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On the Trail of James Bond in the Caribbean, From Jamaica to Nassau

 Ever since Ursula Andress took her sensuous stroll out of the surf at Dunn’s River Falls in 1962’s Dr. No, there’s been a love affair between the James Bond movies and the Caribbean.  And the sultry relationship continues right through …

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From Cancun to Turks and Caicos, 7 Cocktails to Make Right Now

 If you’re at home right now, you’re probably still dreaming about the Caribbean. And for those of us who can’t be in the region right now, there are still some ways to rediscover the Caribbean in your own home.  One …

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How Puerto Rico Is Working to Contain Coronavirus

 While Puerto Rico has only five confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, the island has announced a series of strong measures to contain the virus in the territory, according to Discover Puerto Rico. “Puerto Rico has put an Island-wide issues …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Sandy Ruyack of Brewster, NY, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to …

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 Tropic Ocean Airways has received government approval to operate flights into the British Virgin Islands, the regional carrier told Caribbean Journal this week.  In a statement, Tropic Ocean Airways said its offering would begin with private charter service into two …

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 T-Mobile will be headlining the highly-anticipated new entertainment hub coming to the heart of San Juan.  The project formerly known as District Live will now be known as Distrito T-Mobile.  The 475,000-square-foot complex will include a Caribbean Cinemas VIP Movie …

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 Silver Airways is set to launch its newest aircraft in the Caribbean, the company said this week.  The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier, which has a vast network of flights both to The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean (the latter out of …

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 The Caribbean is filled with great adults-only hotels — but the vast majority of them are all-inclusive.  For many, that’s great, and an adults-only all-inclusive vacation can be wonderful.  But not everyone is seeking an all-inclusive experience; some want the independence …

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 Puerto Rico tourism continues to surge in 2020, showing renewed strength in spite of the earthquakes on the island in January.  Puerto Rico’s primary air hub, Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, reported 792,317 passengers in February, which …

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 Marriott is continuing its expansion in Puerto Rico with plans for the island’s first-ever Residence Inn by Marriott hotel.  The 231-room hotel will be set in the beach neighborhood of Isla Verde in San Juan — it will also be …

caribbean hotels decline

 Caribbean hotels opened 2020 with the region’s lowest January occupancy level since 2011, according to data from STR.   For the month, occupancy was down 3.7% year over year to 66.5%. Average daily rate (ADR) also fell 1.5% to US$253.09, …

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 Sales of the Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Residences project are surging, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new project on Seven Mile Beach has sold more than 49 condominiums, bringing the sales total to more than $100 million, according to real …

puerto rico air traffic surge

 Puerto Rico’s major airport had a very strong fourth quarter to close out the year, according to data from the Mexico-based ASUR airport group, which manages Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.  Passenger traffic in Puerto Rico was up 18.1 percent …

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 Marriott has opened the Caribbean’s first-ever Aloft hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The hip new hotel is set  n the heart of the “El Distrito” project adjacent to the Puerto Rico Convention Center.  The 177-room, boutique-style hotel is the …

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 It’s no secret that Puerto Rico is in the midst of a full-fledged airlift boom, and now the island will soon be getting more new daily nonstop flights, Caribbean Journal has learned. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, which kicked off a …

puerto rico intercontinental san juan

 InterContinental has reopened its Puerto Rico resort following a multimillion-dollar renovation project.  The InterContinental San Juan, set in the Puerto Rico capital’s beachfront neighborhood of Isla Verde, underwent renovations to all of its rooms, suites and club rooms.  The 398-room …

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 The best hotels take you somewhere. They transport you, taking you to another plane, another dimension of comfort, serenity and experience.  The best historic hotels take you to another time — by a carefully curated cocktail of history, luxury and authenticity.  …

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 Puerto Rico, like its people, is warm, hospitable and resilient. A melting pot of Spanish, Taino Indian and African cultures, cuisine and breathtaking nature leaves travelers breathless, and yet, whether it’s your first or tenth time visiting, the island always …