 By Alexander Britell The highly-anticipated new Hammock Cove Resort and Spa is set to debut Dec. 1 on the island of Antigua, Caribbean Journal has learned. Elite Island Resorts‘ newest luxury resort will have 42 standalone villas, all of which …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman will be soon be home to its first-ever “ecosmart” real estate community. The new project is called Orchard Ecovillage, and the 21-acre master-planned community is set in Grand Cayman’s Lower Valley. The project …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island resort has launched a new real estate offering including five new villas, the property said this week. The private-island resort has partnered with Coldwell Banker to launch sales on …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts is adding another all-inclusive to its Dominican Republic portfolio. The company has announced a new resort brand management deal that will bring the new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana to the shores …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new luxury glamping resort is coming to Costa Rica. The Nayara Tented Camp, set to open this fall, will be set in the heart of the Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. It’s …

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 Few Caribbean destinations boast the sheer diversity of Saint Lucia’s hotel product. The range is vast, from tiny eco-friendly retreats to sprawling beach resorts to all-inclusives and full-fledged bucket-list experiences. That means there’s something for every kind of traveler here, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another day, another new Hilton-branded hotel project in the Caribbean. Or at least it seems that way. Hilton has continued its rapid Caribbean expansion in 2019 with the groundbreaking of a new $15 million Hampton by …

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 By Alexander Britell The Cayman Islands is one of the Caribbean’s hottest markets for hotel development, and now it’s adding another big brand to its portfolio. Hilton Hotels has announced the signing of an agreement to open a new Curio …

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 By Bob CurleyCJ Contributor There’s a reason Saint Lucia is one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean right now: a hard-to-match blend of romance, scenery, culinary sophistication and good, plain-old adventure. And the best way to experience the island …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Ibiza-based Sirenis Hotels and Resorts is planning a major relaunch in Punta Cana. The company will be rebranding its Sirenis Punta Cana Resort Casino and Aquagames in the Dominican Republic as the Grand Sirenis Punta …